Lippert Celebrates Founder's Planned Inclusion in Hall of Fame
Click Top Image to Enlarge; Portrait of Larry Lippert
Jason Lippert, the grandson of Larry Lippert and the current CEO of LCI, said he is proud of the legacy left by his grandfather.
“I am very thankful to the Hall of Fame for selecting my grandfather – he is great man and so very worthy of this honor,” Lippert said. “It means a lot not only to me and my family and those inside and outside the industry who know my grandpa, but also to the employees of our company that its founder is being recognized for the mark he left on this industry. I have always looked up to my grandfather and father as mentors; and on behalf of the entire team here at Lippert, I can say that we are truly proud to be serving out the legacy 57 years after he founded this company.”
Larry Lippert, now 87 and retired, lives with his wife of 66 years, Dorothy, in Alma, Mich. Joining him during the RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be his two sons, six grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
“While I certainly appreciate this recognition, it is the employees who make up the company,” Larry Lippert said. “I’d like to thank everyone who was involved with LCI from the very beginning and helped me to make it a success. Without these folks, none of this would be possible.”
Larry Lippert founded LCI in 1956 in a small Alma facility, initially supplying aluminum and steel roofing products to the manufactured housing industry.
In 1959, Lippert launched LCI’s chassis and chassis parts business. The company enjoyed steady growth until his retirement in 1977 when he handed the reigns to his son, L. Douglas Lippert. Prior to forming LCI, Lippert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Today, LCI is one of the largest suppliers to the mobile home and RV industries, employing more than 5,600 people in 11 states.