The newly-acquired dealership has stores in Vermont and New Hampshire. A new store in Connecticut is under construction and is expected to open in the second quarter of the year. The acquisition is expected to be completed in February.
“The acquisition of Country Camper kicks off 2022 where we left off in 2021 with strong growth and momentum. We are excited to enter New England and serve customers in that region. It has attractive RV demographics. This gives us a strong platform for growth in the Northeast United States when combined with our existing stores where we already rank as the #1 dealer in New York,” said RVR CEO and President Jon Ferrando.
RVR SVP for Corporate Development Raul Rodriguez said that Country Camper has been operating in the New England market since 1996.
“We thank Layne, Cindy, and Logan Gregoire for selecting us to acquire Country Camper. The stores will be re-branded under the RV One Superstores name and will be part of RVR’s East Region under the direction of Don Strollo, East Region President,” said Rodriguez.
“We had choices, and there was no better partner to select to acquire Country Camper than RV Retailer,” said Layne Gregoire. “They are true professionals and will provide exceptional growth opportunities for our associates and take our business to another level in the New England market.”
Country Camper RV offers towable RVs with known brands like Grand Design, Keystone, and Forest River Rockwood.
“We will be adding key brands, which is part of our strategy to drive growth. We are excited for the new store to open in Connecticut this spring, along with driving substantial growth in the stores in Vermont and New Hampshire. I look forward to working with Logan Gregoire, who will serve as the market leader for us in New England. We welcome all the team members of Country Camper to the RV Retailer family,” said Don Strollo.
Country Camper is in Epsom, New Hampshire, on the north side of US Highway 202/Franklin Pierce Highway just east of I-93 outside of Concord. The East Montpelier, VT store is located east of US Route 2 and east of Burlington. The Newtown, Connecticut location opens in Q2 of 2002 east of Danbury and is centrally located near Boston, MA, and New York City, NY.
About RV Retailer, LLC
RV Retailer, LLC is a leading recreational vehicle retail company in the United States focusing on providing an outstanding experience for recreational vehicle customers in new and used sales, service, parts, and customer financial services. RV Retailer has 93 RV stores in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming. Regional store brands include RV One Superstores, Motor Home Specialist, ExploreUSA, Sonny’s Camp-N-Travel, Cousins RV, Camper Clinic, Lifestyle RVs, Family RV Group, Northgate RV, Tom’s Camperland, and Blue Dog RV, which sell a wide range of new and used RV brands with thousands of RVs in inventory.
RV Retailer is led by co-founders Jon Ferrando, Chief Executive Officer and President, and John Rizzo, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer. Jon Ferrando and John Rizzo were instrumental in building America’s largest automotive retailer from start-up to over $20 billion in revenue. RV Retailer’s leadership team has over 250 years of automotive and RV retail industry experience.