General Contracting Services

Katerra’s national team delivers on-time, on-budget projects for clients across a range of market sectors and building types.

General Contracting Services

General Contracting Services

At Katerra, we consider pre-construction the most important phase of any project. The ability to align the interests, objectives and practices of all team members at this early stage in the construction cycle is an amazingly accurate predictor of project success.

As a partner to both developer clients and designers, our budgetary vigilance keeps the entire team aligned from pre-construction through project completion. We strive to have the most creative and cost-effective solutions while maintaining architectural aesthetics.

Reach out to learn more about the capabilities our team has built over decades of experience, as well as some of the unique advantages made available by utilizing general contracting services within the Katerra ecosystem of AEC products and services.


  • Type 1 Expertise
  • Pre-Construction Leadership
  • Virtual Design & Construction
  • Integrated Material Supply Chain
  • Predictability & Efficiency of Block Scheduling
  • Value Engineering

Construction Leaders

Brett Fortune

Brett brings over 30 years of experience to Katerra’s construction leadership team. As co-founder and CEO of Fortune-Johnson, Brett has supervised the construction of more than 22,000 multifamily units since the company’s inception in 1991. His experience encompasses all phases of construction operations including estimating, scheduling, site development, building construction and business development. Brett is a LEED Accredited Professional and a licensed general contractor in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee. He is Chairman Emeritus for the Associated Builders & Contractors of Georgia and sits on the Construction Management Advisory Board for Clemson University, as well as Kennesaw State University’s Construction Management Advisory Board, of which he is a past Chairman.

Jim and Rob Caulfield

Jim and Rob Caulfield

James and Robert Caulfield join Katerra from Fields Development Group, continuing the legacy started by their grandfather, Patrick Caulfield Sr., who founded Fields in 1933. Their careers spent working for Fields Development group gave the brothers an in-depth education into the entire development process, with their Father and Uncle focusing on engineering and architecture.  When Rob and Jim emerged from College in the late 90’s they immediately moved into the construction arena and began the hands-on process of learning the industry.  Drawing on the lessons instilled in them by their father and grandfather they focused on analyzing every aspect of a potential project, most importantly the long term effect each development had on the community that surrounds it.

Mike Hurst

Mike brings over 30 years of construction industry experience to Katerra’s team, characterized by a hands-on management style. With a well-rounded understanding of both horizontal and vertical construction systems, he brings a skill set that includes not only construction operations management but also preconstruction services. Mike provides strategic leadership, operational management and technical direction to the Katerra team, ensuring that our big-picture focus is on achieving the goals of our clients.

Tom Keilty

Tom’s career in the construction industry has spanned over 30 years and two countries. As the owner and operator of an infill-oriented construction and development company in Vancouver, he gathered invaluable experience in delivering projects on difficult sites and high exposure locations. His interest in sustainable construction practices stems from his early exposure to working in Vancouver’s intensely eco-friendly urban landscape. Tom brings the unique ability to build a strong team starting in preconstruction. By understanding the goals and values from the client’s perspective, he keeps the team focused on what is most important to the client. With an easy communication style, Tom brings clarity to complex issues and he rises to the challenge of balancing quality and aesthetics with sustainable and cost-effective solutions.

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