For 45 years, Kautz Construction, located in Lancaster, PA, has been a regional provider of premier service in general construction and both residential and commercial roofing. We are a family-owned business with an honest work ethic and a commitment to quality service and customer care that has kept us in business for 45 years. As a family-owned company, we consider our customers family too.
Our humble beginnings started with our President, Gordy Kautz in 1973 and he still oversees our operations. Gordy originally started as a carpenter/roofer. As his business grew, G.L. Kautz Inc. was founded in 1979, and Kautz Construction was founded in 1994. As green initiatives and sustainability goals became more prevalent, Gordy had the foresight to invest in green initiatives. Because of his forward-thinking, we are certified in Green Vegetative Roof Systems and Solar Electric Energy systems. In 2008, we founded KC Green Energy which specializes in installing and designing solar electric roof or ground mount systems for commercial, agricultural and residential locations. Gordy knew our roof experience was critical to ensure proper installation of roof-mounted solar panels. While many other solar electric installers have gone out of business, KC Green Energy remains strong. Our roofing and general construction experience have been paramount to our solar success.
Given our specialties in general construction, roofing and solar, we pride ourselves in being your “single source solution” – one call does it all. Our clients tell us they appreciate dealing with one contractor for their general contracting, roofing and solar needs because there are fewer headaches and roadblocks. As your single-source solution, we provide peace of mind with hassle-free warranties.
Premier service, quality craftsmanship, honesty, and competitive pricing are the key elements of our success. Call us at 717-290-7077 for your next project and see what 45 years of experience and dedication have to offer.
The Management Team
Gordy Kautz, President
Gordy started in the construction business as a laborer for the summer of ’69 between his junior and senior year of high school. After graduation, he started his career as a framing carpenter. In 1974 Gordy started a roofing and home improvement company. This humble beginning propelled him to become one of the largest and most respected commercial and industrial roofing and sheet metal businesses in the area. In 1994, Gordon decided to start Kautz Construction, along with his wife Wendy, and focus on general contracting and roofing. In 2009 Gordy decided to venture into the solar electric business because he saw the value that general construction and roofing skills would bring to solar installation. Gordy’s strategic thinking as being a “single source solution” has paid off well for Kautz and KC Green Energy.
Gordon Kautz II, Vice President
Gordon manages the Restaurant Construction and Facilities Maintenance division of Kautz Construction. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry. In addition, Gordon manages Kautz Roofing’s green and vegetative roof projects. He is an Accredited Green Roof Professional as recognized by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the most esteemed green roofing organization in North America. Gordon is a founding member and board member of the Lancaster Urban Farming Initiative, a 501C3 Non-Profit. Gordon has a degree in Business Administration from Drexel University.
Charles “Buddy” Looks, Director of Sales
Charles has been in the roofing business for 30 years. He spent 4 years in the Navy and upon his return to civilian life, he returned to the roofing business and went from an estimator to a business owner. After selling his business, he worked in sales and marketing but decided to return to roofing as Director of Sales for Kautz in 2018. Charles is also an active member of the Dallastown Education Foundation.
Ray King, Commercial Estimator and Project Manager
Ray was born and raised in Lancaster County. He joined Kautz Construction as a Commercial Estimator and Project Manager in October 2019. Ray has been working in the construction industry for over 40 years and has hands-on experience in all phases of residential and commercial construction, from working on the job site to estimating, scheduling, purchasing, administration, and field coordination. Ray has bid and managed projects, ranging from small additions to multi-million dollar complexes and takes pride in every size and every phase of each project. He understands the budgetary and scheduling hardships that arise and works hard to accommodate each project’s specific requirements.
Josh Longsderff, Residential Roofing and Solar Sales
Josh started with Kautz as an intern in 2013. After graduating from college, he worked in all aspects of the business including the restaurant division, the roofing division as a mechanic and solar division as an installer before becoming a roofing foreman in 2017. He is now responsible for Residential Sales and Project Management. Josh’s expansive experience in construction, roofing, and solar is a tremendous asset to our customers as we pride ourselves in being the “single source solution”. Josh Longsderff has an Associates Degree in Building Construction Technology and a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management from Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Don Kreiser, Operations Manager
Donald has been in the roofing industry for over 10 years. He began as a roof mechanic, and then became a foreman for Centimark where he managed crews and sub-contractors. After managing jobs for several years, Don was presented with the opportunity to become the Operations Manager of the Roofing Department at Kautz Construction. Don has been with Kautz since March of 2019 and is an integral part of the management team.
Jenny Brown, Office Manager
Jenny joined Kautz in 2016. She is central to the day-to-day operations at Kautz. Jenny has extensive office management experience. She has worked as a store manager for one of the biggest pharmacy chains and she and her husband owned an HVAC Company where she was responsible for its operations. She has a B.S in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University.
Diliana Villamar, Marketing Manager
Diliana has worked as a Digital and Direct Response Marketing Professional for over 15 years. She has spent most of her career working for large, multi-national companies in the B2B area. Diliana joined Kautz Construction as the Marketing Manager in 2018 and manages Marketing and PR for the Kautz family of companies. She holds a degree in Business Management from SUNY Empire.
Dylan Kautz, Commercial Solar Development and Construction Representative
Dylan Kautz worked for Kautz Construction as a laborer while in high school over the summers and continued to do so through college. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Business Administration with a Marketing minor. Dylan is NABCEP certified which is the highest certification in the solar industry. His knowledge of construction, roofing, and solar is a huge asset to KC Green and correlates with Kautz’s objective of being our customer’s “single source solution”.
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