Doug Kurtz – Owner

Doug Kurtz has approximately 30 years of construction experience in many of the trades, as a construction supervisor and project manager.


This is Doug Kurtz, who has worked on a Texas home for Ty Pennington and Extreme Makeover Home Edition!


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 – 1994Supervisor, 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 – 1999Project 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 – 2002Owner, 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 – 2007Owner, 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 – 2010Senior 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 – 2012Independent 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 – PresentOwner, 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.

Recent Works

View some of our recently completed swimming pool, patio, and spa projects below.

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Our Customers Say

“We had a beautiful pool behind our home, but could not enjoy it as much as we wanted to. A friend of ours had recommended Doug over at Chaparrel Construction. Doug designed a beautiful deck to finish off our pool, and a stunning Pergola complete with vines providing shade when we are outside. Thanks Doug!”


“I began my journey with Doug Kurtz and The Chaparrel Group when he renovated my Medical Clinics. He went on to design and build our dream home in Austin. Since then he has put in an incredible custom pool, and is currently working on a beautiful deck to marry our home with our pool. My wife and I cannot wait..”


“After extensive research over the course of several years, we chose Doug and company to build our pool. After building our house from the ground up, we felt like there were specific things we were looking for in a builder. Most importantly, we knew that adherence to budget, honesty, and timeliness were going to be critical. I’m happy to say Doug hit the mark on all these points. After extensive rain delays, Doug was still able to keep his schedule and complete our pool before the summer swim season. As issues came up, particularly around specification and product selections, Doug handled these in stride and stood by his contract. This honesty is key in any construction project.

At the end of the day, we ended up with a fantastic product and we paid what we agreed to. You cant ask for much more. We’ve had very little post-construction issues, but Doug did respond within a day or two on the one item we had to get fixed.

I think Doug’s prices are competitive in the Austin market, trending towards better value then some of the bigger players. His subcontractors used quality materials and the specifications of the pool were competitive to our other bids. Everything built met or exceeded the spec – I never had to question or ask to have something changed.

Also, kudos to Doug’s Pool construction foreman and plumber – Pat is an artist.”


Our Companies

The Chaparrel Group includes three different divisions which range from custom home building, to remodeling, to pools and outdoor living.

No job is too big or too small.  We can do a small exercise pool or bathroom remodel. We can also do a million dollar home with swimming pool, deck, and outdoor kitchen.

Chaparrel Construction

Chaparrel Construction is our remodeling division. We do remodeling and extensions of existing homes in Austin and the suburbs.

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Chaparrel Homes is our home building division.  We do new construction of custom homes throughout the Austin area.

Chaparrel Pools

Chaparrel Pools is our pool and outdoor living division. We can do all variety of projects including: swimming pools, spas, patios, pergolas, decks, and outdoor kitchens.

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