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Brown & Brown Honors Fran Roberts with $26,666 Donation to RV Learning Center

Brown & Brown Insurance has completed its lifetime pledge to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center with a 2024 contribution of $26,666. This donation honors Fran Roberts, the founder of Long View RV, and marks the fulfillment of Brown & Brown’s $200,000 commitment, securing their position in the Major Gifts category of donors.

Fran Roberts, who established Long View RV in 1959 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, made a significant impact on the RV industry. His legacy continues to influence the industry even after his passing in 2021. The 2024 contribution from Brown & Brown underscores the value they place on honoring Roberts’ contributions.

Long View RV expanded significantly over the years. In 1984, the company moved to a five-acre site in Northampton, Massachusetts. By 1993, it acquired a prime location in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and was renamed Long View RV Superstores. Fran’s son, Frank Roberts, has led the Connecticut location for over 30 years and is a member of the RVDA board.

Michael Neal, president of Brown & Brown Dealer Services, highlighted the importance of their contributions to the RV Learning Center, according to a press release.

“The RV Learning Center continues to prove its incredible value as a source of training and education for the nation’s dealership fixed-ops personnel, and we consider our contributions to be a good investment in the future of the industry.”

The RV Learning Center plays a crucial role in the industry by providing certification for various fixed-ops professional roles, including parts managers, parts specialists, service writers/advisors, service managers, and warranty administrators. 

Additionally, it offers resources like the RV Service Writer/Advisor Online Course and the RV Fixed Operations Today website, which are essential for ongoing professional development.

Brown & Brown Inc., the fifth-largest independent insurance brokerage in the United States, provides risk management solutions across multiple sectors. 

Their services span retail, national programs, wholesale brokerage, and services segments, catering to businesses, corporations, governmental institutions, professional organizations, trade associations, families, and individuals.

Donations to the RV Learning Center fund an array of programs, including webinars, online training, and certification for dealership fixed operations staff. These initiatives are vital for maintaining high standards and fostering the next generation of industry professionals.

Brown & Brown’s heartfelt tribute to Fran Roberts through their donation to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center exemplifies their commitment to the RV industry’s future.

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Emily Taylor
Emily Taylor
May 20, 2024 11:08 am

Did you know Brown & Brown’s donation to honor Fran Roberts shows their commitment to industry pioneers and education? It’s awesome to see companies supporting professional growth in the RV world!

May 20, 2024 12:21 pm
Reply to  Emily Taylor

Pretty cool to see how Brown & Brown’s donation recognizes industry pioneers like Fran Roberts while supporting education. It’s all about giving back and honoring those who’ve made a difference. Ever thought about how such initiatives inspire others to contribute to educational causes as well?

May 20, 2024 2:49 pm

How cool is it that Brown & Brown donated to honor Fran Roberts and support RV Learning Center? It’s awesome how this helps the RV industry and dealership staff training. Let’s keep that positivity going!

Sarah Bell
Sarah Bell
May 20, 2024 6:44 pm

Guess what? Brown & Brown’s donation to the RV Learning Center is awesome! They’re also backing programs for dealership staff. It’s fantastic to see them honor Fran Roberts and grow the RV industry.

May 20, 2024 11:37 pm

I really admire how Brown & Brown doesn’t just talk the talk but walks the walk by supporting the RV Learning Center and being actively involved in industry events. It’s awesome to see their dedication to promoting education and innovation in the RV sector. Great work, Brown & Brown!

May 21, 2024 4:16 am

Have you heard about Brown & Brown’s awesome $26,666 donation to the RV Learning Center? It honors Fran Roberts and boosts training for RV professionals, creating a legacy of industry excellence.

May 21, 2024 5:46 am

Isn’t it touching how Brown & Brown honored Fran Roberts? Their donation supports training at the RV Learning Center, shaping a bright future for dealership fixed-ops personnel. What a beautiful gesture!

Sandra Thomas
Sandra Thomas
May 21, 2024 7:32 am
Reply to  WarrenStride

It’s heartwarming to see Brown & Brown honoring Fran Roberts with such a generous donation. It truly shows their appreciation and dedication to advancing RV dealership personnel training. Their contribution will make a real impact on the industry’s future. Great news all around!

May 21, 2024 7:48 am

This donation from Brown & Brown Insurance shows they value industry pioneers like Fran Roberts and investing in RV professionals. Supporting the RV Learning Center enhances skills and service quality.

May 21, 2024 8:16 am

Isn’t it heartwarming to see Brown & Brown honoring Fran Roberts’ legacy with that recent donation to the RV Learning Center? It’s a beautiful tribute to Fran’s impact on the RV industry, emphasizing the value of education for dealership fixed-ops staff. Together, they’re shaping a bright future for the industry.


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