Dick Chance graduated from Fort Hays State University in 1970 with a degree in Business Administration. He then joined the family business to work along side his father, Harold Chance who founded the company. In 1985, upon his father’s retirement Dick purchased the company and assumed the role of CEO. As part of his dedication to the industry Dick has served as the president of AREA (American Recreational Equipment Association), which later became AIMS (Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers) International, an organization dedicated to the safe operation of amusement equipment. He also served as the president for the Showmen’s League of America in 2000, this organization is dedicated to service and fellowship of all showpeople.