Champion Extends Athens Park Homes Brand
Champion Home Builders Inc. announced today (Aug. 8) that as part of its recent acquisition of Athens, Texas-based Athens Park Homes, it will be expanding the popular Athens Park Homes brand of park models to a broader program and will be building them at strategically placed plants throughout the U.S.
According to a press release, the targeted locations include Champion facilities in Chandler, Arizona, Weiser, Idaho, York, Neb., Athens, Texas, Sangerfield, N.Y., Lillington, N.C. and Lake City, Fla.
Dick Grymonprez, currently vice president of sales and marketing for Athens Park Homes, has been named Champion’s director of national park model sales. Grymonprez has many years of experience in park model sales and is currently president of the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) while also serving on the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) board as well as the park trailer and destination camping committee.
“I am really excited about the opportunity to combine the strengths of our two companies,” said Dick Grymonprez. “Athens Park Homesis recongnized as a national brand. However, with rising freight prices the logistical challenge of shipping from only one location in Texas has impacted our ability to compete nationwide. Our expanded footprint gives us the opportunity to provide the very best in park model homes and cabins to more of our customers at a lower price.”
Athens Park Homes are currently sold through retailers, developers and campground owners in 37 states as well as Finland and Japan.