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News for October 6, 2022

Hayes RV Now Under New Ownership


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The former Hayes RV in Longview (Texas) will have a larger inventory at its Judson Road home in the next few months under new ownership.

According to a report, Idaho-based Bish’s RV acquired Hayes RV, which started as Paul Hayes Trailer Sales in 1947 in Longview.

The Longview dealership is the 19th of 20 Bish’s dealerships. Before the acquisition of Hayes RV, Bish’s operated from the East Coast to the West Coast, mainly in the northern states.

“They’ve been wanting to get to Texas, specifically, and just hadn’t found the right fit,” Ellsworth said. “This was a good opportunity for them and a good opportunity for us.”

Existing dealership and service customers have likely noticed that the employees’ faces are the same after the transition, except for people who have been hired since the acquisition.

“They’re obviously wanting to grow,” Ellsworth said, adding that the change has advantages for the former Hayes RV. As a standalone “mom and pop” store, it didn’t have the same buying power as the large company.

“This company gives us some competitive advantage in the marketplace and provides opportunities to expand the brands the dealership offers,” Ellsworth said.

 The Judson Road location has 10 acres, and there is room to grow its inventory.

“Our inventory is going to expand larger than it has in the past. We look to increase volume, especially in the year to come,” Ellsworth said.

The dealership had employed around 30 employees before the sale. The number has increased to 38, with further growth to be expected.
This story originally appeared on Longview News Journal. Featured image from Bish’s RV (formerly Hayes RV)

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