With more than 30 years of experience working in the automobile and recreational vehicle businesses, John Gervais has a good understanding of what it takes to meet the wants and needs of today’s customers.
Gervais, now the new general sales manager of Findlay RV at 4530 Boulder Highway, drives home the importance of today’s customers with the statement “9,000 people per day are retiring over the next 10 years.
“Baby boomers will stay in America and enjoy the greatest country on earth while utilizing RVs. A huge percentage of RV owners want to bring their pets with them and they can do that with an RV.”
Simply put, the restraints and challenges related to the airline business are pushing more retirees to switch to recreational vehicles, he said.
“You can use your RV all the time,” explained Gervais, a 13-year Southern Nevada resident who moved here from Saipan south of Japan. “It’s truly amazing how many people use their RVs to see and enjoy food competitions, fishing tournaments, landmarks, auto racing or other sporting events. You can use an RV for many gatherings including sleepovers at the house. The usages are countless.”
After a strong August in which Findlay RV recorded great sales, Gervais said he is excited to be with Findlay Automotive Group, a Nevada-based operation that has been in Las Vegas for more than 50 years.
“I’m very happy to be with Findlay RV,” he said. “This company is comprised of great people who constantly give back to the community in so many ways. Whenever there is a special event in Southern Nevada, you will usually find some kind of participation from Findlay Automotive Group employees. Findlay’s people are go-to people who are always giving back to the community.”
General Manager Reuben Figueroa said the general sales manager position drew incredible interest.
“I had a number of sales managers that I had to choose from and selected John because he was the most qualified ,” said Figueroa, who has been the RV business for 27 years. “We are thrilled to have him as part of our team.”
Findlay Automotive Group was founded by the late Pete Findlay, whose son, Cliff Findlay, now oversees dealerships in Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Idaho.