LGE Design Build, Phoenix, announced today that Wayne Bell has joined the executive leadership team as president, marking a landmark event in the firm’s 24-year history by transitioning its leadership to this position. In the role, he will be responsible for executing the ongoing vision of LGE, as well as shaping the future growth plans of the company.
David E. Sellers will now dedicate his focus as CEO of LGE Design Build in overseeing the strategic vision of the company. Bell brings more than 23 years of leadership experience to LGE Design Build, a multi-disciplinary design and construction firm, with the majority of that experience acquired in the construction industry.
Bell left ACE Asphalt after 13 years as their president/CEO, and held other roles during that time. He was responsible for leading their growth through market expansion, the introduction of new services and acquisitions. He brings his experience in sales, marketing, operations, and process improvement with the intention of leveraging LGE Design Build’s Valley reputation with a focus on growth and scalability to meet expanding market sectors and future geographies.
“Wayne brings a unique blend of entrepreneurial attitude and background, with a strong appreciation for tradition, affording the LGE team the opportunity to continue the vision set by my father more than 20 years ago,” Sellers explained. “The company is well positioned for Bell’s leadership and he will excel at executing our continued plan for growth and exceptional client experience in both our design, and construction services.”
Bell stated that he was drawn to the opportunity to lead an innovative group that is driven to win, filled with authentic people, and delivering responsiveness and reliability to their customers.
“LGE is a very special company, with a distinct culture of high energy people possessing a ‘can do’ attitude as a team and with clients,” Bell said. “I am looking forward to leveraging that energy and reputation for building projects of the finest quality into a scaled, sustainable business that will catalyze growth, geographic expansion, and increased project development.”
Bell was born and raised in Albuquerque and spent time in the field as a laborer, a project manager and coordinator at his father’s general contracting firm. He holds a bachelors in marketing from the University of New Mexico, and a masters in business administration from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. In addition, he has completed executive marketing coursework at Caltech and Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Some of the associations Bell continues to dedicate his time to include: Urban Land Institute (ULI), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and NAIOP Arizona. He also serves on boards for local and national charities, as well as non-profits, such as The Seal Future Fund and The Patrick Peterson Literacy Program boards.
Residing in Fountain Hills with his wife of 22 years and two daughters, ages 18 and 12, Bell is an avid golfer, hiker and overall outdoorsman.