Kampgrounds Of America
The owners of the TransWestern Plaza in downtown Billings say they are planning to build a fourth office building to meet growing demand.
“Ribbit!” It’s the first sound one hears after opening the front door at Big Frog, a new business specializing in custom T-shirts, apparel and gifts. Big Frog’s amphibian-inspired doorbell and a décor that’s designed around a rain forest, aims to be fun.
Billings-based Kampgrounds of America has rolled out the first national television campaign in its 52-year history, hoping to capitalize on a rebound in the popularity of recreational vehicles.
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The construction work going on at North 11th Street and Grand Avenue is to build an expanded parking lot for the neighboring McDonald’s restaurant. The site sits across from Tarantino’s Pizzeria and the Barber Shop.
There’s another hotel brand coming to Billings on the northwest corner of Interstate 90 and South Billings Boulevard.
Two weeks ago in China, a country with almost no commercial campgrounds and limited cross-country highways, Shane Ott of Billings opened a third Airstream RV dealership.
With the big-boy RVs stretching nearly 50 feet, many pulling trailers full of toys, turning and parking in campgrounds can be a problem.
Manufacturers of recreational vehicles, a made-in-America symbol of money and luxury, expect to sell 7.5 percent more RVs to dealers this year.
Kampgrounds of America has enticed millions of Americans to gather around the campfire over the past 50 years. And Billings-based KOA has big plans in store as it heads into its second 50 years.
Kampgrounds of America Inc. didn’t kick back and rest on its laurels as it marked its 50th birthday in 2012. The Billings-based company marked the milestone by adding 18 locations to its 489-campground system in North America.
Jim Rogers, chief executive of Billings-based Kampgrounds of America Inc., will be featured Friday on "Undercover Boss," airing at 7 p.m. on CBS.
Watch for a TV appearance by Jim Rogers, chief executive of Billings-based Kampgrounds of America Inc.
Billings-based Kampgrounds of America was born during an era when cars sported fins, rock and roll was brand new and Americans were hitting the road in record numbers.
Kampgrounds of America president Pat Hittmeier focuses on increasingly sophisticated franchise marketing and support services for the 484 franchise campgrounds, plus 26 company-owned KOAs. The Billings-born and -based company is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer.
Pat Hittmeier is the president of Kampgrounds of America or KOA, a multi-million dollars company based in Billings that is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
In days mostly past, a camper would walk into the wilderness, pitch a canvas pup tent and catch a string of trout for dinner.
Photos of the first Kampgrounds Of America camping site in Billings.
Chinese-American billionaire philanthropist Oscar Tang, who bought and privatized Kampgrounds of America 32 years ago, said he has no plans to sell or move the company from Billings. “It’s a very professionally run company. Their values are very close to mine, so I haven’t had to micro-manag…
Even after graduating from college, some young workers are finding it more satisfying to blaze their own trail than climb the traditional job ladder.