Unlike many RV resort and campground companies, Legacy RV Resorts isn’t focused on just one segment of the RV industry. Instead, it caters to snowbirds in some of its parks, is more family-oriented in others, while other parks are destination RV parks. What that means for the company headed by Bruce Bryant is that customer service is the key ingredient.
“The number one thing is customer services, being guest-friendly,” Bryant told Woodall’s Campground Management. “When a guest visits one of our parks and then travels to another, he should see the same guest-friendly attention and cleanliness.”
Bryant said it wasn’t difficult to learn each segment and find out what they wanted, because in the end, when people are on vacation, they want to have a good time, be catered to and the resort staff treat them personally.
Bryant, who purchased his first RV park in Grassy Key, Fla., in 1986, had never been in the RV business before. Initially, his interest was picqued to buy property in Florida after visiting a friend in the cold winter months from his home in Vermont. He understood the draw to get away from the long winters north and began looking for property. He thought apartments would be the way to go, but when he didn’t find what he was looking for, he changed directions.
“I ended up with the RV park and enjoyed it and the lifestyle it offered, so I bought more, and then more yet,” he said.
After continuing to add parks to his properties, Bryant realized he needed an umbrella so that people could identify the parks and their relationship to each other. So, Legacy was born.
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Larry Smith, owner of Stone Canyon Lodges in Haleyville, Ala., confirmed today (April 12) that Stone Canyon has received an order for 67 park model cabins from Legacy RV Resorts. While not releasing the exact dollar amount, he did say the value of the order was “in the ballpark of $2 million..
In a news release, Smith stated that he was already forecasting a busier year than 2009 and this order will certainly improve that outlook. “Many of our past customers are ordering cabins for 2010 and we are also seeing many new customers as they learn about the quality and value we offer.”
Bruce Bryant of Legacy RV Resorts says the cabins will be going to various properties in the Legacy RV system. Bryant says that after purchasing park model cabins from a number of manufacturers over the years he has been most pleased with the Stone Canyon product and their willingness to build models to meet his specific needs.
Bryant is bullish on the 2010 camping season and stated that reservations are up in most parts of the country.