RV/MH Hall of Fame News

Ernie F. Friesen

In 1985 Ernie Friesen ended a 20-year career with Nabisco and purchased All Seasons RV Center in Yuba City, California, and ten years later acquired Redding RV Center in Redding, California--both successful businesses today. From the beginning Ernie went far beyond being a great, customer-focused dealer and business owner, he volunteered countless hours in his local communities as well as with the national RVDA and California RVDA. His volunteer leadership helped improve industry education and training, including serving as president of the Sacramento Dealers Association, RVDA board of directors, chairman of RVAM, and RVDA chairman of the board. On the state level Ernie was co-founder of the California RVDA and also served as its president from 1994 to 1996. In 1996, the Yuba City Chamber of Commerce named him Small Businessman of the Year. Then in 2007, RVDA named him the recipient of its James B. Summers Award, the association's top service award.