Below are the vendors for the 91st Convention in Tucson, Arizona. The vendors offer goods such as personalized Western wear, artwork, coffee, cowboy boots and services such as insurance, reservation software and media/website support. All of these business know what Western Hospitality is all about and will be happy to help you find what you are looking for. If you would like more information about the vendor opportunities click here.
"Being a Vendor is a terrific way to interact with DRA members one-on-one, to put faces to names, to get an update on their year, and know how to best serve their current and future needs. We really appreciate the "homecoming" and the opportunity to share our own industry updates during the Vendor Intro's. We're in this together - feeling more of a Partner than simply a Vendor. Having a week of insight into the challenges and magic of the DRA world and the people who make it what it is, is priceless." -- Patty Ceglio, Coolworks.com
AdvenSure Insurance Program by McNeil & Co.Steve Gulini
800.822.3747 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
AdvenSure provides specialized insurance and risk management for outdoor recreation and hospitality businesses. With unique packages designed for lodges, resorts, outfitters/guides, campgrounds and more, we offer the most comprehensive program available in the industry.
Adventure DesignsRoger Peterson
310.502.4270 ~ Roger@AdventureDesigns.net
We have been printing and embroidering custom ordered sportswear since 1972. When we started, we specialized in small custom orders and progressed over the years to a high volume contract printing for major L.A. clothing makers and have printed over 35 million shirts in the last 40 years.
Now we have downsized and have gone back to our roots and specialize in small custom orders again. Since 1994 Peter Deneen, founder of Deneen Pottery, and I have been working together using the excellent mug art they create and screen print the logos on sportswear for the Bed and Breakfast Industry. Because of my "Cowboy heritage," Peter suggested I join the DRA along with Deneen Pottery. It has turned out to be an enjoyable experience for both of us.
Agape DistributorsLisa Rasmussen
303.905.3926 ~ email@example.com
Agape Distributors is committed to offering organic and 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 products provide quality nutrition at an affordable price. Currently, we offer and distribute the SweetPro Feeds line of products (including EquiPride/EquiLix/EquiDisk), Redmond Naturals salt for livestock, Big Sky Organics, and Mountain Sunrise Hay pellets. We are always looking for natural or organic products to add to our product lines.
Arbuckle Coffee RoastersDenney Willis
520.790.5282 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1864 John Arbuckle patented a process for roasting & glazing coffee beans to seal in the flavor. ARBUCKLES’ ARIOSA COFFEE. The new coffee was an instant success with chuck wagon cooks faced with the task of keeping Cowboys supplied with hot coffee out on the open range. Shipped all over the country in sturdy wooden crates, 100 pounds each ARBUCKLES’ COFFEE became so dominant in the west that many Cowboys were not aware there was any other brand.
To sweeten the deal, each package of ARBUCKLES’ contained a stick of peppermint candy and is available once more. Complete with the original Flying Angel trademark, these one pound packages of rich beans are the full-bodied, aromatic cowboy coffee. No longer just a fond memory for old-time cowmen, ARIOSA COFFEE is now available to everyone, as good as ever.
So Brew up a pot of ARBUCKLES’, pardner, and enjoy the sunrise!
Arthur J GallagherGary Grenzke, Nancy Tulley
800.451.7286 ~ Gary-Grenzke@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 & ResistolJR Morden
480.540.5123 ~ email@example.com
Hello and Welcome from the Cactus Companies/Stetson and 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 depend on Western ways and the people who thrive there. To show our appreciation to you for keeping our Western traiditions 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.
Carroll CompaniesEmily DuVarney
828.268.6156 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Conestoga Wagon CompanyJason Olson
307.277.0525 ~ email@example.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.
Deneen PotteryPeter & Mary Deneen
888.646.0238 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Dude Ranch PartnershipPeter Askew & David McCollough
Founders of The Dude Ranch Partnership of DudeRanch.com & GuestRanches.com
404.272.1159 ~ email@example.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!
760.567.6005 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
DudeRanches.com has been a trusted site for thousands of people looking for the perfect Western Dude or Guest Ranch experience. Our Ranches offer the ultimate outdoor adventure for anyone or any family looking for a Western-Style vacation.
No matter which ranch adventure you choose, this will be a western vacation memory of a lifetime.
We are proud to present the following selection of Dude/Guest Ranches offering the finest in service, western experiences and customer satisfaction. All ranches are selected based on three qualifying criteria: (a) participating member of the Dude Rancher’s association (DRA), (b) participating member of a state or provincial association or (c) sponsored by a member of the Duderanches.com Advisory Board. This Advisory Board consist of six of the most prominent Dude Ranch owners and experts in the USA and Canada, including three past DRA presidents.
Escalante RugsDean Bubolo
928.639.1600 ~ email@example.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 Tucson!
Gilchrist & SoamesMelody Landis
317.781.5743 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
After a warm welcome last year, Gilchrist & Soames is excited to be coming back to the 2016 DRA Convention! Gilchrist & Soames is committed to delivering a premium hospitality experience through a comprehensive range of bathroom amenity solutions. Our specialty brands, distinctively creative products, and signature service are best in class, making us a favorite in the hospitality industry for over thirty years. We will have testers, giveaways, the opportunity to win a luxury gift basket, a discount for all orders placed at the show, and 3 new collections that we are excited to share with you!
HF Coors, American Made DinnerwareDirck Schou
520.903.1010 ~ email@example.com
HF Coors brings to you Superior Quality and Legendary Durability in Dinnerware. Made 100% in Tucson, our dinnerware is lead free, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe, and very chip resistant. With every shape, size, and color you can imagine, HF Coors has the ability to customize dinnerware to your Ranching needs. Stop by our booth or feel free to call us with any questions.
InsideOut Solutions, Inc.Patricia McCauley
800.500.8401 x302 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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
720.977.2008 ~ email@example.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!
Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality InsuranceDan Schneider, Michele Clough, Damian Petty
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.
Paul Hopman520.300.0441 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 CompaniesKrystal Allen
303.200.5340 ~ email@example.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.
612.791.3846 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
307.413.2324 ~ Matt.email@example.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!
Ranch JewelryJewelry Judy
602.370.2273 ~ Jewelryjudy.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Salon Sheets and BoutiquePatty Steur
805.253.0315 ~ email@example.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!
Sunset Interiors & Design StudioDara Davis
520.825.2297 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
You wear a lot of hats running a dude ranch, but if you’d like to stick to your Stetson, leave the design to Sunset Interiors!
Sunset Interiors does it all - furniture, drapery and bedding, flooring, dishes, you name it. We are talented and creative, but not pushy or pretentious.
Design - especially Western design - is our passion! Consultation available anywhere you hang your hat.
Think ReservationsRichard Aday
877.736.4195 x700 ~ email@example.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 MarketingGene Sztamburski and Beverly VanDell
651.278.9065 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Turkish Towel CompanyTwyla Sickmiller
336.783.7588 ~ email@example.com
The Turkish Towel Company is the manufacturer direct to you source of 100% Turkish Cotton towels and robes. Our QUALITY never goes out of style! When only the finest Turkish towels and bathrobes will do, we are the ones to provide you with that source. Our high quality robes allow your guests to wrap themselves in luxury. Our towels are thick and thirsty to absorb those water drops quickly and efficiently and last through many more washings than other towels. Be sure to come by our booth for a small gift, and then try on our newest robe…. The Espresso Vel-Soft Robe with the “teddy bear” feel. And yes…. Ask about any of our show specials. We want to be your towel and robe source - The Turkish Towel Company!
Wyoming Financial Insurance
307.527.6201 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mission is to provide multiple insurance solutions at competitive prices while preserving maximum coverage. Our market spans all 50 States and we currently have obtained a large market share of the Area. The primary products revolve around Commercial Lines (Property and General Liability) and Personal Lines (Auto, Life, and Home). We proudly contribute to the community via charitable donations and sponsorships of community events.