La Mesa RV Center has added Sharon Padley to its management team in the role of inventory manager.
According to a press release, Padley comes to La Mesa RV with over 20 years of RV industry experience working directly with manufacturers, retail sales managers and retail sales personnel.
In her new position, Padley will be ensuring that La Mesa RV is “currently stocking and ordering the units that customers are most requesting with the features that provide the utmost in value.” Padley will be interfacing with individual manufacturers with order placements while also communicating trends in warranty and repair areas.
“I’m delighted and thrilled to be associated with La Mesa RV,” said Padley. “I’ve always known the company to be a powerful force in the industry and the opportunity to be a part of it is extremely exciting. Relationships are so important in our business and I am blessed with many excellent ones. I am looking forward to building even more with the manufacturers that are new to me.”
Padley will be based in La Mesa’s Sanford, Fla., store, but will be traveling to all La Mesa RV stores in the country as well as to various manufacturer’s facilities and events.
La Mesa RV Center has the “help wanted” sign hanging and is in an immediate hiring mode for numerous positions to be filled in the state of New Mexico, according to a press release.
In preparation of opening a new facility in Albuquerque, applications are now being accepted for all positions including general sales management, RV sales and finance, service, parts and support functions. People that are interested in joining this “financially stable company” are now able to submit applications via email, fax or through www.lamesarv.com. Hiring personnel will be in Albuquerque on Aug. 9 to conduct local interviews for these positions.
“La Mesa RV is the premier RV selling and servicing dealer with a multi-state presence,” stated Bob Upton, senior vice president of sales. “People that can build personal relationships and enjoy working with a diverse clientele will excel in these positions.”
Upton further commented that “once people discover the RV industry, they often find that the RV lifestyle is fun and rewarding.”
La Mesa RV has year-round locations in Sanford, Fla., a suburb of Orlando; Tucson and Mesa, Ariz.; and San Diego, Davis and Dublin, Calif. In addition, seasonal facilities are located in Yuma and Quartzsite, Ariz.
Based on location, the company said it sells “the most respected names in RVing,” including Winnebago, Fleetwood, Carriage, Heartland, Tiffin and Leisure Travel Vans. La Mesa RV also handles one of the country’s largest selections of certified pre-owned late-model motorhomes.
Newly hired sales personnel are placed into a three-month training program. La Mesa said RV selling experience is not required to be hired and excellent pay and benefit packages come with these positions.
To submit an application, resume or to ask further questions, interested people should contact La Mesa RV’s Human Resources department at 858-874-8092 or 800-495-6878, ext. 8092. Resumes can also be emailed to HRdept@lamesarv.com or faxed to 858-874-8094.
La Mesa RV is putting on a giant RV show inside the University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive in Phoenix, Ariz. The show opens at 9 a.m. today (Dec.16) and runs daily until 7 p.m. Sunday, The Glendale Star reported.
More than 100 RVs will be on display inside the air conditioned stadium. New brands on display include Tiffin, Carriage, Fleetwood, Heartland, Winnebago, and Itasca. In addition, pre-owned RVs from manufacturers such as Winnebago, Allegro, Monaco, and Fleetwood will also be on display.
To be prepared for the coming season, La Mesa RV will be hosting two seminars at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary at 1501 International Parkway in Lake Mary on Oct. 12.
Applicants can sign up to attend an informational seminar that will run approximately one hour. Hiring personnel will be on site to interview and answer additional questions about the opportunities that exist. Seminars will take place at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., according to a news release.
“La Mesa RV is the premier RV selling and servicing dealer in the Orlando area,” stated Bob Upton, senior vice president of sales. “People that can build personal relationships and enjoy working with a diverse clientele will excel in these positions. We find that people with backgrounds in mortgage brokering, ad sales for television, radio and cable or Realtors are very successful in our organization. Once people discover the RV industry, they often find that the motorhome lifestyle is fun and rewarding for all involved.”
La Mesa RV has year-round locations in Sanford, Fla., a suburb of Orlando. The Sanford location is a state-of-the art sales and service location selling the top new RV brands including Itasca by Winnebago, Tiffin, Fleetwood, Heartland and Carriage. La Mesa RV also handles one of the country’s largest selections of certified pre-owned late-model motorhomes.
Newly hired sales personnel are placed into a three-month training program. RV selling experience is not required to be hired. The company strives to adhere to its Core Values of Fun, Attitude, Make Their Day, Integrity, Listen and Quality and prides itself on having happy employees. Excellent pay and benefit packages come with these positions.
To RSVP a spot at either seminar, interested people should contact La Mesa RV’s Human Resources department at (858) 874-8092 or (800) 495-6878 extension 8092. Resumes can also be emailed to HRdept@lamesarv.com. Walk-ins are also encouraged to attend.
Lazydays in Seffner, Fla., has been named Tiffin Motorhomes’ No. 1 dealer for 2010. The Red Bay, Ala.-based Class A motorhome manufacturer announced its top dealers today (Aug. 23) in a news release.
Lazydays opened in 1976 in a mobile home on a leased 1.75-acre lot with two travel trailers in inventory and $500 in capital. In 1996, Lazydays moved into its 126-acre SuperCenter, which has more than 1,000 motorized and towable RVs on display, 273 service bays and a 300-site RV park.
The other Top Tiffin Dealers for 2010 are Mike Thompson’s RV Super Stores in Sante Fe Springs, Cal.; La Mesa RV in San Diego, Cal.; North Trail RV Center in Fort Myers, Fla.;, Davis Motorhome Mart in Memphis, Tenn.; Horizon Lussier, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Bankston Motor Homes in Huntsville, Ala.; Dixie RV SuperStores, in Hammond, La.; Vogt RV Centers USA in Fort Worth, Texas; Colton RV in North Tonawanda, N.Y.; Marlin Ingram RV Center in Montgomery, Ala.; and Bucars RV Center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Tiffin Motorhomes, founded in 1972, received one of three prestigious 2009 Quality Circle Awards presented by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) to Class A motorhome manufacturers for design, reliability, quality, value and competitive price.
Tiffin has earned the Quality Circle Award 11 of the 14 years it has been presented by the RVDA in connection with its Dealer Satisfaction Index. The 2009 survey included 1,644 brand ratings from 322 dealers. Quality Circle Awards are made to manufacturers receiving at least 15 dealer responses and scoring at least 80% in overall dealer satisfaction.
In addition to the consumer-related categories of the survey, Tiffin also was recognized with the Quality Circle Award for exemplary warranty, parts, sales and communications support to dealerships.
For additional information including dealer locations visit www.tiffinmotorhomes.com.
La Mesa RV Center recently opened a new sales center in Dublin, Calif., the company recently announced.
Located near the confluence of the 580 and 680 freeways, this new sales center features new motorhomes from Winnebago Industries Inc. and Fleetwood RV and new fifth-wheels from Keystone RV Co. and Carriage Inc. In addition, La Mesa RV’s sales location in Dublin also features a large selection of certified pre-owned motorhomes from Fleetwood, Monaco, Winnebago and Tiffin.
“Our Dublin facility allows for a continued expansion within the state of California,” said Jim Walters, La Mesa president. “La Mesa RV is ready to help people fulfill their dreams of adventure and travel while being able to deal with a financially sound RV organization.”
With the opening of the Dublin facility, La Mesa RV Center now counts eight sales locations across the country. The company was founded in 1972 in La Mesa, Calif., a suburb of San Diego. Since then the company has grown significantly with its headquarters in San Diego as well as stores in Davis and Dublin, Calif.; Tucson, Yuma, Mesa and Quartzsite, Ariz., plus Sanford, Fla.
Mel Bateson came out to University of Phoenix Stadium Saturday (April 18) hoping a deal would catch his eye that could fatten his wallet.
The part-time Maryland resident, who spends three months each year living in his 40-foot RV in Mesa, Ariz., said he was looking to downsize from his gas guzzler. The La Mesa RV weekend sale, with about 180 units, was the perfect venue, according to YourWestValley.com, Sun City, Ariz.
“We have a 40-footer, and we’re watching the market in these smaller units,” he said. “Eventually we’re going to downsize to one of these smaller units to get more miles to the gallon. We’re moving from about eight miles per gallon to about 18. It makes quite a difference.”
Mike Sullivan, a salesman with La Mesa RV, said many customers are looking at smaller units and used RVs instead of bigger and newer vehicles.
“We’ve got a lot of used. Right now that’s where the market is, kind of on the lower end. People are conserving their cash and looking more at a used vehicle than a new one right now,” he said.
Sullivan said up to 40% discounts on new vehicles as well as reduced prices on used RVs were being offered at the four-day weekend sale.
Sales Manager Larry Irvin said the current economic climate means it is a good time to purchase a recreational vehicle.
“It’s a buyer’s market. There’s a lot of discounts from manufacturers right now,” he said.