For sixty years Bob Conde has been involved in the RV Industry.
He founded Mobile Home Salvage in 1973 which evolved into MHS Supply a mid-sized regional RV parts distribution facility. Bob’s wife Marilyn has always worked in the office helping with paperwork and processing payroll. Bob’s son Jeff started working with him in 1978 right out of high school, and his daughter Pam in 1981. Pam drove truck for the company until she had her first son Andy. Pam also worked in the catalog department and helped produce an award winning MHS catalog that won “Catalog of the Year” from the Warehouse Distributors Association, shortly after she had her second son Nathan. MHS Supply was sold to NTP Distribution in 1995.
Bob then started working with his son Jeff at J&C Water Systems, another company that supplies parts to the RV industry, which included water pumps, faucets, cable hatches etc.
In 1996 Bob Decided to get back into the “Surplus” business and opened Factory RV Surplus.
After many years of buying Bob has built a huge inventory of RV parts, accessories, appliances, furniture, just about anything and everything to build or repair an RV.
In 2006 Bob & Jeff decided to merge J&C Water Systems and Factory RV Surplus.
Another building was purchased to house both company’s and Elkhart’s largest RV Parts store was opened.
In 2009 we launched our on-line store FactoryRvSurplus.com and opened a second retail warehouse with three RV Furniture rooms. J&C Water Systems was sold off in 2010, so Bob & Jeff could focus on the fast growing Factory RV Surplus which by this time had 13 full time employees including Andy and Nathan, Bob’s Grandsons who are learning the family business from the ground up.
Bob has turned daily operations over to Jeff, but will always be involved in the business.
If you know Bob, you know he loves to “Wheel & Deal” it’s in his blood.
We all try to get him to take it easy, take a little time off, play a little more golf, and enjoy the finer things in life…but he can hardly stay away from this place.
Thank you for visiting us on-line store, we invite you to Elkhart, IN to explore our buildings in person and see how our business has grown in its 43 years in operation.
Please contact Jeff with any comments questions or concerns.