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42 • RV PRO • June 2021 rv-pro.com I'm selling a lifestyle – not a car that someone has to use to get to work.' He fell in love with the industry and wanted to get into it more." As a result, Hyzdu became an investor in Berling's business to purchase an inventory of RVs. Unfortunately, his father-in-law became ill in 2009, and Hyzdu began to help operate the deal- ership while taking Berling to chemotherapy appointments. Berling passed away in 2010. "He was the most selfless person I had ever met," Hyzdu says, "which was unique for me, and I've tried to carry that forward in the dealership." Standing Out Among the Crowd While the dealership is still named Auto Corral RV, it is in the process of transitioning to RVAZ. "It's a lot easier to remember, because nobody really knows how to spell 'Corral,'" Hyzdu chuckles. "It's just one of those words – is it one 'L' or two 'Ls' or one 'R' or two? It all sounds the same, but who really knows how to spell it?" While Auto Corral RV's website prominently features a slide- show of the Major League teams that Hyzdu played for, and there's a soft baseball theme at the dealership, Hyzdu was – and is – reluctant to leverage his too much of baseball career in the business. "I was heavily persuaded by staff to put up some pictures and 'sell' the baseball end of it. But the last thing I want is a shrine to me – it's uncomfortable," he says. "But my employees and other folks sold me on it." He says that his dealership is among 20 RV dealers representing every manufacturer within 10 miles along Main Street in Mesa, and he was convinced by staff that leveraging his baseball career would be a differentiator. Hyzdu says communication methods he used in baseball have translated to how he interacts with his team at the dealership. "In baseball, you can't win with just nine players, and at Auto Corral RV, you need everyone on the roster, from the 'pinch hitter' to the everyday player, to win," he says. The dealership is in the process of changing its name to RVAZ, which Hyzdu says is easier for customers to remember – and spell – compared to Auto Corral RV. " I was heavily persuaded by staff to put up some pictures and 'sell' the baseball end of it. But the last thing I want is a shrine to me – it's uncomfortable. But my employees and other folks sold me on it." – Adam Hyzdu, owner, Auto Corral RV

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