In 1990, Bill and his long-time associate, Pat Tomlin, founded LandTech Incorporated of South Carolina and now serve as members of the board of directors and as its executive committee after 26 years of hands-on experience in virtually every level of real estate development, from high-rise resort developments to small 100-unit primary subdivisions to major mixed-use planned unit developments with large commercial components as well as large conventional and traditional residential components. Prior to entering private enterprise, Bill served a 20-year career in the United States Navy, attaining the commissioned line officer rank of lieutenant commander after advancing through the enlisted, warrant and commissioned warrant officer ranks. His military career included service as the assistant naval attaché in Norway and as staff officer on two presidential commissions. Bill holds an associate degree from the University of the State of New York, and attended the College of General Studies, George Washington University, majoring in political science, while on active duty. He did not complete that program, however, as he was presented with and accepted an opportunity to join the ambassadorial staff at the United States Embassy in Norway before course work was completed in his major.
“We have enjoyed a trade partnership with LandTech that is going on 17 years. Over that time, we have partnered with LandTech on more than 30 projects. Pat, Bill, Kevin, and their whole organization have been a key component in our extreme growth in the Carolinas over that time. They are one of the most reasonable developers we work with and help us to always put the customer’s needs first.”