Since June, Monsour “Marty” Hanoud has been wrapping up a 42-year run in the retail world of recreational vehicles — the past 22 of which were dedicated to owning and operating Marty’s US RV in Berkley, Mass.
The Taunton Daily Gazette reported that Hanoud, 66, sold the business to Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World Inc. and Good Sam Enterprises LLC. The store has been closed since then for extensive renovations.
Camping World, which bills itself as the nations’ largest RV retailer, is a subsidiary of Good Sam Enterprises, an organization for RV owners that offers roadside assistance, technical tips, extended warranties and other services. The 39-year-old Lemonis, who also hosts a weekly reality show on CNBC called “The Profit,” said he’s known Hanoud for well over a decade.
“He’s created a pretty amazing legacy in the RV industry. He’s a real pioneer,” Lemonis said.
Hanoud said Lemonis made an offer in 2004 to buy his business. “But business was great, and my daughter said ‘No, I want to run daddy’s business,’” Hanoud said.
Danielle Hanoud, who was in college at the time, along with brother Marc went on to help her father run the business.
Now that her dad is stepping aside she’s been named general manager of what either will be called Camping World of Boston or Camping World of Berkley, the latter of which she strongly favors.
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