KOA Reflects on Ranking Achievement

A picture of Bill Gotwalls KOA SVP of Franchise Ops

Kampgrounds of America (KOA) ranked first in its category in Entrepreneurs 45th annual 2024 Franchise 500 list.

Placement on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list reflects a company’s performance in areas such as growth, financial strength and brand power.

KOA CEO Toby O’Rourke said, “Our success at KOA is driven by the commitment of our team and the strength of our franchise relationships. We focus on delivering value and innovation, which is essential for our growth and the satisfaction of our franchise partners.”

According to KOA’s Marketing Effectiveness Survey, 62% of the camping market is aware of the KOA brand. KOA’s franchisees reported a 95% renewal rate in 2023.

The company expanded in 2023. KOA obtained 12 conversion properties and initiated seven new build contracts.

KOA Vice President of Franchise Operations Bill Gottwals said, “We have a deep understanding of the individual needs of our franchisees. We strike a balance between nurturing their entrepreneurial spirit and guiding them within the framework of KOA’s proven operational strategies – an approach which is instrumental in driving our growth and maintaining our position for over 60 years.”

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