Real Estate and Vacation Rental Specialists for Ouray County, Colorado

Meet the Team

Bill and Bernie.jpgManaging Broker:  William (Bill) Chipley 

Having lived in Colorado in the mid-70’s, Bill returned to join the ORI team in 2003.  His background includes graduate training in wildlife biology and work experiences in the Southeast as co-founder/owner of a commercial river-rafting company, classroom and outdoor education instructor and non-profit director for both a youth corps program and a conservation land trust.  Bill has remained close to family and friends in Colorado over the years and has especially enjoyed returning as a full-time resident of Ouray County. 


A few years, he opened up the Ridgway Mountain Management and Real Estate office in Ridgway.  Last year he returned to the Ouray office as the two businesses combined forces. He not only sells real estate all over Ouray County, but continues to manage all long term rentals in the county too. With his dog, Bernie, he enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing and kayaking down wild rivers.  He looks forward to introducing you to this spectacular part of the Rocky Mountain West. 


Cell Phone: 970-708-1046





Deb Folsum.jpgProperty Manager:  Deb Folsom

After moving to Ouray in June of 2006, Deb immediately became involved with the community and volunteers as an EMT and a driver for  Ouray County Emergency Services..  She loves hiking, rock and ice climbing, mountain biking, riding and showing horses, and spending time with her daughters, Wendy and Avery, and husband, Chris. 

Deb started working with Ouray Realty and Rentals in 2006, then expanded over to Telluride as property manager of Telluride Mountain Management. Being an out-going, exuberant and competent person, she also started managing the properties for Ridgway Mountain Management. This year she is basing all the reservations out of the Ouray office and is excited to be meeting all the guests that she has been booking reservations for and owners whos property she has been taking care of.

Office Phone: 970-325-0482


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