FORT WORTH — The Wayne Davis Auto Group today introduced its 2017 Regency RV lineup of Concept One Class B motorhomes built on the Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis.
The company expanded in 2016 from Regency Conversions, one of the best-known up-fitters of lifted, off-road pickups and SUVs in the country, with its new Regency RV division building ultra-luxury motor coaches on the Mercedes diesel platform, the release explained.
After acquiring its Mercedes Benz Master Up-fitter Certification in just four months in early 2016, Regency RV went into production for the Concept One motor coach from its newly retooled Fort Worth, Texas ,production facilities. With the 2017 Concept One rollout, the company is now in full production of this distinctive new offering, explained owner and CEO Wayne Davis.
The Regency RV management team consists of Davis; President Alan Osicka; and Vice President of Sales Nick Carter. Combined, they have more than 100 years of automotive industry expertise.
The three once managed Regency Van Conversions, which they grew from 175 units monthly in 1995, to 800 units per month by 2001. At that time the Regency Van brand was recognized as the largest volume up-fitter of vans, trucks, and SUVs in the United States, the release noted. In 2006, Davis sold the van conversion firm.
Today, Carter explained the differences inherent in the new firm and in its unique Class B motorhome offering.
“What separates us from most Class B builders in the industry today is that we are not interested in doing high-production runs,” said Carter. “You see our new coaches are all handmade. At this point in our careers, we’re more focused on quality, not quantity.
“Our new Regency RV is a different endeavor. We are rethinking the Class B market and attempting to build a coach that stands out as unique from what is already out there,” he added.
Osicka also heads up the manufacturing and operations for the firm.
“We’re ahead of the competition from the start with a high-end chassis from Mercedes already equipped with factory navigation, backup camera systems and other enhanced features,” he said. “You’d have to see our new facilities to truly understand our processes, but we craft everything in-house.
“From the building, hand-sanding, staining and finishing of our American beech wood cabinets, to hand crafted real leather upholstery, to painting all components to match, computer designing and printing our graphics, even tinting our own glass, it’s all done in-house,” he added.
In 2008, Davis sold his restored collection of 80 automobiles in a private offering conducted by the RM Auctions. The sale was a national event, attracting bidders across the United States and grossing more than $8 million.
“We’re driven by an attention to detail that sets our products apart from the rest of the field,” said Osicka. “The reception of the new Regency Concept One went better than we expected in 2016. Dealers and consumers are looking for quality and those who will stand behind their products. We hope to add many dealers to support our following in 2017.”
SOURCE: Regency RV press release