Strategic Relationship Director

Thomas Badon

  • Thomas Badon
  • Strategic Relationship Director

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Combining Passions

As a kid, I always loved being outside and building with Legos. I entered college with the goal of becoming an Architect. I later discovered that in the landscaping field, I could combine both passions of building and being outdoors. Being able to design and maintain places and landscapes that are constantly changing, growing, and evolving is a rewarding part of my career. At the end of each day, knowing that I helped people out makes it a good day for me. Bonus if I am able to help teach someone something new!

For anyone out there thinking about working in the industry, know that there are many different avenues of growth and success in our industry. Take time to find out what aspects you enjoy the most. Our industry is full of great people willing to share knowledge and lend a hand whenever needed.

  • Joined Southview Design in 2019
  • Graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor's in landscape architecture and Keller Graduate School with a master's in business administration.
  • 24 years of experience in the industry. My first job was as a Landscape Technician for the Village of Vernon Hills.
  • ISA Certified Arborist and Smart Salter Certified.
  • Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
  • Lives in Eden Prairie with my wife and two kids.
  • Grew up in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and have lived in Minnesota for 16 years.
  • I enjoy coaching youth sports, spending time outdoors, grilling, and reading.

Improving Life Outdoors

Core Values

Building on our tradition of excellence, we strive to be the most respected landscape firm in the Upper Midwest.