Family-owned and operated Liberty Coach reported record attendance at their 9th annual Stuart Open House. The company also sold six coaches during the four-day event, held Feb. 4-7 at Liberty’s Stuart, Fla., facility, according to a press release.
With attendance maxed out at 52 couples — double the number of last year’s rally — the company was encouraged by the turnout.
“Our goal is to sell 10% of the rally attendees, so we are very pleased to exceed that at this rally,” remarked Frank Konigseder, vice president of Liberty Coach. “With this upturn in attendance and sales, we are cautiously optimistic the country is beginning to build momentum toward economic recovery.”
Clients drove in from around the country for four days of tours, seminars, cocktail parties, and camaraderie, with some coming from as far away as Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Texas, Maine, and Virginia.
“In most cases, our client base is still fortunate enough to have their wealth, but 2009 made everyone more cautious,” said Frank Jr.’s wife, Carolyn, who handles the company’s marketing and exterior paint design. “Our clientele is like family and we always look forward to seeing them at this annual event. We were thrilled that 25% of the people attending this year’s event had never been to a Liberty Coach rally before.”
With a showroom and service center in Stuart and a manufacturing facility with service center in North Chicago, Ill., Liberty Coach has been involved in the coaching industry for more than 40 years. Today, the company builds on average about 28 new coaches each year. In 2008, Liberty Coach was awarded the Crestron Integration Award for their innovative use of the Crestron remote control system that controls seven zones of audio, video, lighting, HVAC, shades and even the outdoor awning, in addition to monitoring and managing the fresh water and waste water, power generator, air doors and locks.