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Reeves to be honored at Southaven Tribute Hall

Photo: Jon Reeves and Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite (Courtesy photo)

Homebuilder Jon Reeves is to have his name placed on the Tribute Hall at Southaven City Hall, Mayor Darren Musselwhite announced on Friday, March 2. 

Reeves was the co-founder of Reeves-Williams Home Builders. He and fellow co-founder Bob Williams were credited with building thousands of homes and commercial space in Southaven and Horn Lake, starting in the late 1960s in the Greenbrook and Carriage Hill subdivisions in what eventually became Southaven.  Williams passed away in 2015.  

He started working for entrepreneur Cary Whitehead and his company, Allied Investment Company, which eventually became Allied Mortgage and Development Company.  

Whitehead assigned Reeves in the 1960s to assist in building Allied’s new office building, which is now the Southaven City Hall building. 

Reeves and Williams, who worked with Reeves at Allied, teamed up to start a produce business called “The Market Place” and the partnership would later transition from produce to homebuilding with R&W Builders, later to be renamed Reeves-Williams.  It became one the largest residential homebuilders in Southaven’s history. 

After selling Reeves-Williams in the early 2000s, Reeves has continued to develop both residential and commercial properties in Southaven and has been a mentor and friend to countless other business people in the city, Musselwhite said.

Reeves becomes the second name to be placed on the Tribute Hall at City Hall. In December 2022, Musselwhite and the Board of Aldermen unveiled the first plaque that recognizes the contributions of the city’s first fire chief, Vernon McCammon.

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