Bonner Sport & RV expands to new location
In an effort to reach out to more customers, Bonner Sports & RV, Jersey Shore, is set to introduce a second location in coming weeks.
On March 1, the business will open a branch store at Kristi Road near the Lycoming Mall.
“This branch is exclusively for new RVs because of growth in that area,” Ashley Wall, marketing manager, said. “It really became apparent in 2018 that we needed to expand the RV side of business into a second location.”
Bonner Sports will have available for sale more than 25 RVs at the site.
Wall noted that the RV industry has been experiencing growth in recent years.
And, with the economy remaining strong, it is a good time to expand the business.
“We are very excited to open,” she said. “We think we will be able to serve customers in the Muncy area that didn’t know about us.”
Wall said while many baby boomers have embraced the RV lifestyle, younger people have as well.
“People are so connected to phone and technology. There is this appeal to get away,” she said. “It’s an affordable lifestyle. It gives families and couple a chance to get away from everything and reconnect with outdoors.”
Bonner Sports would seem to be a reflection of the growth of the outdoors recreation boom.
Eleven years ago, the company employed just four people and showed sales of $300,000. Last year, the company had grown to 21 employees and $6 million in sales.
“It really became apparent in 2018 that we needed to expand the RV side into a second location, Wall said.
Wall noted that the company is taking on a new product line, Intech RV, which will be available at the branch location.
“They are small RVs meant to be pulled by a car or truck. We are the only dealer in Pennsylvania that will be selling them,” she said.