Lichtsinn RV Featured in RVPro’s “All in the Family” Edition

Lichtsinn RV was featured in RV Pro’s “All in the Family” special edition section celebrating family ties in the RV industry.

Lichtsinn RV: A Family-Owned and Operated Winnebago Dealer for 40 Years    By: RVPro

Lichtsinn RV is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a family-owned and operated Winnebago Dealer. Ron Lichtsinn Sr., owned Lichtsinn Motors, a thriving Buick, Chevrolet, General Motors and Cadillac Dealership in Forest City, Iowa. In 1979, with a handshake between Lichtsinn Sr., and John K. Hanson, founder of Winnebago Industries, Lichtsinn began selling Winnebago conversion vans. In 2001, Ron Lichtsinn Jr., and Hope Lichtsinn bought Lichtsinn Motors from Ron Sr., and have grown Lichtsinn RV into the largest Winnebago dealer in North America.

Ron and Hope have continued to foster a family-like environment at Lichtsinn RV which can be seen in the number of families that are part of the Lichtsinn RV team. In addition to Ron and Hope, there are three sets of couples that are employed at Lichtsinn RV –  Jeremy Gilbertson (Guest Service Specialist) and Janelle Gilbertson (RV Service Coordinator), Kevin Breister (Business Manager) and Maggie Breister (Marketing Manager) and Ben Follman (RV Service Tech) and Nicole Follman (RV Sales Consultant. Nicole Follman’s Sister-in-Law, Hannah Lunning is also employed at Lichtsinn RV as a RV Sales Manager. In addition, Lichtsinn RV employs two sets of siblings– Brian Buffington (RV Service Director) and Brad Buffington (RV Service Tech) and Heidi Thompson (VP and General Manager) and Reed Burkholder (RV Sales Consultant). Lichtsinn RV even has a father, son, and brother-in-law set with Henry Stone (RV Sales Consultant), Chris Stone (Finishing Manager) and Brandon Rounds (RV Finishing and Quality Control).

Jeremy and Janelle Gilbertson
Janelle and Jeremy Gilbertson
Maggie and Kevin Breister
Maggie and Kevin Breister
Ben and Nicole Follman
Ben and Nicole Follman
Hannah Lunning and Nicole Follman
Hannah Lunning and Nicole Follman
Brad Buffington and Brian Buffington
Brad Buffington and Brian Buffington
Reed Burkholder and Heidi Thompson
Reed Burkholder and Heidi Thompson
Chris Stone and Henry Stone
Chris Stone and Henry Stone
Chris Stone and Brandon Rounds
Chris Stone and Brandon Rounds

Nicole Follman has worked with her husband for six years and her sister-in-law for nearly ten years, and she believes Lichtsinn RV is a great environment for families to work together. She likes working with her husband and sister-in-law, “It makes everything easier, both work and home life because Ben and I are on complimentary schedules and if I need something all I have to do is walk to the shop.”

Ron and Hope Lichtsinn have worked hard to make Lichtsinn RV a great employer for families.

“Hope and I realize family is everything, our families and loved ones are the reason we get up each day and work to provide them the things we’d like them to have and the ability to do things together we want to,” Ron says, “We try and take the same approach as we look to our employees. We encourage family members to join our team where it makes sense. From insurance to balancing schedules, we look at the family members to try and ensure we are providing their families the life experience they will look back on and be proud of. This family environment is not only felt by other team members but also by our guests. As they contact us about their dreams for an RV experience that will allow them to spend more time with family and loved ones.”

 

Lichtsinn RV Featured on Going RV

Lichtsinn RV will be featured on an upcoming episode of Going RV airing August 15 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT on Great American Country.

Going RV is a show about hard-working couples and families who decide to ditch ordinary daily life for an adventure out on the open road. Take the ultimate ride as they go on a shopping trip to find their perfect RV. Whether it’s upgrading an existing motor home or going all out for a new one with all the bells and whistles, find out what happens when daring homeowners trade walls for wheels. Several dealerships across the country have been featured on Going RV since it one of the few shows on television that focus on the RV lifestyle. In fact, RVBusiness Magazine wrote a feature story on Going RV and Lichtsinn RV appeared in the article. You can read the article below.

Lichtsinn RV will be featured on the 2018 season finale – Early Retirement in an RV. In this episode, Lichtsinn RV guests Ann and Lin have decided to retire early and hit the road to travel full-time in an RV. They’re looking for a Class A Diesel with plenty of room for their three dogs. Ann would like extra storage for their workout equipment, and Lin wants a washer and dryer. Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder helps them find the perfect RV for their needs. Reed tours Ann and Lin through two Forzas and the all-new Winnebago Horizon.

Going RV: Behind-the-Scenes 

The Going RV crew arrived at Lichtsinn RV to unseasonably cool weather. Shooting began early the next day with Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder.

Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder Shows Ann and Lin a Winnebago Forza in an Upcoming Episode of Going RV
Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder Shows Ann and Lin a Winnebago Forza in an Upcoming Episode of Going RV

 

Ann and Lin Check Out the Winnebago Horizon. Will the Horizon be the Perfect Home for Them?
Ann and Lin Check Out the Winnebago Horizon. Will the Horizon be the Perfect Home for Them?

 

Ann and Lin Look at Another Forza with a Different Floorplan.
Ann and Lin Look at Another Forza with a Different Floorplan.
The Going RV Crew Takes a Break from Filming to Check Out the Winnebago Revel 4x4.
The Going RV Crew Takes a Break from Filming to Check Out the Winnebago Revel 4×4.
Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder Answers Ann and Lin's Questions Before They Make Their RV Selection.
Lichtsinn RV Sales Consultant Reed Burkholder Answers Ann and Lin’s Questions Before They Make Their RV Selection.

 

Tune in to Great American Country on August 15 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT to see which Winnebago they select.