Ruckify buys Calgary RV rental platform Wheel Estate

Co-founders will continue to operate the company from Wheel Estate’s Calgary base

Mario Toneguzzi is a Troy Media reporter based in CalgaryRent-anything online marketplace Ruckify has acquired Calgary-based RV trailer rental platform Wheel Estate

Ruckify allows members to save time and money renting just about anything from neighbour-to-neighbour, local professionals and small businesses. Wheel Estate is a peer-to-peer RV rental service connecting campers who come from all over the world to travel North America with RV owners from across Canada.

Wheel Estate was launched in Calgary in 2017 by husband and wife duo Chad and Cherie Ball, who were inspired to make camping more affordable and accessible. By 2018, the businesses had already seen growth of 1,900 per cent.

“Ruckify and Wheel Estate complement one another very well, and our sense of community and shared vision makes this partnership a great fit for both organizations,” said Cherie Ball, vice-president and co-founder of Wheel Estate. “Our success in recent years has been led by our determination and ability to not only bring people together online, but more importantly, connect them off-line in the real world by sharing access and affordability to the outdoors.”

Ruckify’s founding partner are Steve Cody and Bruce Linton.

“Bruce [Linton] and I spent a lot of time searching for the right partner with the right expertise, that would align with our global ‘share-anything’ mission,” said CEO and co-founder Cody. “To acquire an organization that shares the same mission of improving the positive impact we can have on the environment, by lowering our carbon footprint through rentals, is really something special.”

Wheel Estate will continue to be operated by Cherie and Chad Ball and it will be business as usual from their Calgary headquarters.

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