4360 W Jefferson St
Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 725-4061

Rick's Team

Rick Rizzo

Rick Rizzo


I founded Rick's RV 40 years ago. I still enjoy coming to work and leading this excellent team we have assembled over the years. Outside of work, I am blessed with a wonderful family; my wife, Vicki, and my kids Vince and Angie.

Jeff Pilon

Jeff Pilon



I'm Jeff Pilon and I've been here pretty much from the beginning. I started at Rick's RV Center when I was 15 and have learned just about every aspect of the business and industry. I still enjoy coming to work every day and spending time with my team. My wife, Kim and I have 4 children; Ryan, Emily, Luke, and Tyler.

Mike Pilon

Mike Pilon

General Manager


Hi, I'm Mike and I'm part of the family ownership. My Papaw started the business. I've been with Rick's RV Center for over 30 years. When I'm not thinking about ways to fire our Internet Sales Manager, I'm busy helping our customers with their camping needs. My free time is spent with my wife, Kim, and kids; Jack, Molly, Brian and Danny. Thank you to all of our customer's that keep my kids fed!

Brian Pilon

Brian Pilon

Sales Associate/ IT


I've kept busy over the past 25 years by fixing computers, ordering inventory, and helping my customer's find the perfect RV. I am happily married to my wife, Carrie, and we have 4 adorable children. In my free time I enjoy model trains, especially when my wife lets me wear the engineer's cap. Choo Choo!

Dave Whalen

Dave Whalen

Sales Manager


Joining the Rick’s RV family back in 2006 was the best career decision I could have made. It was either that or the glue factory, so in hind sight, it wasn’t that hard of a decision. I’m truly blessed to have found a place like Rick’s RV to provide for my family and grow as a person, father and husband. Speaking of growing, I work out all the time with my best friend Tom and my muscles are getting really big! I can even bounce my pecs! I have a beautiful wife, Cathy, and 5 awesome kids; Briana, Ashley, Matthew, Tyler and Charlotte.

Jim Freeland

Jim Freeland

Business Manager


I've been the Business Manager at Rick's for 20 years. I bought a travel trailer from Brian and had so much fun I never left! When I'm not getting our customer's great terms, I enjoy spending my time with my family at the campground.  

Marty Svoboda

Service Advisor


When I'm not busy pulling your motorhomes and travel trailers into our service department, I can be found enjoying my Jayco Swift with my amazing wife Diane and our 3 sons; Stephen, Ryan and Matthew.


Kevin Finefield

Sales Associate


Hi, I’m Kevin Finefield. I’ve been at Ricks RV for 14 years, and in the RV industry for 36. At 63 years old, the guys at work think I’m crazy, because I enjoy racing off-road motorcycles, mountain bike riding, and camping at the motorcycle races. I’m married to Ginger, and we have a son, Christian, and a daughter, Stefanie, who’s married with our three beautiful grand children.

Paul Froeschle and J. Jay

Internet Sales Manager


I've run the Internet Sales Department at Rick's RV for 14 years. I really enjoy coming into work every day! The only thing I love more is going home to my beautiful wife Stacey and wonderful kids Ben and Emma.

Joe Farkas

Joe Farkas

Sales Associate / Director of Communications


I'm entering my 11th year at Rick's RV Center. I grew up in Joliet, and probably know you, or at least one of your family members. I am fun loving, talkative, and spend 86.5% of my time on social media. You will rarely see me without a phone to my ear. I love spending time with my wife, Alyssa, and our two beautiful daughters. Come in and pick out a new RV... or just come in for a high five! 

Bryan Niedermeyer

Truck Accessories Manager


This is my ninth year as the Truck Accessories Manager at Rick's RV Center. I don't own a truck because they don't make a 10 passenger pick up, but I can accessorize yours! Outside of work, my free time is happily spent with my 8 kids and beautiful fiancé Angelica.

Anne Wyant

Parts Manager


Surprisingly pleasant and helpful...

Service and Parts

Krystle Kennedy - Office Manager  krystle@ricksrv.com

Kim Pilon - First Lady of Accounting 

Deborah Trantina - Parts Advisor

Karyn Schlecht - Parts Advisor

Terri Smiddy - Parts Advisor

Kurt Kambic - Parts Advisor

Tyler Pilon - Parts Advisor

Karen Karr - Service Advisor   kkarr@ricksrv.com    

Diane Norton - Service Advisor  dnorton@ricksrv.com

Mike Wysocki -  Service Advisor mwysocki@ricksrv.com 

Rick Hawkins -  Service Advisor rhawkins@ricksrv.com

Dom Gutillo - Shop Foreman

Dwayne Tieman - Service Technician

Nick Berg - Service Technician

Kevin Birge - Service Technician

Grady Braley - Service Technician

Kevin Barone - Service Technician

Alex Dudley - Service Technician

Dave Gerat - Driver

Victor Maldonado - Detailer

Jake Bennett - Detailer






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