Sean Horne Announced as President

Sean Horne Announced as President

(June 3, 2022) – Balzer and Associates is excited to announce that we are welcoming our 3rd generation of leadership with the appointment of Sean Horne, LA as President. He succeeds Jim McAden, who led firm since 1984. Throughout the company’s 54-year history, Balzer & Associates has successfully developed and transitioned leaders at every level of the company.

“As a Project Manager, Department Head, Stockholder, and Board member, Sean has always been committed to doing whatever it takes to meet and exceed expectations. He has spearheaded a number of tremendous efforts and has gone out of his way to build and maintain relationships that continue to bear fruit for our company. I am confident that he and his team are ready to guide the firm to new heights.”  – Jim McAden

Sean has been with the company for 23 years. He earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech. Since 2001, he led the Roanoke land development efforts until beginning the transition into his new role last year. As President, Sean will continue to focus on the firm’s strategic efforts while working alongside our leadership and employees to address the needs of our clients and ensure they remain our top priority.

“I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve as President of Balzer and Associates. We have earned an excellent reputation throughout the regions we serve as comprehensive design and development consultants. Jim’s steady leadership, along with that of the Board and our Stockholders, has been key to our success and has laid the groundwork for success for the years to come. We are who we are because of our fantastic team of employees doing such great things for our clients, for their professions, and for our communities. ” – Sean Horne

Established in 1968, Balzer and Associates has been serving clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and surrounding states ever since. Balzer & Associates is a development consulting company that provides planning, architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental, and related services and serves nearly every market including commercial, healthcare, community, hospitality, industrial, and residential markets. The company is headquartered in Roanoke and has offices in Richmond, the Shenandoah Valley, and the New River Valley.