About Us

Early in 2017, Mike Creel created Distinctive Property Rentals, a vacation property management company with the goal of providing unparalleled customer service, both to guests and owners.

Mike Creel earned his MBA from LSU and has partnered with his father, Jim Creel in many business ventures. Mike is well-versed in commercial real estate and owns (or has owned) shopping centers, hotels, apartment complexes (and even owned and managed a string of Sonic Drive-Ins at one time.) After owning vacation rental property for 10+ years, Mike was consistently frustrated with the companies that managed his properties. 

Although each company made big promises in the beginning, invariably customers (and potential customers) were not taken care of. As an example, at one time the average response rate to his properties was 20% with in 2 days. So, only 20% of the potential guests were being reached, and even then they were being contacted an average of 48 hours after their initial request!  With one company,  customers that were booked into his units often complained about the cleanliness of the units. When Mike attempted to look for another company to rectify the situation, he was told there was a binding contract that wouldn’t expire for over 6 months. It was at this point that he vowed that he would create a vacation rental management company that encompassed every detail he was looking for as a property owner.

Eric is a certified expert internet marketeer and web designer. He started his career at the age of 22 by designing an online footprint for a performance automotive company near Memphis TN. He has earned certifications from well-known organizations including Google and Yext in Internet Marketing.

The creation of “Tela Structor”, an internet service product, fulfilled Eric’s dream of starting his own Internet Marketing business. He joined forces with noted business leader Mike Creel of LMF Properties to create “Tela Structor”. Latin for “Web Builder”, “Tela Structor” now services a number of small business clients stretching from Louisiana to Florida.

Eric is proud of his roots planted in the small country town of Oak Grove Louisiana, touting a population of roughly 2000. After high school, Eric dove headfirst into the workforce. He gained valuable on-the-job experience in industries such as telecommunications, sales, and networking before finding his calling in web design and Internet marketing.

Even while leading “Tela Structor” and managing properties at Distinctive Property Rentals, Eric is also busy completing his BBA at The University of Louisiana at Monroe. Eric values higher education and is dedicated to applying his classroom instruction to his daily business operations.

At Distinctive Property Rentals, we do not want to be the biggest vacation property management company. We want to be the best!