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Halesford Harbour, LLC, consists of a small group of local investors who all have strong ties to Smith Mountain Lake and the surrounding community.  We are businessmen and women who have a proven track record in successful marina, RV Park, recreational amenities and restaurant operations in the area.  Our vision for Halesford Harbour is to create a relaxing, scenic and enjoyable Resort that is affordable in today's economy.  It is our intent to make our guests feel so welcome that they will want to extend their stay in the area... maybe indefinitely!

Our Management Team

Tom Buck, General Manager of Halesford Harbour LLC, retired as a Navy Captain in the Supply Corps after a 23-year career.  Tom, a native of Tidewater VA, followed up his Navy career as a successful Real Estate Broker, Developer, and Marina owner at Smith Mountain Lake.  Tom's vision of what is currently SML's newest and most modern RV Park is a proven showcase of success.  Tom is an avid tennis player and boater.tom_and_john

John Horton, the LLC's financial advisor, owned and operated a franchise-printing center from 1989 until 2005 and increased sales from $600,000 to $2,100,000 in that period. His company was awarded the Best of Reston community service award and was selected as Franchisee of the Year.   Prior to the printing business, John served as a Naval Flight Officer for 20 years with several tours as a Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander on P3 Orion patrol aircraft.  John loves hiking and traveling with his wife, Nancy.

missyMissy Dudley Buck, Assistant General Manager, has over 20 years experience in the recreation management industry, including State Park jobs in Virginia, New Hampshire and Alaska and locally with Botetourt County and 3 different area YMCAs.  Missy was inducted in the JMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009 for her standout basketball career from 1985-1989.  Missy has a M.Ed. in Recreation Management from Springfield College (MA).  A native of Clifton Forge, VA, Missy has been a resident of Smith Mountain Lake since 1996.  Missy first camped at SML with her Grandparents in the early 70's, and learned how to ski, swim and navigate the lake at an early age.  Missy loves tennis and her "happy campers".  Missy has two daughters, Madison and Bree Heft.

Charlie Gibson, Maintenance Operations Supervisor, joined Halesford Harbour in 2016.  Charlie brings a vast variety of job experience with him having worked for an excavation company with years of experience with water and sewer utility work, building roads, retaining wall construction, heavy equipment operation and repair and maintenance of equipment.  Charlie has been vacationing at SML since childhood and is a welcome addition to the team at Halesford Harbour.

Billy and Debbie Martin, RV Park Project Managers, have both held leadership 

billyresizepositions with the Scruggs Fire and Rescue Department for eight years. Billy has worked for APCO since 1987 as a line mechanic and is also a Class A contractor. The Martin’s own their own business which specializes in building, developing and managing properties.


SteveSteve Chiminello, Marina Manager, worked as an educator and a coach for many years before becoming a Realtor with Long & Foster at the Lake. Over his 20 year career Steve has won the prestigious Diamond Sales Award multiple times and in 2007 was Long & Foster’s Top Listing & Selling Agent at the Halesford Bridge office. Steve is active in several civic organizations and is the Chairman-Elect for 2012 to the Board of Directors for the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber.

Jim Shauberger,  Inn Manager, comes to Halesford Harbour Inn after retiring from SML Regional Chamber of Commerce as Event Manager.  Jim has 40 years experience in  business, 30 of which was as owner of Jim’s Photo Shack & Scopes & Stuff.  He has lived at SML since 2002.  Like Tom & John, Jim was a U.S. Naval Officer on several ships and “saw the world”. He loves to swap stories with other vets.  He has a BA in Math & Marketing from Oklahoma University and a MBA in Finance from Oklahoma University.  Jim has been married to Kay for 42 years and has 2 sons and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys photography, fishing and traveling to Germany to see the grandchildren. He remains active at Trinity Ecumenical Church, the SML Chamber of Commerce, and various groups at Smith Mountain Lake.

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“As a frequent visitor to Halesford Harbour I can say that it is THE place


Phone: 540.297.9000
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Located on RT 122 one mile north
of Hales Ford Bridge