Panther RV Products is an eCommerce business catering to the adventurous. Our ultimate goal is to become a one stop shop for the do-it yourselfer. We offer products for the every day repair man, the van outfitter, and even someone who wants to build a cabin in the woods! At the moment we are still growing, so we haven't quite become the one stop shop that you're looking for. We do however offer a large variety of appliances, awnings, LP components, electrical components, and much more. Each day we are adding products and updating information to our site, this way you know exactly what you're ordering and you won't receive any surprises. Our staff is very knowledgeable on the products we sell and will work with you to find the perfect addition to your RV, boat, or home.
We do the best to provide a great experience for our customers, but we can tell you a few things we can't offer. We are not technicians. When it comes to troubleshooting your appliances we can give you our professional advice, but we can't fix it for you. We are not a project consultant, we do offer our knowledge and experience, but in the end, your project is still your project. We can't pick the color scheme of your van, this has actually been requested :-). We do not have a store front, we do allow customers to come and pick products up and enjoy our staff's company, but we're hard to find because we're in a warehouse. If you have a question about what we can offer, please don't hesitate to ask. In order for you to have the best experience with us, we do our best to stick to what we know.
Panther RV Products LLC started with an idea from Richard Sweet and his son Ethan. Rich has over 30 years of experience in management and had been operating an RV repair shop in Vancouver, Washington for several years at this point. When Ethan graduated and joined the company, he and Rich decided to start an online company for RV parts. So Ethan set up his computer and started selling products that were available from Richard's RV operation. Shortly after they broke ground Jacob, Ethan's brother, joined the operation. Ethan and Jake operated this small online business while their dad Rich operated the RV repair shop out of the same location. During this time, Rich taught Ethan and Jake different aspects of the RV industry and these teachings influenced growth in the online store.
In late 2015, Rich decided to sell his operation to his top technician and give his undivided attention to Panther RV Products. With big aspirations and an unrivaled determination, Rich began exploring ways to expand. The first of many big decisions was to move the operation to the industrial area of their hometown located in Washougal, Washington. Upon moving in they were excited to see that 54'40' Brewery Company opened their new business right next door giving them easy access to a cold drink, after a hard day's work of course ;)
The next big decision came when the three decided to elevate their online presence. This meant they were going to completely revamp the website to be compatible for mobile use. In turn, their sales rapidly increased which provided more opportunities for further growth and expansion.
With great growth comes great responsibility. So Rich, Ethan and Jake began the search for an All-Star Team. Similar to the Avengers, (the difference being that we would be saving people from high prices) overtime the Panther Team grew right along with the business.
We moved into our new warehouse in September 2018. We are now in a building three times the size with three times the rent and three times the risk! We're excited and proud of the growth we're experiencing. And we're excited to see what 2019 has to offer. We thank all of our customers who have grown with us this far and hope that we can continue to offer above standard service.
Born in California, he enjoys fixing things that aren't broken and fishing. During work hours, he oversees everyone's work and comes up with new ways to make our lives harder. Rich served his time in the military while raising two kids with his wife. Later he built custom homes for a living and eventually gave that up to start a new business.
Born in the greatest small town called Washougal, Washington he enjoys diving head first into new hobbies and never completing any projects. Ethan graduated from high school while flipping burgers at the local Jack in the Box. After graduation he went into business with his father and started chasing the American dream.
Born and raised in Washougal, WA. Jake graduated high school and shipped off to the military to serve in Afghanistan, defending the nation from Camel Spiders. After returning, Jake married his high school sweetheart and went to work for the family business. Currently he spends his time managing the daily operations and keeping morale high.
Born in Idaho, where she met and married Rich. On Tonette's free time, she enjoys starting new art projects and checking out new locations with friends and family. She is currently working at Panther RV Products full time while patiently waiting for Rich to retire, so they both can explore the Northwest full time.
Born in Ashtabula, OH, he's traveled all over the United States and has chosen to settle down in Washougal. Retired from one job, he currently works with us to help pay for his Dooms Day preparations while taking notes from "The Walking Dead". Steve moved his family to the Northwest from Las Vegas, where they live a comfortable life. At work you'll find him in the warehouse making sure your orders are being packaged properly and fast. Since we all want our stuff the next day.
Born in New Plymouth, ID, he has always called the Northwest home. Cycling instead of blasting carbon into our clean air, he embraces nature and everything it has to offer. At work Shane keeps himself busy with inspections of products that arrived at our location and helping out with the outgoing shipments.
Born in Chicago, IL, he is now surrounded by carnivores in the work place. You see, Sam has chosen to save the cows and convert to veganism. He believes this diet choice gives him more energy to find holes in our numbers. Sam is typically found running numbers and reviewing our operations in order for us to be efficient at what we do.
Born in Inglewood, CA, he aspires to teach troubled children how to survive in this world. Currently you can find him spending work hours teaching customers how to navigate our confusing website. Jeff came to us from Target where he was a manager, but turned down a big promotion in order to help a small company succeed in it's competitive market.
Born in Vancouver, WA, Brooke earned her Bachelors Degree so she can handle Panther RV Products' Marketing. This allows her to spend her work days on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram like a true millennial. Before coming to Panther RV, she juggled a job, school and raising her younger brother. Now that she's done with school and her brother has graduated and is out in the world, she can concentrate on raising Panther RV Products.
Born in Inglewood, CA, John worked his way up through a big corporation and began managing a large logistics department. He decided to give it all up and join our team. At Panther RV Products he can be spotted in the warehouse running the daily operations, making sure you recieve your package fast and in the best possible condition.
Born in Portland, OR, Spencer spends his work hours updating and modifying the website you're currently on. After hours you might find him at a Portland venue trying to become a rockstar so he can put his Panther RV days behind him!
Born and raised in Washougal, WA you will find Austin laboring over the daily inbound and outbound shipments. During his off time you may run into him at one (or all) of the local Breweries, frustrated over his recent Fantasy Football choices.
Born in Winterpark, FL, Ethan is the youngest of our crew. His excessive energy exhausts us all, emphasizing how old we really are. During the day he hides away in the wood shop, making crates for the more delicate shipments. In his free time, he likes to try new things and plan for the future with the optimism of a young aspiring actor.
Thank you for reading bios on our team. We are still growing at a rapid rate so be on the lookout for more bios! Please keep in mind these bios are meant to be humorous, as a group we are all determined and passionate about serving our loyal customers.