New Ownership for Meyer Vacation Rentals

Sheila Hodges, owner of SH Enterprises Inc. and Meyer Vacation Rentals, is transferring ownership of the company to her daughter, President Michelle Hodges, and CEO Les Williams.

SH Enterprises is the holding company for Meyer Vacation Rentals, Meyer Services, Starr Textile Services and CENTURY 21 Meyer Real Estate along the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Sheila Hodges began her real estate career in 1978 at Meyer as one of six sales agents. In 1984 she became the sole owner, when she purchased the company from its founders. Since that time, the company has grown with Meyer Vacation Rentals now managing 1,000 vacation rental houses and condos in Alabama and the Florida Gulf Coast region. SH Enterprises is one of the largest employers in Baldwin County with more than 200 full-time staff and 300 seasonal team members.

“The SH Enterprises family of companies has always been committed to providing superior customer service and an unwavering dedication to the satisfaction of our customers,” said Hodges. “We are dedicated to providing personalized service, continuing innovation and overall expertise so we may continue serving as a pacesetter in the hospitality industry.”

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Michelle Hodges grew up in the hospitality business, starting as an intern at SH Enterprises during high school and college summers while she earned her degree in hospitality at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She since has risen through the ranks at SH Enterprises, taking on leadership roles such as corporate trainer, director of operations and president. She also has been active within the community in a number of organizations and is a Leadership Baldwin County and a Leadership Alabama graduate.

CEO Les Williams started working for SH Enterprises in 2005 and is now 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, a commercial laundry operation with facilities in Alabama and Louisiana. Prior to joining SH Enterprises, Williams served as vice president of multi-family operations of a publicly traded real estate investment trust headquartered in New Orleans.

“Michelle and Les made my decision to transfer ownership an easy one,” said Hodges. “They have been vested in the company for nearly two decades, and I can say with 100% certainty they will continue the work that has been done for more than 50 years to maintain our core values, continue on our mission of providing outstanding service, and play a leading role in shaping the local, regional and national hospitality business.”

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