Craig and Becky Backus have lived in the Verde Valley since 1970, and have also raised two daughters in Clarkdale who have remained in the area. The Backus family also own a construction business, The Backus Building Companies, which was founded in 2000 and has operated continuously since then. In addition, they are active in the community. Craig sits on the Planning Commission for Clarkdale. Becky is an active volunteer for the Town of Clarkdale and the Downtown Business Alliance, and has always enjoyed working in customer service. The Backus family purchased this historic building in 2018, which is when they began their revitalization journey of creating both the Park Hotel and Smelter Town Brewery.