Campers Inn RV Acquires Scott Motor Coach Sales in Toms River, New Jersey
December 8, 2021
Performance Brokerage Services, North America’s highest volume dealership brokerage firm, advises in the sale of Scott Motor Coach Sales in Toms River, New Jersey from Brad Scott to Campers Inn RV.
In 1986, Scott Motor Coach Sales was established in Lakewood, New Jersey by Brad Scott and his brother, Lee Scott. For over 30 years, the dealership has offered products from some of the most respected RV brands and manufacturers including Tiffin, Thor, Keystone, Coachmen, Forest River, and Dutchmen. To keep up with the growing demand, in 2019, the dealership moved to a brand-new facility in Toms River, which features a state-of-the-art 25,000 sq. ft. facility on 10 acres with 11 service bays.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Campers Inn RV was established in 1966 by the Hirsch Family. It has grown to become the nation’s largest family-operated dealership group, serving customers across 30 dealership locations throughout the East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. Since 2014, Campers Inn RV has consistently been selected as one of RVBusiness’ Top-50 Dealers in North America and was honored as the winner of the 2014 Innovation Award from RVBusiness. In 2010, 2019, and 2021 Campers Inn RV was awarded RVBusiness’ Top-5 Blue Ribbon Dealer.
Jeff Hirsch, CEO of Campers Inn RV, shared the following about the acquisition, “Scott Motor Coach Sales has an excellent reputation in the market. The organization, led by Brad Scott, is well regarded by its customers, a preferred place to work, and also respected by the manufacturers. Add to those aspects that it is in a market that Campers Inn RV does not currently operate, and it is an ideal addition to our network of stores. We will now be able to better serve the New Jersey customer, and also our transient customers, as they travel the eastern seaboard.”
Brad Scott, Co-Founder of Scott Motor Coach Sales, stated, “When I decided to sell and retire, it created a big dilemma for me. Who do I sell to? Who would be a good match for my dealership, my employees, and my customers? How do I contact them? And if I sell, I want the new owners to take care of my customers and employees the way I do. Jesse Stopnitzky and Performance Brokerage Services found the perfect match for me with Campers Inn RV. By way of their reputation, both from customers and employees, Jeff Hirsch and Campers Inn RV have a similar business philosophy, making this a comfortable decision for me.”
Scott continued, “Performance Brokerage Services was an excellent choice. Jesse & Jason Stopnitzky are very good at what they do. Jesse was instrumental in getting my dealership aligned with the best match for my employees and my customers. Their guidance through the entire process shows their strength and longevity in helping owners make the right choice in selling their dealerships. If you are considering selling an RV dealership, I recommend them very highly.”
Over the last 5 years, Performance Brokerage Services has advised on the sale of over 250 dealerships, making it the highest volume dealership brokerage firm in North America. In 2021, the company expects to consummate over 70 transactions, marking a record-breaking year. “Rarely, do we have the privilege of working with such honorable and integral gentlemen on both sides of a transaction,” said Jesse Stopnitzky, Partner at Performance Brokerage Services and the Director of the RV Division. “As a family-company ourselves, we understand the importance of a strong cultural fit between the principals, and Jeff and Ben Hirsch showed a genuine care and appreciation for the legacy that Brad Scott built. We appreciate Brad entrusting our firm with managing the highly delicate sale of his business and wish Campers Inn RV much success with their acquisition.”
Hirsch commented, “Performance Brokerage Services, and working with Jesse Stopnitzky in particular, has been a seamless process. We have felt that they helped facilitate this transaction in a professional manner, but also allowed us – as the buyer – to ensure that we got to know the seller on a personal level. By doing this, we were able to ensure the financial aspects of the transaction were handled while also understanding the intangibles.”
The dealership will remain at its current location at 2175 US Route 9 in Toms River, New Jersey.
Campers Inn RV looks forward to continuing the legacy that Brad Scott and his family have built. “We plan on continuing to ensure our customers have a trusted dealership for all their RV needs, and that our team members have a place of work where they can find both success and satisfaction,” concluded Hirsch.
Scott echoed Hirsch’s sentiment, “I know that my employees and customers will be happy with Scott Motor Coach Sales joining the Campers Inn RV family of dealerships. Jeff and his team will continue to grow and improve our dealership, taking it to the next level.”
Scott Motor Coach Sales was represented by Daniel J. Barrison, Esq. of Sherman Silverstein in Moorestown, New Jersey and Robert S. Mohel, CPA of Mohel, Elliott, Bauer & Gass in Toms River, New Jersey. Campers Inn RV was represented by Michael B. Tule of McLane Middleton in Manchester, New Hampshire.