RVBusiness magazine recently named local dealership Southern RV Supercenter as one of its 2015 Top 50 RV Dealers in North America. Southern RV Supercenter has locations in Bossier City and Lafayette, LA, Tyler, TX, and Biloxi, MS.
Jim Hicks, President of Southern RV Supercenter, said “it is a great honor to be selected as one of the Top 50 RV dealers in the country. We are proud to be a part of such an amazing group of RV dealers. I’m very appreciative of our employees who are dedicated to our business and our customers.”
RVBusiness asked recreation vehicle manufacturers to nominate dealers across the United States and Canada who exemplify best practices and excellence in their field. Nominees were invited to fill out comprehensive applications describing business aspects such as customer service and satisfaction, employee training and education, financial planning and property management. An independent panel of veteran industry experts convened for judging the applications at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., the unofficial “RV Capital of the World,” to select the RVB Top 50.
“The applications we received this year were, by and large, the most thought-out and thorough that we’ve seen in the five years we’ve done this. And that’s a direct reflection of the quality of the applicants themselves,” stated Sherman Goldenberg, publisher of RVBusiness magazine and founder of the Top 50 program. “More and more top-notch RV dealers have really set their sights on getting this award and are working harder to earn it – this year’s competition was the toughest it’s ever been. Our 2015 winners should be especially proud of their achievement, and we sure are proud to have them.”
The RVBusiness Top 50 dealers were honored at a Nov. 4 awards reception in front of an all-industry audience of about 400 during the 2015 RV Dealers Association (RVDA) International Convention/Expo at Bally’s Las Vegas, presented in cooperation with the RVDA of both the United States and Canada and underwritten by the program’s sponsors: Ally Financial Inc., Cummins Power Generation, Dicor Corp., Dometic Corp., Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp., GE Capital Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), Lippert Components Inc. and Protective Asset Protection.
Southern RV opened its first store in Bossier City, La., in 2000. They expanded to Texas in 2005 when they built a new state-of-the-art facility in Tyler, Tx. In 2010 they added their third location, purchasing Stephens RV of Lafayette, La. In November 2014 Southern RV purchased Reliable RV Center of Biloxi, MS. Included at each dealership are a fully-stocked parts department and a state-of-the-art service center.
For more information about Southern RV Supercenter, visit www.SouthernRVSupercenter.com