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King’s Campers Among KZ’s Top 2013 Dealers

September 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Wausau, Wis.-based King’s Campers was recognized as one of KZRV LP’s top national dealers for 2013, according to a press release. The award was presented during this week’s Elkhart County RV Open House in northern Indiana.

“This honor shows the commitment King’s Campers has to providing our customers with high quality products that are backed with very reliable warranties,” said Ron Gajewski, general manager. “Our decision to maintain a partnership with a focused and dedicated company such as KZ has allowed us to provide continuous lines of products that meet our customer’s high demands for the RV lifestyle they enjoy so much. King’s Campers will not waiver from our dedication to our customers thus we have thoroughly enjoyed our long-standing partnership with KZRV.”

Sales Manager John Gajewski added, “KZ-RV continually searches for ways to improve floorplans and product features but maintains a close relationship with our employees to help us thoroughly know the products. And not only do they treat us with kindness, but they also treat our customers with kindness. This award reveals what smart business practices will accomplish when committed to customer service.”

For more information visit www.kingscampers.com.

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King’s Camper No. 1 in Wis. Motorhome Sales

March 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Wausau, Wis.-based King’s Campers was the top selling motorhome dealer in the state for 2012, according to a press release.

Based on data from Statistical Surveys Inc., it marks the seventh time King’s Campers has been the No. 1 dealer of Class A’s and the third time the company ranked as the top motorhome retailer.

“I know I can speak for each one of our employees when I say that we are once again extremely proud of this honor,” said Sales Manager John Gajewski. “I also know that we will continue to work very hard to provide the best customer service possible at all times. Our customers can rest in the knowledge that being a seven-time winner will not make us lazy, or lax. It will only strengthen our resolve to continue achieving this, and many other honors.”

Family owned and operated since 1990, King’s Campers is a full-service dealership staffing RVIA/RVDA certified technicians and operating 12 service bays year-round.

 

 

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King’s Campers Names New Marketing Manager

December 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Wausau, Wis.-based RV dealer King’s Campers recently appointed Janice Skidmore to the newly created position of marketing manager.

According to a press release, Skidmore will oversee all marketing initiatives for the company, including reaching previously unreached markets, improving e-mail marketing and developing new strategies for the sales, parts/accessories and service departments.

The press release stated that King’s Campers has continued to see growth, despite the current economic climate, and “the addition of this new position reflects a period of increased customer demand for both sales and service at King’s Campers.”

For the past four years, Skidmore has been working as King’s Campers brand manager and brings over 15 years of sales and marketing experience.

“I am very happy to a part of the King’s Campers team,” Skidmore stated. “This is a company I am truly proud to work for because we strive for customer service excellence at all levels. Working in this new capacity will allow me to utilize both my experience and love for camping to more effectively communicate King’s Campers vision to current and new markets year-round.”

 

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SSI Names King’s Campers No. 1 in Wisconsin

March 11, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

No. 1 motorhome dealer in Wisconsin

No. 1 motorhome dealer in Wisconsin

King’s Campers, Wausau, Wis., is the state of Wisconsin’s highest selling motorhome dealer for 2010, according to Statistical Surveys Inc.

This is the fifth time King’s Campers has been honored with winning the No. 1 dealer of Class A’s in the state, joining similar honors in 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2010. It is the first time to be honored with receiving the No. 1 dealer of all motorhomes in the state, according to a King’s Campers news release.

“It is truly a proud moment for the entire staff,” said John Gajewski, sales manager. “All year long, during every business day, the service team, the sales team and the parts/warranty team work tirelessly to provide the best customer service possible to both new and existing customers. This effort continues to keep customers returning and has helped existing customer base grow.

“There is so much that comes into consideration with this award. Weather, employee wellness, the market, consumer demand, competition. But we always maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. So no matter what obstacles we may incur, the staff at King’s Campers is continually striving to successfully overcome them, adapt to change, and meet customer needs.

“We are truly thankful to our customers for helping us to achieve this and other awards we have received.”

Selling KZ, Open Range, Salem, Tiffin and Winnebago, King’s Campers specializes in bringing customers quality RVs and camping products at affordable prices. King’s Campers can service all RV makes and models within their 12-bay service area year-round. The sore has been locally owned and operated since 1990.

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King’s Campers Slices Energy Costs by 71%

February 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As the result of a light-related electricity reduction at its Wausau, Wis., facility, King’s Campers has received Orion Energy Systems’ Environmental Stewardship Award.

Orion presents the award to companies that achieve significant environmental benefits through the use of Orion’s energy-efficient technology, according to a news release.

King’s Campers replaced 115 high-intensity discharge (HID) light fixtures with Orion’s Compact Modular, high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology.

As a result of the lighting change, King’s Campers is expected to cut its light-related electricity costs by 71% — from an annual $11,598 to $3,301.

In addition to the cost savings come significant environmental benefits, as King’s Campers drastically reduces the amount of harmful, greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere.

The lighting change is projected to reduce light-related electricity consumption by 71%, from an annual 104,491 kilowatt-hours (kWh) to 29,748 kWh.

As a result of the decreased energy consumption at King’s Campers, the company is helping decrease carbon dioxide emissions by 987 tons during the lifecycle of Orion’s high-efficiency fixtures, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The reductions are the air-scrubbing equivalent of a 14-acre forest or removing 12 cars from the road. It is also the equivalent of saving 6,170 gallons of gasoline a year, according to the EPA.

“Four years ago we updated our lighting fixtures to the most energy efficient models available at the time,” said Ron Gajewski, general manager of King’s Campers.  “I never imagined that a few years later we could reduce our emissions and energy costs as well as we can today. I feel very proud to help the environment. I’m amazed at the numbers when I see them. But I’m even more amazed at the amount of light our new Apollo solar light pipes provide just from natural day light — no electricity required. We’ve had lots of folks stop in who don’t believe these light pipes are just a new type of skylight. We all joke that we may have to wear our sunglasses while indoors during the summer.”

The environmental and cost benefits to King’s Campers are possible because of Orion’s patented, high-efficiency technology that reduces light-related electricity use by 50% while producing 50% more light than the industry standard high-intensity discharge lights. Orion’s technology also is easy to install and maintain.

King’s Campers has been family owned and operated since 1990. Specializing in servicing and selling only campers and motor homes, King’s Campers has gained national respect as one of the foremost RV dealerships in both the U.S. and Canada and has won numerous awards for outstanding customer service. To learn more about the company, please visit www.kingscampers.com.

Orion Energy Systems Inc. is a leading power technology enterprise that designs, manufactures and implements energy management systems, consisting primarily of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting platforms, intelligent wireless control systems and direct renewable solar technology for commercial and industrial customers without compromising their operations.

Orion has deployed its energy management systems in 6,128 facilities across North America, including 126 of the Fortune 500 companies. Since 2001, Orion technology has displaced more than 574 megawatts, saving customers more than $1 billion and reducing indirect carbon dioxide emissions by 8 million tons. For more information, visit www.oesx.com.

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King’s Campers Units Bear Scannable Tags

October 20, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Sample of bar code now affixed to all RVs on sale at King's Campers.

Sample of scannable code now affixed to all RVs on sale at Kings Campers.

King’s Campers, Wausau, Wis., has announced that all inventory tags will now have a two-dimensional scanable code printed on each tag. This code has been put in place to help customers with “smart phones” to access more detailed information about the RV they are interested in through a free QR Reader application, according to a news release.

“Technology is taking our world in fantastic new directions. We are now able to reach our customers at all times of the day or night whether or not we are closed,” said Janice Skidmore, King’s Campers’ brand manager. “It’s very easy to do: a customer with a ‘smart phone’ can scan a code directly from the tag on the RV he or she is interested in. This code will direct the customer straight to that RV as it is posted on King’s Campers’ website. Thus the customer can read detailed information about that camper, see many photos of that camper, and can also view a drawing of the floor plan. This will help the customer who visited our lot during non-business hours; he or she will be able to find out pertinent information even if a sales team member is not present.”

John Gajewski, King’s Campers’ sales manager, added, “At King’s Campers, we always aim to give the highest level of care possible at all times. This free application is just one more way for us to do the best job we can.”

The QR Reader application is a free download that is also free to use and can be found on several websites relating to “smart phones.” One of these codes accompanies this story.

King’s Campers sells KZ, Salem, Open Range, Tiffin and Winnebago brands and services all RV makes and models. King’s Campers has been locally owned and operated since 1990.

For more information on this topic, contact John Gajewski at (71) 355-5556, or e-mail him at sales@kingscampers.com

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King’s Campers Earns Top Award from KZRV

May 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Baer, vice president of sales and marketing for KZRV Lp, addresses KZ dealers this week in Shipshewana, Ind.

Andy Baer, vice president of sales and marketing for KZRV LP, chats with KZ dealers this week in Shipshewana, Ind.

Kings Campers, Wausau, Wis., is KZRV LP’s Top Dealer for the Mid Central Region for 2010.

The award was presented to King’s Campers President Ron Gajewski during a dinner this week at KZ RV’s annual Dealer Open House at KZ’s manufacturing plant and headquarters located in Shipshewana, Ind.

“This honor truly reflects all of the hard work King’s Campers staff does on a day to day basis,” said Gajewski. “From the moment the customer arrives until they drive off the lot with their new camper, King’s Campers staff works diligently to be kind, courteous and helpful. The award also reflects KZ’s efforts to find innovative new ways to keep weight down while still maintaining space. The Durango 1500 half-ton-towable series is a perfect example; several of the floor plans have two slide outs, and they’re beautiful inside, but they’re still light weight. KZ’s Sportsmen Classic mini-van-towable travel trailers are another example of great innovation by meeting current customer demands.”

For more information visit www.kingscampers.com.

He added, “I’m also enjoying the fact that I still deal with the original founder of the company, Daryl Zook. We go back a lot of years in this industry. This kind of experience is invaluable when it comes to running a lean ship while not scrimping on quality or customer care.”

King’s Campers has been locally owned and operated since 1990.

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Wisconsin’s King’s Campers Marks 20th Year

February 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

19259_188085359978_10654244978_810190_7350410_sKing’s Campers in Wausau, Wis., is marking the company’s 20th anniversary this year.

Family owned and operated by Ron, Mike and Mark Gajewski and Les Stankowski, King’s Campers has become north central Wisconsin’s leading dealer in the RV sales and service industry, according to a news release.

These families together forged a company that has become synonymous with above-and-beyond customer care, dedication, honesty and integrity.

The Gajewskis and Stankowskis are hard working and dedicated Wausau families that have taken a very small company originally established in 1967 by Ron Gajewski (then turned over to Roger King in 1972) located on Wausau’s west side to solid growth since they re-purchased the business in 1990.

Their “can do” approach to all things work related brought them to a turning point within five years of ownership; relocation. The families recognized the Wausau area’s future population development and took the innovative step of relocating the business to what was once an abandoned building located at 5507 Lilac Ave, Wausau in 1995. This location was seen by King’s Campers owners as a property that would provide them with the utmost visibility and also would provide the opportunity for expansion to better serve a growing population.

As a result of this vision and drive, King’s Campers now covers five acres with new and pre-owned products and includes 12 service bays to repair or service any make or model RV. Approximately 40% of sales come from out-of-state customers.

Ron Gajewski, general manager for King’s Campers, stated, “Reaching this milestone in our company’s history is a fantastic achievement. Twenty years have gone by so quickly, and yet at the same time, it feels like forever. So many things have happened in those years. But truly the best part is the customers. I’ve met so many wonderful people through this job. It’s just been a wonderful experience. I’m an engineer by trade and a sales person by choice because I really enjoy working with and meeting folks.”

“This anniversary is a true testament to our owners and staff, “ John Gajewski, sales manager added. “I truly appreciate all of them. They’ve all worked together to make this company what it is today. We all should be very proud of all the achievements King’s Campers has earned over the years. In looking ahead, we can easily look back to see what we’ve done right and use that experience to help us improve all aspects of our operation, to include continued partnering with quality manufacturers, and providing above-and-beyond service.”

King’s Campers sells KZ, Open Range, Salem, Tiffin and Winnebago RVs and services all RV makes and models.

King’s Campers was named an RVB Top 50 Dealer for 2008-2009.

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