KDG is emerging as one of the most respected general contracting firms in Southern California. We have proven our ability to take on complex projects and complete them on time, on budget, and on target for profitability and revenues. Our reputation for customer satisfaction is the natural result of the core values that guide our company. We have passion for what we do, expertise and experience to deliver quality projects of all types and sizes. and a team of professionals who understand the benefits of commitment, teamwork and integrity.
After decades of service to some of the country’s largest merchant builders, including Pulte, Del Webb and D.R. Horton, Chuck Kalman saw an opportunity to start the family business that he has always envisioned. He has joined forces with his son, Chuck, Jr. The venture allows the Father and Son team to work together to build a future for their families and legacy for generations to come.
“I couldn’t imagine waking up in the morning and going to work doing something other than building. Building is what we do, it’s what we love, and it’s who we are.” – Chuck Kalman, Sr.
In the early 1980’s, Chuck Kalman entered the construction industry refurbishing and remodeling apartment complexes in the Long Beach area. During the 1990’s, he was a journeyman drywaller working on tenant improvements in the high rise buildings of downtown Portland. He then relocated to Phoenix where he started building single-family homes. In 1996, he earned his general contractors license. Chuck returned to his native California in 1998 to work for Pulte/Del Webb where he was eventually promoted to Vice President of Construction for the San Diego division. After eight years, Chuck was hired as Vice President of Operations for D.R. Horton where he was responsible for all field operations for the Orange County division. As the market changed, Chuck found an opportunity to broaden his experience and entered the multi-family senior housing as Vice President of Development and Construction with FountainGlen Properties.
For the last five years, his career has been dedicated to the senior housing market. He has served on the board of directors for the 55+Housing Council of the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIA/SC) for three years. Currently KDG is working on an upscale 215-unit senior housing community in the City of Costa Mesa.