Larry & Missy
It is hard to believe that 11 years ago, my wife, Missy, and I came to Concan on a “Leap of Faith” to start a vacation home management company. We had lived in Montgomery County, Texas for over 37 years, and knew from the first time we visited the Frio River in 1991, that we wanted to retire in Concan. We just weren’t sure what we were going to do.
Leaving family, friends, and our jobs we headed West to Concan. Starting with 3 rental homes in 2009, we have grown our management company to 53 of the finest nightly rental homes in Concan! Our previous work experience with Human Resources and Marketing seemed to be the winning ticket for building a prosperous vacation rental home business. We take pride in our cleanliness and details of each rental home, but most of all our personal service we give to each of our guests. Our returning guests are our extended family! We love seeing them, watching their families grow, and giving them a big hug when they arrive. Their return year after year must say something about the special care we give them.
We also own and operate Frio River Realty, a real estate company. Selling properties and seeing other families start making their dreams come true with investment property or to have their own piece of the Frio has been a bonus for us. Like Missy and I, our guests catch the “Frio Fever” when they come to Concan. It is rewarding to help them get started and watch their success year after year.
Our children (now adults) have grown up coming to the Frio River and now bring their families to make special memories. Bryan is a Texas A & M graduate and lives in Montgomery, Texas with his 7 yr old son. Anna Beth, our daughter, and her husband Joe live in Odessa, Texas. Both were graduates of my alma matre – Sam Houston State. They are expecting their first child (a boy) in August 2020. Another fishing partner for “Papaw” and another buddy to find heart rocks for “Mimi”. Making family memories, for 29 years, in and around the Frio Canyon is something we all enjoy! Building our forever home, “Heart Rock Ridge” a few years ago, we have a wonderful home to share with our family and friends.
Tommy and Cathy Zavisch became our business partners in 2012. Their active participation in our day- to-day business activity has proven successful to us all.
We are proud of the Frio River Vacation Rentals’ staff – from the ladies that answer the phones, to our cleaning maintenance crews that make “your home away from home” the perfect place for a vacation!
We thank you for your continued loyalty to Frio River Vacation Rentals and we look forward to having you start your own traditions at the Frio River!
Throughout my adult working career, I have dedicated myself to managing and assisting people from all walks of life. After obtaining my Masters degree from Sam Houston State University, I began a career in education. In a short period of time, I attained the position of Assistant Principal in the Conroe ISD. I then pursued a position as a Human Resource manager where I began a successful career for the next 20 years. In 2002, I experienced a necessary change due to the economy. Even though my background was primarily in Human Resources work, I decided to obtain a Real Estate license. This allowed me to eliminate years of cross country travel required by my Human Resource position. It also provided me the opportunity to continue assisting people with one of the most important transactions we encounter as adults….buying or selling a home! I have achieved the multi-million dollar sales status as a Realtor.
My family has always been my primary focus. I am proud of my wife of 37 years and the two children she brought into our lives. Bryan is a graduate of Texas A&M working in the oil and gas industry, while Anna Beth is a graduate of Sam Houston State University in pursuit of a career in education. We enjoy the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and of course the Frio River! Our family has been floating the Frio River for over 30 years.
Ten short years ago, Missy and I made a very positive life changing decision. We moved to Concan, Texas and started several businesses. We currently own and operate a real estate brokerage company ( FRIO RIVER REALTY ) and a vacation home rental business ( FRIO RIVER VACATION RENTALS ). As you can imagine, each business compliments the other. Our intent has always been becoming active members of the community and developing a successful business that will add value to the area. We look forward to meeting and greeting you with one thing in mind . . . . . . providing you with an unforgettable experience, time and time again!!
I bring with me over 35 years of experience in jobs that have always been people oriented. Whether it was opening a new bank account, marketing the first ATM in Montgomery County, or promoting participation in the Newcomer Service, I know what it takes to make people feel comfortable. While working in education, with all grade levels, I acted as liason between students, parents, faculty, and the administration. Most recently, I managed the scheduling for a very busy orthodontic office. All of these positions challenged me to understand the needs of the “other person”.
My positive approach to everyday life transfers to the perfect fit when greeting our guests at Frio River Vacation Rentals. My love for the Frio River makes me a natural to promote the Frio Canyon area and the activities offered year round. I also pride myself in understanding the needs of our guests and their families. I will strive to make their experience with Frio River Vacation Rentals a memory of a lifetime. Memories each guest will want to share with others and return year after year!
I currently handle reservations and accounting for Frio River Vacation Rentals. My intent is to make the property owner’s experience one of ease and trouble-free. I treat each vacation rental home as if it were my own, continually looking for ways to improve the comfort level of our guests. I clearly understand that I have two very important clients; our special guests and our special homeowners.
From the simple things like finding a heart shaped Frio River rock, watching a shooting star across the night’s sky, or dancing the night away at Garner State Park, each guest of Frio River Vacation Rentals will not only leave with great memories, they will have a new friend….and that would be me!
Tommy & Cathy
Tommy and I, having lived in Tilden, Texas most of our lives, always managed to come to Concan to float the Frio and spend time with friends and family. We have both worked in several different fields throughout our lives. Tommy being an ironworker, truck driver and rancher. I have worked as a waitress, salesperson, floral designer, substitute teacher, & bus driver before we both went to work in the oilfields of South Texas. We both worked oilfield for 20+ years. In 2012, we joined Larry and Missy as partners in Frio River Vacation Rentals, at the time being mainly silent partners. In 2014, I retired from my oilfield job to assist Larry and Missy with our growing business. Tommy remained a silent partner more or less. I am a behind the scenes person helping with our housekeepers, doing the accounting and bookkeeping, but I also enjoy checking in our guest and assisting them in any way I can.
Tommy and I are proud parents of 2 daughters, Tanya who works in the oilfield in McMullen County and Tiffany, who is a bookkeeper for Max’s Café in Tilden. Our one son, Ty, works for Pilot Truck Stops in the maintenance department. We also have 6 grandchildren that are the light of our lives.
Our goal is to make sure each and every guest has an enjoyable and memorable experience.