By Jim Ayotte
It is with a heavy heart that the Florida Manufactured Housing Association (FMHA) announces the passing of Ronnie Bledsoe. Ronnie was a visionary land developer, a well-regarded businessman, and more importantly a revered family man and a friend to many.
In hearing of Ronnie’s death, FMHA President Mark Kelly said: “Those of us in the industry that had the pleasure of working with Ronnie know what a class individual he was. He was a giant in our industry and a man that was all about vision, drive, a strong work ethic, and integrity. The FMHA recently recognized Ronnie and his partner, Parker Mynchenberg, as our 2019 Members of The Year for their work at their Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach community. We will miss him greatly and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Bledsoe’s experience as an underground utility contractor and developer, and Parker Mynchenberg’s background in civil engineering, landscape architecture, and pool design turned out to be a winning combination. Bledsoe and Mynchenberg teamed up to develop the 377-site Plantation Oaks of Flagler between 1998 and 2004. Plantation Oaks of Flagler is one of northeast Florida’s premiere 55+ manufactured home communities.
After selling Plantation Oaks of Flagler, Bledsoe and Mynchenberg took on one of their most ambitious projects, Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach, an upscale 55+ manufactured home community. This 1,577-home, 55+ manufactured home community is located along the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail, close to exit 273 on I-95.
Ronnie will be long remembered for his friendly nature, kindness, and generosity as a community and industry leader. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ronnie’s family, friends, and business associates.