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Pete’s RV Center acquired Van’s RV Center in South Windsor, Connecticut back in September 2015, but did not publicly change their name until a recent grand re-opening sales event. In June, the transition was finalized with the Van’s RV Center sign being lowered for a Pete’s RV Center replacement.
The storefront with new Pete’s RV Center sign located at 417 John Fitch Boulevard in South Windor, CT.
“It was an honor for us to continue operating under the Van’s RV name beyond acquisition,” says marketing manager Phil LeClair. The family ownership ran an outstanding business since 1963. They were a fixture in the community and reached thousands of customers throughout New York and New England. We are delighted to be carrying on their legacy as Pete’s RV.”
The Connecticut location is Pete’s third dealership. The original location in South Burlington, Vermont has been operating since 1952. A second location in Schererville, Indiana was acquired from Rollin-On RV in May 2011, and a fourth in Plainville, Massachusetts in February 2018 from Macdonald’s RV.
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Located just short drives from Boston and Providence, Macdonald’s RV served thousands of customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and throughout New England since opening its doors in 1947.
Looking to retire after many successful years at the helm, owner Karen Macdonald explained the acquisition as being well-timed and an appropriate fit, “I’m excited for another established family business to take over management of Macdonald’s RV. I see only positive things coming for our loyal customers, employees, and the local community. I leave the business in good hands with Pete’s RV, and look forward to spending more time with friends, family, and being a grandmother.”
Upon acquisition of the celebrated Massachusetts location, Pete’s RV significantly increases accessibility to their southeastern New England customer base. “For three generations, the Macdonald family worked tirelessly to maintain a highly reputable business. We share the same mentality and look forward to building on their successes in this region and beyond,” added Pete’s RV co-owner Chad Shepard.
Macdonald’s RV is Pete’s fourth dealership. The original location in South Burlington, Vermont has been operating since 1952. A second location in Schererville, Indiana was acquired from Rollin-On RV in May 2011, followed by Van’s RV in South Windsor, Connecticut in September 2015.