About Us - Company History
On the Water in Maine ® Inc. is a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, the Vacation Rental Professionals of Maine and the national Vacation Rental Managers Association. They are also members in good standing of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce. They were recognized internationally in the September 2013 issue of Travel & Leisure Magazine as offering one of the World's 50 Greatest Dream Trips at one of their Megunticook Lake rental properties.
Celebrating it's 12th year in business in 2018, On the Water in Maine ® Inc. has it's roots back to 1997 when Owner's Justin Ford & Tiffany Ford rented out a vacation property in Union on Crawford Lake. Dissatisfied with the service of the rental company they worked with back then, they moved off on their own and On the Water in Maine ® Inc. was born. Since 2006, many others have joined On the Water in Maine ® seeking the same desires as Justin & Tiffany - a company with great service, and lots of amenities - On the Water in Maine ® has since grown leaps and bounds. It is now one of the largest vacation rental companies in the northeastern USA.
In 2012, On the Water in Maine® branched out into the Boothbay vacation rental market and opened an office there. While still marketing all the Boothbay properties with On the Water in Maine ®, a separate division and website was created to market that region specifically under 'Boothbay Vacation Rentals Inc.. Later that same year, another division, 'Camden Vacation Rentals Inc.' was also created and operates out of the main office in Rockport.
Justin is a Rockport, Maine native and US Coast Guard veteran. He worked 'hands-on' helping to build On the Water in Maine through 2016 and then joined LiveRez Vacation Rental Software (which is the software for this website) in their Customer Success area. He is now helping other vacation rentals around the country be successful using his experience from growing On the Water in Maine to one of New England's most successful vacation rental agency.
Tiffany grew up in Freeport, Maine back when L.L. Bean was the only retail store in town. Her house was on the ocean at Maquoit Bay and she spent a lot of time around the water on her family's beach there. Tiffany attended Penn State and the University of Southern Maine where she received a Bachelor's degree in Biology. She followed up her bachelor's degree with a Master's degree in Forensic Science. As a forensic scientist, she worked for the Dept of Justices' Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as a Forensic Document Examiner. Today, she is a licensed real estate agent as well as the owner of On the Water Real Estate. She also owns and operates Ford Forensic Documents.
Paige Teel took the reigns as the General Manager of the company during the summer of 2017. She runs all day-to-day operations of the company.
Sara Allenwood joined the company in June of 2013 as a Housekeeper and is now the Head Housekeeper as well as an Assistant Property Manager.
Kelsey Liversidge joined them in June of 2015 as a summer intern, but came back full-time starting in June 2016 and was promoted to a Property Manager in December 2016.