Andrea Beyel is the general manager and CEO of Rockledge Country Club. Beyel is an entrepreneur, mother of six and grandmother of four. Born and raised in Brevard County, she is the owner of Andrea’s Salon and co-owner of The Precision Companies, all located in the county.
Beyel believes the greatest attribute to her success is being able to work under pressure. “Opening Andrea’s Salon in 1995 was one of my favorite projects,” she recalls. “But, in 2004, Hurricane Frances completely knocked me out of business. With both family and community support we came together to keep the salon going. … (within) 48 hours I had a pop-up salon up and running.” Beyel has the never-give-up attitude that has helped her become a successful woman in business. “I have learned that sometimes what seems to push you down actually shows you a way to greater things,” she said. “Twenty-four years strong, Andrea’s Salon is thriving.”
In late 2014, Beyel arrived at Rockledge Country Club. Since then she has established a strong team and is keeping the traditions of RCC, a 101-year-old icon, alive and thriving. Located in the heart of Brevard, Rockledge Country Club is the county’s original private country club. The 18-hole, par 71 course boasts a 20,000 square foot clubhouse. Rockledge Country Club has become a premier golf and events destination. The country club offers an extensive selection of memberships to fit everyone’s needs, and creates an exceptional experience from tee off to the dining in their clubhouse restaurant, Vue 18.
When asked what advice she would give women wanting to follow in her footsteps as a woman entrepreneur, she said, “I would tell them the biggest obstacles are usually the ones we create for ourselves. Intention is everything. Think BIG. Dream BIG. Surround yourself with people who also support your vision and work ethic.” Beyel also says you must have unwavering tenacity to get past the difficult moments that are sure to come.