Two Thousand Fourteen was a busy year for owners, Rick and Capri Mungeam, of Beach Sand Sculptures. During the cooler winter months the Mungeams and their son, Marcus, began the strategic planning to move Beach Sand Sculptures to the next level.
Capri sadly expressed, “It was heart breaking! During the summer of 2013 we regretfully turning away hundreds of families who wanted to experience SandCastle Lessons, because we physically could not teach any more lessons.” Rick leaned forwards to explain, “To meet the demand – we had to take Beach Sand Sculptures to the next level. We had to grow from owner/operators to employer/trainers”. It’s been a year of very steep learning curves for these entrepreneurs, but just as they have created a prominent Professional Sand Sculpting Company from mere sand and water, the couple rose to the occasion in 2014 as well.
Facebook has been a very fun way for Beach Sand Sculptures to connect and establish relationships with their clients and followers = 4200+ Facebook Fans in 2014. It seems everyone loves Beach Sand Sculptures.
The Premier SandCastle Lesson Company in the World
The totals are in. Over 3000 people enjoyed the experience of learning to build a taller sand castle with Beach Sand Sculptures; grandparents, parents, children, teens, families, groups, friends, family reunions, wedding parties, birthday parties, newly engaged couples, you name it, they took SandCastle Lessons. The newly trained SandCastle Coaches not only taught 400+ SandCastle Lessons they helped each family/group create vacation memories to last lifetime. These numbers have sculpted Beach Sand Sculptures into the world’s premier SandCastle Lesson Company!
A VERY Romantic SandCastle Company too
14 Marriage Proposals Sand Sculptures was another record for 2014. Romance was in the air – or should we say – Romance was in the sand! A few weeks during the Spring and Summer these beautiful “Will You Marry Me ______?” Sand Sculptures were “Popping The Question” nearly twice a week to sweetly surprised, unsuspecting ladies.
The Best Job on The Beach
An extensive interview process was created for selecting just the right people to become SandCastle Coaches. Rick Mungeam stresses, “The enthusiasm of our SandCastle Coaches is crucial in creating the fun and interactive SandCastle Lesson experience our clients have come to know. It was vitally important to hire employees who were fun and energetic to carry on our tradition as a 5 Star rated activity. Beach Sand Sculptures was successful in creating a fun and memorable employee culture too; one SandCastle Coach enthusiastically stated on social media, “This is the BEST job I’ve ever had!”
Seasonal Permanent Locations in NW Florida
Through gracious arrangements with two well-known resorts, Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach and Visionary Destin, another new exploration for Beach Sand Sculptures in 2014 was the development of 2 Seasonal Permanent Locations. These two exclusive locations enable clients to take a SandCastle Lesson at a central location. Pricing for Permanent Location SandCastle Lessons is reduced from every popular Mobile Unit SandCastle Lessons.
Destin’s Tripadvisor #1 Activity
Through the gracious reviews of clients Beach Sand Sculptures has been rapidly moving up the Destin Tripadvisor Activity listing since 2012. In July the Crown Jewel of Beach Sand Sculptures 2014 Record Breaking Year was the honored elevation of becoming the #1 Tripadvisor Activity in Destin, Florida. “With the competition in Destin we NEVER expected to even reach the top 3. Our clients have handed this distinct honor to us with their 5 Star reviews”, Capri praised. The Mungeams credit their SandCastle Coaches strongly in the attainment of this prestigious honor as well.
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On to 2015
Beach Sand Sculptures expects another Record Breaking Year in 2015. Their quest for additional #1 Tripadvisor Listings will continue. Plans to utilize opportunities, created from Rick Mungeam receiving the 2015 South Walton Sculptor of the Year award, should grow and enlarge throughout the New Year. Expansion to offer SandCastle Lessons on more beaches along the Gulf Coast and beyond may be certain. Meeting the ever growing demand for the experience of SandCastle Lessons and creating vacation memories to last a lifetime will continue to be at the top of Beach Sand Sculptures list in 2015.