MT Outdoor Podcast: The History of One of Montana’s Most Legendary Outdoor Companies!
By angelamontana

Posted: March 16, 2024

This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale sat down with the President of Bretz RV & Marine, Brandon Bretz. Bretz RV is truly one of Montana’s incredible outdoor companies and a legend in the RV and boat business. Brandon shared some touching and at times funny stories about how this legendary company got its start, and how it almost never became what it is today. Spoiler Alert: Brandon’s story of how the business survived Covid is an unreal roller coaster ride! Bretz RV & Marine is and has always been a family business. Yes, there are for sure all kinds of horror stories about families getting into business but this, fortunately, is not one of them. The Bretz family has always been a close-knit family that for four generations has stuck together through the good times and the bad, and for well over a half a century has been bringing other families closer by getting them out into the great outdoors. When you click here and listen to this podcast you will learn how it all started when his grandfather Frank and his grandmother Vi took over Vi’s parent’s gas station in Missoula. A rather humble beginning for what later was to become one of the most successful RV and Boat dealerships in the Country! What is even more amazing is how they got into the RV business. It all started when a stranger came into their gas station and asked a question. You will have to click here to, as Paul Harvey used to say, “hear the rest of the story”.  You will also get a little peek into the future of what is next for Bretz but rest assured one thing will stay the same as it always has, it will remain a family business and when you walk into the door of any of the Bretz dealerships you will be greeted by a helpful person that absolutely loves the outdoors and can’t wait to show you all things they have that can help you and your family and friends become a whole lot closer and for sure a heck of a lot happier. This Podcast will warm your heart and inspire you to get out and explore everything the outdoors has waiting just for you! Just like Frank and Vi found out all those years ago, you never know what might happen when you listen to an idea from a friendly stranger. 

When you listen to the podcast you will hear a bit of a recording of Brandon’s grandfather Frank. It is from a video that he made a few years before he passed. You really need to see whole thing, just click here to watch it. For more information about Bretz RV & Marine, click here! To learn more about their incredible story, click here. If you would like to learn about the incredible team of people at each of the six locations in Montana, Idaho, and Washington, simply click here. If you want to see all the RVs Bretz has waiting for you to look at, click here! If you want to see all the boats, they have just click here! Questions? Click here to contact Bretz RV & Marine.

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