Our Bennington Ho'okipa Culture
You’ve spent the entire year saving up for this special trip. Months searching for the right destination – the perfect mix of recreation and relaxation that will allow you to reconnect with friends, family and loved ones. Now, you have one chance to get it right when choosing your home-away-from-home for the long weekend or week. Welcome to Bennington Properties. There’s something different about a vacation planned through Bennington Properties. It’s personal, it's unique . . . . . . . . . . . it's Bennington.
Our Mission . . .
To build and deepen our co-worker, customer, and community relationship; serving them with Bennington Ho’okipa.
Our Values . . .
Bennington Ho’okipa (Ho-oh-keepa)
We welcome all with warmth and sincerity;
taking responsibility for their well-being, comfort, and joy.
We live and work with complete honesty;
living out our core values no matter our circumstances.
We excel in our work and maintain extraordinary standards;
we are proactive in our communication and we do the right things right.
We take the time to learn about our customers, our community, and each other;
utilizing what we learn to deepen our relationships.
We take care of ourselves, each other, and our jobs;
making every effort to support, appreciate, and help each other.
Our Promise . . .
To be an example of all we promote; being accountable to our customers, community, and each other; seeking correction when any deviation from our mission or values may appear.
Meet The Bennington Team
We are fortunate at Bennington Properties to have had and to continue to have an incredible family of associates. Vacation Rental Hospitality is a 24/7, 365 days a year business. We are working while everyone else is playing and our guests, owners, and properties are constantly under our care. It takes hard work, smart work, and dedication to make sure that every family and property under our care receives the highest level of attention. Here are some of the great people currently a part of the Bennington Properties team.
Meet The Bennington Family
Bennington Properties is truly a family business. The founders of the company, Gene and Penny, celebrated 41 years of marriage before Penny's passing in 2016. Penny’s sister, Carolyn, was an instrumental part of the company from its beginning and in 2006 Gene and Penny’s son Robert and his wife Holly joined the team. Learn more about the Bennington Family.
What We Love About Bennington Properties
When we asked our team what they loved most about Bennington Properties and what we offer our guests and owners, here is what they said:
That we are Genuine & Sincere
That we love families and children
That we love dogs
Our family of Bennington Associates
Our heart and compassion as a company
That we are flexible and fair
That we offer something for everyone
That we are proactive
That we are progressive trendsetters
That we love and care for our community
That we put an emphasis on quality and relationships
What We Love About Our Guests & Owners
When we asked our team what they loved most about our guests and owners, here is what they said:
Their excitement for coming to and being in Sunriver
That they are celebrating something or someone special
Their love of Sunriver
Their love of family and that they are coming to Sunriver to spend time with their family
That they travel with their dogs which means they love their dogs like we do!
Their stories and that they are living and have lived fascinating lives
Their love of Bennington Properties
How happy they are - it's infectious!
We Support Our Community
As a family and as a company we are passionate about causes that further the lives of children, families, and Veterans. We also support programs focused on education and animal welfare. Click here for more information about our giving priorities and processes or to submit a support request.
We Love Oregon!
It is important to us at Bennington Properties that we take care of and protect this place and community we call home. It is a blessing to live in such an amazing place surrounded by such beautiful and wondrous natural ecology and such great people. We are continually looking for new and innovative ways to do business in a more sustainable, environmentally friendly, and community friendly way. We welcome your feedback and ideas. Here a few ways we are trying to make a difference in our little part of the world.
Natural Cleaning Solutions
The majority of all cleaning done by the Bennington Properties housekeeping team is done with a product called Envirox Concentrate 118. This non-chemical cleaner is a combination of hydrogen peroxide, orange peel oil, and water and is effective at killing 99% of all germs.
It may not seem like that big of a deal in today's society, but Sunriver does not have a curbside recycling pick-up (can you say "get with the times"). In order to recycle in Sunriver, we provide a set of recycling containers in every property. Our housekeeping team then empties these containers and transports the items to the local recycling center. Recycling has a high cost for us and most of our competitors don't recycle, but we are Oregonians, we have to recycle . . . it is in our blood.
Ozone Laundry System
Ozone (O3), commonly referred to as “Natures’ Sanitizer,” because it occurs naturally in the environment (most commonly during thunderstorms) and is a strong oxidizer and sanitizer. Ozone is used in hospitals to effectively kill bacteria and viruses. Ozone is also used by the bottled water industry to destroy algae and bacteria in the purification of drinking water and in the food processing industry to kill bacteria such as E. coli. What are the benefits of having an Ozone Laundry System?
|Safer Linens||Eliminates harmful bacteria more effectively than bleach|
|Conserves Energy||Ozone requires cold water so it eliminates the need to heat water|
|Reduces Chemical Use||Reduces the amount of chemicals dumped into the environment by over 50%|
|Reduces Waste||Not as harsh on linens as bleach & hot water – longer life for linens|
|Conserves Water||Shorter wash cycles|