I’d also like to take time now to adjourn in memory of Bill Cloyd Sr., known for being a fine architect and home builder in Santa Clarita, who passed away on August 8th.
Bill was born in Kentucky and moved to California as a teenager more than 70 years ago. He loved the great outdoors, hunting and traveling. He was also passionate about the environment, receiving recognition from organizations like Boone and Crockett Club for his contributions.
Bill formed Cloyd Construction with his son, Bill Jr. and his daughter, Rachel. The organization was responsible for building many homes throughout Santa Clarita, including The Preserve in Sand Canyon. The custom homes Bill designed and built were known far and wide for their style, elegance and quality.
My colleague, Councilmember Kellar, said it best when talking about Bill’s legacy as an architect when he said “When Bill built a custom home, you always talked about how it was a Cloyd home. His reputation was impeccable.”
Over the years, Bill and his family business grew into a renowned firm known throughout the Santa Clarita Valley and Southern California. His architectural abilities received attention from numerous media outlets, including the LA Times.
Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanette, who he was married to for 52 years.
Our thoughts are with Bill’s family and friends during this difficult time, including wife Erica, daughter Rachel, son Bill Jr. and grandchildren Travis and Carissa. Bill will continue to have a lasting impact on our City and we will miss him dearly.