Steady growth for
In 1978, Dennis Oliphant, who had recently graduated with a degree in commercial recreation from the
“That first run was a bit of a test, and fortunately, one that worked out well,” says Oliphant, whose father advised him early to make a career change if he didn’t enjoy what he was doing.
“Along the way we learned that providing exceptional customer service made the difference, and I would say that has been the key to our success.”
Today, Sun Country Tours employs over 90 people during the annual rafting season, and provides four whitewater rafting trips on three
Standup Paddle Boarding lessons, rentals and tours, as well as river float tube rentals, and operates a seasonal concession on the banks of the
“Pursue a business that you will be passionate about, and be a good person,” says Oliphant. “In the end you will be known for who you are, and not the business you have created.”
Specializing in family-fun whitewater rafting trips, Sun Country Tours was recently named the top activity to do with kids in
www.suncountrytours.com or 541-382-6277.