Tom’s Camperland
Tom’s Camperland

RV Retailer Expands Into Arizona and South Carolina

RV Retailer has completed the acquisition of Tom’s Camperland from Brad Leach, who will continue to lead Tom’s Camperland and has become a shareholder of RV Retailer.

RV Retailer also announced that it has completed the acquisition of Camper Country RV in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which sells Jayco towable and Tiffin motorhome products. The store has been renovated and rebranded as RV One Superstores – Myrtle Beach, the eighth RV One Superstore.

Purchase prices were not disclosed.

“We are pleased to enter the Arizona and South Carolina markets,” said Jon Ferrando, president and CEO of RV Retailer. “We expect to grow our business throughout the Carolinas and the Southwest. These markets have excellent demographics and growth prospects for the RV business. RV Retailer now owns 21 RV stores in 6 states with approximately $1 billion in annual revenue.”

Tom’s Camperland is a leading RV dealer in the Phoenix metro market operating since 1977 with three locations – Mesa, Surprise, and a new location in Avondale that opened on July 9. Tom’s Camperland sold more than 1,600 RVs in its last fiscal year, with a focus on the light towable segment. In 2018, Tom’s Camperland was the No. 1 Lance and No. 1 NuCamp dealer in the U.S., according to the company.

“We are excited to partner with Brad Leach, and the entire Tom’s Camperland management team in the Arizona market,” said Ferrando. “This acquisition allows us to diversify our product portfolio into the light towables segment. Tom’s Camperland has expertise selling an array of innovative light towable products which offer an attractive entry point into the RV lifestyle for consumers.”

“I’m truly excited to be partnering with Jon Ferrando and the RV Retailer team to continue growing our business with my team,” said Leach, president of Tom’s Camperland. “I also look forward to continuing our outstanding relationships with all of our manufacturer partners. … We are also excited to enter the fast-growing Myrtle Beach market with a strong product mix, including the addition of our first franchise to retail Tiffin luxury motorhomes. I am excited about the growth prospects for the store under the leadership of Don Strollo and the RV One Superstores team.”

“Myrtle Beach is a tremendous RV market,” said Don Strollo, CEO of RV One. “The RV One team is excited about re-launching the new store in Myrtle Beach under the RV One Superstores brand, and pursuing our goal of building the leading RV sales and service operation in the market.”

“We were pleased to complete these transactions, which will allow us to continue to leverage our scale to build a great RV retail company with a focus on customer service for the long term,” said John Rizzo, executive VP and CFO of RV Retailer.

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