We don’t just sell RVs. We sell experiences.
What’s different about us
is that it’s not about us.
It’s about you.
For more than two decades Optimum RV has been helping families like yours explore the outdoors and create lifelong memories. We understand that an RV is so much more than a vehicle. It’s a home. It’s an oasis. It’s a ticket for excitement and adventure. That’s why at Optimum RV we like to say, “We don’t just sell RVs. We sell experiences.”
From first time buyers of a value-priced travel to upgrading to luxurious Class A Motorhome, you can count on us to treat you like family. With our support and expertise, you’ll leave us feeling confident and secure. We are with you every step of your RV journey.
What’s In A Name?
Optimum means the best condition or highest level of something. We strive everyday to create the optimum conditions for you to find the perfect RV to match the RV experience of your dreams. We also strive to deliver the optimum level of sales and service possible. As you can see, the word “optimum” for us is not just a catchy name on a billboard.
It’s a word that drives us to be better every day, to make your RV buying and owning experience the best in the industry.
It all started with a boat. Denver R. Beck, Founder and President of Optimum RV, began his sales career flipping boats. He would buy old boats, get them seaworthy again, and sell them for a modest profit. Until one day when he bought an RV from one of his boat customers. Before he could even use it, he found himself responding to offers from former boat customers, friends, and family to buy his RV. From that first sale he never looked back. Instantly, he recognized that he was selling more than a metal box with wheels. He was selling a lifestyle of freedom, exploration, and adventure.
The first Optimum RV sales center opened in Ocala, FL in 2006, situated beneath a shade canopy of towering cypress trees and majestic live oak. We think it’s this beautiful natural setting that has kept us down to earth and authentic. In the early days it was literally a one-man show. Denver would personally buy, sell, and deliver RVs to his customers. He was always approachable and accommodating. He made a point to know every customer on a first-name basis. As a result, our roots go deep into the community, and they continue to grow deeper and spread wider every day as we head into our third decade of making the RV lifestyle a reality for our customers.
Even as our Ocala sales center has grown into the largest pre-owned RV sales center in the nation, we strive to retain the family-owned, down-to-earth, and approachable attitude established by Denver Beck two decades ago. Our sales staff have made long-trusted business relationships with their customers, and in many cases, lifelong friendships. It’s these relationships that make us go the extra mile. In fact, if you find yourself in a bind and need to stay the night on property in your RV, we will do our best to accommodate you like family. But just know that you might get a knock on your door in the evening from your salesperson asking if you’d like to share a beverage. That’s just how we roll.
Optimum RV has grown to eleven locations across the nation, with dozens more new sales and service centers planned to open over the next few years. Our goal is to be the premier RV sales and service center in the Southeast. So, what does this growth mean for you? It means an even bigger selection of pre-owned and new RVs of every price and size imaginable, and a wider range of after-sale services. We promise that as we grow we will remain approachable, accommodating, and down-to-earth. We will always remember where we came from and how we got here. And, that it’s not about us. It’s about you.
Our “secret sauce”
is not so secret.
It’s on display every day. It’s our people. We take pride in hiring locally, promoting from within, and treating our employees with kindness and respect. We have several current employees that have been with Optimum RV from the beginning. Their stories are inspiring, and their longevity a testimony to how they truly feel like a member of the family. It’s people like Ana and Richard that are the heart of Optimum RV. Here are their stories:
Ana Robey, Supervisor, Accounting & Operations
“Back in the early days, it was Denver, a mechanic, a salesperson, and me. We had only consignment sales at that time. My job was to clean and detail the RVs before pickup or delivery. But honestly, we all did whatever was needed to satisfy the customer,” recalls Ana Robey.
She continues, “The best part of working here is that we are truly a family. We have each other’s backs.”
In the twelve years that Ana has worked at Optimum RV she has had several roles, from detailing, to customer service, to her role today as Title Supervisor.
“Optimum RV is great because there is opportunity to work in different roles, which keeps it interesting. And because everyone is cross trained, we can help customers when they have questions that are not necessarily in our department. It’s this ability to help our customers in a personal way that makes us different,” says Ana.
Richard Wieczkowski, Sales Manager
Just like Ana, Richard began his 11-year career with Optimum RV cleaning and detailing RV’s. He has since worked his way up through the ranks to become Sales Manager.
“Optimum RV has always tried to grow from within. As a result, just about everyone knows the entire operation from sales to service. This helps us take care of our customers in a way that other more “corporate” dealerships cannot,” says Richard.
He continues, “We’re all here for each other. We really do feel like we’re all part of the family. This goes for our customers, too. We go above and beyond to take care of them.” On one occasion Richard drove to Tennessee to deliver an RV to a customer that had to have it in time for Bike Week. He completed the purchase and delivery for this customer in one day. While we can’t promise this level of service on every occasion, it does show just how committed our employees are to our family of customers.