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About Us

Olathe Ford RV Center has been locally owned and operated for over 40 years!  We have a staff of nearly 50 employees and growing.  We are members of the local Chamber of Commerce. 

As a family owned business, we believe in providing our customers the best sales and service experience possible. We have twelve technicians (five certified technicians and three master certified technicians) to help you with every need.  Here at the Home of the World's Happiest Campers, every camper leaves with a smile!  Nothing is more important to us than integrity, honesty, trust and helping our customer find what they desire!

We welcome you to be a part of our family, so please do not hesitate to let us know how we can help you! 

We are conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest, in the midst of Colorado, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Nebraska.  Whether you are coming from Alaska to Florida, Maine to California, Canada to Texas and everywhere in between!

Because we believe in family first, we are closed on Sundays. 


History of the Dealership

Don Maddux and Dee Bradley purchased Olathe Ford in 1973.  They took an RV on trade and when they sold the RV, they realized there was money to be made in the RV business.  So they decided to purchase more.  They quickly grew to a residential home that was on the corner of their property.  This property is now occupied by Payless Shoes.  Again, the business grew and they purchased 34 acres and a building in Gardner, KS.  

Sam Mansker and Marc McEver purchased the Olathe Ford Dealerships in 2003 from Don and Dee.  

Sam Mansker has been with the company since 1972 and has always been the General Manager of Olathe Ford/Lincoln.  He still maintains that roll even after the purchase of the dealerships.

Marc McEver has been with the company for 34 years and was originally hired for the Detail Department before he decided to give selling a try.  He later created the Commercial and Fleet Departments.  His commercial/fleet accounts are over 25,000 sales per year, which makes Olathe Ford the largest Fleet/Commercial dealer in the country.

Daryn Anderson has been with the company since 1993.  He started in truck sales, eventually moving to Lease Manager and later, Used Car Manager.  He moved to the RV Center in 2010 as the Finance Manager, later being promoted to General Manger in 2012.  

Since 2006, Dan Hill has been an integral part of our team at Olathe Ford. After starting in the Sales Department, he transferred to the RV Center in 2012 to become the Business Manager. Dan's hard work and dedication have contributed greatly to our impressive numbers in Finance, Warranty, and Accessory sales. His efforts have resulted in an expanded Accessories Department, which now includes popular items such as Window Tint and Backup Cameras.

Ashley Butler began her career at Olathe Ford in the Billing Department in 2010. The following year, she moved to the RV Center and took on the role of receptionist. Due to her expertise in computers, Ashley was promoted to Office Manager in 2012. Her passion for RV rentals led her to create the Rental Department in 2014, starting with a fleet of 12 rental units. The department was an instant success, with 152 units rented in the first year. Today, the fleet has expanded to over 30 rentals, including Class A, Class B, Class C and Travel Trailers. The department's peak year saw 533 rentals. Ashley currently holds the position of Rental Manager, overseeing the department's ongoing success.


Our Address: 
Olathe Ford RV Center
19310 S Gardner Road
Gardner, KS  66030

Getting here:
We are located at exit 207 on I-35.