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32 • RV PRO • August 2020 rv-pro.com B renda Bailey and Derek Bidwell, cousins and co-owners of Fame RV Center, have seen their dealership flourish and grow in the three years since they moved to a new, larger facility in Saegertown, Pa. It was the first major decision they made as new partners of the multi-generational family business – and it has proven a par- ticularly fortuitous one. "We had three small buildings jammed together in town and we leased four lots, which we had outgrown," Bidwell says of the dealership's old facility. "We took the big plunge and moved to a new location – and now our business has just blown up, from service to sales. We had been operating at maximum capacity for 20 years." One of the old dealership's buildings was a former tool shop converted into storage Since Pennsylvania-based Fame RV Center moved to a new location three years ago, revenues have jumped 30 percent as service and repair capability have more than tripled. By Rob Merwin Finding Fame Finding Fame Annual Women in Business Section PHOTOS BY BACK ROADS ENERGY Moving into a new, larger facility has paid big dividends for Derek Bidwell and Brenda Bailey, cousins and co-owners of Fame RV Center, pictured here in front of their dealership in Saegertown, Pa.

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