Rick Rizzo, founder and president of Rick's R.V. Center, was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois and graduated from Providence High School. He worked for several years as an apprentice electrician before going to work for his father-in-law in 1979 at Reiter's Trailer Sales and Service on East Washington Street in Joliet.
Rick, by then a veteran of the RV industry, revamped a small building at the corner of Jefferson Street and Interstate 55 and opened Rick's R.V. Center in 1984. Opening as a one-man operation, it wasn't an uncommon sight to see Rick filling LP gas, installing hitches, or talking to customers about truck caps or camping trailers. It went from being just Rick to 31 full-time people.
"We did it by taking care of customers and by going after repeat sales. That makes all the difference in the world. Now I have three of my (father-in-law) grandsons working here, so we consider it kind of a three-generation family business." - Rick Rizzo
You will often be helped by either Rick's father Rich or by Rick's nephews Jeff, Mike or Brian. Because we have a close family relationship we believe in the concept of "good old' family service with a smile." Stop in to see how our service makes us a success!
Sherlin Miller (far left) and Charlie Merkel (far right) of Jayco Inc. deliver the highly coveted Jayco Dealer of the Year Award to Rick's RV. September 24th, 2014
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