Grand Design thanks employees after earning prestigious award
A local RV manufacturer is taking on the industry giants, and earning attention and accolades in the process.
Grand Design RV in Middlebury was named the Regional Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.
To say thank you to all the workers that helped the company earn the honor, Grand Design CEO Ron Clark passed out tee-shirts with every employee's name listed on the back.
In just three and a half years in business, Grand Design has become the fourth-largest RV producer in North America, and boasts over 800 employees.
"We wanted to move the needle of this industry in a positive manner, and we wanted to build a different kind of company," Clark said. "And it is. Right from our company platform, our structure, all the way up to our people. We want our people to feel that they have ownership in this company."
As winners of the regional award, Grand Design will have a chance to be named National Entrepreneur of the Year in November.