Camping World Acquires RV Dealerships in Texas and Missouri

Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC announces that it has signed agreements to acquire two existing RV dealerships during the next 30 to 60 days: Camper Coaches in Lubbock, Texas and Nationwide RV in Grain Valley, Missouri.

CW-GS-Combo-Logo-Print1The new supercenters will offer a wide array of RV sales, service, collision, parts, and accessories for outdoor enthusiasts while featuring motorhomes and towables from a variety of manufacturers.

On the accessory side these locations will feature new and innovative products including interactive displays and customer experiences from many RV industry suppliers as well as Camping World’s own private label lines of exclusive products for the RV, outdoor, and home markets.

Camping World said it would be adding additional positions for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians, and retail support at both facilities and is pleased to have the current employees join the Camping World staff.

The company is also set to soon announce acquisition of additional RV dealerships across the country. Camping World’s goal is to add more quality manufacturers and brands, increase their presence in the market, and grow the workforce.

Camper Coaches in Lubbock, Texas

Plans are for the location to undergo expansion to renovate into larger facility including additional service bays, a new Camping World retail store, and a state-of-the-art collision center.

“We are pleased to begin the acquisition of Camper Coaches and expand our market share throughout Texas as well as nearby New Mexico and Oklahoma,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam in a news release.

Camping World of Asheville, located at 2918 North Rugby Road in Hendersonville, NC offers convenient access for travelers at exit 44 on Highway 26 and will encompass both a Camping World retail store and Camping World RV Sales dealership. (Source: goodsamclub.com)

Camping World of Asheville, located at 2918 North Rugby Road in Hendersonville, NC offers convenient access for travelers at exit 44 on Highway 26 and will encompass both a Camping World retail store and Camping World RV Sales dealership. (Source: goodsamclub.com)

“We expect the Lubbock market to allow us to broaden our customer reach, build upon our market leadership position in recreational sales, and make Camping World the leading retailer in the growing outdoor market.”

The supercenter will be officially named Camping World of Lubbock and located at 1701 South Loop 289, with easy access off I-27.

“Our goal is to add more quality manufacturers and brands, increase our presence in the market, and grow the workforce.”

The Camping World of Lubbock is the fourth full service location in Texas for Camping World. The company has supercenters in the San Antonio, El Paso, and Houston markets as well as two stand-alone retail stores in the state.

The new supercenter in the Lubbock market will add to Camping World’s future growth plans and the company expects to soon announce several additional markets of expansion in the state of Texas, said Lemonis.

Nationwide RV in Grain Valley, Missouri

Plans are for the location to undergo expansion including adding additional service bays, a new Camping World retail store and a state-of-the-art collision center.

“The acquisition of the Kansas City location is a perfect strategic fit for us in terms of the location being contiguous to our existing business as well as allowing for expansion and broadening our market share throughout Missouri as well as nearby Kansas and Iowa,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam in a news release.

“I always look for three things – people, process and product – in relation to enhancing our Camping World and Good Sam presence. Our focus is to increase our representation to existing and prospective RV owners and expand our service and product offering.”

camping_world_logoThe supercenter will be officially named Camping World of Kansas City and will be located at 3001 NE Jefferson, with easy access off I-70.

On the accessory side, the new location will feature new and innovative products including interactive displays and customer experiences from the top vendors.

The Camping World of Kansas City is the third location in Missouri for Camping World. The company has a supercenter in the Springfield market and recently announced a new location will open in Columbia in May 2013.

Details

Camping World & Good Sam

Both founded in 1966, Camping World is America’s No. 1 source for RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance, and repair.

Websites: campingworld.com and goodsam.com

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