Change of Leadership Announcement

July 15, 2023by Admin

We’re excited to announce the promotion of Bill Thorne to President of B&D, assuming the role from former President and Founding Partner Dan Sugulas. Since coming on board as a project manager in 2010, Bill has steadily worked his way up through the ranks at B&D with intention and focus, assuming greater responsibilities as he progressed. Along the way, Bill led the efforts on several influential projects, each of which laid the foundation for his future positions of leadership. Some notable highlights include the Halliburton North Belt Campus and Brockman Hall at Rice University. 

“Bill’s promotion to President is a natural progression for someone who has truly earned his stripes through hard work, dedication, and a genuine love for what he does,” said Dan of his successor. “His passion for leadership, combined with a unique blend of planning, landscape architecture, and construction experience perfectly equip him to oversee all aspects of our operations. Bill’s leadership will enable the B&D team to reach new heights, now and into the future.”

Bill’s natural leadership abilities and business acumen, coupled with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, have enabled him to nurture client relationships with the likes of Harvey-Cleary, The Office of James Burnett, W.S. Bellows Construction, The Hanover Company and others. Though from an operations perspective, no changes are expected, Bill will continue to ensure our company values permeate every facet of daily operations.

“I am honored and excited to step into the role of President and lead our team into the next generation of commercial landscape and hardscape construction. Our goal, as always, is to keep pushing forward and continue our efforts to bring life to the outdoors for our clients and communities,” said Bill of his new role.

If you’re wondering what Dan’s new role will entail, rest assured that he has no plans to step away completely from the business. Instead, he will assume the new title of Founding Partner and will remain involved in the business in a limited capacity, including the oversight of financial matters, as well as oversight of legacy partners.  

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