Hendrickson, Simms Form Leisure Horizons

March 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hendrickson, Simms Form Leisure Horizons 

leisure_horizon_lgRandy Hendrickson, founder and president of Horizon RV Resorts and David Simms, president of Leisure Concepts Management, announced that they are combining their skills in the co-branding of Leisure Horizons.

As a result of this alliance Leisure Horizons is able to offer a full suite of services, including RV park sales, due diligence services, resort development and feasibility studies, consulting services and third-party management, according to a news release.

RV Park Sales: Both Simms and Hendrickson are sales associates with Parks and Places Inc. ( , a leading sales firm specializing in RV park, RV resort and campground sales nationwide. In conjunction with Parks and Places, Leisure Horizons will be offering an expanded level of services to buyers and sellers by offering targeted solutions to aid the sales process.

Simms said “Parks and Places has a substantial footprint in the industry, and the goal has always been to offer expanded services to buyers and sellers. Rather than just listing a property for sale, we are able to go a few steps further by consulting with the seller to maximize their marketing presence and therefore, increase their chances of selling. On the buyer’s side, the same logic applies. By offering consulting services to the buyer we are able to really help them understand how to determine which investment makes the most sense and help them make the right choices’. Randy Hendrickson adds ‘One of the hurdles new owners run across is what to do after they buy a park. By being able to offer consultation after the sale, we can help new owners get off to a fast start by advising them on a number of issues they will run across. And of course if needed, we can offer third-party management services to further assist them during the critical start-up phase’.

Due Diligence Services: When buying an RV park, the due diligence process can be daunting. Simms has eight years of experience with this process and now offers his services on-site to assist new buyers in understanding the importance of the process, and to help make sure buyers are looking at all aspects of the sale.

Feasibility Studies/Site Layout/Construction Management: Simms can assist developers through the entire process as a go-to resource, from detailed feasibility reports, to site layout and construction management. Whereas previously developers may have had to engage multiple vendors, the opportunity now exists to utilize Leisure Horizons for virtually every aspect of development.

Management and Consulting: These services are available to every segment of the industry; whether a client is considering owning a park, or already owns one but would like to turn over operations to a management company, or just needs to discuss the options, Leisure Horizons can provide comprehensive solutions based on the need of the client.

“We have a great track record at Horizon RV Resorts over the last seven years providing consulting and turn-key management solutions, but over the years there has been a strong need to provide feasibility, site design and park sales into the mix,” Hendrickson said. “By aligning with David in this new endeavor, in conjunction with our relationship with Parks and Places, we truly feel we can offer a full range of services for almost anyone. Buying, selling, developing, managing, marketing, consulting; it’s all tied together under one entity and we’re just elated at the response thus far, and that’s before we even created our web site. Word of mouth has been very strong.”

Simms added, “It was clear early on in discussions with Randy that our combined vision and skills were very complimentary, and that we shared the same passion for the industry. We feel that by joining forces we have the ability to add value to clients on many levels, and that in the end everybody benefits from such an alliance. We’re committed first and foremost to a quality product that exceeds expectations in all cases, and ultimately the end product benefits the RVer by creating and sustaining a terrific camping experience’’

Learn more about Leisure Horizons by visiting them online at

In his nine years of experience in the RV resort industry, Simms has been instrumental in the evaluation and acquisition of eight RV resort properties and has evaluated the feasibility of close to 100 properties. In addition to acquisitions, his core duties have included operational management and oversight of sales and marketing

Hendrickson has been involved in the industry for 16 years, providing management services for parks in California, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, New York, Florida, Colorado and Utah. From 2003 to 2006 he served as vice president on the board for California Travel Parks Association (CTPA), now the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC), where he chaired the Public Relations/Communications Committee and was a director on the CTPA Services Board. He also served on the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds  board from 2006 to 2008.

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