Friday, July 13, 2012

Frederick County Recognizes #1 RV Dealer in Maryland

Frederick County Commissioners and The Business Development and Retention Division met with Kelly Shanholter, President of Beckley’s Camping Center. Established in 1980 by Mr. Robert Beckley, the Camping Center was originally located on rt. 85 in Frederick. In the spring of 1985 the dealership moved to its present location on rt. 15, 12 miles north of Frederick, Maryland in Thurmont. In their 32 years of serving the RV community as a RV Dealer, they have sold approximately 24,000 RV units. The dealership carries brands that have longevity in the RV industry such as Winnebago, Keystone, KZ, Newmar and Evergreen. The showroom is 6,000 square feet and they have over 270 units in stock. The service department is an 11,375 square foot facility with a 12 bay service shop. They also have a 5,400 square foot parts department. Beckley’s Camping Center employs 72 people of which 59 are Frederick County residents. The company generated over 38 million dollars in revenue in 2011 and Beckley’s has been ranked the number one RV dealer in the State of Maryland for the past 12 years. According to President Kelly Shanholter,“We sell lifestyles to families”. They also have recently broken ground on 3.5 acres of property that will adjoin the service department to help minimize the congestion of the 250 plus RV’s they have for sale. For more information about Beckley’s camping Center, visit their website at