We had the pleasure of a factory tour at the company that built our beloved camper–Pleasant Valley Teardrop Trailers. It was awesome to see where Homer was born!
When we arrived at the facility, we met Office Sales Manager and Tour Director, John Sanate. John does a lot of the marketing work for Pleasant Valley, a company that is in a transition period between being a manufacturer for Little Guy Trailers and becoming their own company with a distinct brand of its own.
For now, Pleasant Valley Trailers builds all of the products for Little Guy, but will soon transition to only building [email protected], [email protected] (our model), and Cirrus Truck Campers, followed by any new products that they design. They and we are very excited for the future of this company.
The tour started with this grand and refreshing statement of the company mission.
We quickly learned that many of the employees at Pleasant Valley are from the Amish community. For us, this signifies the incredible quality of craftsmanship in their products. The Amish take great pride in their handcrafted products and it definitely shows in the quality of their campers and the cleanliness of their operations.
It is refreshing to see a company so dedicated to creating high quality products by hand rather than machine, who supports their people and customers with a great corporate philosophy, and who refuses to compromise on integrity and craftsmanship.
We went into the company tour already in love with our camper, but we left with a greater understanding of why we love it and more of an appreciation for the hands that built it. Big thanks to John and Pleasant Valley Trailers!