Kampgrounds of America Inc.
#366 Franchise 500| Campgrounds and RV parks

Kampgrounds of America Inc.
Campgrounds and RV parks

About
Founded

1962

Franchising Since

1963 (55 Years)

Corporate Address

550 N. 31st St.
Billings, MT 59101

CEO

Pat Hittmeier

Parent Company

KOA Holdings

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$210,950 - $4,455,425

Net-worth Requirement

$750,000 - $3,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$750,000 - $3,000,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$7,500 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

8%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options

Kampgrounds of America Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

16-40 hours

Classroom Training:

32-40 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

4 - 6

Kampgrounds of America Inc. is ranked #366 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Dave Drum started Kampgrounds of America in 1961. He and other Billings, Montana, businessmen set up camping facilities off highways 87 and 212 in 1962, when the World’s Fair in Seattle was attracting tourists along those routes. As he started franchising that year, Drum opened a system of campgrounds along America’s highways. He was forced to use a “k” in “kampgrounds” instead of a “c” because of a copyright challenge.

KOA campgrounds offer hot showers, clean restrooms, laundry facilities, convenience stores, swimming pools and playgrounds. Eight of every 10 KOA campgrounds is within 100 miles of a metropolitan area, and some offer economical lodging for tourist destinations.

The parent company, KOA Holdings, also owns Franchise Services, whose subsidiaries include franchise companies Sir Speedy, PIP Printing and Comprehensive Business Services.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $210,950 High - $4,455,425
Units
+1.6%+8 UNITS (1 Year) +2.5%+12 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Canada
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 28th, 2018
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