July '18

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72 • RV PRO • July 2018 rv-pro.com L ook through a list of the top RV dealerships in the nation and many share one thing in common: They're operated by industry veterans. In some cases, they're even multi-generational businesses, passed along through successive broods of children brought up in the business. However, like nearly every industry in the U.S., times are changing fast in the RV retail space. And it's opening the door for a new group of dealers who – while fresh to the RV retailing business – bring a wealth of experience selling to a new generation of RVers. Such is the case with Noteboom RV, co-owned by hus- band-wife team Greg and Mary Noteboom. The Note- booms, who opened their first of two stores just four years ago (in May 2014), brought a fresh perspective to the business from their years of owning a multiple-location chain of mobile phone stores. "We've always been avid campers, but this is our first venture into being a dealer in the RV business," Greg Note- boom says. "We had purchased from a number of other Boom Times for Noteboom RV In a market dominated by veterans, the relative newcomers at Noteboom RV are succeeding by bringing a fresh perspective to the RV retailing space. By Jake Rishavy Greg and Mary Noteboom, owners of Noteboom RV, are pictured in front of their dealership in Harrisburg, S.D. The couple also owns a dealership in Sheldon, Iowa. Although relatively new of the RV industry, the Notebooms bring a wealth of sales experience to the market. The Notebooms are pictured with their young daughters, Morgan, age 4, and Meegan, age 7. D E A L E R S

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