CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Marty's US RV, an existing RV dealership in Berkley, Massachusetts in the next 30 to 45 days. Plans are for the location to undergo a massive expansion to renovate into a larger facility including additional service bays, a new Camping World retail store and a state of the art collision center. Camping World currently has nearby New England area SuperCenters in Chichester and Conway, New Hampshire.
"We are pleased to begin the acquisition of Marty's US RV and expand our market share throughout Massachusetts as well as the greater New England area," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam. "For over 22 years Marty Hanoud and family have proudly served the Boston area with top notch service and the best in products. Our decision to branch into the Boston market was fully realized only because of the quality reputation that Marty's US RV has in their community. We expect the New England 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 Boston and is located at 137 Myricks Street. The Camping World of Boston is the first full service location in Massachusetts for Camping World and will offer a wide array of RV sales, service, collision, parts and accessories for the outdoor enthusiast while featuring motorhomes and towables from the finest manufacturers and brands including Winnebago Industries, Fleetwood, Thor Motor Coach, Itasca, Coleman, Heartland, Keystone, Forest River, Cross Roads, Monaco, Holiday Rambler, Jayco, Starcraft, Coachmen and many more.
On the accessory side the new location will feature new and innovative products including interactive displays and customer experiences from the top vendors such as Dometic, Honda, Thetford, Goodyear, Winegard, ADCO, Camco, Roadmaster, Husky, Reese, Cequent, Exide, Ultra-Fab, Coleman, Valterra, Dicor, Champion, Rand McNally, Max-Air, BAL, Furrion, Select Comfort, ASA Electronics, Cummins, Onan, WFCO, Weber, HWH, Presto-Fit, Stromberg-Carlson, Atwood, RDK Products, Magellan, King Controls, Charbroil, Amerigas, Exxon Mobil products, Norcold and many more. Camping World also carries and creates their own private label lines of exclusive products for the RV, outdoor and home markets.
Lemonis continued, "I always look for three things: People, Process and Product in relation to enhancing our Camping World and Good Sam presence. The Hanoud Family clearly meets that test. Our goal is to add more quality manufacturers and brands, increase our presence in the market, and grow the workforce. The Boston area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with camping areas like the Boston Harbor Islands, Cape Cod and the Myles Standish State Forest to hike, camp, and just enjoy life. We are excited to begin serving this market."
The new Supercenter in the Boston market will add to Camping World's future growth plans and the company expects to soon announce several additional markets of expansion throughout the country.
Camping World of Boston will also be adding additional positions for seasoned and professional RV sales associates, technicians, and retail support as the facility expands and is pleased to have the current employees at the Marty's US RV location join the Camping World staff.
About Camping World & Good Sam
Both founded in 1966, Camping World is America's #1 source for RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance and repair and Good Sam is the world's largest RV owners organization offering helpful technical tips, vacation planning, extended warranty, magazine subscriptions, roadside assistance and more to serve the outdoor enthusiast. Partnered together, Camping World and Good Sam offer more to those who love the RV lifestyle by offering one-stop shopping and resources for everything RV and outdoor.
Camping World features over 10,000 quality products located at over 100 SuperCenters nationwide, easy online and catalog shopping as well as stocking a wide selection of new and used trailers and motorhomes from top RV manufacturers. Good Sam members receive cost-saving benefits and services, plus loads of valuable RV information and travel tips to get you ready for your next adventure. Additionally, Good Sam represents more than 1,500 local RV chapters designed to bring RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions. Camping World is the title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in addition to the Official RV and Outdoor Retailer of NASCAR®.
For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com and www.GoodSam.com
Individuals interested in applying for a position with Camping World may visit http://campingworld.submit4jobs.com/
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