Below are the vendors for the 94th convention on January 29 - February 1, 2020. 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 businesses 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.
Learn more about the 2020 DRA Convention Vendors' products and services here in the FIRST EVER Digital Vendor Guide.
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.
Intrix is now Agave! Start accepting all payments, from all channels, all the time - effortlessly. Our online and mobile applications allow you to manage your business from anywhere and empower your customers to pay with their preferred payment method. Our technology provides real-time notifications and custom reporting that keep you connected to your business so you know when and how you are getting paid. We can also eliminate your monthly bill with our “No Fee” pricing option which simplifies your back-office workflow allowing you to focus on your core business.
NTRA Advantage/AQHA Members Plus
As a member of the Dude Ranchers’ Association, you are eligible for significant savings on nationally known products through AQHA Members Plus such as John Deere, Sherwin Williams, Office Depot, and more.
To enjoy the benefits of one-stop buying, call Equine Benefits toll-free at 866-678-4289 before you make a purchase!
Blubandoo Cooling & Warming Headwear Accessories
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.
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.
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.
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. Talk to us about modernizing your application process with our new Staffing Center - designed and priced for small to medium seasonal businesses with various term lengths to fit your needs. This tool provides you with a mobile-friendly online application and job list that seamlessly integrate with both your CoolWorks advertising and your ranch website or careers page. It also provides tools that will help you efficiently screen and organize your applicants, helping you hire the best candidates faster!
CoolWorks has been a supporting member of the DRA since 1998, and are 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.
DudeRanches.comThe website developed by Dude Ranchers for Dude Ranchers – the only site with an Advisory Board that includes 3 past presidents of the DRA.
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 website!
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 insured dude ranches. Now we are international in scope. Our team of dude ranch specialists consists of Nancy Tulley, Hannah Burford and myself. Dude ranch insurance is what we do, and we love it.
Guest Ranches of North America
Exciting News! Guest Ranches of North America has officially acquired Peter Askew's DudeRANCH.com! The website will fall under the wing of GRNA, and will continue to work alongside GuestRANCHES.com to drive traffic and bookings to all our partner ranches. With over 480,000 visits and 1.4M page views per year, we’re the largest marketplace for the online dude ranch vacation industry. We're proud to have served this industry for over 22 years, and look forward to many more… simply put, “We Drive Traffic and Bookings!” FYI: Peter won't go far, he'll continue to operate RanchWork.com, the leading job board for the ranching industry!
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 provides you the tools to manage and measure your success.
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.
As you prepare for another season of providing folks with their most enjoyable getaway possible. I hope you’ll consider offering Nickers at your ranch.
Riding is one of the most wonderful experiences that we share with our guests, and Nickers were created to make a woman’s riding experience the best it can be! They’re specialty leggings specifically designed to be worn under jeans to keep women more comfortable while riding and made to be put to use for other ventures during their stay - hiking, under waders while fishing, yoga - and once they return home.
As one wearer said, “They’re the only leggings I wear, and I’ll never ride without them again.”
Odysys takes the guesswork out of marketing your property online and driving commission-free bookings with high-converting websites, easy-to-use marketing tools, a comprehensive dashboard, and amazing support.
PATH for Ranches
PATH exists to help business owners make sense of their operations so they can actually enjoy why the got into business for themselves in the first place. We are an independent broker that provides the tools businesses need to streamline operations, and to accept payments easily and at a fair price, with proactive, hands-on service and support. Offering digital waivers, payroll, staff scheduling, merchant services, point of sale solutions, and more.
We believe small business owners and employees thrive best when their operational practices are streamlined, user-friendly and not over-priced.
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.
Polaris Adventures brings together a select network of outdoor adventure Outfitters nationally to offer guests unforgettable ride and drive experiences. Creating safe, memorable, year-round adventures for all skill levels, guests are free to explore scenic routes coast to coast. From tall timbered forests, mountain passes, desert terrain, snowy trails and even scenic highways, Polaris Adventures offers worry-free half and full-day options for couples, families and adventure groups. State-of-the-art vehicles come equipped with intuitive navigation and accessories tailored to the local environment. Outfitters offer a seamless guest experience from click-and-book online reservations, digital registration upon arrival, vehicle and safety instructions and the ability to customize adventures at each location. Committed to environmental stewardship, Polaris Adventures ensures respected and responsible land and trail access. Start your adventure today, adventures.polaris.com.
Rad Power Bikes
Since building our first ebike prototypes back in 2007, we've been on a mission to design, build, and support high-quality, feature-rich, affordable ebikes for the masses. We strive to provide the best experience for our entire community of ebike owners through exceptional support, expert staff, and thoughtful design. We are a group of dedicated ebike enthusiasts, product designers, and entrepreneurs with a passion for business and technology.
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.
Steur Salon and Supply ~ Salon Sheets
Salon Sheets & Boutique is once again looking forward to participating in the next Dude Ranchers’ Convention. We are pleased to announce that our Salon Sheets business has merged with our parent company, Steur Salon and Supply. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this family-owned business, we are proud of the customer service, community involvement, and charitable giving of the past. We look forward to offering all our clientele the same level of service, products, and merchandise in the future. This includes fine linens, apparel, and accessories. In addition to our existing linen inventory, we offer down and down alternative comforters and pillows, pillow protectors, and mattress protectors. This year we have acquired weighted blankets. As in the past, we have searched far and wide to find the finest in Western, regional, and seasonal items to furnish your cabins and guest rooms. We always offer “complimentary shipping” to DRA Members!
Shore Traders, LLC - Food Sourcing Program
Shore Traders and SB Value represent Premier, 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.
Unlike some other purchasing programs, Premier offers very favorable pricing across the board, not just on a limited number of cherry-picked items, and allows you complete flexibility in your purchasing decisions. There is no long-term contract, no minimum purchase obligation, nor any up-front or recurring cost to participate.
This won’t change what you buy – you’ll just buy it at a lower price!
Turkish Towel Company
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 check out our new blankets too... And yes…. Ask about any of our show specials. We want to be your towel and robe source - The Turkish Towel Company!
Zber, LLCZber, a great yard game that gets even better when the sun goes down. Zber is a totally new outdoor game that can be played in either the day or night. The rules are simple - hit the pole and knock the indicator ball off its tee and score one point. 3 points are all that is needed to win, so all the games are quick and fun. With up to twelve players moving as a group from pole-to-pole the camaraderie and banter are infectious. Every game is creative and different with new pole placements and throwing rules such as “throw with your non-dominant hand” or “go around that tree”. It can also be tailored for all age groups depending on the placement and distance between the poles. Zber the new outdoor game for day or night.