About the RV/MH Hall of Fame

The RV/MH Heritage Foundation began its operation in 1972 and operates today as the RV/MH Hall of Fame and the Northern Indiana Event Center. It is a 501c-3 public not for profit.

Darryl Searer, President


  1. To maintain a Hall of Fame to honor the leaders of our Industries. Today we have over 400 members in the Hall called the “Wall of Fame”
  2. To archive our history. Today we have a great library with over 20,000 industry publications
  3. To create a display of historic products. Today we have a one of a kind museum with 100 year old RV’s
  4. To aid in promoting the RV/MH industries. Today we have the GoRving Hall for New RVs and the new Manufactured Home display for MH.
  5. To provide a first class event center. Today we operate the Northern Indiana Event Center ( N.I.E.C ) with over 35,000 sq.ft. of space available in seven different areas.

In the past five and half years we have made great strides in improving the financial stability and reducing the debt of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation to a position of debt-free by the end of 2019.

On January 1st 2018 we launched a new vision for future plans for the RV/MH Heritage Foundation.

Please add your name to the list of donors by clicking the button below to make your contribution.

Thank you for your support

Darryl Searer

Foundation Board and Staff

RV/MH Heritage Foundation, Inc. Board Room
RV/MH Heritage Foundation, Inc. Library
RV/MH Heritage Foundation, Inc. Hall of Fame

Executive Committee

Barry Cole, Chairman Emeritus
MH Insurance Services
Orange, California

Darryl Searer, President/Treasurer
RV/MH Hall of Fame
Elkhart, Indiana

Joe Stegmayer, Past Chairman
Cavco Industries Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona

Mick Ferkey, Chairman
Greeneway RV
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Dana Nelsen, Board Member
RV News Magazine
Denver, Colorado

Thomas R. Walworth,
Statistical Surveys
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Betty Whittaker, Board Member
Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute
Frankfort, Kentucky

BJ Thompson, Board of Directors
BJ Thompson Associates
Osceola, Indiana

Jim Scoular, Member
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The Board

Debbie Brunoforte
Little Dealer, Little Prices
Phoenix, Arizona

John Evans
E&R MH/RV Window Service
Redlands, California

Randy Biles
RV Dealer
Colorado Springs CO

Tim McGuire
Retired CEO of Coast Distribution

Tim DeWitt
Retired President of MARVAC
Livonia MI

Mike Sullivan
Irvine CA 92614

Bill Thomas
Thomas RV Dealer
Wentzville MO

John D Roba
Roba and Associates
Clarence Center, New York

Mark Bowersox
Manufactured Housing Institute
Arlington, VA

Founding Staff

Ryan Szklarek
Vice President/RV/MH
Heritage Foundation

Jennifer Rose
Vice President/Northern Indiana Event Center,
Elkhart, Indiana

Jose Rodriguez
RVMH Heritage Foundation

Ed Harris
Maintenance Mgr.
RVMH Heritage Foundation

Admissions & Gift Shop

Connie Hart

Anna Vechera

Gina Hoff

Judith Beckwith

Rosemary Marcon

Lee Mathieu

Leo Poggione
Craftsman Homes, Inc.
Reno, Nevada