RVB Top 50 Dealer Awards Nominations at Record Levels

U.S. and Canadian RV manufacturers have nominated a record number of RV retailers as candidates for the 2022 RVBusiness Top 50 Dealer Awards, a popular, bar-raising program that culminates again this year in a reception and awards ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 9, during the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (RVDA) 2022 RV Dealers Convention/Expo at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

RVB Top 50 award recipients are ultimately selected from a pool of nominees who elect to fill out applications, which are then screened by an independent panel of industry representatives during a two-day, closed-door session at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind.

“Our Top 50 team couldn’t be more pleased with the number of nominations we’ve received and with the opportunity to continue this popular 11-year-old program as well as the awards presentation convened in conjunction with the RVDA Con/Expo,” said RVB Publisher Sherm Goldenberg.

“The last of the applications are still being sent as we speak to dealer nominees,” added Barb Riley, dealer coordinator for the Top 50 awards program, “and I encourage the nominated retailers to be as thorough as possible with the applications and put their best foot forward so the judges have good content and a clear picture of each dealer’s approach to customer service, technician training and other areas of practice and policy.”

Riley said that Top 50 award winners over the years have appreciated how rewarding it is for their respective staffs – and beneficial to their branding and community status – to earn Top 50 designation. While T50 dealers benefit from the positive press they receive on a regional and national basis, they can also utilize Top 50 signage provided by RVB in stores and at retail shows and take advantage of apparel options available for T50 dealer staff members.

Beyond all that, of course, is the enhanced ability to do the right thing in business.

“Throughout the RV industry’s evolution, the one constant is the need to take care of people — the RVers themselves,” said Top 50 administrator BJ Thompson. “Treating people well and doing the right thing will always be what the best dealerships are all about. That’s why professionalism and excellent customer care are at the core of what our applicants are judged by and what our winners are honored for.”

All RVDA Con/Expo attendees are invited to this year’s awards reception for a Top 50 program sponsored by Airxcel Inc., Dometic, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., LCI Industries, NTP/STAG, Cummins Inc., Genesis Products, Protective Asset Protection, Northpoint Commercial Finance, Brown & Brown Dealer Services and Wells Fargo CDF.

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