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CDGRA Membership

Become a Part of the Herd

Membership in the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association offers many benefits besides just the credibility of being a part of a reputable trade association. These perks not only enhance your knowledge as a rancher but also will improve your business.

Marketing – The majority of dues go towards a pooled marketing budget. These funds allow for a greater reach and scope of marketing campaigns.
Camaraderie – Forming lasting friendships with other members can be helpful in many ways. From being able to ask questions about difficult business decisions, sharing tips and contacts to just having a laugh and sharing stories with other ranchers who are dealing with the same issues as you.
Education – Twice a year the CDGRA hosts a convention where we bring in relevant speakers, discuss industry matters, introduce members to various vendors and share stories from the season. The convention acts as a valuable networking tool and source for new ideas.

And that’s just the start of it.

For more information on becoming a member of the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association, please contact our office at 866-942-3472 or Email: cfrazier@coloradoranch.com

                   2017 Associate Members

  

 Arthur J Gallagher & Co. (Gary Grenzke) 

SILVER SPONSOR

 

If you like to shop locally, we are the place for you! As Colorado’s original dude ranch insurance agency, we started back in 1919. Our dude ranch office is still based at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park up in Estes Park. Dude ranch insurance is what we do…and we love it!

We represent all of the carriers in the industry, including the DRA Endorsed Insurance Program.

 

www.ajg.com

 

Ben’s Ranch Foundation

SILVER SPONSOR

Ben’s Ranch Foundation (BRF) is a not-for-profit, charitable foundation based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Foundation seeks to operate and support programs designed to give teens suffering from certain mental health and related challenges an opportunity to seek relief and healing by living and working on a farm or ranch for a summer or longer.

www.bensranch.org

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Caplan & Earnest LLC

SILVER SPONSOR

At Caplan and Earnest, we provide a broad range of legal services that help businesses and individuals make informed legal decisions that help them thrive. We instill confidence in our clients and peace of mind that our work will help them solve challenges. We frequently advise recreational providers in all aspects of their business and personal needs, including in the areas of risk management, insurance, personal injury, liability, real estate, contracts, employment, health care, estate planning, and general business services.

 

www.celaw.com

 

CBI Insurance

CBI Insurance agency specialized in the Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch and Outfitter insurance industry.  We have over 15 years experience.  We would like to talk to you  about your needs.

 

www.cbiins.com

  Colorado Yurt Company

Affordable, durable and low-maintenance structures. Easy to set up. Easy to take down. Made in Colorado and shipped all over the world. Colorado Yurts, Earthworks Tipis and Cimarron Tents. Get out in one! Visit ColoradoYurt.com or give us a call toll free (800) 288-3190 for more information.

www.coloradoyurt.com

Conestoga Wagon Co.

Conestoga Wagon Company based in Bear Lake handcrafts custom made wagons for the glamping, hotel, and camping industry. Conestoga’s craftsmanship is quickly earning the reputation for providing dependable and durable units. Modeled after authentic 19 century designs, our luxury wagons evoke an Old West ambiance with the comfort and convenience of modern day technology. Fully mobile wagons come equipped with electricity, pillow-top mattresses, comfortably sleep six, appeal to adults and kids alike while making your guest experience unforgettable.www.conestogawagon.com
CoolWorks.com

CoolWorks.com is an online job board and recruiting solutions platform that has been helping employers in Great Places hire for their operations and streamline their recruiting process for 22 years. We work with Dude & Guest Ranches all over the country, and we’d love to show you what we offer and how we can save you time with your recruiting. CoolWorks is a Colorado based company that is proud to be serving members of the Colorado Dude & Guest Ranch Association!

www.coolworks.com

 

Dude Ranch Partnership  

The Dude Ranch Partnership is an advertising & marketing alliance between DudeRanch.com & GuestRanches.com. We offer centralized advertising opportunities for dude & guest ranches alike, from USA to Canada and Mexico.With over 380,000 visits and 1.1M pageviews per year, we’re the largest independent marketplace for the dude ranch vacation industry online. Simply put, “We Drive Bookings” : )

www.duderanch.com

www.guestranches.com

 

Equipride/Equilix (Agape Naturals)

Agape Naturals (Equipride/Equilix) is committed to offering natural nutrition products for all of your livestock: horses, cattle, chickens, alpaca/llamas, sheep, goats, and swine. Our products are high quality all natural, containing no sugar (molasses) or starch. We research our manufacturers thoroughly making sure our product lives provide quality nutrition at an affordable price. Currently, we offer and distribute the SweetPro Feeds line of products (including Equipride/EquiLix), Redmond naturals including sea salt of livestock, and the mountain Sunrise Hay pellets. We are always looking for natural or organic products to add to our product lines.

www.agapedistributors.net

 

Fruition

Fruition is a full-service digital marketing agency providing SEO, Social Media Management, Paid Media, Content Marketing, Web Design and Development services and solutions.   Since 2003, Fruition’s team of experts have been helping their clients get online, stay online and see real results from their digital marketing efforts.

www.fruition.net

Hip Bag Company

Hip Bag Company is a mother & daughter small business that designs and creates by hand fine leather purses in Eaton, Colorado. We utilize recycled, reclaimed and scrap materials that include hair on hide, antique embellishments and are based in exotic leathers such as deer skin, cowhide, buffalo, alligator, lizard, snake, sting ray…to name a few . At Hip Bag Company we pride ourselves on creating one of a kind, high quality and practical designer leather handbags that clip on for shoulder free comfort and clutch free security.

www.hipbagco.com

 

Intrix Technology, Inc

Intrix Technology, Inc., a leading technology enabled registered Independent Sales Organization, delivers innovative payment-processing solutions for developers, enterprises, retailers, processors and sales organizations.  We combine the power of technology and scale to deliver merchant services and technology solutions that fulfill all payment acceptance needs.

www.intrix.com

mini-1 Kellsson Linens, Inc.

We are a wholesale distributor of quality linens, located at the Denver Merchandise Mart in Denver.  Our showroom/warehouse is open 5 days a week, plus major trade shows.  We offer a variety of products, styles, and price points to meet your linen needs.  Our minimum order is only $ 50.

 

Please give us a call to help you with your needs, or look at our website @ www.kellssonlinens.com to see the variety of products we offer.  We are constantly upgrading our site, so some links may not be operational while we are in this process.

www.kellssonlinens.com

mini-2 Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance              

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance is the official Insurance agency for the Dude Ranchers Association, and has developed insurance programs specifically tailored for its members.

In 2004 the Dude Ranch Association (DRA) introduced its first Association defined safety program. The program has seen a significant level of participation from DRA members, and is designed to assist ranches in managing risk and establish reasonable standards for the Industry. Now, the DRA offers members a comprehensive insurance program derived from the DRA safety program and includes benefits offered to its members.

www.leavitt.com

MOGO Milk, Inc.

Sponsoring Lunch Samples

MOGO™ Milk’s fine, all natural, air-dried milk products instantaneously reconstitute as pure, buttery, perfectly bottle-fresh milk as soon as cold (or warm) water is added.  There’s never been a dried milk like this before:  No lumping, no chalkiness, no off-flavors.  A revolutionary craft milk… Our products are designed for busy, on-the-go consumers who want very high protein & nutrition in something satisfying & delicious –– one reason they are such good fits for camps and dude ranches.  MOGO offers unprecedented convenience, purity, taste, healthfulness, and appreciable consumer value. MOGO produces white & flavored milk in bottles; cereals with whole milk; and coffee creamers.

www.mogomilk.com

 mini-4 Mountain Vet Supply
Over 25 years of quality experience. Brand name vaccines and equipment. Friendly, professional service. Vaccines, equipment, livestock.970-484-2200
  MSEC  (Mountain States Employers Council)

QUALITY SERVICE. KNOWLEDGEABLE PROFESSIONALS. PROVEN RESULTS.

Mountain States Employers Council (MSEC) is a non-profit membership organization that is the professional, cost-effective resource of choice for employers in all areas of employment law, human resource consulting, training, and surveys. Maintaining a key presence in Colorado, our footprint has become stronger to include Arizona and Utah. We serve over 3,800 members across a variety of industries for both large and small employers, who we help maintain effective employer/employee relationships. Contact us to discuss membership opportunities and allow us to support your business needs!

www.msec.com

 mini-5 Ouray Sportswear

The Ouray Sportswear brand represents the finest quality apparel and headwear in the market. Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of Colorado, Ouray Sportswear is designed and constructed to fit better, last longer and perform at the highest levels. We combine innovative fabric, colors and styling, with incredible embroidery and printed graphics to create cool and unique looks.

www.ouraysportswear.com

 

 mini-7 Philadelphia Insurance Company

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Philadelphia Insurance Company provides complete and comprehensive insurance coverage for the outdoor recreation and hospitality industries.  We are the endorsed insurance provider for the Dude Ranchers’ Association and offer specialized coverage to meet the needs of this unique industry.  The Great Outdoors Insurance Program provides reliable insurance coverage to meet your needs; property, general liability, crime, automobile and excess liability.  Eligible risks include: Guest Ranches, Outfitters & Guides, Equine Exposures, Hunting & Fishing Lodges, Resorts, RV Parks & Campgrounds, Whitewater Rafting, Hunting Clubs & Preserves, Bed & Breakfast, Bike Tours and more.

www.phly.com

RanchBookings.com

My name is Matthieu Corrand. I am the son of Goosewing Ranch owner Francois Corrand. We Ranchers have known for a while that our customers expect to be able to do more and more online, be it looking up our availability, getting accurate quotes or even booking their stay, there was no system on the marketplace that fit our needs.

Today, as a software engineer and dude rancher’s son, I have put my knowledge to work to create that system. Introducing RanchBookings.com, the dude rancher’s Property Management System and Booking Engine. Come see me at my booth or speak with my Colorado customers.

www.ranchbookings.com

  RanchWeb.Com  

 SILVER SPONSOR

Ranchweb is the leading online ranch guide created to serve travelers around the world bringing them to some of the most exciting ranch vacation destinations offering a host of recreational possibilities – riding, white water rafting, fly fishing, wildlife photography and much more. We’ve also included information for kids, folks wishing ranch employment, even real estate listings for those wishing to purchase exclusive ranch and lodge properties. We continue to update our information adding valuable content that we hope is helpful to you – our guests.

www.ranchweb.com

ReadyCare

ReadyCare is a leading provider of personal care amenities, supplies & private label solutions located in Denver, CO.  For over 25 years, we’ve partnered with lodging properties around the world to develop amenity programs that reinforce their brand and help deliver better guest experiences. With over 3,000 products, 14 unique brands and a team dedicated to customer service, ReadyCare will soon be to one of your favorite suppliers. From custom private label bottles & fragrances to innovative shower dispensers & amenities, ReadyCare can satisfy the needs of any size property, from the large resort hotel to the small bed & breakfast, dude ranch and everything in between.

www.readycare.com

Rocky Mountain SunscreenRocky Mountain Sunscreen manufactures FDA Certified Broad Spectrum sunscreen in small retail packaging as well as cost effective gallon and quart pump dispensers to protect guests during their outdoor activities.  For the past 23 years, Rocky Mountain Sunscreen as been proudly serving the ski resorts and end destination resort markets throughout the country with high quality, broad spectrum sun protection.  Custom label lip balm and insect repellents are additional products available to CDGRA members.

www.rmsunscreen.com

Salon Sheets & Boutique

 

Salon Sheets is happy to be attending the Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association 2017 Spring Convention.  We grew from a 45 year old business and boutique where we provided exceptional goods and services, to traveling far and wide to acquire unique quality gifts and accessories for our clientele.  When we founded Salon Sheets we knew we had found high-end linens  to present to our clients for an affordable price. We expanded Salon Sheets to include an online boutique where you can enjoy our products as well.  Along with a complete line of linens for your guest rooms, we also furnish a boutique of apparel and accessories. Our items are available in Western and Southwest themes, along with other regional and seasonal favorites. We would be happy to assist you in expanding your Ranch gift shop with merchandise, gifts, and souvenirs. Through our business we support educational and charitable organizations. Salon Sheets and Boutique stands to support your preservation of the American West!

www.salonsheets.com

 mini-8 Shamrock Foods Sponsoring Lunch Samples

 Shamrock Foodservice. We are family owned and operated. We custom cut beef, pork, chicken and seafood products ON PREMISE at our warehouse facility. Our 5 Star produce safety standards are unparalleled. They are based on specifications, inspections and information at Five Key points: Fields, Facilities, Transportation, Distributor Warehouses & Your Kitchen. If you’re looking for Specialty- look no further. Shamrock Specialty has been created to bring you a curated selection of foods from small artisan purveyors, imported brands and flavor profiles that will inspire and delight. Besides great products our goal is to treat customers like friends and associates like family. Delivering Satisfaction – It’s what we do!www.shamrockfoods.com

Steamboat Select Insurance Group

Steamboat Select Insurance Group is a new entity, but Chip Ravenscroft and Judy Nelson have built an excellent reputation of confidence, knowledge and reliability in the Dude Ranch industry.  This will be Chip’s 26thconsecutive CDGRA annual convention.  With access to all major insurance programs for Dude Ranch operations, we can place a Dude Ranch with the best possible carrier for that ranch.  Our agency offers any coverage your ranch could need, including bonds, workers’ compensation, group or individual health insurance, and the standard property/liability/auto/crime/inland marine package.  It doesn’t cost anything to shop your insurance with us.

 

mini Sysco Foods     

Sponsoring Lunch Samples

Sysco Food Services of Colorado is committed to helping provide solutions to the many and varied challenges that you, our customer and business partner, face on a daily basis. If you are a long-term customer of Sysco, we simply say “thank you” for your business! If you are a new customer, “welcome.” We look forward to building our partnership with you through the coming years. Regardless of the length of time you have been a partner, Sysco’s goal remains the same – helping our customers succeed.

www.sysco.com

Wyo-Horse Jewelry

 Fashion Jewelry with a western edge
• 2.5 x Wholesale Pricing
• Excellent Quality
• High Perceived Value
• Many Original Design
• Outstanding Customer Service
• Wholesale $4 – $20  |  Retail $10 – $50
• Minimum order $200

www.wyo-horse.com

2017 Business Members
Deneen Pottery

www.deneenpottery.com

Timber Peaks Gourmet

www.timberpeaksgourmet.com

2017 CDGRA Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor Leavitt Recreation Insurance/Philadelphia Insurance
Gold Sponsor Equitrekking.com
Silver Sponsors AJ Gallagher Insurance

Ben’s Ranch Foundation

Caplan & Earnest LLC

Ranchweb.com

 

 

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