After almost 40 years, Sheltair returns home. Sheltair Aviation announced the move of its corporate headquarters to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE). This move, from Oakland Park to Fort Lauderdale, follows the renovation of the airport.
The airport was built by Sheltair in 1987 and underwent a full-scale renovation led by president Lisa Holland with Anderson-Moore Construction Corp and G. Alvarez Studio. as the architect. The facility is a two-story with 20,000 square feet of space. Currently, 50 employees can work in the facility, but renovations allow for growth.
The renovated facility has a private wellness room for nursing mothers and any non-emergent medical needs and the room has a refrigerator and seating. There are five meeting rooms, a large board room, a mail room and open conference spaces. Plans for the renovation placed cubicles and offices in the building strategically, with employee morale in mind.RELATED STORY: Sheltair opens a hangar at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport
The new headquarters has amenities like a food and drink café with many options and direct access to a private back patio. For motivation, the wall behind the seating in the café has the bold phrase, "don't just fly, soar!" written out.
"I am so excited to finally have a corporate presence on an airport, especially FXE, where it all began when my father purchased hangars almost 40 years ago," Sheltair President Lisa Holland said. "This new office is now consistent with our brand image and will be relevant for years to come for the next generation. I am happy our corporate team has an office they can feel proud of when they step through the doors each morning."
The company reflected inward when choosing a new headquarters, opting to return to its roots when choosing FXE. With the mission of family first- fuel, build, serve, Sheltair aimed to continue the legacy of the founder, Jerry Holland. Founded in 1963, Sheltair has operated as the nation's largest privately-owned aviation network. Sheltair operates 14 award-winning FBOs and has a portfolio of over four million square feet of properties under its mission.
"Sheltair's decision to relocate their corporate headquarters to the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is a testament to the tremendous relationship that has been forged with the Airport over the last four decades," FXE Airport Director Rufus James said. "This initiative is a credit to Sheltair's ability to bring continued investment and value to the Airport, which creates jobs and continues to drive economic growth. We look forward to our continued relationship with the Sheltair organization well into the future."
Sheltair is running out of its new location now, and all business will be conducted at the new headquarters at FXE.