Coachmen RV Honors Its Oldest Dealership

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October 20, 2010 by   1 Comment

Mike Terlep (right), president of Coachmen RV, presents a certificate to ?

Mike Terlep (right), president of Coachmen RV, presents a plaque to Randy Giancola of Clem's RV & Trailer Sales.

Coachmen RV, one of the longest standing and most recognized names throughout the entire RV Industry, presented Randy Giancola, general manager of Clem’s RV & Trailer Sales with a special award recognizing Clem’s RV & Trailer Sales as the longest tenured Coachmen dealer in North America.

Coachmen RV and Clem’s RV & Trailer Sales have been doing business together since Coachmen was founded in 1964, according to a news release.

Michael R. Terlep, president of Coachmen RV, a division of Forest River Inc., presented the award to Giancola at the Forest River Product Expo in Elkart, Ind., in September.

“Our Industry is an industry rich in relationships, friendships and value. We at Coachmen place a special value on our longstanding relationships and it is with great pleasure that we present our long time friend and business partner with this special tenure and longevity award,” stated Terlep.

“It’s such an honor to accept this award,” said Giancola. “Our partnership with Coachmen goes all the way back to October of 1964. Being a Coachmen dealer for over 46 years has been truly rewarding.”

Clem’s RV & Trailer Sales opened its doors in March 1964 in Ellwood City, Pa., under Giancola’s parents, Clem and Helen Giancola. Today Clem’s RV & Trailer Sales is Western Pennsylvania’s largest RV dealer carrying seven different product lines of new and used travel trailers, fifth-wheels, tent campers and used motorhomes.

Coachmen was founded in 1964 by three brothers: Tom, Keith and Claude Corson. In December of 2008, Coachmen RV became a member of Forest River Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. company. Coachmen RV is headquartered in Middlebury, Ind..

“Being a Coachmen dealer has allowed us to consistently provide our customers with a reliable – value added product with the most recognized name in the business, backed by a great company. This has proven to be a real asset for both our dealership and the customers that we serve,” said Giancola. “We look forward to being a Coachmen dealer for many more years to come.”

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One Response to “Coachmen RV Honors Its Oldest Dealership”

  1. Jared on October 20th, 2010 5:13 pm

    Congratulations Randy, you truely are one of the best dealers. You are also a great person. Here’s hoping for many more great years for you!!!