I can remember when we did a story on Grand Design about four years ago (which by the way was right about when Grand Design was celebrating its first year in business). Even back then, there was something about this company, and specifically its founding partners, that you just knew - this was no ordinary RV start-up.
Fast-forward to today, and that feeling I had back then has been proven. Grand Design has set the bar as far as growth, design, and reputation in virtually every category that success is measured by. The Middlebury, Indiana company just marked another milestone in its short 5-year history by producing its 50,000 unit.
Grand Design’s brands continue to build market share with year-over-year retail sales outpacing the industry’s growth by over four times, according to Statistical Surveys Inc. who monitors the RV industry along with other major industries. Grand Design RV is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries Inc.
Rick Kessler, Managing Editor of RVBusiness Magazine, caught up with Don Clark, President and CEO of Grand Design, for a one-on-one interview about the company, its latest awards and to take a look at their newest unit to hit the market… the “Transcend” line of travel trailers.