How to Address Employee Communication Issues in Your Dealership

After surveying multiple dealers across North America on what they consider to be their biggest challenges, dealership expert Michael Rees has seen the word “communication” come up quite often. In particular, many dealers seem to struggle with establishing communication among their employees and across multiple departments. The lack of proper communication can have an enormous […]

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How to Maximize Your Parts Sales During the Busy Season banner

Most RV and marine dealers have about 100 out of 365 days to make most of their profits for the year. That’s what many of us refer to as the “busy season.” So, if for some reason you don’t sell enough units or parts during that time period, you can lose quite a bit of […]

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Ideal Team Player

Finding the right people to work at your dealership is often a tough and time-consuming undertaking. What’s even harder is understanding which employees you should keep and which ones you should let go. It’s easy to see your employees in black and white – hard-working people do their jobs well, while the lazy and incompetent […]

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Interact with People in a Friendly Manner

Hiring the right Service Writer can be tricky, given how sensitive their job really is. After all, they are in contact with your customers more than anyone else, and it’s their responsibility to ensure that your customers’ equipment servicing needs are properly looked after. It’s an important job, and if mishandled, it can have serious […]

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5 Things That Make a Dealer Successful

What makes you or any other dealer successful? There are many answers to this question, but the simplest one is your longevity. If you are able to consistently weather storms like the economic downturn of 2008 and others, while remaining profitable, then you can safely consider yourself a successful dealer. However, the word “consistently” is […]

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Rocky Mountain RV & Marine blog

Did you know that Astra G2, our dealership management system, has played a significant role in helping Rocky Mountain RV & Marine grow into a successful 10-acre dealership with over 50 employees? In fact, according to Bob Scholl, the Assistant General Manager at Rocky Mountain, “about 40%” of the dealership’s success is due to our […]

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How Summit RV Wins at Business Management Like a Major-League Team

As the company grew – they needed to play more like a team.
We sat down with James Bradley, second-generation owner of Summit RV, to learn their secrets.