April '20

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34 • RV PRO • April 2020 rv-pro.com RV D E A L E R S P arris RV's first eight years plays out like a seasoned veteran in a game of Monopoly – strategically buying up properties and reinvesting revenues into more real estate, ever-growing, ever-expanding. And the dice keep rolling doubles. The dealership's gameboard is Murray, Utah, a city about 8 miles south of Salt Lake City that sits centered in Salt Lake County among a plethora of automobile and other RV dealerships. "It's the hot-spot to buy an RV," says owner Brett Parris. "We're basically at the intersection of Interstate 80 and I-15 in the most populated area of the state. Everyone is right here and we're in the middle of all of it." Today, Parris RV employs 80 and last year's sales of 1,830 RVs accounted for more than $57 million in total revenues. The dealership now has two locations in close proximity to one another. The dealership's success is all the more impressive considering the company's modest beginnings in 2012, when Brett Parrish and wife Dori Parrish entered the PARRIS RV PARRIS RV Growing at a Breakneck Pace The Utah-based dealership has expanded dramatically in recent years to become No. 1 in towable sales in the state – and it may not be finished growing yet. By Rob Merwin PHOTOS COURTESY OF PARRIS RV

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