Champion to Expand Athens Park Homes Brand
Champion Home Builders Inc. announced today (Aug. 8) that as part of its recent acquisition of Athens Park Homes of Athens, Texas, it will be expanding the popular Athens Park Homes brand of park models to a broader program and will be building them at strategically placed plants throughout the U.S.
The targeted locations include Champion facilities in Chandler, Ariz., Weiser, Idaho, York, Neb., Athens, Texas, Sangerfield, N.Y., Lillington, N.C., and Lake City, Fla., according to a news release
Dick Grymonprez, currently vice president of sales and marketing for Athens Park Homes, has been named Champion’s director of national park model sales. Grymonprez has many years of experience in park model sales and is currently president of the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) and serves on the board of the directors of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), as well as the park trailer and destination camping committee.
"I am really excited about the opportunity to combine the strengths of our two companies," said Grymonprez. "Athens Park Homes is recongnized as a national brand. However, with rising freight prices the logistical challenge of shipping from only one location in Texas has impacted our ability to compete nationwide. Our expanded footprint gives us the opportunity to provide the very best in park model homes and cabins to more of our customers at a lower price."
Athens Park Homes are currently sold through retailers, developers and campground owners in 37 states as well as Finland and Japan.
Troy, Michigan-based Champion Home Builders Inc. is a leader in factory-built construction which, through its operations and those of its affiliates, manufactures products at 29 facilities in North America and the United Kingdom and distributes its products through independent retailers, builders and developers. The Champion family of builders produces manufactured, modular and park model homes, as well as modular buildings for government and commercial applications. For more information, please visit www.championhomes.com.