GOLDEN WEST TRAILER SALES GROUP OF DEALERS
Ray Claridge, our founder, and owner, had worked for many years in the cinema vehicle industry. He’d owned and built many trailers and he was looking to buy a new one. After realizing that there was no one in the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles areas he realized there was a gap in the market. He decided to reach back out k to some of the same manufacturers he’d met at an earlier National Truck Show. He wanted to see if he could become a trailer dealer.
RAY WAS NOW A PROUD, NEW TRAILER DEALER!
A short time later, in 1988, Ray opened Golden West Trailer Sales at an old gas station in the Antelope Valley. He only had one brand available and a mere 15 trailers in his inventory. But Ray was determined to succeed.
Through hard work and outstanding customer service, Golden West Trailer Sales expanded so fast in the following three years that they’d outgrown the gas station. Clearly, it was time to move.
Ray found a piece of property in Acton, California, which he developed. In 1992, when the new facility was ready, Golden West Trailer Sales moved to 1686 West Sierra Highway in Acton.
GOLDEN WEST TRAILER SALES: THE MISSION
Ray’s goal throughout was to make sure his customers had plenty of brands to choose from. However, he made sure to choose only quality brands. Ray’s mission from the start had been to ensure his customers’ ultimate satisfaction, and that meant ensuring he only offered them the best.
It’s a principle that continues to drive us to this day. Golden West Trailer Sales has grown to the point where we offer 10 different brands and have an inventory of over 200 trailers in stock on 5 acres of land.
NEW OWNERSHIP: THE CONTINUED MISSION AND EXPANSION
Ray retired and sold the business to a good friend of his, Kevin Rahbar, who he knew would continue providing the best brands and services. Kevin has been in the automotive paint business for nearly his entire life. He grew his business from the back of one pickup truck in the early eighties to become the largest privately held automotive paint business in Southern California. He accomplished his growth with the same principles Ray used in growing his trailer business. Now under Kevin’s guidance, we are expanding to own other dealerships in the California and Nevada areas.
But, no matter how many brands or trailers we have or trailer stores we own, we continue to stick to our number one mission, and that’s to provide outstanding trailer brands and service to you, our customers.
WE DON’T SELL TRAILERS, WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS.
Many of our customers have returned multiple times to purchase new trailers or upgrade existing ones. And we’re always happiest when we see customers returning because it proves we’ve done our job right and offered them an outstanding experience.
If you’re a new customer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’ll do for you what we’ve done for so many others. We’ll solve your trailer needs, no matter how complicated, and offer you an excellent experience that will make you a life-long customer.
NO ONE DOES TRAILERS LIKE THE GOLDEN WEST TRAILER SALES GROUP OF DEALERS!