Vision. Value. Quality. Relationships. Results.
The Horton Group is a privately held commercial and residential real estate investor, developer, and facilities maintenance firm based in the Northeastern United States. Founded in 2000, the firm specializes in finding under-utilized assets and using its integrated services to create additional value. Horton Group prides itself on creating projects that make a positive impact on the surrounding community and all stakeholders. We have the experience, resources, and talented professionals to undertake the most challenging architectural projects and turn them into reality.
In the residential sector, Kenny Horton and his companies have worked on over 5 million sq. ft. of housing on the East Coast. The most recent being The Residences at 66 High Street in Guilford, CT. This 56-unit condominium project has won over 10 awards from Home Building Industry Awards (HOBI) including “Project of the Year” in 2016.
In the commercial sector, we have actively built, rebuilt, or renovated in the office, industrial, retail, and apartment sectors. Our expertise includes acquiring stabilized properties, renovations, and new development, with an emphasis on high-quality sustainable practices and products. We strive to create convenient spaces that match our tenant’s needs while providing them with an unmatched experience.
COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY
The Horton Group is fully committed to environmental sustainability and green building renovation, which also frequently provides cost savings for our clients. We have developed proven programs of energy and water efficiency, waste reduction, use of environmentally preferred materials, recycling, toxic reduction, and optimum indoor air quality standards that help create a cleaner world and save costs related to design, materials, energy, and construction.
Kenny Horton founded the Horton Group in 2001. As President and CEO, he currently oversees the sourcing and execution of Horton Group’s real estate investments. His innovative approach has made The Horton Group one of New England’s most awarded developers.
Kenny provides Horton Group with expertise in land acquisition, zoning, development, construction, and leasing. In addition to the Horton Group, Kenny also serves as the President and CEO of Pasquariello Electric, a firm that has provided electrical contracting services throughout the east coast since 1919.
Kenny enjoys fishing, biking, and spending time with his wife Lynn and his three sons KC, Matt, and Kyle.
Founder & Partner
Bruno Riga Jr. serves as the Vice President of Operations at Horton Group. He oversees construction management, business development, and maintains client relationships. As the head of operations, Bruno has had a large influence on Horton Group’s extensive growth and top reputation.
Bruno has been with Horton Group since its inception in 2000. Previously, he held an executive position for Horton Group’s subsidiary company, Pasquariello Electric Corporation, which he joined in 1992.
Bruno resides in Guilford, Connecticut with his wife Renee and children Eva, Nick & Alex. He enjoys spending time with his family and attending his children’s sporting events.
Earl oversees contract administration and procurement at Horton Group. He also interacts with real estate clients on residential purchases.
Earl joined the Horton Group in early 2012 after 15 years managing the Yale University Facilities Procurement organization. Earl has an extensive background in negotiating major service and construction contracts as well as sourcing materials for all construction projects.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Quinnipiac University and is a certified Notary Public.
Earl enjoys spending time with his family and antiquing.
VP OF PROCUREMENT
Bill Belenardo is the Controller for the Horton Group. Bill is a Connecticut CPA with over 27 years of experience in the construction industry. Bill is responsible for reporting and financial statement preparation for the company and its related entities. He works closely with the company’s accountants, legal counsel and bank representatives to ensure compliance with government and other regulatory reporting requirements. Bill is a long standing member of both the AICPA and CSCPA and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from Bryant University. Bill donates a significant amount of his time to the Sarah Foundation in Guilford, CT where he resides with his family.
Junior Woods oversees Horton Group’s commercial construction accounts by managing hundreds of projects per year.
Junior joined the Horton Group team in 2004 after working for an affiliate company. He has an extensive background in mechanical engineering which has allowed him to excel in project management.
Junior enjoys building NASCAR modified style race cars as a hobby. He also enjoys boating and playing golf whenever his schedule allows.
VP OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Jason has two decades of experience in the real estate industry constructing residential and commercial developments. He provides expertise managing high-end condominium, multifamily, and mixed-use projects. As a senior project manager, Jason strives for best work ethic and team collaboration while ensuring top performance and morale. His communication and client service skills have helped Horton Group achieve various firm-wide goals.
Jason began his career as an electrical apprentice for Horton Group’s affiliate, Pasquariello Electric. After holding multiple positions there, including a role as a master electrician (E2), he joined Horton Group as an assistant project manager. During his tenure, Jason has been exposed to both union and open shop environments and has gained a vast understanding of the construction process.
Jason currently resides on the Connecticut shoreline and has been happily married for 10 years. He enjoys spending time with his wife and coaching his two children in hockey and baseball.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Preston is responsible for the administration, resource planning, and pursuit of Horton Groups awarded construction projects. Day to day he manages subcontractors while acting as the primary source of communication between management and developers.
Preston began working with Horton Group in the summer of 2015 performing matrix organization and resource management of construction projects. He has held various commercial and residential carpentry positions since 2010 before joining Horton Group as a skilled project manager.
Preston attended Milwaukee Area Technological College and also holds his OSHA 10 certification.
Preston is an avid hiker and constructs many personal projects of his own, while also enjoying fishing and free diving.