LAS VEGAS — The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada has elected Jean-François Lussier of Horizon Lussier in Marieville, Quebec, as its chairman of the board.
Horizon Lussier is a family-owned and operated RV dealership that is focused on providing quality products and exceptional customer service.
Lussier has been involved in the family business since he was 13, and has held numerous jobs in the business, which has represented several different types of leisure vehicles, from snowmobiles to boats and outboard motors, to RVs.
In the early 1980s, the dealership shifted its focus to only selling RVs and became Roulottes Jean Lussier, named after Lussier’s father. In that move, they added motorized vehicles to their established towables line as well as other camping accessories.
Lussier and his brothers purchased the family business from their parents in 1985 and Lussier became the sole proprietor in 2016. Today, Lussier oversees the operations of Horizon Lussier and has nearly 70 on staff.
Over the years, the sale of motorhomes became such a large part of the dealership’s business model that the owners decided to change the business name to something that evoked both travel trailer and motorhomes. In 1997, they finally opted for Horizon Lussier, which plays on the idea of travel and the great outdoors.
The dealership has been a member of the RVDA of Quebec since the beginning and has participated in provincial and national association efforts in several capacities. Lussier has been president of the RVDA of Quebec and has sat on the national education committee and has served on the board of the RVDA of Canada since 2010.
Other officers for the 2017-2018 year include:
Vice Chairman: Herb Cowen, Pike Lake Golf Centre, Clifford, Ontario
Treasurer: Gord Bragg, Hub City RV, Lantzville, British Columbia
Past Chairman: Sam Parks, Camp-Out RV, Stratford, Ontario
Members of RVDA of Canada’s current board of directors include:
Darcy Turgeon, Carefree RV, Edmonton, Alberta
Kyle Kehoe, kehoe RV, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Jim Gorrie, GNR Camping World, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bruno Tombari Jr., Bella Vista RV, Oro-Medonte, Ontario
Josée Bédard, Roulotte Chaudière, Lévis, Quebec
Bruce Marsh, Cape Breton Trailer Sales, Bras d’Or, Nova Scotia
Trevor Moase, Vacationer RV Sales and Service, Kelvin Grove, Prince Edward Islanc
SOURCE: RVDA of Canada press release