Our Team

Dan Sugulas

President

Dan has been established in the Houston area landscape industry for over 20 years. His experience includes Residential and Commercial construction projects ranging from small private estate upgrades to the highest profile projects. Dan founded B&D Contractors in the fall of 2005 with the goal of working with the highest profile clients in the region.

Bill Thorne

Vice President/Director of Operations

Bill oversees all aspects of operations within B&D. Whether it is nurturing new and existing client relationships or making sure the company’s values are integrated into its daily operations, Bill enables B&D to execute its highest vision. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry that blends planning, landscape architecture and construction. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Louisiana State University and a Horticulture degree from the University of New Hampshire.

Kelly Carmouche

Senior Project Manager

Kelly has over 15 years in the landscape industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University. Prior to joining the B&D team, Kelly worked for a national landscape architecture firm as a designer. He has managed a wide variety of high profile projects throughout the state of Texas as Senior Project Manager.

Kenneth Bou

Senior Project Manager

Kenneth joined the B&D team in 2011. Kenneth has over a decade of experience in the construction industry. Prior to joining the B&D Team, he served in the residential and multifamily construction division as a Project Manager for the City of Houston. He has successfully completed various projects throughout Houston, most notably in the Woodlands, Texas. Kenneth is a proud native Houstonian with a passion for the beautification of Greater Houston.

Ross Peters

Project Manager

Ross holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University with a minor in Urban Planning and Horticulture. Prior to joining the B&D team, Ross worked as a designer for a leading regional landscape architecture firm in San Antonio. In short order, Ross has executed multiple high profile projects.

Johnny Demeris

Project Manager

John “Yanni” joined the B&D team in 2016 and is a native Houstonian. He holds a degree from Texas A&M University and brings many years of knowledge in the landscaping and construction industry as well as the greater Houston area to our team. He has worked closely with many clients in the greater Houston area over the years and has provided a first-class product.

Lindsay Smith

Estimator

Lindsay brings several years of experience working in the landscaping industry to the estimating department. She holds a degree from Texas A&M University in Horticulture with a business Minor. She has worked for multiple local design/build firms in the area. From design to maintenance to estimating, Lindsay has a vast array of landscaping knowledge.

Sai Pasupuleti

Estimator

Sai joined B&D in 2015 as a key member of the estimation department. He holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Lamar University and is currently pursuing a PhD. Sai’s expertise with commercial computer-aided design tools provided the opportunity to work with B&D. Having worked closely with team members and stakeholders Sai has earned a reputation for providing innovative, cost-efficient solutions that fully achieve client goals.

Mark W. Jones

Business Development

Mark joined B&D in 2015 and provides oversight and evaluation for each of our projects. Mark studied English at Angelo State University and moved to Houston 15 years ago. Mark has been an entrepreneur in the Houston music scene over that duration. He brings a wealth of management experience to the B&D team.

Michael Richardson

Purchasing Manager

Michael studied Forestry at Steven F. Austin University. He is the past President of the International Society of Arboriculture Texas Chapter. He serves as Director of the Urban Forestry Council with the Texas Forest Service, Director of the Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council and a graduate of the American Society of Consulting Arborist Academy. Michael comes from a long history and diverse global background in the landscape industry and has moved some of the largest trees in the country. Licensed Irrigator #10018896

Hernan Art Arguello

Operations Manager

Art joined B&D in 2013 as head foreman. As Operations Manager, he is now in charge of all aspects pertaining to fleet coordination, deliveries, and crew members. He also serves as the company’s Lead Operator. He holds a degree for electronics with networking technology. He has over two decades of experience in Business management.