Susannah is the founder and one of the owners of Southern Comfort Properties. She started the business with just one rental property and quickly expanded as she realized some of her friends had temporary housing needs and that many people come into town for: medical reasons, jobs, consulting, and more. As of December 2021, we have a portfolio of almost 40 rental properties which range from 1 bedroom/ 1 bathroom budget rentals up to 6 bedroom/ 6.5 bathroom luxury rentals (and everything in between). We pride ourselves on providing the best customer service before and during your stay. Susannah recently expanded the business to manage others’ vacation rental properties in town.
Susannah is a mother, a wife, a volunteer, an artist (www.spfineprints.com), a clothing designer (www.sweatygirlclothing.com), an avid tennis player, and enjoys outdoor activities. She loves Gainesville because of the great community and the nature trails, gardens and parks.
Ed is a proud Gator alumni and a 20+ year successful executive at a top technology company in Florida. With an entrepreneurial appetite, Ed began purchasing properties in Gainesville in 2016 along with Gregg and turned to Susannah for management. Fast forward to today where he’s a Partner at Southern Comfort Properties (StayGainesville) applying his operational, sales and marketing expertise to help property owners realize the maximum income value for their rental. He also is a Board Member and Operator at a startup tech company called ONRapp.com, focused on improving Community Engagement. Personally, Ed has a passion for mentoring, snowboarding, painting, anything outdoors and of course, the Florida Gators!
Ron is a crucial part of the Southern Comfort Properties team. Ron can fix anything and always with a smile. When any of our guests have an issue, Ron comes to the rescue. He can even help remodel our owners’ properties and is just an all-around great guy! We are lucky to have him on our team.
Ron, also an avid inventor, most recently invented a rear-wheel steering device and has an auto-backing trailer (www.bulletproofrearsteer.com and www.autobacking.com).
Sidekick to Chief Can-Fix-Anything!
Wyatt is also a crucial part of our maintenance team. Wyatt works alongside Ron to help our renters and owners with any of their housing needs.
Reservations and Customer Service Manager
Stephanie is also a critical part of our team as she handles all of our reservations and customer service. She loves to help our renters find the best fit possible based on location, budget, and needs. She takes the very best care of all of our renters.