DARRELL HESS & ASSOCIATES:  Over 300 parks SOLD!  WHY?
We educate buyers and sellers so they can make an intelligent, informed decision.
After all, we are dealing with a buyers life savings and a sellers retirement.

 Thinking of Buying a Campground? 
If so, consider attending the
Campground Buyers' Workshop
 

 

Rick C. from MA
 

Rob L. from PA
 

Melanie P. from CT
 

Pat & Deanna B. from WI

       

In this weekend workshop, get answers to your many questions, learn what
a campground will or  won't do for you financially and lifestyle-wise, and receive
 the information you need to finally answer the question,

  "Is campground ownership really for me?"

Following are pictures and comments from past attendees.
"This was absolutely the most informative and best seminar I have ever attended on any subject.  All presenters were professional and held to the time schedule.  All questions I had were answered."  John C, GA

"More than just helpful - I would say this workshop was ESSENTIAL for anyone considering the purchase of a campground."  Roberta T, FL

"Do not make an offer on any campground without this seminar.  START HERE!"  Laura G, TX

"Part of my responsibility as a Human Resources Administrator in banking was to develop and/or present training seminars to all levels of staff and management.  You are all excellent presenters.  The workshop was exceptionally well-organized, and perhaps most important, it's obvious that you all love what you do!  Thank you."
Mary H, NY

"The workshop was extremely helpful.  It covered all necessary aspects in great detail.  Learned the right questions to ask.  A very vital tool.  Everything is laid out in understandable terms.  I feel confident that I am well educated for my search.  Workshop manual was very extensive and informative - a great tool."
Allison R, FL

Lynn G. from VA 

Paul W. from FL 

Julie  & Jim F., from OH
 

Rob S. from FL

"If you are interested or curious, this workshop will really help you understand, what you're getting into and how to do it.  " 
Candace C, TX

"I have purchased and read a couple books.  This had much more specific advice on how to buy and operate campgrounds.  It is the best by far." 
Milt C, DE

"If you have any thought of doing this you must attend one of Darrell's workshops."  
Michael D, VT

"I cannot imagine any unanswered questions.  This was the most organized workshop I have ever attended.  The manual covers everything - the examples are great."  Becky S, WV

Presenters:  Brenda, Melinda and Darrell

"I want to say thank you for a wonderful seminar.  My entire career has been in sales and marketing (28 years).  I recognize quality material, presentation and enthusiasm when I see it.  All of you are to be commended for putting together a professional program.  You disseminated a tremendous amount of great information in an engaging, professional and entertaining way.  You kept my attention and I never once thought the course dragged in any way.  Special thanks to the campground owners who gave us their time and provided us the benefit to ask all the questions we had! " Stan A, FL

Our Guest Campground Owner Speakers were
Ron & Vicki Vitkun, (left) Former Owners of Yogi Hagerstown, MD
Mark and Cheryl Manning, (center) Owners of Fancy Gap KOA, VA
and Jon and Debbie Clegg, (right) Owners of Cross Creek RV Park, NC

For many of the Attendees, a highlight was the the one-on-one time with the Campground Owners.
Why Come to Our Workshop
 
     Instead of Others?
  Here is what past attendees say:

"We attended a seminar held by another brokerage firm and then 2 weeks later attended yours.  Your seminar was far more helpful than the other.  At the time we were supposed to be going with our best friends to both seminars.  Due to illness they were unable to attend.  The next year when they were ready to attend we told them to only go to one seminar - YOURS!  It was the most helpful. 
Terry and Debra H, PA

"We attended another workshop last fall.  We both found your workshop to be much better.  Your information was more informative.  Much more helpful and beneficial to us."   Jerry and Chris M, TX

 Why a Two-Day Workshop?
  Here is what past attendees say:

"There was a tremendous amount to cover in 2 days. It will take me 2 weeks to process it all."   Phyllis P, MI

"You need a night to consider questions and things learned; then on the second day ideas are reinforced and questions answered."  Jack W, OH

"A prospective buyer is contemplating a relatively large dollar investment and major life change. I believe a buyer needs the time to digest the information then have the second day to reinforce it and ask questions."  Marsha L, NJ 

Weekend Workshop Schedule:

Saturday

12:00 - 5:45 p.m.   Workshop in Session 
  5:45 - 7:30 p.m.  Dinner on your own
  7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Questions and Answer Session

Sunday

  8:00 - 1:15 p.m.   Sunday Session - Workshop Complete
1:45 - 2:45 pm Picture Presentation of RV parks for sale (attendance optional) 
2:45- 4:00 pm Darrell and staff available for one-on-one questions

COSTS:
Cost:  $285 per person; or $385 per couple
Call our office at 828-452-1535 to register for the workshop!
LOCATION: 

Workshop Location and Directions:
The workshop will be held at:

Location to be Determined

 

Additional Lodging Options in the area:
There are several other hotels at this exit.

Campgrounds:
 
Please make your own lodging reservations.

What to Bring:  Simple pocket calculator, pencils and a sweater (meeting room can be chilly).  All other materials will be provided.  This is a professional workshop, no children are allowed in the meeting room.  Please, no recording devices.  

We accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
CALL OUR OFFICE 828-452-1535 TO REGISTER.  

Judged to be the Best by the Best!

Along with over 3,500 attendees we have had
several
distinguished guests attend:

Linda Profaizer, Former Pres. of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC).
Rob Schutter, CEO of Leisure Systems Yogi Bear Franchise
Greg Taylor, Senior Business Development Consultant for KOA
Dan O'Connell,
Director of Franchise Sales for LSI Yogi Bear Franchise
Jim Webb
, past owner of the Yogi Bear Leisure Systems and Special Sales Consultant to Yogi Bear.
Dan Singer, formerly with KOA, Inc., and former Real Estate Broker with Rocky Properties.
Randy Issacson, commercial loan officer with United Bank (who purchased a park after attending)
Mark Bigelow, using information from our seminar went on to author a book on buying parks. 
Bud Styer, park owner, consultant for the RV park industry, former WACO Board Member.
Steve Albrecht, former President of the VA ARVC and former member of ARVC Board of Directors.

Sandy Tinsley
, Small Park Operator of the Year and ARVC and NC ARVC Board Member.
Mary Arlington
, former park owner, ARVC Board Member, KS ARVC Executive Director. 

Plus, hundreds of attendees who have gone on to become RV park owners!

Still Undecided?

Call some of our workshop graduates who are 
now campground owners.

Ask them what the Workshop is like and
if it is worth it.

Ray and Kathy Coker - Pioneer Campground, PA
pioneercg@epix.net
570-946-9971

Debbie  Cunningham - KOA Clinton/Knoxville North, TN  
clintonkoa@gmail.com
(865) 494-9386

Dave and Georganne Hornacek - Gaylord KOA, MI
gaylordKOA@gmail.com
989-939-8723

Pat and Dee Biwer - Martin Stream Campground, Maine
dpbiwer@yahoo.com
207-740-2240

For questions call us at 
(828) 452-1535 

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