Westgate Homes is moving this month to a new location, about a half mile south on State Highway 20.
The business, which sells RVs, RV parts and manufactured homes, is downsizing and company leaders wanted to move to a smaller location to make their operation more efficient, according to General Manager Kevin Fakkema.
Many of the services that Westgate offered at its previous location are not offered anymore, including RV service and RV and manufactured home storage, according to Fakkema.
Westgate will continue to sell RVs, RV parts, manufactured homes and “some real estate sales,” according to Fakkema.
“We’re going to focus more on the home and RV sales and not so much on all the other stuff we were doing,” Fakkema said.
The reason for the downsizing has a lot to do with the economy.
“I’m just trying to get our overhead down, and this is a good way to do it,” said Fakkema.
The plans are to complete the move to their new location by the end of the month and, eventually, sell the old property.
“Part of the reason we’re doing this is so we can keep everyone still employed,” Fakkema said.
With all the “trimming,” he explained, Westgate was able to keep all of its employees and “didn’t have to lay anyone off.”
Westgate Homes is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays and closed on Sundays.
It is now located at 33510 State Highway 20 in Oak Harbor.
For more information, call Westgate at 360-675-1366 or visit the business’ website at www.westgatehomes.com