Charles M Schutz

Designer - Builder - Visionary

Crafting the synergy of related businesses together has been a consistent path Mr. Schutz chose in building his business. Cabinetry, the first addition added to contracting was followed quickly with the addition of a kitchen design center. These vertical operations provided a base for testing ideas and hiring great people. Adding to this concept Mr. Schutz recently embarked on creating mobile applications for managing projects in our increasingly complex regulatory environment. Todays projects demand information to be available on site all the time. Our focus is to provide solutions without requiring significant training or support.



BUSINESSES

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Joy-Above Software, LLC 2013 - Present

Developing software helping contractors comply with Federal and State regulations. The focus of our efforts is creation of applications requiring only a little effort to learn and use. We’re planning a broad range of these applications, from accounting reporting through to development of a supervisory savant aiding the consolidation of office management.


RESTORATIONS, REMODELING AND DEVELOPMENT

Quiet Valley Building Company 1979- 2013

For over 35 years Quiet Valley has steadily produced quality projects throughout Southern California. From concept creation to project completion Quiet Valley’s record of customer satisfaction assured clients they made the right choice. Their reward was a lasting project characterizing their hopes and expectations. Our work remains as an outstanding asset for all those owning the properties we built.


KITCHEN DESIGNER

Towne Center Kitchens 1987-1990

From inspection our gallery located in Historic Pasadena was a trend setter. The SieMatic Kitchen and Styles collection from Germany were showcased widely in our vignettes. Besides award winning kitchen design our sales services included the latest in kitchen appliances and hardware. Montecito Millwork’s custom line additionally was added as an outstanding companion to our imported lines.


MILLWORK AND CABINETRY

Montecito Millwork 1982 - 2013

Throughout its history this enterprise completed some of the Southlands finest millwork projects. From historic restoration to hospital furniture. Our projects ranged from public buildings to the finest homes. All this in addition to creation of many custom projects a part of Towne Center Kitchens design work.


GENERAL CONTRACTOR

CMS Industries 1979-1992

Focused on commercial tenant improvements and low rise commercial buildings. CMS Industries projects ranged from subterranean parking structures to historic office buildings throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Our clients were developers, architects, the public sector and business owners in Southern California.


EDUCATION / SKILLS


Architecture: Certificate 1985 - 1987

Cal Poly Pomona
Industry speaker for graduating engineering seniors


Associations

CSLB 1969 - Present

California Contractors State License Board

General Building Contractor 1969 to Present

Cabinet and Millwork 1971 to Present


ENR 1998 - Present

Engineering News Record

Benchmark Interview 1998

Benchmark Interview 2008


NARI 1996 - Present

National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Education Chair 2007 to 2010

NARI of Los Angeles


Treasurer 2010 to 2012

NARI of Los Angeles


Government Affairs 2010 to 2012

NARI National

Voting member


Education Committee 2015 to Present

NARI National

Voting member