Breaking Ground

Monday May 13, 2013

It has been a while since our last update. The last several weeks have been exceptionally busy with a tremendous amount progress. Our focus has been on our operations and continuing as seamless as possible. As such, we hosted our 2nd Annual Spring Motorhome Show & Sale (April 27 – May 12) which proved to be very successful. I want to thank all of our customers that attended our sales event. I would like to welcome all the new members to The Hitch House Presidents' Club. Thank you for choosing The Hitch House to purchase your motorhome. We have been exceptionally fortunate and are happy to have you join our family. Bruce Baier, our Parts' Manager, led several seminars on flat towing, dolly towing, satellite and internet solutions for the RV and Motorhomer. Special thanks to all of our manufacturers and distributors that attended our Show:

  • Doug Drover – Newmar Corporation
  • Bill Murray - Thor Motor Coach
  • Adam O'Dell – Thor Motor Coach
  • Josh Ciernia – Navistar RV
  • Gary McLain – Navistar RV
  • Jean-Claude Guilbault - Pleasure-Way Industries
  • Al Kacsor - Atlas Trailer Products
  • Bryon Booth - NTP Distribution Canada
  • Rob Edwards - NTP Distribution Canada

Every member of our team has been busy improving our temporary facilities & infrastructure, preparing for our new construction, servicing our customers that are getting ready for the spring and summer travel season and tidying up from the winter. The construction zone for our new facility has been cordoned off with fencing to delineate the site. AND...

On Monday, May 6th we broke ground on our new headquarters! We received our building permit from the Township of Oro-Medonte on April 25, 2013. Jim Bertam & Sons have excavated nearly the entire track for footings and Dan Leal Construction have poured approximately two-thirds of the footings. The first of the forms have arrived for construction of the foundation walls. As soon as the footings are complete our foundation walls will be poured.

The construction of our Service Tower within the existing Service facility is well underway. It is, in fact, in use and key to the execution of our service operations as we are now into our busy season. The Service Tower provides for the effective organization and scheduling of service work to the mechanics, service technicians and the body shop. The final touches are still to come but we are extremely excited that this critical tool is now available to us and operational. Congratulations to Hiedi Stoate, Paul Lewis and Bruce Baier for managing and executing this project.

In addition, we have received occupancy for Building S also known as our new Storage Facility. It will be able to accommodate work for house related items, including interior motorhome cleaning, preparation, pre-delivery inspections and appliance work.