Daily Star January 20121/25/2012 - Rincon Country RV Resorts owner George O'Leary prides himself on his financial management skills and expects his latest investment to pay off in continued high occupancy.
Using $1 million of the company's assets, O'Leary revamped the main boulevard and is upgrading the electric conduit infrastructure at Rincon Country West RV Resort, 4555 S. Mission Road.
O'Leary said the upgrade brings the west location in line with the infrastructure he has at Rincon Country East RV Resort, 8989 E. Escalante Road. The east park opened in 1979, followed by the west in 1984.
Combined, the parks house about 1,000 units. "The place is actually full to the gills, or just about," O'Leary said.
The work included putting in 18,000 feet of electric conduit material. O'Leary said the installation, when completed in the summer, will "bring us to the 21st century" and make it easier to complete repairs to the electrical system, slashing downtimes.
He said he made the upgrades in order to continue to draw snowbirds.
Rich Mullins, who has lived with his wife, Pauline, in Rincon Country West since 1986, appreciates the upgrades.
"It's really super, because George does put a lot of money back into the park, and we appreciate it," Mullins said, adding that the friendliness of the community is another reason he and his wife have stayed there for so long.
Although the electrical infrastructure improvement isn't visible, the quarter-mile boulevard upgrade makes the park look better. Crews installed new curbs and repaved the streets on top of a new base.
"It will be nice to sit back and know the next generation is going to have it easier than I had it," O'Leary said, noting that he has no plans to retire, despite being "as old as the hills."
"They're going to have to carry me out feet-first," he said.
By: Phil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star
January 20th, 2012