JANE LEW, W.Va. What started as a hobby of camping and outdoor recreation turned into a business for a Lewis County family.
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Mountaineer RV and Outdoor Center held its grand opening Wednesday at its new dealership just off I-79 in Jane Lew. The Lewis County High School Marching Band was on hand to play the national anthem and the JROTC helped with a flag-raising ceremony at the newly built RV dealer.
“So we’ve been in business in the City of Weston since 2018 and were able to buy 13 acres here in Jane Lew last year. And with the construction of the new dealer building, we were able to move in two weeks ago and have our soft opening, ”said Joe Starett, owner of Mountaineer RV and Outdoor Center.
The new Mountaineer RV and Outdoor Center has a 15,000 square foot showroom with loads of outdoor gear for enthusiasts.
“The autobahn has already brought a few to us. We had our very first Sunday before it opened. We had three customers who drove all the way to Weston, turned around and came back because they had discovered us and had never seen us. So it started to attract people before we even opened the doors. We expect pedestrian traffic to increase significantly here and we have the opportunity to serve even more people, ”said Gina Starett, owner of Mountaineer RV and Outdoor Center.
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Gina Starett said that her husband Joe was at the campsite for most of his life and is an avid outdoor athlete. She also said that he introduced herself and her children to camping and outdoor recreation.
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“So me and my wife were looking for an RV and drove through three states looking for an RV and couldn’t really find what we were looking for. And on the way home I said, ‘I’m going to start my own RV dealer.’ So she looked kind of crazy, but here we are, ”said Joe.
The Starett family said the flag-raising ceremony was special for them because it allowed them to involve veterans, the active military, ROTC, and law enforcement agencies. They also expressed that it is one of the largest flags to fly near I-79. The family hopes to expand their business to other locations in the near future.