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Industry Referrals

The following professionals are people we are familiar with and who have some (or a great deal) of experience with the hospitality industry. We provide their names as a professional resource, people you can tap for their expertise. The B&B Team® receives no compensation from any of these professionals, nor do we specifically endorse them above all others. Please contact them directly for assistance.

Index of Professional Fields:
Aspiring Innkeeper Seminars
Credit Card Processors
Innkeeping Consultants
Interior Design
Internet Marketing
Linens, Towels, Guest Room Amenities
Online Services
Public Relations – Branding


Some accountants can serve multiple states. These professionals understand the tax implications of owning and running a small inn.
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  • David Hawkins and Greg Raetz
    Raetz & Hawkins
    Lexington, VA
    (540) 463-7121
  • Gary Hammond
    Saco, ME

Hospitality Appraisers:

Generally you won’t need an appraiser until you buy or refinance an inn. These appraisers are very familiar with the unique lodging industry. [return to top]

  • Deborah Collyer
    The Collyer Group
    (800) 382-8177
  • Robert “Bob” White
    Hospitality Appraisals, Inc.
    (757) 877-7319
  • Henry Damgaard
    Henry C. Damgaard
    (434) 974-1905
  • Dick Lord
    RDL Appraisal
    Exeter, NH
    (603) 778-4894


Attorneys generally will serve a geographic area close to their offices. The needs of the lodging industry are unique, so you’ll always want to find an attorney who understands your needs and who is somewhat local. [return to top]

  • Robert Kroner, Esq.
    Scott & Kroner, P.C.
    Charlottesville, VA
    (434) 296-2161
  • Joseph P. Richmond Esq.
    Richmond & Fishburne
    Charlottesville, VA
    (434) 977-8590
  • Daniel T. Rush, P.A.
    Kennebunk, ME
  • Stephen Ankuda
    Springfield, VT
    Parker & Ankuda, P.C.


There are lots of architects out there. If you’re designing or remodeling a B&B, find one who is familiar with commercial standards as well as residential and/or historical design. [return to top]

  • Ronald Keeney, RA, CDT
    Keeney & Co.
    (434) 978-2000
  • Robert Boucheron, AIA
    (434) 971-9752

Aspiring Innkeeper Seminars:

Obviously we think we’re the best!  There are some other good seminars out there, but some are less than helpful. Bed & Breakfast associations often offer brief one day classes,  limited in scope, but good to get a taste of what’s involved. [return to top]


Insurance is critical. It can also vary considerably in price and coverage. These folks understand the unique lodging industry, but so do other agencies as well. Ask for qualifications, experience, and references. [return to top]

Innkeeping Consultants:

There are many of us consultants who can offer a range of services, depending on your need, time frame, and pocket book. Sometimes just “meshing” with the personality of your consultant is important. Everyone here knows what they are talking about. [return to top]

Interior Design/ Decoration:

Design is not simple. Ask a pro for input. [return to top]

  • Architectural Concepts & Interiors
    Marta A. Tice, CID, ASID


Building inspectors are increasingly regulated and licensed in some states. Historical buildings or commercial structures have unique needs. A good inspection when buying or considering selling is worth money in the bank. [return to top]
Call for Inspectors in your area.

Online Services:

Whether for website design, SEO, online reservation systems, or something else, different companies offer different services. Some are great at one thing, and someone else is better at another. All of these folks understand the needs of the unique lodging industry. Others do, too. But ask! [return to top]

Credit Card Processors:

A confusing area of expertise, and one that is necessary for all innkeepers. [return to top]


All of these lenders can handle small lodging loans. But loan situations are unique: to the property and the buyer/borrower. Not all of these lenders can do the same thing for you. [return to top]


When you want to try the business on for size, contact us for opportunities near you. [return to top]

Linens, Towels, Guest Room Amenities:

Proven sources for all bedding, towels, soaps and shampoos, ceramics and promotional items. [return to top]


Professionals in our industry who will capture your inn with your guests in mind. [return to top]

Public Relations and Branding:

Professionals at “getting the word out.” [return to top]