About Hegg Hospitality

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Family Owned Since 1945

Hegg Companies, Inc. was founded in 1945 by Peder Ode Hegg. In 1962, operations expanded substantially after his son, Peter P. Hegg, joined the family business and transformed the company into a full-service commercial real estate and development business.


Hegg Companies started in the hospitality business in 1980 by managing an 82-room Thrifty Scot Motel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This quickly expanded to providing hospitality management services for 12 Thrifty Scots in the Upper Midwest. Under the company’s guidance, these properties eventually went through a brand conversion and became part of the Days Inn chain of hotels. Since then, we have managed over 50 hotel properties.


Today, the company is in its third generation of business and Hegg Hospitality Management, LLC and is led by Paul Ode Hegg. It has grown to specialize in all aspects of hospitality development and management for properties across the Midwest.

Our Leadership Team

Paul Hegg - President, CEO of Hegg Companies

Paul Hegg

President and CEO
Tom Bahrenfuss

Tom Bahrenfuss

Chief Financial Officer
jared vilhauner

Jared Vilhauer

Vice President of Development & Finance
Jeremie Slagle

Jeremie Slagle

Director of Hospitality Operations
Dione Deuel

Dione Deuel

Director of Brand Experience

A Solid Foundation.

We take our values seriously because they define who we are and influence our culture. These values have not only served as a strong foundation for our business, but they also have provided stability during the turbulent times. 

Number One

Financial Success

Understand and consistently deliver on objectives. Anticipate and successfully adapt to marketplace changes. Seek out beneficial financial opportunities. Develop and invest in essential people and resources.

Number Two


Be honest. Deliver on promises and obligations. Always be fair and responsible. Understand and adhere to all applicable laws, regulations and ethical standards.

Number Three


Be accountable. Take ownership to ensure problems are solved and expectations are fulfilled. Communicate and collaborate with respect to all. Share talents and recognize contributions.

Number Four


Be responsive. Anticipate, understand, and exceed expectations. Focus on clear priorities. Consistently follow our key business processes. Continually generate innovative ideas.