Industry Celebrates RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Award Winners

LAS VEGAS – A standing room-only crowd of about 500 family, friends and RV industry colleagues gathered Wednesday (Nov. 9) to honor the recipients of the 2022 RVBusiness Top 50 Dealers Awards. The event honored 50 dealerships as being the best at what they do, with five Blue Ribbon retailers singled out for their exemplary status as well as two others for their philanthropic activities and technical prowess.

As stated by program administrator BJ Thompson of BJ Thompson & Associates, the awards ceremony recognized the North American RV dealers for their “innovation, hard work and success.”

“The RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards program is unique in that it does not focus solely on sales,” Thompson told the audience. “We start with nominations from the RV manufacturers in looking for dealers who are outstanding not just for what they do, but how they get the job done by demonstrating stellar customer service, smart and sound business practices, forward-thinking initiatives.”

The awards are sponsored by Airxcel, Brown & Brown Dealer Services, Cummins, Dometic, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Genesis Products, Lippert Components, Northpoint Commercial Finance, NTP-STAG, Protective Asset Protection and Wells Fargo CDF.

The first of the two specialty awards, the Gaylord Maxwell Innovation Award for creative business strategies, was given to Greeneway RV Sales & Service. Specifically, Greeneway was noted for the time, energy and investment to learn, design and install custom alternative energy systems for its customers. A gracious Greeneway’s Mick Ferkey thanked everyone for the award, saying they were “honored and humbled.”

“Being here tonight, surrounded by such an elite group of driven and motivated people gives validation to what we are doing. We simply try to do our best for our customers and offer the products and services that allow them to share the joy of a candy-style way,” he said.

Bama RV received the second specialty award, the Arthur J. Decio Humanitarian Award for excelling at charitable endeavors. Among its many efforts, Bama RV, provides its employees access to a life coach, offering both personal support and an infectious positivity throughout the dealership. Also, Bama RV is a long-time major supporter of ARK, a local ministry group’s 12-month men’s program that provides classes, counseling, mentors, and educational and job placement assistance.

“As owners, our doors are always open,” David Chavers said of he and his partner, Eric Moore. “Well, sometimes there’s a lot of people all day long taking a lot of our time. We might not always give them the time that they need. So we hired that life coach and it’s really, truly helped our business. Not just from a financial standpoint, but from the standpoint of our employees are actually happier. Their home lives, when they have problems, they got somebody to talk to in a safe place.”

The five Blue Ribbon Dealers were: Alpin Haus, Amsterdam, N.Y.; Campers Inn RV, Jacksonville, Fla.; Fun Town RV, Cleburne, Texas; Giant RV, Montclair, Calif.; and Voyager RV Centre, Winfield, B.C.

The recipients of the 2022 RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards:

  1. Advance Camping Sales, Milwaukee, Wis.
  2. Affinity RV Service, Sales & Rentals, Prescott, Ariz.
  3. Airstream Adventures, Clackamas, Ore.
  4.  All Valley RV Center, Acton, Calif.
  5. Alpin Haus, Amsterdam, N.Y.
  6. ArrKann Trailer & RV Centre, Edmonton, Alta.
  7. Bama RV, Dothan, Ala.
  8. Beaver Coach Sales & Service, Bend, Ore.
  9. Bent’s RV, Boutte, La.
  10. Bullyan RV, Duluth, Minn.
  11. Byerly RV Center, Eureka, Mo.
  12. Camperland of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Okla.
  13. Campers Inn RV, Jacksonville, Fla.
  14. Colonial Airstream & RV, Millstone Township, N.J.
  15. Colton RV, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  16. Country Roads RV, Lexington, N.C.
  17. Crestview RV Center, Buda, Texas
  18. Curtis Trailers, Portland, Ore.
  19. Fraserway RV, Abbotsford, B.C.
  20. Fun Town RV, Cleburne, Texas
  21. General RV, Wixom, Mich.
  22. Giant Recreation World, Winter Garden, Fla.
  23. Giant RV, Montclair, Calif.
  24. Gib’s RV Superstore, Coos Bay, Ore.
  25. Good Life RV, Webster City, Iowa
  26. Great American RV SuperStores, Hammond, La.
  27. Greeneway RV Sales & Service, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
  28. Hartville RV Center, Hartville, Ohio
  29. Hemlock Hill RV, Southington, Conn.
  30. Hilltop Camper & RV, Fridley, Minn.
  31. Lewis RV Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  32. Midwest RV Center, St. Louis, Mo.
  33. Modern Trailer Sales, Anderson, Ind.
  34. Moix RV Supercenter, Conway, Ark.
  35. Mount Comfort RV, Greenfield, Ind.
  36. Pan Pacific RV Centers, French Camp, Calif.
  37. PleasureLand RV Center, St. Cloud, Minn.
  38. Princess Craft, Round Rock, Texas
  39. Rangeland RV & Trailer Sales, Rockyview, Alta.
  40. RCD RV Supercenter, Heath, Ohio
  41. Rich & Sons RV Headquarters, Grand Island, Neb.
  42. Ron Hoover RV & Marine Centers, Rockport, Texas
  43. Sicard RV, Smithville, Ont.
  44. Steinbring Motorcoach, Garfield, Minn.
  45. Travelcamp RV, Jacksonville, Fla.
  46. Veurink’s RV Center, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  47. Voyager RV Centre, Winfield, B.C.
  48. Walnut Ridge Family RV Sales, New Castle, Ind.
  49. Wilkins RV, Bath, N.Y.
  50. Woody’s RV World, Calgary, Alta.