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We are a team of developers, investors, and adventurers. Great Outdoor Cottages was formed to design and build innovative and high-quality cabins, park models and cottages for the campground and resort industries.
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Great Outdoor Cottages was founded on the idea that people should have the opportunity to enjoy their time outdoors in a way that is both comfortable and affordable.

Our team has been hand-picked for their talents and dedication to excellence. We are passionate about what we do, and that passion shows in everything we do, from our clean and modern facilities to our personalized services and beautiful products.

Our units are built with a focus on sustainability and durability. We use the finest materials and craftsmanship in our cottages and constantly improve our products to ensure you get the best possible experience from us. We work hard to create cottages with modern amenities to provide affordable, luxurious, and comfortable "tiny homes" for people who love the outdoors.


Our mission is to help people reconnect with nature while still being able to enjoy some of the luxuries of modern life. We believe in the power of adventure and want to help you get outside and enjoy it!


Matthew P. Kraeuter

Chief Executive Officer
Matthew P. Kraeuter serves as the Chief Executive Officer of GOC. He oversees the company's management, strategic direction, and product expansion. Additionally, he actively participates in workforce and housing initiatives, including the Maryland ADU Policy Task Force.

Before joining GOC, Mr. Kraeuter practiced law, advising manufacturers, defense contractors, and other industries. He began his legal journey clerking for the Honorable Paul W. Grimm of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. He later represented energy firms at a national law firm and served as General Counsel for a federal defense contractor.

Mr. Kraeuter holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He currently lives in Ocean City, Maryland with his family but is originally from Newark, Delaware.


Bryan Norwood

Senior Vice President of Operations

With over 27 years in construction, Supervision, and Production Management, Bryan has overseen all phases of H.U.D, MOD, and Park model construction. Bryan became a park model specialist after being introduced to them in 2009. When he was asked to be a part of GOC, he jumped at the opportunity to be a part of something starting from the ground up.


David Zecchin

Senior Vice President of Finance

David is an experienced financial leader skilled in building and scaling businesses for value creation. He excels in using technology and data to enhance organizational efficiency and growth. With over 30 years in finance, he has guided both private equity-backed and publicly traded manufacturing firms. David holds a BS in Finance & Economics and an MBA in Accounting, and is a Certified Management Accountant. Currently at GOC and based in Ocean View, Delaware, he is passionate about driving local economic growth.


Rocky Riley

Regional Director of Sales

Rocky has a diverse background in the housing industry. Beginning as a CADD drafter and Sales coordinator, he quickly rose to the role of Zone Manager, specializing in selling Hud homes, modular homes, and park model RVs. With time, Rocky became the exclusive park model representative, successfully managing the Northeast region and gaining extensive expertise within the park model industry. His remarkable journey and wealth of knowledge make him a valuable asset in driving sales and growth for the companies he serves.


John George

Quality Control Manager

John is a seasoned Quality Control Manager at Great Outdoor Cottages with 15 years of experience in commercial and residential granite fabrication. He joined GOC driven by the company's ideology, recognizing that their cottages are catalysts for happiness, love, and cherished family memories that last a lifetime.


Tom Principe

Purchasing Manager

Tom is a skilled professional with 40 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. For two decades, he successfully owned a remodeling company, demonstrating his entrepreneurial skills. He also boasts 15 years of hands-on experience on the production line at a HUD manufacturer, providing valuable insights. Additionally, Tom brings 5 years of expertise in purchasing, making him a well-rounded and knowledgeable asset in the manufacturing sector.


Kyle Caruthers

Production Manager

Kyle has worked in the manufacturing industry for over 12 years. He started his career in production while also attending Millersville University—where he studied Business and earned a Master's Degree. He has held many roles within the industry—from line worker to Plant supervisor and now Production Manager. Kyle believes the core group of GOC is as tight-knit, experienced, and cohesive a group as you will find, and together we can, successfully, do anything we choose to do.



Keith Hooley

Production Manager

Keith has had approximately 7 years of experience in the manufactured housing field, and he's done all aspects of the building process. He has total of 39 years of construction experience. Keith joined GOC from the very beginning because it seemed like a natural next step in his construction career and a great way to use all of his construction experience.




Ozzie Oswald

Production Supervisor

With 40 years of manufacturing expertise across three different companies, Ozzie's career journey is marked by perseverance and progression. Starting as a line worker, he climbed the ranks to become a lead, and then a foreman, showcasing his exceptional leadership and skills. Currently serving as a production supervisor for Great Outdoor Cottages (GOC), Ozzie's wealth of experience continues to drive the company's success in the industry.



Chip Brenner


Chip is an accomplished Controller with over 30 years of diverse manufacturing experience, holding roles such as Cost Accountant, Purchasing Supervisor, Plant Manager, Materials Manager, and more. He thrives on being part of the manufacturing industry, especially in Delaware, where such opportunities are limited. Chip finds fulfillment in contributing to the bright future of Great Outdoor Cottages, making the most of the chance to be part of a company with immense potential.




Jeffrey P. Maurer

Warehouse Manager

Jeffrey is a retired United States Air Force veteran. Notably, in 1995, he was chosen as one of America's Ambassadors in Blue, serving with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. Following his military service, Jeff devoted the next two decades of his career to the Engineering field in Northern Delaware's Chemical Sector. In 2021, he joined Great Outdoor Cottages, contributing as a material coordinator for production.




Zachary Bock

Regional Sales Manager

With 7 years of industry experience, Zachary started as a Sales Coordinator and swiftly progressed to become an Acquisitions Manager, specializing in commercial real estate, particularly Mobile Home Parks. During his 2-year tenure in acquisitions, he showcased his strategic prowess and market acumen. Now serving as a Regional Sales Director, Zachary continues to channel his extensive expertise to drive success for his team.


Mike Scheid

Co-Founder / Owner

Mike started his career in the housing industry as a production line worker in 1979. Over the following years, he worked his way up to become a production supervisor and then an assistant production manager. In 2004 he accepted a General Manager position of an RV company. In 2006, Mike assumed the role of operation manager of two housing plants and was later promoted to General Manager in 2008. In 2019, he was named Chief Operations Officer of GOC when he helped start the company with a vision and a partner who believed in him. Mike has dedicated himself to developing quality employees who can build quality products, which is why GOC continues to thrive.



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