July '19

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rv-pro.com July 2019 • RV PRO • 99 asked Vrzich to go with him when he looked at a building in nearby Santee to possibly purchase for Ty and Bud's Hitches and Welding. "We went to lunch. I said, 'That building's a little stretch for me … but it would be a great building for you to assist you in RV repairs,'" Foulds says. As they talked, Foulds made a proposal: "Let's go ahead and throw everything in a pile and buy that building, cut our overhead, and have a much better future. He said, 'OK, when do we move?'" As Vrzich recalls: "It fell in our lap. We never thought twice, never looked back." He moved in February 1993, and Foulds followed soon after. "We've had our ups and downs, don't get me wrong, but we're a solid business today," Foulds says. The lowest of the "downs" came during the Great Recession, when business fell off by about 50 percent. Vrzich says the business was in a good position when the slowdown hit in 2008. "We paid this property off almost 20 years ago. So, when times were tough … we went into it with money in the bank," Foulds says. He is proud to relate that, at a time when some employees' spouses were losing their jobs, County RV Service didn't have to lay anyone off or cut back on health insurance or retirement benefits. One way the partners were able to make ends meet was Technician Randy Blaine preps a wheel well cover for installation on a motorhome. Technician Larry Smith services a generator. County RV services RVs in the San Diego area.

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