What do a snowmobile and a satellite dish have in common? If you were to ask Gary Olsen, the founder of RS&I, his answer would provide insights into how a snowmobile business based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, fought to become one of the largest sales and distribution companies in the United States.
RS&I got its start selling recreational vehicles, and our journey to the top really took off in the late 1960s as we made the switch to selling satellites and established a business model to handle the sales and distribution needs of our authorized retailers. Since that time, we've continued to grow and evolve, building new opportunities, and maintaining valuable long-term relationships with our partners, all of which are driven by the success of our authorized retailers.
The individual success of each one of our retailers is the top priority for the RS&I team. We work diligently every day to help them thrive, because the overall success of RS&I is entirely dependent on the success of our retailers.
We are proud of the wonderful long-term partnerships that we have, and we are excited about growing opportunities with future partners.