BOB LOHMANN, ASGCA – As founder and president of the Lohmann Companies (LC), Bob provides outstanding, hands-on leadership and management of all three company divisions. Bob’s roots in golf extend back to his early childhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where his parents were managers at Tripoli Country Club. This early exposure led Bob to seek work with a young design firm composed of former apprentices of the renowned Robert Bruce Harris. It was here that he became exceptionally qualified in all aspects of design and construction management. Throughout his 35+ years of experience, Bob has established himself and his companies among the industry leaders while contributing numerous articles and serving extensively as a seminar speaker on the subjects of golf course design, master planning and construction techniques.
Affiliations – American Society of Golf Course Architects – Regular Member and Past President (1998), ASGCA’s Foundation Board, USGA Committee Member, American Society of Landscape Architects – Regular member, American Planning Association, Registered Landscape Architect in Illinois, Michigan and Texas.
TODD QUITNO, ASGCA – Todd began his golf course architecture career in 1996 when he graduated with a BLA in Landscape Architecture from Ball State University and joined Lohmann Golf Designs, Inc, as a design apprentice. Over the last two decades with LGD, he has completed a half-dozen new course designs and over 150 renovation projects of various size while advancing to Senior Project Manager and Lead Designer for the firm. Lauded for its balance of artistry and practicality, Todd’s nationally acclaimed renovation work continues to improve the quality and viability of existing golf courses while embracing community and environmental connections and the growth of the game. For these outstanding efforts, Todd has been recognized by numerous local and national organizations, including Golf Inc. magazine’s Renovation of the Year (2004, 2005, 2010, 2012) and the ASGCA’s Design Excellence Award (2014). He has been invited on numerous occasions as a seminar speaker on a variety of unique golf design subjects, including short course development, storm water management, ASGCA’s Remodeling University and more.
Affiliations – American Society of Golf Course Architects – Regular Member (Board of Governors, Golf Committee Chair, Website Development Committee), American Society of Landscape Architects – Regular member, United States Golf Association
JIM LOHMANN, CFB-N, GCBAA – As Operations Manager for Golf Creations and Lohmann Sports Fields, Jim brings a unique perspective to building high performance golf and athletic fields having played baseball on some of the best fields in the Midwest while attending college. His primary responsibilities include the management of all GC and LSF projects, from job estimating to material ordering and installation. Jim knows what elite players expect and believes the construction process has to take into account the feelings and emotions of those that will utilize the field the most — the players.
Education – Bachelors in Business Management, Augustana College, 2005
Certified Builder – Golf Course Builders Association of America
Certified Field Builder – Natural Turf, American Sports Builders Association
SUSIE CAREY – As Office Manager for Lohmann Companies, Susie performs all the accounts payable and receivable functions, handles payroll and taxes, manages the LSF offices, and personally assists founder and CEO Bob Lohmann. Susie has more than 30 years accounting and office experience, and came to Lohmann Companies after spending a decade as Executive Assistant to the president of Men’s Wearhouse. Prior to that she served for nine years in the accounting department at Cadtrak Corporation.
SERGIO DIAZ – Sergio has been employed in the golf course construction industry since 1994 when he joined the drainage and irrigation crews for Ryan Inc. Central and a few years later was promoted to project supervisor. The experience he gained in that position led to further employment as a site superintendent with Wadsworth Golf Construction, where he led various irrigation and renovation projects while learning the ins and outs of earth moving and major grading. In 2010, Sergio joined Golf Creations full time as a Project Superintendent where he manages the firm’s various projects and serves as on-site liaison during construction.
GERARDO DIAZ – Gerardo began his golf course career as a teenager working on the greens crew at Klein Creek Golf Club in Winfield, Illinois, where he performed maintenance services and assisted with in-house construction projects. Following graduation, Gerardo was hired full-time as Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at KCGC before being promoted to Head Superintendent. While there, he completed the turf course at Rutgers University. In 2010, Gerardo brought his multi-faceted skill set to the team at Golf Creations where he currently serves as a Field Superintendent.