Borges Architectural Group, Inc.’s founder, Lane Borges moves to Sacramento after graduating from San Luis Obispo. He starts working with a classmate, Chris Eatough at his Father’s construction company, Sequoia Pacific Builders
Realizing the benefit of the Architectural side of the construction practice, Chris and Lane decide to expand their operations. Bucky Fong, an architect and partner in a local Sacramento firm McGuire, Eatough and Fong joins the team. A fairly short lived Fong, Eatough and Borges is formed, and thus the official beginning of Borges Architectural Group, Inc.
After gaining some confidence running the operations, some success in finding clients and new work, and Bucky’s desire to retire, Lane and Chris venture on their own and officially form Eatough and Borges.
After relocating to the Sierra foothills (specifically Mount Aukum) from Southern California, future partner Adam G. Lehner is hired by Lane as a mid-level draftsman and janitorial assistant.
Lane and Chris decide to part ways. Chris moves on to pursue his passion of construction. Lane, now concentrating solely on the architectural operations officially forms Borges Architectural Group as a sole proprietorship.
Business is growing and Lane hires two integral members of the operations, but at the time he didn’t know it. Future partner Adam O. Lovern starts as a draftsman and future Senior Associate, Rose Kuntz is hired on the 30th as a receptionist. That rounded out 7 staff at the time, including Lane.
With the local economy on a steady climb and more work than he can handle alone, Lane brings on a Richard Sambucetti as Director of Operations (and eye candy for the rest of us).
Hello Borges Architectural Group, Inc. It’s official now, Borges is incorporated.
A great day in the history of the firm… One June 7th, Director of Design Simon Mercado moves to the Sacramento area from Dallas to be closer to family. He hears of a firm close to where he lives and decides to stop in while running errands. He wanders in off of the street with only shorts, a tank top and sandals… but one hell of a portfolio. Richard hires him on the spot.
Lane had been thinking about it for years, but with key staff and years of experience with the firm, he officially sets into place a succession plan for the business. Adam O, Adam G and Richard are sold minority partnership and become principals.
It was a date Lane had set in his mind for some time. His plan was to retire and shuffle off to Mexico. On January 1st the sale of the company became official. Adam G, Richard and Adam O became equal partners and Lane was officially our favorite employee.
After a year steering the ship, Adam G, Richard and Adam O settle into their official roles within the operations. Adam G takes on President and CEO, Richard takes on Vice President and COO, and Adam O takes on Vice President and CCO. It is an exciting time. The leadership and entire firm are collectively passionate and excited about prospects for the future. The business has survived the worst of economic times and still employs 25 staff, with nowhere to go but up. New clients are finding our value, work load is increasing, projects are exciting and the culture of the firm has solidified. The future is bright.