August 19, 2020 – Mill Bay, BC – Arbutus RV & Marine Sales Ltd. (Arbutus RV) owners, Craig and Rose Little, announced today that they have acquired Coast RV Sales & Service Ltd. Location in Parksville, B.C. Arbutus will take over the day-to-day operations of Coast RV on August 31st, 2020, and will be rebranding the location under the Arbutus umbrella. The acquisition is the latest step in Arbutus RV’s continued growth.
This strategic acquisition allows Arbutus RV to expand its footprint and service in an important region of Vancouver Island. Already home to BC’s biggest selection of RVs, Arbutus now has 6 Vancouver Island locations including Sidney, Mill Bay, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Courtenay, and now Parksville.
“For years we have wanted to offer further support to the Mid-Island RV’ing community. Now, thanks to the dedicated, hardworking and enthusiastic Arbutus team, we are excited to be taking that strategic step via the acquisition of Coast RV location, which has been operating successfully in Parksville for over 25 years. We look forward to the synergy of this acquisition as we expand the dealership’s presence in the market and continue to offer good old fashion service and value to past, present and future guests”– Craig Little
Since the first Arbutus RV location opened in Mill Bay in 1988 the Little’s have steadily grown the Arbutus RV brand throughout Vancouver Island. In the past 32 years, they have welcomed thousands of Island families to the RV lifestyle, and they look forward to helping create many more priceless family memories in the years ahead.
Arbutus RV & Marine Sales Ltd. is the largest full-service recreational vehicle dealer network in British Columbia and home to BC’s biggest selection of RVs. Founded in 1988 by Craig Little, the company has expanded to 6 full-service sales locations throughout Vancouver Island, employing over 130 team members in Sidney, Mill Bay, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni, and Courtenay. Further information is available at www.ArbutusRV.ca