1984 – 1990 – Mr. Kurtz worked in several construction disciplines, including drywall, paint, framing, apprentice electrician, and roofing. In 1987, he was hired as an assistant construction supervisor of a small remodeling company. By 1990, he was moved to the office to be trained in estimating and budgeting.
1990 – 1994 – Supervisor, Kirby Wallcovering, Denton, Tx. Supervised a 6 man vinyl installation crew, on Hotel & Commercial Projects, including remodel of 440 rooms and Convention Space at Hyatt, in Gulf Shores, Al.
1994 – 1999 – Project Manager, Forest Knoll Construction, Schaumburg, Il. Mr. Kurtz oversaw construction of 11 homes valuing from $600k – $1m. Acting as liaison between homeowner and General Contractor, as well as managed budgets and payouts to sub contractors. In addition, controlled all aspects of construction, including excavation, foundation, framing, roofing, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, brick and stonework, cornice and gutters, drywall, flooring and tile, windows, doors, and trim, cabinetry and countertops, paint and wallcovering, and appliance installation. Procured all materials necessary to complete construction of home. Facilitated all permitting and city inspections.
1999 – 2002 – Owner, Kurtz Construction, Chicago, Il. Specialized in home remodels and small commercial finish outs. The scope and range of projects completed during period encompassed the trades, disciplines and management detailed above.
2002 – 2007 – Owner, Kurtz Contracting, Dallas, Tx.. Focused on home and commercial remodeling and finish outs. It was during this period that Mr. Kurtz did his first project for Dr. Manual Griego and his wife Deborah, remodeling the Griego’s 3400 sq ft. home. During the course of the next 5 years, Kurtz Contracting completed several projects for Dr. Griego including complete build outs of his Oak Cliff and Plaza of the Americas Medical Centers.
2007 – 2010 – Senior Project Manager, Appex Wallcovering, Ypsilanti, Mi. Appex specialized in commercial finish out in Hotel remodeling. As a Senior Project Manager, Mr. Kurtz oversaw the remodeling of guest rooms as well as Public and Convention Space. He successfully completed the following projects: the Doubletree – Charlottesville, Va., the Hyatt – Lexington, Ky., the Holiday Inn – Houston, Tx., the Sheraton Convention Center – Dallas, Tx. and the Candlewood Suites – Dallas, Tx.
2010 – 2012 – Independent General Contractor, Austin, Tx. Overseeing development and construction of residential and commercial construction projects totaling $4m. The Griego Spicewood project was completed in December 2011.
2012 – Present – Owner, Chaparrel Group, Dallas and Austin, Tx. Consisting of a construction, a pools and a custom homes division. Mr Kurtz continues to serve the remodeling and building needs of the Dallas and Austin communities.