In the late 1960s, two men moved their RV manufacturing business to Bend, Oregon. In 1988 they opened a state of the art RV dealership. Over the years manufacturing, Beaver RVs transferred ownership and location. The dealership also transferred ownership but remained in the same place that it sits today.
In 2001, the previous owners of the dealership began dissolving the company. The top six salesmen, local to Bend, recognized the hardship that would plague hundreds of the dealership’s employees. They also saw the potential of the RV industry and what they could accomplish with their dealership.
Refusing to back down, these six salesmen not only kept the business running but also expanded the business to include other luxury RV brands and absorbed the original Beaver factory warranty center.
The market crash of ‘08 had a devastating impact on the luxury RV industry, and as a result, in 2009, Beaver RVs ceased to be manufactured. The salesmen struggled to maintain their livelihood throughout the next few years. In December 2011, it appeared that they had finally lost the economic battle and closed their doors.
Ty Kelly, one of the original six salesmen, along with his wife and silent partner, refused to let down the handful of families depending on this company. Unyielding, he bought out the business from the old partnership. Together on February 1st, 2012, Ty and the handful of families reopened the dealership.
Beaver Coach Sales has now become a staple in the RVing community and the Pacific Northwest for over six years. With Ty still at the helm today, the dealership experiences exponential year over year growth and now operates a one-stop-shop RV business with more than 50 employees. The locally and family owned, American RV dealership offers one of the largest indoor showrooms in Oregon and is comprised of sales, rentals, finance, parts, and service.
The Sales department delivers the most luxurious RV brands such as Entegra, Tiffin, Thor, Vanleigh, and Roadtrek. The agreeably priced rentals offer a taste of the RV lifestyle. The Finance department almost always finds a better deal than your bank. The Parts inventory is stocked with a variety of affordable and high-end aftermarket products. The Service department consists of 14 bays and an incomparable workforce with over 400 man-years of combined RV building experience.
The same accommodating service provided by Beaver Coach Sales also applies to our employees — Ty is committed to seeing his employees debt free, so their livelihood will never be in question again.