Middlebury RV company hires more than 1,000 employees and hopes to grow even more
An RV company in Elkhart County is paving the way toward a promising future in the industry.
Grand Design RV in Middlebury has officially hired more than 1,000 employees. Don Clark, the CEO and president says they don't plan on stopping there, despite numerous competition, their plan is to grow even more!
Clark says the culture here at this company comes from the employees themselves, but also recognizes there are many options to choose from.
“There’s a lot of competition out there,” he said.
Clark says over 85 per cent of all RVs built in North America come out of Elkhart County, therefore employees have to make a decision on where they want to go.
But that didn’t stop Clark from setting up shop in the center of the RV universe. “Originally, we started with three. My self and two partners,” said Clark. “We had a card table and three of us planning on what we wanted to accomplish.”
Grand Design RV was founded in 2012 and started producing RVs the next year. Now, in 2017 Grand Design employees more than a thousand people.
“…. To grow at that kind of speed, we’re really blessed,” said Clark.
Clark says he’s grateful to be able to have an impact in the community. “To be able to be a significant employer and helping out the communities in which we live in is a gratifying feeling.”
And Clark doesn’t think that feeling will waiver anytime soon, he’s still looking to fill positions. He believes the culture of his company attracts a lot of potential hires.
“It’s not a whip the dog type of culture. We grow with our employees not at the cost of our employees. We treat our people fair,” said Clark.
Clark also mentioned this growth could potentially lead to the opening of new facilities in the future.