Our Sales Staff


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  • Mike Barton
    Sales Representative
    1 (888) 378-7118

    mbarton@thehitchhouse.com

    Mike was raised in the automotive industry. From his earliest days assisting his dad at their Honda Dealership, Mike has learned customer service from the ground up.

    Mike's experience runs deep as he was trained as a mechanic, but also held roles as a Parts Manager and a Service Manager. Mike understands all aspects of a dealership and customer service. His hard work and dedication came to the attention of Honda Canada executives and he was recognized as the top Parts & Service Manager in Canada.

    With almost three decades in the automotive industry Mike decided to make a move to RV's by joining The Hitch House team. Mike is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and when he is not at The Hitch House you can usually find him racing his 2001 Honda CBR 600F4i motorcycle at Mosport or Shannonville.

    When you contact Mike you are welcome to use his tag line from racing, "Knee on the ground rubber side down".

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  • Mike Taylor
    Sales Representative
    1 (888) 378-7118

    mtaylor@thehitchhouse.com

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  • Darrell Karas
    Sales Representative
    1 (888) 378-7118

    dkaras@thehitchhouse.com

    HE'S BACK!!!

    Most of our customers will remember Darrell, you see he has a long history with The Hitch House.  Darrell first joined The Hitch House in early 2002 and he was very successful in our sales department.  In fact, when the Hitch House first became a Monaco dealer in 2003 Darrell sold the very first Monaco.  He was so successful with selling Monaco motorhomes he was rewarded by Monaco with a gold Monaco sales ring. 

    Darrell has always enjoyed the outdoors.  He enjoys fishing and whenever he got the opportunity he would fish for salmon locally.  He is actually a pretty good angler.  In 2006 Darrell found a retreat that would satisfy his enthusiasm for the outdoors.  A small, secluded cabin on 70+ acres near Barry's Bay became Darrell and his wife's sanctuary.  Then in late 2008 Darrell and Mary decided to move to their cabin in the middle of nowhere.  I mean in the middle of nowhere.  His cabin wasn't even on the electrical grid.  We affectionately referred to Darrell as Jeremiah Johnson.  His brother Don (also a Hitch House sales person) thought he was just plain crazy.

    During his hiatus Darrell stayed in touch with The Hitch House and from time to time you could find Darrell back here working on the sales floor.  Early in 2012 Darrell contacted us to seriously talk about returning to the Barrie area and working for the Hitch House permanently.  Apparently his thirst for the wilderness had been quenched.  Darrell had an offer on his cabin and was selling it to return to Barrie to be closer to his children and grandchildren.  You really can't blame him.

    If you are one of Darrell's former customers he would love to hear from you.  If you are experiencing The Hitch House for the first time, you can count on Darrell's experience and customer service.  Not too mention he is just a real nice guy.

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  • Don Karas
    Sales Representative
    1 (888) 378-7118

    donkaras@thehitchhouse.com

    Before Don started here at The Hitch House he was already familiar with RVing - as he was a former travel trailer enthusiast.

    Don has a strong sales and business background as he was an owner/operator in his furniture stores. Don was immediately successful in the RV industry due in no small part to his experience in retail and his vast background in customer service.

    Not only has Don been awarded the coveted Monaco Coach Ring for recognition of his sales achievements but his customers truly appreciate him. Just browse our testimonials and you will see the many letters to Don.

    To know Don is to know that Don loves to host special occasions. He is The Hitch House's informal staff social convener and a master caterer.

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  • Jon Barry
    Sales Representative
    1 (888) 378-7118

    jbarry@thehitchhouse.com

    Jon comes to us with a broad base of experience.  As a young man, Jon first started out enlisting in the Canadian Armed Forces, specifically the Navy.   Jon spent the majority of his time in British Columbia.  Upon exiting the Navy, Jon`s father required assistance in his restaurant and Jon was the dutiful son.  He parlayed that experience into owning and operating his own restaurants over several years.  Jon`s restaurant background allowed him to spend several years as a Health & Safety Representative in the food services business.  Jon developed a strong background in business and managing financial statements thus providing him with the foundation to complete the requirements to succeed in the financial services industry.  His past experience took him from coast to coast and a whole lot in between.  Jon is full of stories of Canada.  Come and ask for Jon Barry at The Hitch House you will enjoy the experience.

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  • Brad Laurier
    Sales Representative
    1 (888) 378-7118


    blaurier@thehitchhouse.com

    Brad is one of those people who, when you meet him, you can't help being attracted to his positive energy.

    He has often been heard declaring, "Here at The Hitch House I have the best job in the world!  Every day I get to make someone's dream come true"!

    With almost forty triathlons under his belt, his greatest joy at races, was cheering on the very last person to cross the finish line.   When we ask him why that was so important he simply replied, "Because I was privileged to witness someone splitting their own atom.  For them, quitting was not an option!  I applaud and encourage that spirit".

    We will often see Brad arrive at work on either his motorcycle or his bicycle.  He loves to begin his work day with either a work out at the YMCA or a bicycle ride, or some days, even both!

    Brad is not new to the recreation/leisure industry.  He and his wife of 31 years and their children have enjoyed many years in the recreation boating world.  He lives on his boat most of the summer, of which he calls his floating motorhome.

    In his past long time career as Vice President of T.W.C., representing Turtle Wax in Canada, Brad was fortunate, but not surprisingly so, to accomplish world record setting sales.  From working with a diverse clientele across North America Brad's experience puts him in a perfect position to understand and respect all aspects of business and more importantly customer service. He delights in providing his customers with sound knowledge of his product and assist customers find that perfect motorhome to match their budget and travel wish lists.

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  • Sean Dunlevy
    Sales Representative
    1 (888) 378-7118

    sdunlevy@thehitchhouse.com

    Along with Chris, Sean is an official member of our young sales club. However, Sean's technical knowledge is far from amateur. He has been in the RV industry for over 12 years, getting his start in the service department. Sean's first position with the Hitch House was washing motorhomes and then taking on the role of Dealership Runner. As Sean advanced with The Hitch House he was given the responsibility of coordinating factory pick-ups in Indiana from our manufacturers. Sean truly has driven them all.

    Sean was later given the opportunity to design and implement the role of Tower Operator. As the Tower Operater, Sean was responsible for managing the incoming service work and effectively scheduling our service technicians to the appropriate jobs. Sean was very hands-on and would quite often personally handle repairs that did not require a technician.

    In March of 2008, Sean was welcomed into the Sales Department and he has enjoyed every minute. After 6 years cutting his teeth in the service department, Sean truly understands the needs of the RV enthusiast. Test his knowledge you will be surprised.

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  • Chris McKee
    Wholesale Manager
    1 (888) 378-7118

    cmckee@thehitchhouse.com

    Don't let this young man's age fool you folks he is a seasoned Motorhome professional.  You see, Chris has over 10 years in this industry working at the Hitch House.  Chris can honestly say he worked his way up through the dealership.  Starting in High School, Chris spent his weekends and evenings learning how to properly clean a motorhome from top to bottom.  He has worked in our Service Department, Parts Department, Business Office and his currently a member of our Sales Team.  Chris has also logged thousands of miles behind the wheel of a motorhome by delivering our Motorhomes to countless RV Shows and picking them up at our manufacturers' production facilities in the United States and returning the coaches to our store.

    Chris is one of the most driven people I know.  He spent four years going to school full-time to acquire his Diploma in Automotive Marketing at Georgian College while working full-time at The Hitch House.  I suppose a career for Chris is actually relaxing compared to his previous schedule.  Under the guidance of our former Wholesale Manager, Derek Woods (29 year employee of The Hitch House) Chris acquired years of industry experience.  Chris has since taken over the management of The Hitch House Consignment Program left vacant by Derek's sudden passing.

    When not at the Hitch House you can usually find Chris riding his Yamaha R1 to the nearest paintball facility.  If you have a chance drop in ask for Chris you will find him to be a pleasure to deal with. 

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  • Marilyn Clark
    Business Manager
    1 (888) 378-7118

    mclark@thehitchhouse.com 


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  • Connor Marten
    Business Consultant / Social Media Manager
    1 (888) 378-7118

    cmarten@thehitchhouse.com

    Connor, the newest member of our Business Office, grew up not far south of The Hitch House. A good part of his childhood was spent between the towns of Beeton, and Everett, located about a 30 min drive from Barrie.

    Throughout his early years (which are still in progress), Connor was often found at the nearest soccer field enjoying one of his favourite pastimes. When not on the field, he could be found tossing horseshoes at his family's cottage on the Burnt River. And when the winter rolled around, he took to the slopes with his trusty snowboard. A passion he still nurtures to this day.

    When not in the Business Office, Connor also serves as the Social Media Manager here at The Hitch House. With a Diploma in Journalism, Connor is able to apply his writing and multi-media skills in order to provide a great customer experience online, as well as offline.

    Connor has an abundance of energy, possesses top-class customer service skills, and will strive to make your time at The Hitch House as fun, and easy-going as possible!

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