Batson-Cook appoints Rygiel VP/Business Development for Tampa office

Member of BD+C's "40 Under 40" Class of 2012 will concentrate on private-development clients in Florida.

June 20, 2014 |

Tampa, Florida (June 19, 2014) – Contractor Batson-Cook has named Frank J. Rygiel, LEED AP,the Vice President of Business Development for its Tampa office.  In this new position, Mr. Rygiel will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining business relationships in the state of Florida, concentrating his efforts on expanding the firm’s presence in the state’s private development sector.

Mr. Rygiel most recently served as Senior Project Manager with Batson-Cook, managing in excess of $100 million in projects.  He has been integral to the firm’s projects with the School District of Hillsborough County, leading the construction of the Stowers Elementary and Barrington Middle School combined campus in Lithia.  His multi-family work has included the construction of The Portland apartments in St. Petersburg, and SkyHouse Orlando, a 23-story luxury high-rise apartment project in downtown Orlando. 

A graduate of East Carolina University, Mr. Rygiel is a member of Leadership Pasco’s Class of 2011 and Leadership Tampa Bay’s Class of 2013.  His work has been recognized nationally, regionally and locally, as he achieved the following designations in 2012: Building Design+Construction Top 40 Under 40, Engineering News Record Southeast Top 20 Under 40  and the Tampa Bay Business Journal “Up and Comer”.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation and Lutz Preparatory School, and is the Sergeant-at-Arms of The Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Sunrise.

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