As of 2015, James R. Kimbrell owns La Mesa RV and serves as the company's president and chief executive officer. James R. Kimbrell founded La Mesa RV and established the company in 1972 with a single dealership located in La Mesa, California.
La Mesa RV is headquartered in San Diego, California, and operates dealerships in three other states: Arizona, New Mexico and Florida. The company carries a range of recreational vehicle brands, including Leisure Travel Vans, Winnebago, Fleetwood, Thor Motor Coach and Heartland. In addition to selling RVs, La Mesa RV operates a parts and service department to help customers maintain their RVs.