Billy and Salli Kirkland, owners of Billy’s Rentals, were recently presented an Award of Excellence by Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, after they were nominated by the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce for going above and beyond to make our community an amazing place to live.
“I wanted to take time this summer to honor some of the wonderful businesses we have in our area,” said Sen. Benacquisto. “Billy and Salli Kirkland represent outstanding service to their community, from their customers to their neighbors. This Award of Excellence is a fitting tribute to them.”
Throughout the years, the couple has been honored with several accolades for their generosity and success, including the distinguished Blue Chip Community Business Award and E Award. The Sanibel Captiva Rotary Club recognized the couple as Business Person of the Year (2018) for their exemplary professional standards and going the extra mile to serve the community.
Those of us at Ocean’s Reach know that these recognitions are most richly deserved! Billy is well-known for sponsoring events benefiting island non-profits and it is not unusual to hear of yet another of his many random acts of kindness, as he frequently goes out of his way to help our guests and staff.
The original Billy’s Rentals opened in 1999 in their little yellow building on Periwinkle Way. The full-service rental operation grew to include sales and service at Billy’s Bikes & Segway of Sanibel, located across the street. In 2014, the Kirklands opened a second location, Billy’s at Bailey’s. A full list of their rental items can be found at billysrentals.com.
Billy’s offers an effortless way to rent the perfect bike for every member of your family. On your next visit to Ocean’s Reach, be sure to add bike rentals (available through Guest Services) to your list. They’re a wonderful way to explore Sanibel Island and we can’t think of a more wonderful couple to support!