According to a press release, Walczak will manage both the Bay Hill and Tesla brands on the Eastern Seaboard, establishing and managing dealer relationships. He plans to develop his territory through training programs and putting his 10-plus years of RV industry experience to work.
“EverGreen is in a strong growth mode,” said Walczak. “By focusing on important business relationships that larger companies usually overlook, they’ve built a reputation of innovative expansion. I have been overwhelmed with the professionalism I have experienced at all levels of the EverGreen organization and I plan to continue that on the Eastern Seaboard.”
Walczak has managed several brands that have received Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) awards from the RV Dealers Association (RVDA) and was awarded numerous dealer awards for his own outstanding service.
“Our regional sales team is built with the finest people in the RV industry,” said Dymon Farrer, general manager of the EverGreen fifth-wheel division. “Bryan is decorated in the RV industry, proving that he has experience and can get results. Adding him to our team is a commitment to our continued growth and success.”
Walczak graduated from Cedarville University with degrees in organizational communication and business.
Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has introduced the new T3970 model in its Tesla series of toy hauler fifth-wheels, offering a host of high-end appointments ranging from residential-style floor-to-ceiling cabinetry to an upscale entertainment center.
According to a press release, the triple-axle T3970 combines elegance with EverGreen’s trademark durability, highlighted by a DuraLite double-welded aluminum frame in the walls and floor and outer walls built with EverGreen’s vacuum lamination process.
“We’re proud to offer consumers a fifth-wheel toy hauler that is such a great blend of luxury, toughness and versatility,” saidEverGreen President and COO Mark Boessler. “I applaud the combined work of our engineers, production and sales staff, who brought the T3970 to market. Tesla takes the luxury of home to the remote locations for motorsports enthusiasts”
Living area features include:
• Lighted pantry in kitchen.
• L-shaped sofa located between the front door and kitchen for watching the large TV in the entertainment center or gazing at the fireplace. Under the sofa is plenty of storage space.
• A residential-style vanity in the master bathroom, with open-faced drawers.
• A decorative, yet highly functional cabinet next to the entertainment center. Enclosed in the top of the cabinet is the control panel.
• An optional locker in the garage to store gear.
Like all the Tesla fifth-wheel toy haulers, the T3970 has a garage more than 12-feet long to accommodate “toys” like ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles. True to EverGreen’s policy, the model number reflects the actual box size of the T3970, listed at 39-plus feet. The overall length, when the fifth-wheel hitch and trailer A-frame are included, is 43-feet 6-inches.
The T3970′s sizable length and width dimensions, plus the interior height of 13-feet 1-inch, offer plenty of open space for relaxing, entertaining, cooking, dining and sleeping. The trailer is equipped with three slideout rooms, including a living room slide accommodating an 80-inch recliner sofa and a kitchen slideout that allows room for the L-shaped sofa.
The bedroom slideout is home to an 80-inch innerspring pillow top mattress while the garage converts to sleeping quarters with two sofa beds and a queen bed above. The sleeping arrangements are augmented in the middle by the living room’s recliner sofa.
Entertainment aficionados can choose T3970′s High Voltage Package, which offers Kicker 500-watt subwoofer, amplifier and “Get Amped” interior speakers, along with wireless remote control and several other options.
Standard equipment on the T3970 includes a heavy-duty, 8-foot-long ramp door rated at 3,000 pounds. Beavertail ramp is standard equipment among the other exterior features including a crown roof, LED lights, a door-side patio light, speakers, LCD TV bracket, and a high-gloss gel coat exterior with composite substrate. Finished and lighted pass-through storage compartments add to the great storage capacity found in various other places in this model.
Optional kitchen features include a double-door refrigerator/freezer, standard stainless steel three-burner range with oven and a power exhaust lighted range hood, stainless steel full-size sink with cover and a stainless steel microwave. The Live Wire Package upgrade offers Corian kitchen countertop and raised hardwood cherry cabinet doors.
The bathroom is equipped with a full tub and shower surround with hand sprayer, recessed vanity light and large medicine cabinet with mirror are standard.
Elsewhere, the interior of the T3970 exudes the rich look of a well-appointed home with solid wood doors, ceiling crown moldings and raised-panel interior passage doors. Padded, “no-crack” vinyl flooring runs throughout the Tesla with furnishings highlighted by residential-style upholstered furniture.
EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced today (June 25) that it is dedicating over $1 million in assets to a new, 25,000 square-foot customer service and parts center situated on 20 acres in Middlebury, Ind.
According to a press release, the free-standing facility will offer parts, service and warranty software to better serve customers and dealers. EverGreen strategically located the center directly across from the Elkhart County/Middlebury KOA Campgrounds to accommodate customers receiving service.
EverGreen’s President and COO Mark Boessler stressed the importance of this new service facility and his company’s commitment to satisfied, loyal owners of the EverGreen and Lifestyle brands.
“Since our Chairman Kelly Rose and our CEO Mike Schoeffler founded EverGreen, our dedication to customer satisfaction and service has been a dominate trait in the DNA of our company,” he said. “Today, with the announcement of our plans for this service facility, and with the purchase of real estate ready for development, our founders have again shown their commitment to providing the best service and customer satisfaction in our industry. This kind of bricks and mortar dedication to customer service is another way we distinguish ourselves as the best in our industry. “
As one of the fastest growing RV companies in the towable RV segment for 2013, Boessler said the new facility and the parts and service fulfillment software to support it will be critical to solidifying loyal customers to the 11 EverGreen brands of travel trailers and fifth-wheels.
EverGreen’s $200,000 investment in the quality-driven customer service and parts software is a key factor in the success of the new EverGreen customer service and parts center.
“I am thrilled about the continued expansion of the EverGreen parts, service and warranty group,” stated Director of Warranty and Service Tony Chupp. “This newly acquired facility will further augment the existing service operations while enhancing the dealer service levels and the EverGreen retail ownership experience. This is truly an exciting time here at EverGreen with the pending release of the customized dealer portal software, the new facility purchase and the addition of key staff members within the group.”
The entire EverGreen manufacturing and business campus at its headquarters in Middlebury has grown to three manufacturing plants, along with corporate offices and the new service center encompassing over 305,000 square feet under roof on over 100 acres.
EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced that Jim’s Camper Service will now carry several of the Middlebury, Ind.-based builder’s towable lines, including the Ever-Lite, Sun Valley, Ascend, and Lifestyle Luxury RV Alfa Gold brands.
According to a press release, Jim’s Camper Service has been at its Doon, Iowa, location since 1984 servicing RVs in the area for 30 years. Now, after three decades of building their reputation as a service shop, the company is entering the dealer arena with the select EverGreen brands.
“Being in the service industry for so long has allowed us to determine the quality brands,” said Jim’s Camper Service owner Jim Hoogendorn. “Because we’re just starting to carry new units we wanted to be sure we chose the best. We hand picked EverGreen because we didn’t want to put our name on a junk brand. These are quality products that are competitively priced.”
The Ever-Lite, Sun Valley and Ascend are all built with DuraLite double welded aluminum structure. The durable frame eliminates flexing and is not susceptible to rot like wood frames. The Alfa Gold is also built to last on a special Titan structure frame with double stacked steel tube.
“It’s great to hear that a dealer is impressed by our product, but it’s even better to know that a service shop gave us their seal of approval,” stated EverGreen Vice President of Sales and Marketing Doug Lantz. “Adding Jim’s is beneficial because they know what quality products are and they aren’t willing to stand by anything less than that.”
EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has entered the full-sized fifth-wheel toy hauler segment with the introduction of the Tesla T3950. According to a press release, the new floorplan offers motorcycle, ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts the combination of a fully equipped, 12-foot garage adjacent to residential-style living quarters.
All Tesla fifth-wheels are full width and two of the three floor plans in the Tesla fifth-wheel toy hauler lineup, the T3950 and the T3970, measure just over 43 feet in length. A smaller Tesla, the T3212, comes in at an overall length of just under 38 feet. All three feature garage “toy” areas in excess of 12 feet.
Three slideout rooms in the T3950 provide the open feel of home. The living room area features a slideout with a 9-foot 3-inch recliner sleeper sofa and an opposing slide in the kitchen that opens up the living area to 10-feet, 6-inches wide.
“Our dealers asked us for the best product priced to sell with first class features and eye-catching design,” said EverGreen President and COO Mark Boessler. “We involved our entire engineering team in the process and they delivered. I am truly proud of the combined efforts of our engineering, production and sales staff who made it happen. These are special times at Team EverGreen and our products have great success with our dealer partners.”
Highlights of the Tesla T3950 include:
* A full 77-inch kitchen island with optional Corian.
* Countertops with accent lighting, two bar stools, full-sized stainless sink with gooseneck facet, under-counter storage and an optional island-mounted dishwasher.
* A kitchen slideout that offers a standard 8 cubic-foot or an optional stainless 12 cubic-foot, double-door refrigerator/freezer, power exhaust range hood with light, stainless steel three burner range with oven, stainless steel microwave and pantry space.
* A half bathroom conveniently located right off the garage.
* An optional beverage refrigerator in the garage in addition to the optional full-size 12 cubic-foot, double-door refrigerator/freezer.
* An optional steel door locker in the garage for stowing all the gear fo
According to a press release, Lloyd Bridges Traveland has remained a family owned business since 1966, giving them the title of “oldest dealership in Michigan” with 47 years of service.
“We’re excited to get the Element on our lot,” said Sales Manager Jeff Shumway. “EverGreen has made a name for itself in the RV industry and the Element is no different. There isn’t anything else out on the market like it and it has great appeal to buyers. EverGreen is known for thinking outside of the box and giving customers quality RVs while staying unique.”
The Element combines the features of larger travel trailers and ultra-lights. A seamless aerodynamic design allows for easy towing while large slides provide spacious interior space. Both models include upscale interior amenities, including Corian countertops and solid wood doors.
“Bringing Lloyd Bridges Traveland into our family of dealers will be beneficial for everyone,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing Doug Lantz. “Their commitment to family and hometown ideals make this the perfect market for our Element. It’s a brand that is affordable yet filled with unique touches making it popular among families as well as couples.”
Middlebury, Ind.-based towable builder EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced that West Coast Regional Sales Manager Lenny Candido will now head both the Tesla toy hauler and Bay Hill fifth-wheel brands on the West Coast.
EverGreen reported in a press release that Candido has successfully represented the Bay Hill line in Arizona, California, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana and Utah for nearly two years.He will now oversee sales of both the Tesla and Bay Hill brands and plans to continue growing the dealer body on the West Coast and building dealer relations with current EverGreen dealers.
“It’s amazing having this opportunity to contribute to the success of the Tesla brand,” said Candido. “After being part of the team that grew the Bay Hill to one of the top 15 brands on the West Coast, I look forward to working toward the same success with the Tesla. The fact that the Tesla is the fastest growing EverGreen brand is definitely motivation to continue this success in my territory.”
“Lenny is a one-man sales force to be reckoned with,” said Dymon Farrer, general manager of EverGreen’s Lifestyle Luxury RV Division. “The initial launch of the Tesla was a huge success – it’s the fastest growing toy hauler on the West Coast. I can only believe that is due in large part to Lenny’s 24 years of experience on both the retail and wholesale sides of the RV industry.”
EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced that Fun Country RV & Marine Inc. has added the Bay Hill brand to its line of recreational vehicles at its Anthony, Texas, location.
According to a press release Fun Country RV & Marine has been in business for nearly 20 years and specializes in fifth-wheel and travel trailer sales. The dealership is situated on the Texas and New Mexico border, allowing them to reach customers in both states.
“The Bay Hill has great eye appeal,” said Fun Country RV & Marine Vice President and General Manager Mike Gibson. “Our customers are looking for the attention to detail found in the Bay Hill and the exclusive graphics and high-gloss gel coat exterior are just some of the details that are really striking to customers.”
Gibson said the Bay Hill interior is an “eye-catcher” with Corian countertops, ceiling crown moldings and leather furniture standard in all models.
“Adding Fun Country RV & Marine as an EverGreen dealer will be a positive experience for this strategic territory,” said Dymon Farrer, Ggeneral manager of EverGreen fifth-wheel manufacturing. “The quality and affordability of the Bay Hill make it an easy and fast seller in the fifth-wheel market, especially among full timers.”
Middlebury, Ind.-based EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced that it has introduced its Tesla toy hauler line of fifth-wheels to the Canadian marketplace.
According to a press release, the Tesla will be represented by Canadian Regional Sales Representative Scott Gould, who has successfully represented the line of EverGreen Bay Hill fifth-wheels in Canada since August of 2013. He will now oversee all sales activities and retail training within Canada as well as continue to establish the Canadian trade territories with new Tesla and Bay Hill dealers.
“It’s exciting to be given this opportunity to oversee these two winning brands throughout Canada,” said Gould. “The popularity of the Bay Hill in Canada has been an inspiration. Now, with the addition of the Tesla brand, we can offer a more well-rounded complement of fifth-wheels to our Canadian dealers. The Tesla, and the people who buy it, make it a fun product to sell. It has many components and features that make it unique in the marketplace, especially cold weather insulation features that allow it to stand up against the tough Canadian elements.”
Dymon Farrer, general manager of the EverGreen fifth-wheels, noted, “Scott has been a great addition to our EverGreen fifth-wheels sales team. It was an easy decision for Scott to manage our new Tesla toy hauler fifth-wheel line in the Canadian territory after his success with the Bay Hill product.”
Scott earned a bachelor’s from Indiana Technical Institute and received an associates degree from Jackson Community College.
EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has expanded its ultra-light Ascend travel trailer lineup for 2014, offering seven floorplans ranging in length from 17 to 23 feet.
According to a press release, the Ascend targets entry-level families as well as seasoned empty nesters. All Ascend trailers can be towed by smaller SUVs, crossovers, light trucks, minivans or large sedans and are engineered to be lightweight without compromising key appliances and essential equipment.
The Ascend is set off by the trailer’s distinctive curved front that makes it aerodynamic, but also offers weather-resistant qualities. Composed of a single piece of fiberglass material, the front seamlessly covers the entire roof of the travel trailer as well, allowing water to run right off rather than pooling and creating leaks.
The fiberglass roof, as well as the rest of the exterior walls of the coach, is vacuum laminated over the lightweight DuraLite Double Welded Aluminum Structure. Welded rather than screwed, with full framing around all door and window openings, the frame is built to be tough, flexible and durable. Another weight-saving feature is the Ascend’s ComposiTek construction in the inner sidewalls. Composites are lighter than wood but four times stronger, and resist mold, mildew, and rot that can eventually destroy travel trailers made entirely of wood. The underside of the Ascend floor is also vacuum laminated with ComposiTek, creating an additional barrier from road grime and unwanted pests.
Available in bunkhouse, rear lounge, and rear bath configurations, the Ascend’s interior is spacious and offers several residential features, including cabinets that are screwed and glued, not stapled, with raised panels in the upper storage areas. Drawers are fitted with smooth ball bearing drawer guides that won’t warp or stick under the weight of a full drawer.
There’s plenty of light inside the Ascend due to integrated skylights in the living area and large, frameless bonded and tinted windows with pleated shades. Energy efficient LED lighting keeps the Ascend bright inside at night without depleting power sources. The floor is made of a comfortable padded vinyl that is warrantied against cold cracking.
If campers are looking for entertainment, there’s a TV hookup with antenna, and the Ascend travel trailer is wired for a CD/ DVD player with interior speakers and the option of having an entertainment system that is compatible with USB powered music players like i-Pods and smart phones. The roof is wired for an air conditioner (optional 13,500 or 15,000 Btu) and a handy tank monitor system makes tracking all of these utilities a snap.
For more information on the Ascend by EverGreen visit www.GoEverGreenRV.com.