Inc. recently announced that Harvest Hosts is No. 70 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The brand also secured No. 1 in the Travel and Hospitality category and No. 1 in the state of Colorado, according to a recent article by RVBusiness.com.
On the heels of breaking an industry record earlier this year by becoming the largest provider of private RV camping options around in the world, Harvest Hosts also hit a milestone of more than 7,000 host locations this week, expanding the network of small businesses and communities it supports through increased tourism.
The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5,000 have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Among the top 500, the average median three-year revenue growth rate soared to 2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 jobs over the past three years.
“We are honored to be among the top 100 companies on the Inc. 5000 this year,” said Joel Holland, CEO of Harvest Hosts. “Our mission is to help millions of people live happier lives through road travel, while supporting wonderful small businesses and communities along the way. The Inc. ranking shows that we are accomplishing our mission, and this fills us with pride!”
In achieving its 7,000-host milestone, Harvest Hosts saw more than a 300 percent increase in host locations since the start of 2021. It is anticipated that members will spend over $40 million directly with these small business and nonprofit locations in 2022 alone, of which Harvest Hosts does not take any cut or commission. For many, this can mean $10,000 to $30,000 increases in annual revenue.
Over the last year, Harvest Hosts focused diligently on expanding to some of the most struggling industries in efforts to help—from restaurants seeing increased food costs to churches facing dwindling congregations. To showcase a few, Christ the King Lutheran Church in Lake Tahoe saw more than $12,000 in donations from members over the first year of joining Harvest Hosts; Our Savior Academy earns about $400 a month in donations that go toward supporting its student base with books, food and more; and Fluffy Farms winery in North Dakota has credited the company with helping their business survive the pandemic.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, which will be available on August 23.
About Harvest Hosts
Harvest Hosts is a membership club for RVers offering unique overnight stays at over 7,000 locations all over North America—including more than 4,000 farms, wineries, breweries, distilleries, golf courses, museums and other scenic small businesses in addition to over 3,100 Boondockers Welcome community host locations. The company is the largest private RV camping network in North America, and its mission is to help millions of people live happier lives through road travel, while supporting wonderful small businesses and communities along the way. Harvest Hosts has a redesigned mobile app where members can view hosts’ information, photos, reviews and availability—quickly requesting stays and communicating with hosts through in-app messaging. To learn more, visit: www.harvesthosts.com.
I was one of the top rated hosts on boondockers welcome until the takeover by HH. They changed the terms and conditions that favored them and couldn’t care less about the host, so I lost my three years of free stays I earned as a host. It’s all about them not about others. I helped people with broken hitches and other RV problems while staying at my property.
This is a great service. It has also merged with Boondockers.
Great story. I heard about this concept a couple years ago. Hopefully they can re-evaluate there length of stay policy. For those who desire a quick in and out, they’re perfect. I prefer to stay 3 to 4 days at a minimum in order to justify the set up time.