Meyer Vacation Rentals ownership moves to the next generation
Sheila Hodges, owner of SH Enterprises Inc. and Meyer Vacation Rentals, is proud to announce the transfer of ownership of the business to her daughter, President Michelle Hodges and CEO Les Williams.
SH Enterprises is the holding company not only for Meyer Vacation Rentals but also Meyer Services, with operations in Alabama and Florida; Starr Textile Services, a commercial laundry operation with facilities in Alabama and Louisiana; and CENTURY 21 Meyer Real Estate, with operations in Alabama and Florida.
Sheila Hodges began her real estate career at Meyer in the summer of 1978 as one of six sales agents. She became a managing partner and then sole owner in 1984, when she bought the business from the original founders. Since that time, she has worked to grow the organization on the business principle of balancing service, relationships and profitability.
Today, Meyer Vacation Rentals manages and provides a range of services to over 1,000 vacation rental homes and condominiums on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida. Based on the number of people employed in all of its businesses, SH Enterprises is ranked among the largest employers operating in Baldwin County, Alabama.
“The SH Enterprises family of companies has always been committed to providing superior customer service and unwavering dedication to the satisfaction of our customers,” said Sheila Hodges. “Proactively seeking to improve quality, value and service are hallmarks of these companies. We are committed to providing personalized service, continuous innovation and global expertise in order to continue to play a pioneering role in the hospitality industry.
Michelle Hodges grew up in the hospitality industry and returned home after college to begin her career with the business. His experience and degree in hospitality, fueled by his passion for travel and tourism, has given him a deep understanding of guest needs and changing expectations over the years. Starting out as an intern during the high school and college summers, she rose through the ranks at SH Enterprises, learning the ins and outs of the business and eventually taking on leadership roles such as corporate trainer, operations manager and president.
“I couldn’t be more proud of Michelle, watching her through the years grow in the company with a positive attitude on all levels,” said Sheila Hodges. “His extraordinary leadership abilities became even more evident after the BP oil spill in 2010. We have witnessed his eagerness and dedication to leading several community initiatives, while championing a positive attitude and commitment to all of our families. SH Enterprises.
As CEO, Les Williams has been responsible for the overall strategic direction and operations of the SH Enterprises family of companies as well as the day-to-day oversight of STARR Textile Services.
Williams has worked for SH Enterprises since 2005, including as COO for Meyer Services, Vice President of Administration and Finance for Meyer Real Estate, and various other senior roles.
Prior to joining SH Enterprises, Williams served as Vice President of Multi-Family Operations for a publicly traded real estate investment trust headquartered in New Orleans whose primary focus was investment and management. multi-family and commercial buildings. There he oversaw a real estate portfolio of 4,100 properties stretching from South Florida to Texas.
“Michelle and Les made my decision to transfer ownership easy,” said Sheila Hodges. “They have been invested in the company for almost two decades, and I can say with 100% confidence that they will continue the work that has been done for more than 50 years to maintain our core values, to continue our mission to provide a exceptional service, and play a leading role in shaping local, regional and national hospitality activities. I have full confidence in their ability to take the SH Enterprises family of companies to the next level and beyond.