Established in 1984 by Nancy and Lee Gardner of Raymond, Maine. One of their dreams
was that their six children would someday be all self-employed. Bonnie and Sam, the
two older girls, were already on their way with successful hair and tanning salons,
but the other 4 had not yet planted their feet in a career for the future
So that is where the idea for Lee’s Family Trailer Sales and Service came into mind.
With the family having lots of experience in the RV field, because of owning a campground
for 15 years, we felt we could make an RV dealership a success. Our 1st Open House
was held in April 1984 at Kokatosi Campground. The turnout was tremendous.
Realizing there was a real need for a dealership, we started looking for property
on Route 302. Then the real work began.
Our 1st office was in a 13’ Scotty trailer in the middle of a big field. Surrounded
by trailers, realizing this would not work through the bitter Maine winters, we started
designing a building.
We broke ground in October and opened our doors for our 2nd annual open house in
March 1985. From there on out we just kept growing. In the Spring of 1987 we needed
to add a 3rd bay to our service garage.
Again in 1994 we out grew our service area and had to build a 50’x 80’ service facility.
Included were service offices, 4 pull thru bays with a 20,000 lb lift, and lunch
room. As the economy kept growing we realized the need for more sales offices and
showroom. So in the spring of 2000 we opened our indoor heated showroom and sales
facility. The showroom has since been converted to a 5000 square foot full retail
parts store because of popular demand. We have 4 sales offices, reception area and
waiting room, fully updated in 2006. The customers love it. As time goes on we have
all grown a little older and a little smarter. We have lost some very special loved
ones, added a few grandchildren, but our focus has always stayed the same, dedication
to the customer. We are thankful for the faithful and loyal employees that have stuck
with us through all the years. We thank you for letting our staff serve you. Just
watch us grow!!!!!