Below are the vendors for the 93rd convention on January 23 - 26, 2019. 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 by McNeil & Company
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.
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.
Stop by and see samples of what we do with our printed and embroidered sportswear, bandanas, caps, henleys, T-shirts, sweatshirts and gift items.
Art & SoulWorks
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.
Blubandoo Cooling & Warming Headwear
We are quite excited to join the Dude Ranchers’ Association due to our product success with other DRA members and we look forward to meeting you during the convention. We make cooling hats, caps, neckbands, doorags, visors in western themes and more. Just soak them in water to activate our proven effective evaporative cooling feature. Plus, we offer customized evaporative cooling and thermal warming headwear fabric designs. Imagine placing your picture-quality iconic image or logo on high performance cooling or warming headwear and neck gators. Your guests will love our state-of-the-art product features while receiving a useful iconic souvenir to take home as a memento of their visit. Most of our products are proudly made in the USA since 1993. All are reusable and washable.
Buffalo Media Group
Buffalo Media Group is a professional multi-media company specializing in resort photography, resort videography and aerial drone work. Buffalo Media Group provides services from the densely-wooded evergreen forests of Minnesota and Canada, to mountain retreats in the Western and Eastern United States and to the jungles and oceanfront properties of Belize and Costa Rica. We are well versed in providing our clients with the very best photography and video in any clime or environment.
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 to working with all the members at the upcoming Dude Ranchers' Association Vendor Show this January. In the meantime visit our corporate website and familiarize yourself with us and our products!
CBI Insurance Agency
CBI Insurance Agency specializes in the outfitter, dude ranch and guest ranch insurance. We work hard to meet all your insurance needs. We welcome any questions you may have.
CBIZ Sattler Insurance
CBIZ 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.
Conestoga Wagon Company
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.
Kelcy Fowler ~ 720.145.8790 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 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.
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 handcrafted branded mugs 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
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 2019 - Embed your own video ads into GuestRanches.com & DudeRanch.com. Grab Peter or David for more info!
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! Check out our web site!
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 Gary Grenzke, Sid Veale, Nancy Tulley and Hannah Buford. Dude ranch insurance is what we do,...and we love it."
InsideOut Solutions, Inc.
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.
Intrix provides safe reliable and affordable payments processing solutions for your ranch. As the Dude Ranchers’ Association’s official merchant services provider for the last 7 years, we understand the specific needs of ranchers and your business and have the experienced staff to help design the right solution at an affordable rate.
Whether you need a simple point of sale terminal device or a fully integrated payment solution, we can design a program to find your needs!
Intrix Technology is the official merchant services provider for the DRA 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 Insurance
Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality remains the endorsed provider of insurance for the Dude Ranch Association with Dan Schneider and Damian Petty 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.
Mountain Arts Pottery
Mountain Arts Pottery is a homegrown, Montana-based, small family business that specializes in hand thrown pottery. We work hard to design and create our pottery so it is of the highest quality and strikes the perfect balance between everyday functionality and beauty. From full sets of dishes, to iconic serving pieces, to custom made logo mugs, our array of offerings has something to fit every function and design aesthetic.
Philadelphia Insurance Companies
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.
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 Boutique
Salon Sheets has been looking forward to attending the next DRA Convention. In addition to our previous inventories, we have added pillow protectors, goose down, along with alternative goose down pillows and comforters. We carry a selection of mattress pads and protectors. Update your cabins and guest rooms with new and refreshing linens. The boutique items for this year include handbags, wraps and ponchos. We would be happy to assist you in expanding your ranch gift shop with merchandise, gifts and souvenirs. We have grown from a 48-year-old business where we have always provided the best in customer service and community involvement. Through our business we support educational and charitable organizations. We support the Dude Ranch Foundation, the Carousel Ranch Fundraiser in California for their work with children with Therapy Horses and the MP/CVCOC Education Fund for the “Ahead with Horses Program.” 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!
Shore Traders LLC ~ Attidude Apparel & Food Sourcing Program
Shore Traders represents one of the largest Group Purchasing Organizations in the U.S., which, through the buying power of its 120,000 + members and their $50 billion + in annual purchases, offers you the opportunity to realize very meaningful savings (usually 15% - 20%) on virtually everything you buy for your ranch’s kitchen, including fresh meat and other protein, fresh produce, frozen foods, condiments, raw ingredients, paper and Styrofoam products, food storage products (plastic wrap and bags, aluminum foil, containers, etc.), disposable cutlery, linens, uniforms, garbage cans and liners, cleaning supplies, equipment and many other items. There is no long-term contract, no minimum purchase obligation, nor any up-front or recurring cost to participate.
Attidude Apparel is a leading designer of custom lifestyle apparel in several markets in the United States. Attidude has developed a line of apparel items to serve the creative interests of dude ranches with art-driven, creative, sublimated apparel, as well as quick-turn domestic embroidered and printed programs. We work directly with our customers to develop the custom apparel your clientele wants to wear!
Star Party America
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, Sagittarius, Scorpios, 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.
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