Kill Devil Hills, NC., Oct. 12, 2015 – Vacation rental housekeeping advocacy and resource organization, Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP), has hired a top director from Vacasa to fill its Executive Director role. This new hire exemplifies VRHP’s continued commitment to training, knowledge, and passion for housekeeping.
Durk V. Johnson will serve as VRHP’s Executive Director, and will leverage his strong vacation rental housekeeping management background to implement policy at the industry level.
“I look forward to the opportunity to help further the mission of VHRP,” says Johnson. “I am excited to work with VRHP membership to raise the bar of vacation rental housekeeping.”
Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals Board Chair and owner of Taylor Made and Deep Creek Vacations and Sales, Joe Refosco says that the organization tapped Johnson for the role in anticipation of continued growth in the short-term rental market and increased need for strong housekeeping leadership. Since its founding in 1999, VRHP has set the standard for industry professionals, requiring members to follow a strict set of guidelines to ensure quality metrics are reached.
Prior to joining VRHP, Johnson served as Director of Housekeeping for rising vacation rental management company Vacasa, which manages a portfolio of more than 2,600 vacation homes worldwide.
“I’m excited that Durk will be sharing best practices industry-wide as part of VRHP,” says Vacasa Chief Executive Officer Eric Breon. “We can all benefit from improvements in housekeeping, and better housekeeping across all of our companies will help the industry as a whole.”
Johnson will manage VRHP’s day to day operations, the national convention, create and present at local seminars, and create synergy with other hospitality organizations.
About Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals
Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals is the only housekeeping organization dedicated to vacation rental housekeeping. The organization is dedicated to helping vacation rental companies maintain and improve outstanding housekeeping services for guests, owners, and employees. For more information, visit www.vrhp.org.