February '21

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rv-pro.com February 2021 • RV PRO • 29 "I knew really quick I was not going to do that, and besides a little time in the early 2000s when I did some pro-fishing, I've been here ever since," he says. Today, the third generation of Linebergers run the family-owned business. In addition to Lineberger Jr., his sister, Angie Goodnight, who was a beautician before she decided to join the family business, are at the helm of the dealership. Goodnight is the service manager while Lineberger Jr. is the general manager. "My mom still owns the company and is the president. My sister and I work together. She takes care of the back and I take care of the front," Lineberger Jr. says. "I started at the bottom of the totem pole and worked my way up. My first job was washing all the trailers on the lot. When I was 13 or 14 years old, I was stocking parts and dusting shelves. You name it, I've done it." There's hope that the family business will carry on, with Lineberger Jr.'s and Good- night's children, who are currently in high school. "There's already inclinations that my son wants to work in sales. Same for my nephew. I see no reason why they wouldn't end up here," Lineberger says. "I would like for them to." Challenging Times in 2020 The nearly 8-acre dealership has expanded over the years. It stocks, on average, 100 units. The dealership has seven service bays and six technicians, some of whom have been with the business for upwards of 15 years. One service technician has worked at the dealership for more than 20 years. While admitting it sounds a bit cliché, Lineberger Jr. says, "We treat our employees like family. It feels more like one big family than employee/employer. We treat them how we'd want to be treated." Lineberger Jr. says the dealership strictly sells new towable RVs for a specific reason. The dealership's service team poses for a group photo. Pictured from left to right are: Chris Lail, service tech; Bobby Garrett, shop/service foreman; Paula Garrett, service writer/ warranty manager; Zack Flowers, service tech; Angie Goodnight, service manager; and Dennis Caldwell, prep, wash and lot man. Terrell Camping Center attracted customers from far outside its traditional market area in 2020, as COVID-19 spurred many people to consider RVing for the first time..

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