As the founder and CEO of Exscape Designs, Bill counts with more than 15 years of experience and knowledge for the leadership and project direction of the company. He uses his skills to cast the strategic vision for the organization as well as overseeing talent acquisition and business development at Exscape Designs.
Bill has committed himself to continue the education and leadership for development as he maintains a Landscape Industry Certification as a member of PLANET (Professional Land Care Network), as well as he is a member of the Ohio Landscape Association and The Leader’s Edge – a national peer group. Also, he was elected as a Director of the Geauga Growth Partnership and works with the Entrepreneur Task Force. Bill graduated with “the best class” Leadership Geauga and is a former V.P. on the Board of Trustees. He truly enjoys participating at the Auburn Career Center as part of the Horticultural Advisory Committee. This year, Bill was one of the finalists in the Entrepreneur of The Year Program Manager, Central Region awards, organized by Ernst and Young – a very prestigious Award in the US.
As the owner and CEO of Exscape Designs, Bill’s role has been focused on developing business relationships within the community through active participation in organizations, networking and trust-building with his clients. This year, Exscape Designs has won the AIA Craftsmanship award on the celebration of preservation 2019.
When Bill is not working on the improvement of Exscape Designs, you may find him at home enjoying his wife and kids, cycling or running, which he truly likes – the reason why he finished his first marathon in 2011 and nowadays, this is still one of his favorite hobbies.
Please contact Bill today at [email protected] to schedule your complimentary on-site consultation on your residential or commercial property.
Exscape Designs welcomes Michael Beightol, Landscape Architect and Project Manager, as a member of the team. As a registered Landscape Architect with the state of Ohio and a LEED accredited professional, Michael brings more than a decade of experience with landscape and urban design in and around the Cleveland area. After graduating from Penn State University in 2002, Michael has worked with civil engineering, architecture and planning firms, and most recently with a construction subcontractor specializing in commercial finishes, demolition, and masonry restoration. Michael says he looks forward to helping clients imagine and build the best solutions for their properties. He hopes to contribute to the high-quality products that Exscape Designs has built its strong reputation on.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and their son. Besides spending time with family and friends, Michael and his family enjoy traveling and getting the opportunity to see new places and experience different cultures.
Michael can be reached at [email protected]
For John, one casual summer job as a teenager has turned into a lifetime career passion. Growing up in Illinois, John took his first position working for a landscaper at the age of 15 and never looked back. A few years later, he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Horticulture from Southern Illinois University. After his graduation, John worked with a prominent local landscaping contractor for more than two decades, winning more than 25 state and national landscaping awards for projects that he personally designed or managed for a variety of clients in Northeast Ohio.
John is currently holds the position of Design and Sales manager with Exscape Designs, where he enjoys working with clients from the initial visioning phase of their project through completion and maintenance. A best part of his job is taking the blank slate of a property and creating design ideas which homeowners may not have considered to create a functional and beautiful space. Though his project management and design skills, John works to implement one of the most important defining characteristics of Exscape Designs – the ability for the company to function as a complete outside general contractor, creating comprehensive outdoor living spaces.
John can be reached at [email protected]