Entrepreneurship Founders

W. Douglas Horne

Membership Information:

Member Status: Silver
Member Since: 1996


Job Title: President
Company: Horne's Lodging Properties
Location: Utah, United States


  • Board Member, Commercial Real Estate, Executive, Food Products, Food/Restaurant Services, Hotel Manager, Owner, President, Private Investor, Real Estate Developer, Travel/Tourism



I was born in Washington, D.C., on December 8, 1941.  I lived in Arlington, VA, until the age of 11 when my family moved to Phoenix, Arizona.  I was called to serve in the Brazilia South Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 2 -½ years.  Afterward, I graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.  While at BYU, I married my sweetheart, Margie.  After spending twenty years in Southern California, we moved to Provo, Utah in 1987.  We currently live in Orem, Utah.  Margie and I have been married for 51 blissful years.  We have nine children and 34 grandchildren.



I am the CEO of Horne Management Group.  The company is a hotel management and development company and has also been or is involved in projects including a master-planned community which included the founding of the city of Saratoga Springs, Utah; various commercial projects including hotel development, student housing, custom homes, development of a 125-acre commercial site, industrial warehouses, and the development and management of an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse known as Talon’s Cove Golf Course located in Saratoga Springs, Utah.


Networking Interests:

I enjoy learning about others’ lines of business and the opportunity to discuss their entrepreneur ventures.


Management Philosophy:

If you and your word can be trusted, you will find success in any legitimate line of business.  Treat others with fairness, kindness, and respect regardless of background or so-called “financial status.”  Your word should be just as important as a written contract.


Personal Philosophy:                                                Family Profile:                                  

Integrity, Integrity, Integrity                                    9 Children and 34 Grandchildren


Hobbies and Interests:                                             Favorite Book:

Family Activities,  Church Service, and Golf            The Book of Mormon


Favorite Movie:                                                          Favorite Foods:

The Sound of Music                                                  Mexican and Italian


Favorite  Scripture:                                                   Favorite Vacations:

D & C 58:26, 27, first sentence of 28                      Some where warm - Cruises


Favorite Quote:

“If you know not where you are going, then how do you ever expect to get there?”