Grand Welcome Lake Geneva

Bronze Corporate Member Spotlight

April 18, 2024

The Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize Tim Bauman and Grand Welcome
Lake Geneva in our first Corporate Member Spotlight. Tim is a true Wisconsinite, born and raised in Waukesha, and his business philosophy is defined by that local Wisconsin charm and personal touch our state is known for. The Bauman family are lifelong adventurers, and this love for constant travel inevitably led them to the vacation rental industry—putting down their roots in the vacation spot closest to their home, Lake Geneva. Channeling that adventurous spirit with hometown warmth, Grand Welcome Lake Geneva offers a personalized property management service with a mission to create truly memorable experiences.

The company was founded in early 2023 and is currently handling over 25 properties in the local area with accelerated growth, team numbers, and projects underway. Currently, daily operations ranging from
check-in to check-out are handled by the General Manager, Ali Dowden. Ali strives for 5 star vacations for
all guests, providing an all-encompassing, premier service to create the best possible stay for renters:

“My goal is to take care of everything for you, so that you can spend time doing what is important to you.”
-Ali Dowden

This approach to hospitality keeps guests returning year after year with a seamless operation that never
forgets the importance of one-on-one, individual interactions. Reinforced by the larger Grand Welcome
business organization, the Bauman’s Lake Geneva location is able to optimize the renter and homeowner
experience to the highest industry standards, while providing a customized experience that fits every
homeowner and renter. By virtue of being locally owned & operated, Tim and his team provide 24/7
support and prioritize the unique needs of each client. Driven by his passion for new adventures and
long-term relationships, Grand Welcome Lake Geneva facilitates unforgettable vacations and nurtures
relationships with its patrons—whether one be a homeowner or renter.

Homeowners are provided a complete start-to-finish rental management service. Homes are listed with
competitive pricing on all major booking platforms with vibrant photography to advertise one’s home. All
aspects of the operation utilize the latest technologies available—ensuring listing efficiency, maximum
earning potential, and safety for all homeowners. If homeowners have any questions or concerns at any
moment during the rental process, the excellent communication systems of Grand Welcome provide timely responses and solutions through all hours. The comprehensive management program of Tim and his team of experts ensures every aspect of the property is covered and maintained. Whether it be cleaning and maintenance, permits & taxes, home care or reservations, Tim and his team dedicate themselves to an extensive and effortless experience for homeowners and their properties.

As a renter, people are given access to a true, local home—all equipped with comfortable and convenient
furnishings. Compared to the average rental space with only minimalistic fittings, Grand Welcome Lake
Geneva provides vacations at a genuine home, not just a temporary rental space. The entire renting process is designed to be seamless and convenient, so that renters can enjoy their vacation knowing that an expert, caring team is operating the entire process. Renters also benefit from a wide area of flexibility in location, ranging in the Geneva, Como, and Delavan Lake Areas. Driven by a passion for community, Tim and his team offer partner deals and discounts for renters—collaborating closely with local organizations and vendors to create unforgettable local opportunities for renters, as well as stimulating local businesses. This emphasis on supporting our community’s businesses is a benchmark of Tim’s philosophy, which he frequently promotes in his duty as a Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce Board Member.

As a Board Member, Tim strives to assist our local businesses and develop a network of support for them.
By developing active relationships in the areas of his rental locations, Tim can give back to our community
by promoting local business owners and attractions. This aim for long term community and collaboration
is actualized through the network of the GLWCC. The Chamber provides a medium for businesses to
engage with each other and thrive. Through referrals, advertising, and collaboration from Grand Welcome
Lake Geneva, Tim emphasizes deep, long-term relationships and collaboration with his surrounding
businesses. He can promote businesses and give back to the very same structure and network of people that support him and the great work done at Grand Welcome Lake Geneva. Defined by a dedication to
unparalleled care in the vacation rental industry, and an emphasis of long-term collaboration between his
homeowners, renters, and fellow businesses, Tim’s efforts at Grand Welcome Lake Geneva and the
GLWCC showcase the importance of putting people and relationships first.

Contact Information:
Phone: (414) 363-4406

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