Alpin Haus Draws Crowd for 50th Anniversary
Alpin Haus, one of America’s largest RV dealerships with five locations in New York, celebrated its 50th anniversary this past weekend with barbecue, entertainment and special pricing. Representatives from several RV manufacturers were on hand, including Keystone RV Co., Thor Motor Coach, Grand Design RV Co., Prime Time Manufacturing, Forest River Inc., K-Z Inc. and Tiffin Motorhomes Inc. In addition, New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara presented founder Bud Heck and his son, Andy, co-owner and president, with a citation. Shown in the photo is the Heck family, including (L-R) Bud Heck, Kay Heck, Greg Heck, Katie (Heck) Osborn and Andy Heck. Over the past five decades, Alpin Haus has grown into an outdoor recreation powerhouse with five store locations featuring a full-line of RVs, snowmobiles, skis, boats, pools and spas. Among the dealer’s five locations, RVs are sold from the flagship store in Amsterdam as well as the Port Jervis and Saratoga facilities. The company, which has 200 employees, offers more than 500 RVs available at the three stores. “We’re blessed to be part of the RV industry,” said Andy Heck, who previously served as Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) chairman. “It’s such a tight-knit community nationwide, and RVs have been our bread and butter over the years. It’s been the lion’s share of our business.” Alpin Haus was named a top five RV dealer by RV Business Magazine; is the recipient of the Caldera Spa’s Best New Dealer of the Year award; Top 25 Tracker Boats dealer; the Snow Sports Retailer of the Year; National Top Quality RV Dealer of the Year; the Ski-Doo District Dealer of the Year; and voted one of the Best Places to Work by Capital District Business Review numerous years.