1st Health and Wellness Fair – Holiday World

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Thank you to all of our lovely vendors who are supporting the 1st Health and Wellness fair.  We want to encourage our employees and customers to always put health first!

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Mike Grossen Holiday World RVs Top Gun for May

jgrossenCongratulations to Mike Grossen for being Holiday World RVs Top Gun winner for the month of May! Beating out more than twenty five sales professionals for the top sales spot Mike has consistently done his due diligence to understand customers and their needs. What about you? What are you looking for this summer? Have you made your adventure? Contact Mike at Holiday World RV 1-844-292-7355 to get going! Again, Congrats to Mike for a job well done! #makeyouradventure

How can we help you?

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Helping others should be a natural extension of every business leader’s responsibilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easy as you would think. As leaders, we often get too caught up in operations or our own problems to give people the help they need. However, in the last year, I’ve realized that most of my best clients, partners and relationships have come from me helping someone.

Here are at Holiday World we want to be your partner and help. Do you currently work or represent a non profit organization that is looking to get their message out?  We have great followers at Holiday World and if you have a story …an event or just want to get your message out on our social media platforms.  We encourage you to let us know.  Contact us directly on this blog post or let us know at blog@hwhrv.com.  Send us video photos dates events etc.. We will gladly post it on our various social media platforms.

Have a great week and …how can we help you?

“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”
― Robert F. Kennedy

The Holiday World RV Story

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In the early ‘80s, Dick Klinger, owner of the Holiday Rambler (HR) manufacturing company, Utilimaster, Stag-Parkway RV parts distribution,  and other RV companies acquired an RV dealership in Mesquite, Texas. He partnered with JW Mayo to form Holiday World RV Centers (HWRVC). The goal was to develop a chain of company owned dealerships with a focus on promoting, selling, and servicing the Holiday Rambler brands in under served markets nation wide. 

In 1985, Mayo acquired two small dealerships in Houston. They continued to acquire dealerships over the next few years in Massachusetts, Florida, New Mexico, Texas, Indiana, Washington, Oregon, and California. At their height, HR owned and operated 14 stores. 

In 1986, Klinger sold HR, HWRVC, and associated companies to Harley Davidson as they broadened their recreational holdings. Harley continued to own and manage HR and HWRVC through the early ‘90s until they sold the companies to Monaco Coach in March 1996. 

Michael Peay, managing partner of Holiday World and its affiliates, joined HWRVC in February 1993 as the manager of the two Houston dealerships. In 1996 when the dealerships were sold to Monaco Coach, Michael recognized the opportunity to acquire the Houston dealerships and formed a partnership to form Holiday World of Houston. The purchase of the stores was consummated in September 1996. 

The two Houston dealerships were located on less than four acres combined. Recognizing the increasing need for RV service and future growth, the partnership purchased 57 acres in 1999 in Katy, Texas where the Katy dealership is now located. The new state of the art facility was opened in April 2000. 

An opportunity arose in 2004 to acquire a dealership in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The dealership now known as Holiday World of Las Cruces is located on I-10 in southern New Mexico, about 40 miles north of El Paso, Texas. This dealership serves the southern New Mexico and El Paso markets and serves as an oasis for RV travelers in need of service on their journey west to NM, AZ, and CA. 

In 2007, the south Houston dealership was relocated to an 8 acre facility in League City, Texas. This facility provides more space for sales inventory, an indoor showroom, service unit parking and 10 large service bays for almost any type of RV service work to be done for our customers. 

The downturn in the economy put pressure on the RV Industry in 2008 and 2009. Many RV manufacturers and dealers went out of business during this tough time. The changes also provided new opportunities for dealerships with disciplined processes and conservative management.  In 2010 the Holiday World of Dallas dealership was acquired to represent the Keystone brands of towable products in Mesquite, Texas. 

During this same time property was purchased in Willis, Texas for future development of a dealership north of Houston. The 32 acre Willis facility was opened in 2014 and has quickly grown to serve the north Houston, The Woodlands, and surrounding communities. Our staff in Willis was developed and promoted from other dealerships in the Houston market. 

15 acres were purchased on I-35W in Alvarado, Texas, about 20 miles south of Ft. Worth, to build a new facility. The dealership was opened in January 2017 to serve all the communities west and south of DFW. Along with the Keystone brand towable RVs, motorhome brands continue to be added to further serve our RV customers in the area. 

As of April 2017, we operate 6 Holiday World RV dealerships located on 127 acres, with 85 indoor service bays, $55 million in unit inventory, $1.5 million in parts inventory, and over 300 enthusiastic employees all dedicated to serving our customers.