For a real estate development company, our roots are deep.
Kitty Hawk Land Company started in the late 1940’s with the development of a large tract of land in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Ownership of the company switched hands, and in 1985, Kitty Hawk Land Company became a subsidiary of Boddie-Noell Enterprises (BNE), a diversified, family-owned company located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
BNE, through Kitty Hawk Land Company, created The Currituck Club, a premiere residential golf course community in Corolla, NC, as well as a number of smaller desirable neighborhoods along the Outer Banks. Today, BNE’s new communities can be found at Arlington Place (near New Bern, NC), Marshes Light (historic Manteo, NC) and Viniterra (Williamsburg, VA).
BNE started business back in 1962 and is now the largest privately held franchise operator of Hardee’s restaurants. Our other restaurant holdings include: Café Carolina, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Texas Steakhouse, and The Highway Diner.
Wait, there’s more. When BNE is not creating enviable and sustainable communities or serving up great food in their restaurants, the beautifully restored 18th century manor home, Rose Hill Conference Center, is an elegant location to host corporate events and fundraisers, parties and weddings.
From Boddie-Noell’s website, their message is clear.
“BNE is a dynamic, modern and diverse company that adheres to good old-fashioned family values. Every person on our team is just that, a person, deserving of respect and constant positive reinforcement. So we work hard to foster a friendly work environment, where every member of the BNE family has the opportunity to grow and succeed.”
“We’re a family business—a second-generation family business, in fact, with an unbreakable commitment to each other. “
And I am extremely pleased to share BNE’s history and success as I celebrate my 25th anniversary with Boddie-Noell this year.