Established in 1956, we will be here tomorrow to back up our promises of today.
Leora and Joe McClure Sr. retired in 1972 and acquired the local Montrose Travel Agency. Together, they grew the business from $300,000 in gross sales to $6 million in 1989. This was accomplished by cultivating personal relationships through superior customer service and offering quality products at fair prices.
In 1990, Andi (McClure) Mysza (MBA), her brother Joe McClure III (MBA) and his wife Julie (CPA), purchased Montrose Travel from their parents. With the expansion of our product line, we grew steadily throughout the recession of the early 90’s and the Gulf War and weathered 9/11, difficult times for the industry. Our customer base has now become worldwide.
One constant since the early 70’s has been our focused efforts in developing our Independent Contractor network that now includes over 500 travel agencies and home based travel professionals nationwide. Over the years, we have gained the experience necessary to design and implement programs that address the needs of this growing audience.
Proudly funding growth solely out of profits and positive cash flow, Montrose Travel has never had any debt on its balance sheet and continues to remain one of the healthiest companies in the travel industry today. Obviously, this is critical in your evaluation of a host travel agency.
Now, firmly established as a Top 5 Host Agency and Top 50 Travel Management Company nationwide, we exceed $160 million in gross sales and have about 150 employees. We have come a long way since 1972 with six operating divisions offering a complete product line to our independent contractors, housed in nearly 40,000 square feet of four self-owned buildings.
We are extremely proud of our growth and our ongoing commitment to our independent contractor base. Some of our agents have been with us for 25+ years. Our top priorities are to provide you with quality service, profit potential, unsurpassed value for your customers and, most importantly, to make you feel a part of our family through our daily interactions.
In this dynamic industry, Montrose Travel is a respected leader. Regardless of what future challenges the travel industry may face, you can always count on Montrose Travel to be here tomorrow to back up our promises of today.