ANAHEIM, CA—Karl Kreutziger, a 27-year industry veteran, has been promoted from EVP to president of Driver SPG, a locally based affiliate of C.W. Driver that focuses on renovation, modernization and smaller new-construction projects. Kreutziger will lead project teams in the preconstruction and planning phases as well as oversee client relations.
Kreutziger has been credited with being the driving force behind the company’s unique culture and evolution. According to John Thornton, president of C.W. Driver, “Since joining Driver SPG, Karl’s role has always been to develop a culture that focuses on delivering the highest-quality projects, giving back to the community and building lasting relationships. His leadership is an integral part of the company’s success in expanding our services throughout Southern California and giving back to the community in a big way to inspire continued growth.”
While Kreutziger was serving as EVP, the firm won several awards from industry publications, including top workplace in 2012 and 2013, a “best places to work” award and a top contractor award. In 2013, Driver SPG donated $58,000 to local non-profit organizations, volunteered 281 hours and donated clothes, backpacks and school supplies. Since its inception three years ago, the firm has emerged as a major player in the Southern California market.
According to Kreutziger, “My first objective has always been to cultivate a unique work environment that emphasizes personal development and involvement in the local community. As president of Driver SPG, I will continue to inspire our team to not only successfully deliver complex, fast-tracked projects, but also be a part of our community’s growth and development.”
Kreutziger has led various projects in the Southern California region recently, including the State Bar of California headquarters in Los Angeles, Chapman University’s Health Sciences Campus in Irvine and the Discovery Science Center Discovery Pavilion in Santa Ana, on which GlobeSt.com reported in December 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Kreutziger led numerous notable construction projects throughout California including the Pike at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, AAA Corporate Regional Headquarters in Costa Mesa, the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles and the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland.
In addition, as GlobeSt.com reported in March, Kreutziger won the 2014 CREW-OC SPIRE Award for superior performance in philanthropy because of his passion for giving back to the local community and supporting organizations in Orange County that are serving those in need.
Stay tuned to GlobeSt.com for an upcoming interview with Kreutziger in which he discusses his new role and the importance of company culture and philanthropy in commercial real estate.