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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

                   2018 Associate Members

  

AdvenSure by McNeil & Company

Steve Gulini ~ 800-822-3474 Ext. 124 sgulini@mcneilandcompany.com ~ www.advensureins.com

AdvenSure offers a comprehensive insurance and risk management program for dude ranches and operations that specialize in adventurous outdoor activities. Many of our clients provide all-inclusive vacation packages, and eligible businesses may offer horseback riding, fishing, shooting, cross country skiing, boating, snowmobiling and other recreation.

 

Art & SoulWorks

Bill & Carol Corneliuson ~ 303-670-0362 ~ admin@art-soulworks.com ~ www.art-soulworks.com

 Art & SoulWorks is dedicated to providing you with a variety of uplifting gift choices. Our goal is to create beautiful, value-based gifts with a message of hope and wholeness that you can be proud to own and share. And if you are a wholesale distributor, you will be proud to offer these items to your customers.

 

Arthur J Gallagher

Gary Grenzke, Nancy Tulley ~ 800.451.7286 ~ Gary-Grenzke@ajg.comwww.ajg.com

Do you operate a dude ranch in Montana, Idaho or Colorado? How about a cattle operation in Wyoming or California? Perhaps a resort in Arizona? Then we should talk! Now you can have access to every company that insures dude ranches through a single agency. We have offered the DRA Endorsed Insurance Program since day one. Today there are also many other programs from which you may choose. We work for you. It’s your choice.

Call us for a comparative analysis of today’s market and to receive multiple competitive bids. It takes only two weeks. Good news! We do all the work!

Way back in 1919, we started to insure dude ranches. Now we are international in scope.  Our team of dude ranch specialists consists of Nancy Tulley, Teresa Mese, Lauren Hewson and myself. Dude ranch insurance is what we do,…and we love it.”

 

Cactus Companies / Stetson & Resistol

JR Morden & Janey Morden ~ 480.540.5123 ~ jrmorden57@gmail.com

Hello and Welcome from the Cactus Companies / Stetson & Resistol,
The importance of Western traditions and the cowboy way of life are often overlooked and forgotten in the new age. Running a dude ranch means you have a special purpose. You are entrusted with bridging the gap between the cowboy lifestyle and the everyday hustle and bustle of the cities from which your guests arrive.
Our group of companies also depends on Western ways and the people who thrive there. To show our appreciation to you for keeping our Western traditions alive, we have designed a special program for you. This will allow you direct access to our products. You will find saddles, tack, ropes, hats, apparel, roping aids, and much more, and will provide your guests the most authentic Western experience.
We look forward to partnering with you in the future.

 

Caplan and Earnest LLC

Doug Stevens, Attorney at Law ~ 303-443-8010 ~ dstevens@celaw.com ~ www.celaw.com

Caplan and Earnest, LLC, is a Colorado-based full-service law firm specializing in health care, education, litigation, estate planning, immigration and business transactions. With clients across the state, Caplan and Earnest has earned a national reputation as a strong resource and trusted adviser for clients. Caplan and Earnest offers the depth and diversity needed to serve the individual needs of clients facing complex legal issues.

Carroll Companies
Emily DuVarney ~ 828.268.6156 ~ emily@clgco.com ~ www.clgco.com

Carroll Companies is a 50 year old; family owned and operated leather company. We are proud to offer high quality leather products in diverse categories. Several products, including our home furnishings, are manufactured in the USA; in our factories in North Carolina.

We specialize in manufacturing, warehousing and distributing products from fine leather western style home furnishings to premium leather western wear and ranch wear jackets, vests and handbags. Our embroidery program allows you to personalize many products we sell.

Along with our attention to quality and detail we hold customer service very high on our list. Offering personal attention to each customer’s needs is important to us to build long lasting business relationships.

We look forward working with all the members at the upcoming Dude Ranch Association Vendor Show this January. In the meantime visit our corporate website and familiarize yourself with us and our products!  www.clgco.com or call 828.268.6156.

CBI Insurance

Larel Parkinson ~ 866-977-4555 Ext. 4 ~ larel@cbiins.com ~ www.cbiins.com

CBI Insurance Agency specialized in the Outfitter, Dude Ranch and Guest Ranch insurance. We work hard to meet all you insurance needs. We welcome any questions you may have.

 

CBIZ Sattler Insurance    

Leslie Vannoy & Tyler Martin ~ 208.743.9426 lvannoy@cbizsattler.com ~ cbizsattler.com

Sattler Adventure Sports offers a personalized approach to meeting your outdoor recreation insurance needs.  We strive to understand our client’s business, and their day to day operations.  Our Dude Ranch Program includes property, and liability as well as numerous important coverages in a package policy.  This program was created to meet your specific insurance needs.  We are a major sponsor of the Dude Ranchers’ Association and are proud to support our friends and clients.  We look forward to seeing you.

 

The Comphy Company

Pamela Dujmovich ~ 323.225.8234 ~ marketing@comphy.com ~ www.comphy.com

As the inventor and leader of linens for the spa industry, Comphy understands the importance of a luxurious touch. Comphy products were first developed specifically for spa and then, due to customer demand, were made available for home. Our products offer the best in durability, sustainability, design and quality. Most importantly, Comphy linens live up to their name. The indescribably soft feel of the high-performance, superior quality microfiber is comparable to 600 thread count sheets. Plus, in an independent research study, our sheets were also scientifically proven to promote sleep. This applies to our Baby linens, too! To learn more about our products and browse our many fabric colors and designs, visit us at comphy.com.

Conestoga Wagon Company

Jason Olson ~ 307.277.0525 ~ jason@conestogawagonco.com ~ conestogawagonco.com

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 19th 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.

CoolWorks.com

Kelcy Fowler ~ 720.145.8790 ~ kelcy@coolworks.com ~ www.coolworks.com

Advertising in the right places gives you a better shot at finding the right people. By advertising your job opportunities on CoolWorks.com, you will tap into the thousands of seasonal job seekers who are searching for their next work adventure. Employers consistently tell us that the quality and experience of the employees they recruit through our site are top notch. Ask us about the Staffing Center, a powerful tool to streamline your employment application process and minimize the time you spend reviewing applications.
CoolWorks has been a supporting member of the DRA since 1998, and is proud to offer personalized service at an affordable price.

 
Deneen Pottery
Peter & Mary Deneen ~ 888.646.0238 ~ carrie@deneenpottery.com ~ www.deneenpottery.com
Our family pottery has been making custom stoneware since 1972. Each mug is hand-thrown by a master potter before a custom designed medallion is applied. Each piece is unique yet consistent. All mugs are safe for the dishwasher, oven, freezer and microwave. Using and selling our mugs with your brand on them offers your guests another way to take part of their visit to your ranch home. Each time they use your mug they will remember the wonderful time they had with you.We love working with y’all! Thanks for your support.

The Dude Ranch Partnership

Peter Askew & David McCollough ~ 404.272.1159 ~ peter@duderanch.com

www.DudeRanch.com  ~ www.GuestRanches.com

Our partnership exists to deliver Ranchers one thing – Bookings.

Our 370,000 yearly website visits and 1 million page impressions help us deliver on that promise every year.

New for 2017 – Embed your own video ads into GuestRanches.com & DudeRanch.com. Grab Peter or David for more info!

DudeRanches.com           

Dean Ruffing ~ 760.567.6005 ~ dean@duderanches.com ~ www.DudeRanches.com

The website developed by Dude Ranchers for Dude Ranchers – the only site with an Advisory Board that includes 3 past presidents of the DRA.

Equilix and Equipride offered by SweetPro Feeds

Distributed by Agape Naturals & Agri Best Feeds
Colorado Distributors – Lisa Rasmussen & Sandy Golemb, lisa@agapenaturals.com
Western States Distributor – Scott Anderson, scott@agribestfeeds.com

EquiPride/EquiLix provides an easy and convenient way to help your horses look and perform at their best!  EquiPride/EquiLix covers all of your bases with a full vitamin and mineral pack, protein, energy, a powerful digestive aid (ProBiotein®, a multi-prebiotic source), and flax factors to help your horses perform better on less forage – saving you money.  SweetPro can help your cattle perform better on less forage as well.  All of our products are high quality, all natural and contain no sugar (molasses) or starch.  Stop by the EquiPride booth to see how all of your horses and livestock can reach their genetic potential.

 

Escalante Rugs

Andrew Merrill ~ 508.740.6311 ~ Andrew@escalanterugs.com ~ www.escalanterugs.com

In a world where centuries-old traditional weaving crafts are slowly disappearing, the history and culture of the Zapotec weavers in the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico is alive and thriving.  Escalante Rugs has been THE source for fine hand crafted wool rugs over 22 years, working with Master Weavers.

We specialize in contemporary Western designs, custom sizes and custom rug branding.   Escalante Rugs has been working with DRA ranches for many years and has won many textile awards for quality and design. We look forward to seeing you in Cody! Check out our web site www.escalanterugs.com

 

Gear for Sports

Brian Bennett ~ 920.270.5059 ~ brianbennett@bresnan.net ~ www.gearforsports.com

We truly understand the fundamentals of decorated garments. Gear products are tailored from only the finest fabrics and offer the most innovative decoration opportunities. Our customers have a unique and important message to

deliver and our designs are best suited to deliver that message.
Gear for Sports® sells its products under some of the most powerful brands in sportswear, including Under Armour®, Champion® and Gear for Sports®. This compelling portfolio of brands allows Gear to provide a long-standing history

of quality graphics and innovative apparel design.
Other sportswear brands simply cannot provide the same level of service across such a breadth of accounts, which enhances Gear’s market position. Our brands provide customers with a single resource for all of their sportswear needs.

From t-shirts, caps, fleece to performance wear and performance outerwear – we deliver!

 

Hip Bag Company

Dianna & Kathy French ~ 970-475-4045 ~ hipbagco@gmail.com ~ www.hipbagco.com

Kathy & Dianna French are a mother and daughter team that design and manufacture Hip Bags in Eaton, Colorado. “As Hip Bag designers, we wanted to create something so unique… It cannot be mass produced. Our handmade Hip Bags are fashion forward, one of a kind, and earth friendly. We use scrap leather and exotics, repurposed and antique pieces of jewelry as well as other add-ons to truly make your Hip Bag your own. Our standards are not compromised and therefore you will not find a Hip Bag decorated like yours. We design each Hip Bag with the hope that it invokes a different feel and allows for your true expression to be worn on your hip! No two Hip Bags are alike.”
We look forward to seeing you in Denver!
Hip Bags…”As Individual As You Are!”

 

InsideOut Solutions, Inc. 

Patricia McCauley ~ 800.500.8401 x302 ~ pat@insideout.com ~ insideout.com

Creating Marketing Solutions for your Destination

Marketing your Ranch has never been so complicated nor moved as fast as Internet marketing strategies do today.  Having a PR firm, SEM company and website developer all working independently is not in your Ranch’s best interest.  Using a shotgun approach for your marketing won’t bring you the results you desire. An All-inclusive marketing plan will help you drive business and control your marketing budget and is measurable.

InsideOut Solutions is a full service marketing company with 16 years of experience in PR, Print, SEM and Website development.  We develop one plan that integrates your website with your social media, PPC, PR and provide you the tools to manage and measure your success.

Intrix Technology, Inc.

Peg Menzel ~ 720.977.2027 ~ pmenzel@intrix.com ~ www.intrix.com

Your business requires credit card payment processing solutions that are flexible, quick to implement, cost-effective and supported by people that care and understand the critical nature of business and consumer payments.  Intrix Payment Solutions combines decades of industry expertise with state-of-the-art technology to bring you results that make payment acceptance seamless to your organization.
Intrix Payment Solutions supports all card types including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover and works to assure that our merchants have the most secure, flexible, convenient and cost-effective programs available anywhere. We also work closely with all equipment vendors to ensure that your integration will be efficient and correct.
Intrix Technology is the official merchant services provider for the Dude Ranchers’ Association and is proud to give back a significant portion of our proceeds from our DRA merchant services relationships in support of the Association.  We also provide special rates for all Association Members

 

Kellsson Linens, Inc.

Susan Kelley ~ 866.480.7555 ~ susan@kellssonlinens.com ~ www.kellssonlinens.com

With so many different sources and choices when it comes to Bed and Bath linens for your Ranch, let Kellsson Linens, Inc. be your guide.  With over 30 years of experience in linens and a long time supporter of the CDGRA here in Colorado, we know the challenges you may have when it comes to covering your beds or outfitting your baths to give your guests an awesome experience.
We offer products at many price points from a variety of manufacturers across the USA and Canada.  Minimums are small…deliveries can be within 4 to 6 weeks…some vendors even a little quicker.  If we don’t have what you are looking for, we will do our best to search it out…giving you time to spend with guests or other priorities.  We look forward to meeting each of you in Denver come January.

Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance

Dan Schneider, Michele Clough, Damian Petty ~ 520.571.1900 ~ dan-schneider@leavitt.com ~ leavitt.com

Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality remains the endorsed provider of insurance for the Dude Ranch Association with Dan Schneider, Damian Petty, and Michele Clough serving as your point of contact.  LRHI has served the outdoor recreation and hospitality industry for over 25 years in all 50 states with relationships with key carriers that have the ability to insure your dude ranch including liability, property, and worker’s compensation.

We remain committed to the association and in addition to attending the convention, we welcome opportunities to educate and inform Dude Ranch Operators about the changes in the insurance industry and coverage specific to your operation.

Lodge-ical Software

Kristin Williamson, Paul Williamson ~ 406.333.4167 ~ info@williamsonenterprises.com ~ www.lodge-ical.com

Lodge-ical™ is a client relationship and guest management database designed to handle your dude ranch business from the point of initial inquiry to final check-out and beyond.  Lodge-ical™ is specifically designed for the dude rancher who understands the value of a repeat guest.  Data entry is simple yet the worth of the database becomes priceless.  Information is available at your fingertips, whether you want to look at a calendar, distribute daily reports to your staff, or evaluate your season at year’s end.  We work with each of our clients to customize their version of Lodge-ical™ to ensure their needs are met.  We have been a member of the Dude Ranchers’ Association since 1996 and have become a stable and proven software solution for the dude ranch industry.

Outback Trading Company

Allie King ~ 610-932-5141 Ext. 136 ~ aking@outbacktrading.com ~ www.outbacktrading.com

Outback Trading Company is a leading supplier of all-weather outdoor apparel. Established in 1983, Outback Trading Company stays true to its reputation of producing durable and rugged high performing apparel. We are committed to producing hard wearing comfortable clothes for working lifestyles, as well as functional fashion apparel. Outback Trading Company has a style and fit for all.

 

Outdoor Insurance Group

Leana DeFurio ~ 303-951-5052 ~ ldefurio@oigcorp.com ~ www.oigcorp.com

OIG specializes in outdoor recreation and hospitality/campground insurances.  We represent multiple A Rated Companies to customize your policy to your individual insurance needs.

Paul Hopman’s Scratchboard Animal Art

Paul Hopman ~ 520.300.0441 ~ paulhopman@gmail.com ~  paulhopman.com

After graduation from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois, Paul Hopman started his career in 1971 as an illustrator and graphic designer.

Over the past 45 years, Paul’s art has proved to be more than competitive in the professional art industry.

His passion has evolved to drawing a variety of animals, from exotic to domestic and he has been widely commissioned for not only his amazing illustrations of wild animals but also endearing pet portraits.

Paul will bring his artistry to this year’s DRA Convention at the Tanque Verde Ranch. Stop by to see his art in action!

Philadelphia Insurance Companies   

Krystal Allen ~ 303.200.5340 ~ krystal.allen@phly.com ~ phly.com

Gillingham & Associates is a subsidiary of Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) that specializes in commercial property & casualty insurance for the Outdoor Recreation and Hospitality industries. With over 15 years insuring the recreation, hospitality, and leisure market including outfitters, guides, dude ranchers, bed & breakfast owners, and others, we have insights into your industry that others just don’t have.

We tailor each policy to address each insured’s unique exposures. We offer package policies including General Liability, Property, Crime, Inland Marine, Automobile, separate Directors and Officers Liability, and Umbrella Liability. For all your Guide & Outfitter needs, visit our website at PHLY.com.

Polaris

Scott Wise ~ 612.791.3846 ~ scott.wise@polaris.com ~ www.polaris.com

At Polaris, making great products is not just a job; it is a way of life. That is why our creed is etched in steel at the entrance at each of our locations. Our employees are not only building and designing our machines, they are also enthusiastic riders. This gives us the competitive edge because we are working together to make the riding experience better in order to find The Way Out.

Ranch Jewelry

Jewelry Judy ~ 602.370.2273 ~ Jewelryjudy.dra@gmail.com ~ brandedranchhands.com

25 + years in the DRA

We brand deerskin gloves with your brand, ranch name and logo.

-Branded rusted steel Christmas ornaments

-Branded silver stampede strings

-Branded silver jewelry- earrings, necklaces, charms, hat pins, etc.

We provide your guests with a quality product with your name and brand.

Advertising that your guests pay to take home.

 

Ranchbookings.com

Matthieu Corrand ~ 307.413.2324 ~ Matt.corrand@gmail.com ~ ranchbookings.com

RanchBookings.com was founded with a single purpose: to help Guest Ranchers make more money while reducing office work. Our online booking engine and property management solutions are specifically designed for Guest Ranches. RanchBookings handles the full lifecycle of your reservations:

– Getting seen: Search Engine Optimized directory listing and  social media management

– Discovery phase: quote generation, online customer portal, travel agent & tour operator portal and online travel agents

– Booking phase: payments processing and email communications

– Check-in phase: online waiver signing and customer information forms

– During the stay: meals and activities schedules, gift shop and incidentals

– After the stay: invoicing (including Quickbooks exports), Customer Relationship Management and satisfaction surveys

We look forward to talking with you about how you too can spend less time in the office and more time on the ranch!

 

Salon Sheets and Boutique

Patty Steur ~ 805.253.0315 ~ pbsteur@aol.com ~ salonsheets.com

Salon Sheets is looking forward to attending the 2017 Dude Rancher’s Convention in Tucson, AZ.   In addition to our existing inventory we now have Mattress Pads, Foam Mattress Toppers, and Mattress Lifters for easier bed making. Our new selection of Pillows is available in several styles. Update your cabins and guest rooms with refreshing new linens! The Boutique items for this year includes handbags, wraps and ponchos, blouses, scarves and travel size accessories. We would be happy to assist you in expanding your Ranch Gift Shop with merchandise, gifts, and souvenirs. We grew from a 47 year old business where we have provided exceptional products, services, and always the best in customer service to the clientele. Through our business we support educational and charitable organizations. When we travel to acquire new items for Salon Sheets and Boutique, it is always with the client in mind. Our items are available in Western and Southwest themes, along with other regional and seasonal favorites. We always offer “complimentary shipping” to DRA Members!

 

Star Party America

Eddie Hrncir ~ 361-438-8733 ~ starpartytoursamerica@gmail.com ~ www.starpartyamerica.com

Imagine yourself & family surrounded by the DARKEST, most BEAUTIFUL Night skies on earth… (a dude ranch in the USA). Now imagine you are looking through a giant, computer-guided telescope at thousands of stars, galaxies, & nebulas, where these stars are born, and suddenly, the incredible rings of Saturn are shown to you in this telescope by a fascinating astronomer, who also outlines all of the constellations with a powerful, green laser and tells you ancient stories and myths about these stars, including your astrological sign constellations, such as Libra, Saggitarius, Scorpius, Capricorn, Taurus, and more….
Learn how to find the Big & Little Dippers, and the North Star Polaris, and many interesting astronomical facts from an Astronomer, who makes learning fun for the whole family, and boyfriends & girlfriends. Escape the modern world, and see the stars as our ancient ancestors saw them. View the exact location on our moon, where Neil Armstrong took man’s first steps on another world. And basically have the BEST time you will EVER have in the DARK. This may sound like an unattainable fantasy, but can easily come true, by simply calling the astronomers of Star Party America at (361) 438-8733.

Think Reservations

Richard Aday ~ 877.736.4195 x700 ~ richard.aday@thinkreservations.com ~ thinkreservations.com

ThinkReservations provides a fast, professional and comprehensive platform for your business. With a unique ecosystem of proven business management solutions, integrated payment processing, world-class support and direct connectivity with channels such as Booking.com and Trip Advisor, ThinkReservations is ready to unify, automate and make every part of your business more profitable and productive.

Travel Adventures Marketing

Gene Sztamburski and Beverly VanDell ~ 651.278.9065 ~ info@traveladventuresmarketing.com ~ traveladventuresmarketing.com

Bring your ranch alive on your website with sight, sound and emotion with video and great photography! We specialize in ranch/resort video production and photography. A professionally produced video could make all the difference in a very competitive hospitality industry, paying for itself easily in 3 – 4 extra bookings. We are proud members of the DRA and the official producer of the DRA marketing video with an updated video coming in 2016. Viewed hundreds of times the last number of years it has helped sell many a dude ranch vacation showing the fun and excitement of vacationing at a dude ranch.

Wyo-Horse

Kerstin Stock ~ 877-763-3624 ~ kerstin@wyo-horse.com ~ www.wyo-horse.com

Welcome to Wyo-Horse Jewelry, we are a family based company, established in 2003. The owner and key designer, Kerstin Stock, spends time in the field, talking with retailers and fine tuning the business to better serve your consumers. We love our retailers and work hard to build your sales while developing your customer relations.
The Wyo-Horse Jewelry customer service is friendly and easy to work with, going the extra mile for your business. Our merchandise is all UPC barcoded and pre-priced on Wyo-Horse branded jewelry cards. This saves you and your staff hours of merchandising and allows for quick sales reporting. We offer FREE Wyo-Horse point of purchase displays with qualifying orders to help you merchandise and sell your jewelry.
Outstanding margins, excellent customer service, hot styles and cool prices make for a winning package and a business relationship you will value for years and years.

 

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