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Lazydays RV to Acquire Colo.-based RV America
Lazydays RV announced today (Oct. 7) that an agreement has been signed to acquire RV America and its three RV dealerships in the Denver, Colo., market, with the closing anticipated to take place shortly.
“We are extremely excited to bring such a high quality team into the Lazydays family. Hari Sach and his family have done an extraordinary job building RV America into a Colorado market RV leader,” said Tim Sheehan, Lazydays president and CEO, in a press release. “This acquisition gives us access to one of the top markets for RVers in the U.S. This also represents an important step for us in growing the Lazydays brand. ”
Hari Sach commented, “I wanted to find a partner that exemplified the same values I’ve run my business with for years. Lazydays is the one — an industry leader that can help take us to the next level. We’ve built a great business, helped thousands of customers, and I’m very proud of my team and all that we have accomplished.”
The acquisition includes the Johnstown location as well as the Aurora site, both branded as RV America. The third location, branded Discount RV Corner, is located in Longmont. Through the transition, all three stores will retain their current names. Work will be done to transition to Lazydays RV sometime next year.
Chris Trapeni, current Lazydays general manager for the Tucson, Ariz., location, will take on a new role as Western U.S. regional vice president. He will work closely with Sach and the current RV America leadership team on a smooth transition. Evan Crayder will be promoted to Lazydays Tucson general manager moving forward.
“I want to thank both Chris and Evan for enthusiastically taking on their next assignment,” commented Sheehan.
Lazydays CFO Randy Lay noted, “This is an exciting time at Lazydays. We see an opportunity to build a network of high-quality teams across the U.S. that are committed to making customers for life.”