Blue Water business partner Great Outdoor Cottages last month held a ribbon cutting and open house for their new building in Delaware Coastal Business Park in Georgetown.
Great Outdoor Cottages has hired 110 employees since its inception and plans to hire over 100 additional employees.
“For the community, it means more jobs and more stimulus and employment for a long time to come,” said Todd Burbage, CEO of Ocean City, MD-based Blue Water and Great Outdoor Cottages. “We plan to grow right here in our own footprint. We purchased the acreage right next door and already have plans to expand because it’s been so successful, and we feel so welcomed by the community.”
“Sussex County is excited to have Great Outdoor Cottages join our growing list of partners in the Delaware Coastal Business Park,” said William Pfaff, Sussex County Economic Development Director. “GOC could have selected any site, but they chose our park for its availability and proximity to their customer market. Theirs is a success story, and Great Outdoor Cottages is a perfect example of the type of manufacturing client – and jobs – we want to bring to Sussex County. We look forward to their continued growth in the hospitality and housing sectors, which will only serve to boost our local economy right here in southern Delaware.”
Great Outdoor Cottages was formed to design and build cabins, park models, and cottages for the campground and resort industries. The cottages feature two bedrooms, a kitchen, and air-conditioning, adding a revenue source for campgrounds and RV resorts. Further information is available at www.greatoutdoorcottages.com.
Founded in 2002, Blue Water specializes in investing, developing, and managing RV resorts, campgrounds, hotels, and attractions in the East Coast and West.
In 2021, Great Outdoor was approved for a Strategic Grant from the State of Delaware for the Georgetown building. (See story below).