Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — RV Retailer, LLC (RVR) has acquired Blue Dog RV. Blue Dog RV operates 12 stores in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, California and Pennsylvania. The acquisition is expected to close in September 2021.
“We are excited to announce the acquisition of Blue Dog RV, continuing our impressive growth with the addition of 32 stores in 2021,” says Jon Ferrando, president and CEO of RVR. “This acquisition provides us with major expansion in the western United States with our entry into 7 new states, giving us a sales and service network of 70 stores across 24 states. These stores are all in excellent RV markets providing a strong platform for future growth and advances our strategy to build a network of leading RV stores that can take care of our customers wherever their travels may take them.”
According to Ferrando, Western Blue Dog stores will be part of its Western Region under the leadership of Jim Humble, president of the Western Region. Blue Dog’s Marc Hauser will continue to manage the Blue Dog RV stores as COO.
“I look forward to joining the RV Retailer team and partnering with the RVR leadership team to drive further growth at Blue Dog RV and future expansion in our markets,” says Hauser. “This will give our 400-plus Blue Dog associates tremendous career opportunities.”
Blue Dog RV has 12 stores in Post Falls, Idaho; Spokane, Wash.; Pasco, Wash.; Bend, Ore.; Redmond, Ore.; Portland, Ore.; Medford, Ore.; Kalispell, Mt.; Las Vegas; Bakersfield, Calif.; Redding, Calif.; and Fleetwood, Pa. The Fleetwood store will be part of the East Region of RV Retailer under Don Strollo’s leadership, president of the East Region. The Fleetwood store is located near America’s largest RV Show at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.
RV Retailer, LLC is a leading recreational vehicle retail company in the United States. Upon completion of the acquisition, RV Retailer will have 70 RV stores. 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.
RV Retailer is led by co-founders Jon Ferrando, CEO and president, and John Rizzo, executive vice president, chief financial officer/treasurer.
SOURCE: RV Retailer, LLC