Ed Varnes

Ed Varnes

Ed Varnes is the quintessential business development executive, abounding with energy and enthusiasm that fuel his passion to build relationships and assist people in achieving their goals. He personifies Batson-Cook’s core values and approaches his role in building and sustaining the company’s presence in the healthcare sector from a client-centric point of view. 

Ed joined Batson-Cook in 2014, having spent the previous two dozen years in construction operations, preconstruction, and business development for healthcare, high-rise multi-family, and worship facilities. Batson-Cook’s family-oriented culture, core values, and steadfast commitment to clients provide Ed with the ideal environment for building relationships, understanding needs, and developing solutions.


  • Lake Butler, FL


  • East Carolina University, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology - Construction
  • Luther Rice Seminary, Master of Arts in Ministry 


  • Florida Healthcare Engineers Association
  • Florida Hospital Association
  • Leading Age
  • American Society for Health Care Engineers


  • Wife, Teresa; one daughter, one son
  • Teaches an adult Sunday School class
  • Enjoys spending time with family, hunting, sporting clays, and music