Enhancing Lives. Building Communities.
Who We Are
To us, building communities doesn’t stop at providing families with energy-efficient, safe and beautiful homes to live in and inspiring outdoor areas to explore. It’s taking it a step further by being careful stewards of the land, resources, and diverse natural wildlife. It’s providing opportunity for stable jobs through infrastructure for industry and commerce. It’s ensuring every child has access to top-quality schools, from elementary to college-level. Because we know that a great community isn’t built for people. A great community is built by people.
Headquartered in McAllen, Texas, Rhodes Enterprises is the largest and fastest growing mixed-use developer of master planned communities in the Rio Grande Valley. A vertically-integrated organization with over 100 staff, Rhodes specializes in both single and multi-family home construction, commercial construction, financial services, and property management.
Where We've Been
Rhodes started as a small family business with a big dream to support the growth of the Rio Grande Valley. Access our downloadable Timeline here.
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- Early 1990s
Vernon Calhoun (the grandfather of one of our Founders), starts Vernon Calhoun Packing Co., a butcher stand in Palestine, Texas that will grow from a one-man stand into one of the largest family-owned packing plants in the country.
Co-Founder Mike Rhodes joins Vernon Calhoun Packing Co. as Plant Manager. Founders Mike and Lori will later purchase 50% ownership of the business.
Vernon Calhoun Packing Co is sold to Iowa Beef Processors. Mike and Lori use the proceeds to purchase 10,000 acres of farm land in Hidalgo County. The land served as a leased farm investment until the early 2000’s.
Rhodes Enterprises is established.
Recognizing the growing need for affordable, quality housing in the Valley, master planning for the Bentsen Palm Community commences.
The Rhodes family donates $2.4 million in land for the World Birding Center Headquarters. In addition, $1.4 million in land is donated to the North American Butterfly Association for construction of the world’s largest outdoor butterfly park.
In order to bring top-notch educational facilities to the Bentsen Palm area, $1.7 million in land and monetary donations is made by Rhodes to IDEA Public Schools, forming a strong partnership still in place today.
Bentsen Palm Development celebrates its Grand Opening.
Wanting to improve the quality of homes built in the Valley, Rhodes forms their own home building division, Esperanza Homes.
Alliance River Crossing Development (a 1,500-acre industrial development) opens in Donna, Texas providing eight lanes of roadway to the international bridge into Mexico.
Valley Affordable Mortgage is created to provide a vital service to both Rhodes Enterprises and outside investors such as loan origination and loan servicing.
Master planning of Tres Lagos begins with the City of McAllen.
Nick Rhodes becomes CEO of Rhodes Enterprises. Esperanza Homes develops a plan to grow into other areas of the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas with a goal of closing 1,000 homes a year by 2027. This is the start of an aggressive expansion establishing Rhodes as the largest, award-winning land developer/residential home builder in South Texas while simultaneously increasing revenue.
Tres Lagos Development breaks ground.
Tres Lagos Development celebrates its Grand Opening.
Rhodes Property Management is formed to ensure that every aspect of Rhodes master planned communities meets Rhodes' top-quality standards.
Esperanza Construction is formed, expanding the construction footprint to include multi-family and commerical construction.
Esperanza Homes makes Builder Magazine’s Top 200 list (it will make the list again in 2020)
A new Edinburg division is formed, furthering the expansion of Esperanza Homes in the Rio Grande Valley.
Esperanza Homes has progressed on its growth trajectory building eight communities across the Rio Grande Valley.
A new, Build on Your Lot Division of Esperanza Homes is formed.
Where We've Grown
Since 2015, an unrelenting care for our community and desire to provide quality places to live, work, and play has driven us to set some audacious goals. Goals we achieved with hard work, integrity, great partners, and exceptional talent on our team.
Our Core Values
Act With Integrity
We believe there is no such thing as compromise when it comes to acting with integrity in everything we do.
Honor our Team
Our team is the foundation of our business. We honor each other as individuals and professionals, no exceptions.
Never Be Satisfied
We endlessly search for ways to continuously improve in every aspect of our business.
We provide best-in-class customer service every time, with every customer.
We take pride in actively engaging in the communities we serve, making them better for our future.