Dan Sugulas, President and Founder of B&D Contractors
Dan has worked in the Landscape Industry for over 16 years. His experiences include Residential and Commercial construction projects ranging from a small Private yard upgrade to the highest profile Institutional Projects. Dan founded B&D Contractors in the Fall of 2005 with the goal of working for the Highest Profile clients in the region. Since B&D's founding Dan's Goal has become a reality. Our Client list includes WS Bellows Construction, Linbeck Builders, Rice University, Baylor University, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Calpine Corporation, Crescent Realty, The Office of James Burnett, SWA Group, The Four Seasons Hotel, The Woodlands, and Many more. Dan's Level of commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is unrivaled in the Industry.
Bill Thorne, Vice President/Director of Operations
At a very early age Bill knew that his passion would be creating landscapes for people to enjoy the outdoors. In the pursuit of his passion Bill obtained degrees from the University of New Hampshire and Louisiana State University, in the fields of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Working in the landscape industry for the past 14+ years, Bill has walked away with volumes of knowledge that he will continue to apply to his work.
In the past Bill has worked on projects from the West and East coasts; and projects as far as the Middle East. As a college graduate Bills journey began working with H.O.K. in Washington, D.C. as a member of the H.O.K. Planning Group; a group of professionals known around the world for their expertise in this field.
Upon relocating to Houston Texas, Bill joined the team at GWH Landscape Architects, an affiliate of The Hanover Company. Bill was involved with the design, project management and construction administration of high-end residential hi-rise and mixed-use developments across the west and east coasts.
Richard Egan, Business Development Manager
Richard joined B&D in January of 2015. He has worked as a landscape contractor for over 24 years in both Washington D.C. and Houston. While in Washington he worked for industry pioneer, Landon Reeve, and completed projects from Alexandria to Sterling, including The Nature Conservancy, numerous headquarters in Reston and Arlington as well as Women in Military Service Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery.
Upon return to Houston in 2001, Richard opened his own business before moving to work with a nationally owned firm completing large commercial jobs in Southeast Texas. Richard’s focus has always been customer-centric and is focused on providing unrivaled customer service to all he works with. He has three children and is an active volunteer for various organizations, including Boy Scouts of America and various youth sports in the Katy area. He holds a degree in Environmental Design/Landscape Architecture from the University of Oklahoma. Texas Certified Landscape Professional #484.
Aaron Blanton, Senior Estimator
Aaron brings over 12 years of experience in the landscape industry to B&D. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Aaron prides himself on being able to do anything and everything that your project requires. From estimating to install, Aaron always keeps the client in mind. Especially when it comes to great value-engineering ideas and also seeing that your project is installed correctly and to the highest standard possible. He has project managed several large scale commercial projects as well as several residential. He prides himself on his personal relationships with his clients/owners and stops at nothing to see that they are 100% satisfied with the craftsmanship of their landscape.
Kelly Carmouche, Senior Project Manager
Kelly joined B&D as a Senior Project Manager in the summer of 2012. He brings 13 years of design and construction experience and takes pride in his work and commitment. Kelly earned a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University. He moved to Houston to work with SWA Group where he gained experience in working on a broad range of local and international projects. His desire to focus on project implementation and details eventually led him to pursue his passion in construction. With his background in design, he is better able to understand the design intent and pays special attention to the fine details of projects. Kelly has completed many projects since joining B&D, including, mixed-use developments, commercial high-rise, corporate campuses, universities, and civic and residential projects. Kelly strives for excellence and is committed to his work and those around him.
Kenneth Bou, Project Manager
Kenneth is a graduate of the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Science (Biology). Kenneth started out with B & D as a supervisor/foreman and has quickly transitioned into a project manager role. He has helped oversee large scale commercial projects for Harvey (Halliburton and Shell Wood Creek) and Hanover (Ashton Rice Village and West Gray) as well as some residential projects. Kenneth's goal is to ensure that the client is completely satisfied with the level of workmanship on the project. His attention to detail and ability to execute all areas of project management allow him to do so.
John Schnure, Project Manager
Joining B&D in 2014, John brings over 10 years of Project Management Experience and an unwavering dedication to quality and execution. With a bachelors in Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University and a MBA from The University of Houston, he brings the skills of total project management. After relocating from the midwest, John practiced for several years at one of Texas's leading design firm TBG Partners and then Mcdugald Steele where he discovered his passion for construction. Since joining B&D, he has successfully supervised several high profile projects such as the landscape of the Houston Zoo Gorilla exhibit and the Mickey Leland Federal Building Plaza. As with the rest of the B&D team, his strength is execution with a designers mind, attention to detail and on time completion.
B&D Contractors Inc. is a full service landscape contracting firm. We pride ourselves on professionalism, quality, flexibility, and creativity, focusing on the full spectrum of your landscape needs. We are the only source you will need to complete your project. From design, to top-notch project management and efficient installation services we are the only contact you will need. Although there are other companies that claim to have these qualities, it is our belief that B&D Contractors is noted in the industry as one of the premier landscape contractors due to our commitment to quality, excellence and an unmatched attention to detail.
Our vision at B&D Contractors is to provide outstanding customer service and the ultimate quality product. B&D stands true to the fundamental elements of project management and construction. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your clients and are confident that you will find that B&D contractors is the number one choice for quality landscape services.