Jayco: America’s Most Livable RV’s
Jayco, Inc. was founded in 1968 by a man of strong faith and vision. The late Lloyd J. Bontrager, family man and inventor, felt he could build the world a better RV. He longed to create a company of his own, one that clearly reflected his ideals: a company where everyone would be treated as “family”.
With encouragement from his wife Bertha, Lloyd started Jayco on their farm—in two chicken houses and a barn! He developed his own prototype camping trailer and a unique lifter system for fold-down campers, the basic design of which is patented and still in use today. By the end of 1968, his fledgling company of 15 employees had sold 132 fold-down camping trailers. Today, Jayco’s “family” of employees has grown to nearly 1,600 people, while more than 25,000 people join our “extended family” of customers each year.
Jayco, Inc. develops and manufactures a full-line of recreation vehicles at its company headquarters in rural Middlebury, Indiana. With a history dating back to 1968, Jayco’s mission remains unchanged—to build exemplary RV’s and provide customers with extraordinary service after the sale. Whether your travels take you through Middlebury or you simply want a closer look at how we build our RV’s, please visit us. We look forward to meeting you!