South Burlington, Vt.-based Pete’s RV Center has finalized the acquisition of Rollin-On RV, established in 1977 and located just 34 miles from Chicago in Schererville, Ind.
Pete’s RV co-owner and treasurer Dave McGinnis explained the acquisition was an amicable one, noting, “We’ve had a great, longstanding relationship with Rollin-On RV over the years. There are lots of similarities in how we run our dealerships including being family operated. With owner Paul Craven looking to step out of the business after nearly 35 successful years, it definitely piqued our interest when the opportunity arose to buy Rollin-On.”
Like Pete’s RV, Rollin-On RV is an exclusive dealership for Goshen, Ind.-based Keystone RV Co. “With our Indiana location, Pete’s RV can expand and grow our customer base, providing the same excellent sales and service our Vermont, Northeast U.S and Canadian customers have enjoyed for almost 60 years,” McGinnis said.
Pete’s RV is retaining the services of the employees at Rollin-On RV. Kris Craven was named the general manager of the Indiana dealership and is excited about the dealership’s growth opportunities under Pete’s RV. “Knowing Pete’s RV as long as we have, the Indiana team and I are very much looking forward to combining our experience, plus the omnipresence of two dealerships, to reach a much larger community of RVers,” Craven said.