Leisure Days RV Group scoops up marina in Kemptville and RV, marine centre in Cornwall

Pat Butler, CEO of Leisure Days RV Group, started his career in the automotive industry in 1956 in Toronto at age 18. File photo

Ottawa-based Leisure Days RV Group has made a pair of acquisitions that add to its roster of properties specializing in recreational vehicles.

On Tuesday, the company announced it had purchased Endless Roads RV and Marine Service and Auto Loan Services in Cornwall, which provides recreational vehicle, marine and automotive products.

“We have grown our business by finding new opportunities in new markets like this one in Cornwall,” said Pat Butler, CEO of Leisure Days RV Group and OBJ’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement award winner.

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“I began in the car business 30 years ago and it wasn’t long after I started my own small business helping other dealers complete financing deals,” said Lawrence Cayer, owner of the Cornwall business.

“Together with my wife Joanne, we quickly grew this financing business into a small used car store. Over the years, we have enjoyed the challenge of growing Auto Loan Services into a formidable presence in the Cornwall used car business, later opening Endless Roads RV and Marine and ultimately joining them together in their current location.”

Last month, Leisure Days announced it had acquired Pirate Cove Marina in Kemptville. 

“In 1994, Pirate Cove Marina was started by my family and in 2019 I purchased the business myself,” said owner Wendy Ramsey. “I have had the opportunity to watch and help the marina grow to where it is today.”

“The operation has become a well-known boaters’ stop on the Rideau River near Kemptville with strong brands, excellent service, winterization, storage and 93 docks with a gas dock,” said Butler, who started his career in the automotive industry in 1956 in Toronto at age 18.

Leisure Days RV Group started in 2003 when it opened as RV Canada and now operates in four provinces. 

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