John Torgerson


John is our fearless leader and founder and he's someone we all to look up to. His natural ability to connect with everyone around him is something we all strive to duplicate. On a daily basis, we witness his fun, quirky, smiling personality. John is passionate about his high school sweetheart of 35 years, their girls, and his best pal Gunner (a 5-year old spunky bird dog). When he's not at work, you could probably find him down at his barn working on old cars and projects, or at Table Rock Lake enjoying the best water in the Ozarks. He loves his 'fur grandbabies' and is also now loving his newest grandsons, Leo & Stetson!

More About John

John is a long-time resident of Ozark and is a graduate of Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University. He has more than 20 years of architectural experience and specializes in large, complex projects and project management. As the founder of Torgerson Design Partners, John currently serves as President responsible for firm operations—leading projects with the constant idea to evaluate rational solutions, re-think the obvious, re-work the complicated, and practice simplicity.

John has set the bar high for client satisfaction and is growing the firm with a long list of loyal clients. His mission is to educate the staff and to set a powerful example that will move the firm forward and create a legacy.

John is licensed in 12 States, along with the 31 firm State licenses.

Pertinent Project Experience:

  • Ozark Fire Protection District - Station #2 - Ozark, MO
  • Sedalia School District - High School Renovation - Sedalia, MO
  • West Terminal Renovations – Springfield Branson
  • National Airport, City of Springfield, MO
  • Village Baptist Church – Fayetteville, NC
  • Master planning and renovation designs for PreK School, Youth building, sanctuary, & more
  • Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World – Springfield, MO
  • Museum connector between the retail store& Wonders of Wildlife – Facility storm rated for F3 level wind/storms.
  • Building Code Compliance Consulting - 3rd Party Review (City of Ozark, City of Nixa, Christian County, City of Battlefield)
  • Mitchum Jewelers Renovation & Expansion - Ozark, MO
  • 22 Restaurants locations throughout the US & Canada
  • Scrivener Oil Office - Ozark, MO
  • University of Missouri Systems

Cox Medical Centers

  • South Campbell Clinic Additions and Renovations
  • Nuclear medicine-- Additions and Renovations
  • Chesterfield clinic-- Additions and Renovations
  • Montclair Pediatrics-- Full clinic renovations and Use Change
  • Ozark Urgent Care- Additions and renovation
  • Turner Center- Multiple clinic renovations and planning
  • Lebanon Clinic- Renovation Planning

Church Renovations

  • Village Baptist Church - Fayetteville, NC
  • First Baptist Moore - Moore, OK
  • Concord Baptist Church - Jefferson City, MO
  • Calvary Baptist Church - Hannibal, MO
  • Roots Church - St. Clair, MO
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church - Carrollton, GA
  • Whitesburg Baptist Church - Huntsville, AL
  • Ridgecrest Baptist - Springfield, MO
  • First Woodway Baptist Church - Waco, TX
  • First West - West Monroe, LA


  • Architectural Degree from Drury University - Springfield, MO

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Architect:
  • NCARB Certified

Community Involvement

  • Alderman for Ward One, Ozark (Current)
  • Chairman of the Board - Ozark Chamber of Commerce (2013, 2014)
  • Rotary Club Member
  • Member of Board of Directors for Ozark Chamber of Commerce (2010-2016)
  • Ozark Schools C.T.E Advisory Committee (Current)
  • Member of Board of Directors - Finley River Community Foundation (2012-2014)
  • Member of Board of Directors of Care to Learn (2012-2014)
  • Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks (2007-2009)
  • Graduate of Leadership Springfield, Class of 2000

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