RV Retailer LLC announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Palm RV located in Fort Myers, Fla. According to a press release, the dealer will be rebranded RV One Superstores — Fort Myers, and represents the seventh RV One store in Florida and 11th overall. Upon closing of the Palm RV transaction in early March, RV Retailer will have 30 locations across seven states with over 1,200 associates.
“We have been focused on Florida as a key market from the day RV Retailer was formed, which makes it great for us to hit our 30th-store milestone in under two years with an acquisition in Florida. Fort Myers is an excellent RV market with over 50 RV parks and campgrounds along the Southwest Florida coastline,” stated CEO Jon Ferrando.
“We thank Tom Wegge for selecting us to acquire Palm RV. The Wegge family has an incredible history in the RV business,” added Ferrando. “RV One Superstores — Fort Myers will be managed under the leadership of Don Strollo, RV Retailer’s east region president. We expect to drive significant growth in the Fort Myers market by successfully building on Palm RV’s foundation that was set by Tom over many years. We look forward to welcoming our new associates in Fort Myers into the RV Retailer family.”
The company also announced that Motor Home Specialist (MHS) was ranked as the No. 1 seller of new motorhomes by a single dealership in the United States for the seventh consecutive year in 2019. MHS was purchased by RV Retailer in 2018.
Ferrando stated, “I am proud of Donny O’Banion and the entire Motor Home Specialist team in Texas. The achievement of a seventh consecutive year as the largest new motorhome dealer in the United States speaks to the team’s continued commitment to exceed expectations of motorhome customers.”
Donny O’Banion, president of Motor Home Specialist, noted, “I am thrilled that we were able to continue our reign for the seventh year in a row as the largest new motorhome dealer in the United States. We couldn’t achieve our incredible sales levels without the dedication of all our associates at Motor Home Specialist and the support of our manufacturer partners. I’m proud to be a part of RV Retailer and RVR team’s support has been instrumental in our continued success.”