At Forest River, Inc., it's their mission to help all of their customers enjoy their outdoor activities to the fullest. In 1996, Forest River founder Peter Liegl had a vision. He foresaw an RV company dedicated to helping people experience the joy of the outdoors by building better recreational vehicles. Continually growing, Forest River operates multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the Midwest and west coast producing motorized Class A, B and Cs, travel trailers, fifth wheels, pop-up tent campers and destination trailers.
In 2005 Forest River Inc. was acquired by Warren Buffet's holding company, Berkshire Hathaway. Already a powerhouse of an RV manufacturer, with the backing of Berkshire Hathaway, Forest River Inc. now stands as one of the largest and most cutting-edge recreational vehicle designers and makers in North America, if not the world. With such huge buying power and so many manufacturing facilities it is hard to compete with Berkshire Hathaway's Forest River Inc. Warren Buffet himself, upon acquiring the company, was quoted as saying that he was excited about the growth prospects of Forest River Inc.