A Family History of Professional Excellence in
The daughter of a contractor, Christine Fortenberry is a part of a big family with five uncles and twenty two first cousins many of which were a part of the world of real estate through the years. After earning her bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech in 1971, she founded Fortenberry Construction, a residential construction company. As the years passed, her experience and expanding education knowledge broadened her scope of skills to include light commercial construction, National instructor for NAHB, Licensed Real Estate Agent and in the most recent years offering construction consulting and design services and Reserve Study services for Home Owner Associations, Town Home Communities, Condo Associations, Office Parks and Limited Resort Communities.
For over 40 years, Christine has added many certifications and awards to her growing list of achievements. Here are just a few noteworthy awards she has earned.
- 2018 Caps Designee of the Year
- 2018 Educators of the Year
- 2017 Caps Educator of the Year
- 2016 Caps Designee Award
- 2014 National Remodelers Chairman’s Award
- 2005 YWCA Women of Achievement Award
- 2005 Cobb County’s Top 25 Small Businesses Award
- 2004 Education Partner of the Year
- NAHB Instructor of the Year
First, I want to express my appreciation for the great job you did in the recent CAPS course I attended in Atlanta. Not only were you very knowledgeable of the subject matter, you were inspiring about the positive impacts we can have on people’s everyday quality of life with the delivery of knowledgeable and quality services. The history of my company has been primarily in development of residential communities and construction of high end homes. It appears that the housing market will probably have a slow recovery and my plan is to diversify into other construction related areas and this field has my interest. I want to pursue this field not only for economic reasons, but also for personal gratification. I’m presently in the exploratory phase of my planning. Do you do consulting in this regard and if so what are your contractual arrangements/terms.
It never fails, if somebody has a complaint you hear about it right a way. When it comes to a compliment it can take longer if not at all. After more then a month out in this field and a couple of home shows the value of these two classes are worth every dime. Many companies in this field have missed some KEY issues and standards studied in class. As with most home/remodel companies in Atlanta, it’s “get a hammer and saw “and your good to go. I feel that both these courses covered the full spectrum of this industry and stressed the importance of proper procedures. When you have a group of people it can be very difficult to keep things on tract. I am from a construction background and know the terminology. A few times in class somebody would ask or start talking about something that was not relevant or very elementary. About the time I was about to drift off Christine would bring it back home without making anybody feel pushed. Also I loved her stories! There is nothing worse then having an instructor that knows nothing about what they are teaching. I am not very good at being in a class room that long and away from my business for two days butthis was time worth spent and enjoyed the courses very much.
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