"I wanted to personally thank you for your and your staffs' work on the feasibility study and site analysis for my family property. You brought the highest expertise and experience to all aspects of the analysis; you provided attention to detail at all levels; and maximized the highest and best use of the property as a whole. Your work has provided immediate value and will continue to do so for years to come. Your work was a very worthwhile investment." -- Ron Newcomb.
"I wanted to thank you very much for your help and profoundly valuable, and accurate guidance on the resort project we are undertaking here in Texas. You’re a very unique blend of, great character, great capability, significant experience, great connections and pragmatism for those of us in early stage projects. As a very small token, I’ve included a canvas that was painted especially for you by a young lady that I think is the greatest artist in the world, my daughter Stefanie." -- Ralph Lewerenz -- Capital Group, Inc.
"Bud Surles, as the consultant for our Resort Master Plan for Nacogdoches, TX is a true inspiration to work with on a business as well as personal level. His knowledge , packaging, and delivery from concept to reality exceed most expectations. His willingness to work with various parties after the last check was written was commendable and rewarding for us. An ability to connect projects and people are a true gift. My hope is that those interested in Resorts of this nature will experience first hand what this “man of God” can bring to your efforts and position you for prosperity.
A friend indeed." -- David Miles, Lufkin, Texas
"The services that Bud Surles has provided The City of Grapevine have been invaluable. From his holistic approach to our projects, to his warm and personable character, my staff and I quickly came to trust and respect Bud's advice and expertise. His knowledge of the outdoor recreation industry combined with his national high level experience supported our decision for choosing his company for design and consultation purposes on our projects. On a personal level, Bud approaches his projects as his own and takes great care in making sure that his clients understand the reasons for the advice that provides in a sincere and respectful manner. I would, without hesitation, use Bud's services again and recommend him to anyone needing professional park/campground/resort planning, design, or consultation services." -- Joe Moore, City of Grapevine, TX
"I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your services on the 539 acre tract near Tyler. Your creativity and talent is something to be admired. We asked you to design an R. V. Park and you did an incredible plan on the whole property. You took the time to walk the property several times before you began the design which made a huge difference on the plan as a whole. I would like to continue our relationship in the future for other projects. We recently purchased a 41 acre tract in Houston that I would like you to look at." -- Art DePue, E. L. Free & Associates
"Your past experience in both public parks and private resort industries, as well as your Christian service, gives you a perspective unlike any I have seen. It is that unique approach that made your input into our project so valuable. Thank you seems inadequate, for your contribution to our industry." -- Ian Steyn
"Bud Surles has been very beneficial in helping this department see the correlation between good revenue production and resource management. He helped us establish concessions policy; has done a renvenue managements plan for one of the nation's largest state parks; and has served as a daily resource for advice and consultation in many areas of park management and planning. His insights in the tourism industry helped South Dakota steer its development emphasis on principle corridors of the Missouri River. He has made presentations to our Governor, the State Legislature, and has always done so to our advantage. I would recommend Bud as a resource for any public or private entity seeking sound advice and planning." -- Doug Hofer, Director of the Division of State Parks, South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department
"I want to thank you for all of the hard work you put into our development. We had a dream and a lot of great ideas, but you were the one that knew how to turn that dream into a reality. You took our idea and translated it into a finished product, we couldn't have done it without you (well, we could have, but not without wasting a lot of time and money and we never could have ended up with such a great resort!). Your knowledge, appreciation for nature and your experience with National and State parks really made all the difference in the world. If you ever need a reference, send them to us, we'd be happy to tell them how pleased we were with your services." -- Bob Hannaford
"We have been camping for over 34 years in Texas and California and for the last three years we have been reviewing and rating campgrounds and RV parks to add to TexasOutside.com and TexasRV.com. In 2008, we visited Mill Creek Ranch to rate and review the park—Wow, were we impressed with Mill Creek Ranch and everything that Bud Surles was able to achieve in building and staffing this fantastic RV park. Mill Creek Ranch has the highest rating (9.8 out of 10) of any of the RV parks that we have rated in Texas. Not only did Bud build a fantastic park but he staffed it with some of the friendliest and most helpful staff that we have encountered—all of whom seem proud to be a part of Mill Creek Ranch and out to make sure your stay with them is memorable." -- Mike Sharp, President, Texas Outside and Texas RV
"I wanted to say thanks again for the great job you did on this project, I really am more than happy with the work you did and i appreciate the advise and job well done. I look forward to us moving on to the next phase which is getting this permitted and then on to building what i believe will be one hell of a project. I am convinced more than ever that this will be the talk of the area for a long time to come and can't wait to break ground on this. One day soon we all will be able to spend a day on the water and watch the sun set at "The Resort" and look out at what we have created :) That my friend is going to be a fine day indeed". -- Henry Albrechtdeveloper of The Resort at Tranquility Lake.