Kort Wittich is the Founder and Owner of Kort’s Construction Services, Inc. Kort is an alumnus of St. Paul’s High School and Southeastern Louisiana University. He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Finance.
In 2000, Kort was employed with St. Tammany Parish Fire District #4 and got involved in the construction industry as a second job on his days off from the Fire Department. Kort started with a Dodge pickup truck and a Bobcat skidsteer. After a small time, he purchased a bobtail dump truck and most of his work was acquired from residential contractors providing material and filling and grading yards. Kort later purchased a triaxle dump which he operated himself for years performing contract hauling for another contractor. Over time, Kort would acquire other equipment and start performing other residential services such as constructing house pads, roads, driveways, and ponds. Kort eventually obtained his Contractor’s license and went out on his own. In 2008, due to the growth of the company, Kort made the decision to resign from the Fire Department and manage the business full-time. Kort spent years gaining the hands-on knowledge and experience to perform commercial construction and has evolved the company from a small residential site work contracting company into a large commercial site work contracting company.
Kort spends his time in the office overseeing every aspect of the company. He is involved in everything from Estimating, Contract Agreements, Project Management and Scheduling to Financials, Bonding, Payroll, and Insurance. He ensures that the company continues to evolve and grow providing communities with jobs and quality construction work.
Wayne received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from Louisiana State University in 2003. Prior to that, he graduated from Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Wayne joined Kort’s Construction Services, Inc. in 2013 after nearly 10 years working in the civil and commercial construction industry. Wayne has managed several fast paced multi-million dollar projects throughout the New Orleans area. He holds certifications as an asbestos supervisor, traffic control supervisor, flagging instructor and is a recent graduate of Leadership St. Tammany.
When not working, Wayne can be found on a field coaching his son Logan or his daughter Addison in a multitude of sports. Wayne and his wife Kelly have been married for over 10 years and live in Covington, La.
T.J. received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from Louisiana State University in 2006 after graduating High School from Oak Forest Academy in Amite, LA.
Prior to joining the team at Kort’s Construction, T.J. was involved in Civil and Underground Construction for most of his career. T.J. started in the construction industry maneuvering a shovel on a utility installation and maintenance crew while attending high school and college. For the past 11 years, T.J. has managed and coordinated a wide range of Civil and Highway Construction Projects throughout South Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
When he is not working, T.J. can be found somewhere on an adventure with his wife, Rebecca, and daughter, Caroline, often in their own backyard. T.J. and Rebecca have been married for over 7 years and live in Covington, LA.
After graduating from UNO with a degree in civil engineering, Scott spent 5 yrs. engineering and designing civil works with an engineering firm specializing in bulk material movement, handling and storage facilities. During which time he was responsible for the design of all civil related aspects, including, drainage and roadway, Corps of Engineers Permit application submittals, Corps of Engineers Levee crossings, soil improvements and stabilization. Prior to coming to Kort’s, Scott served as the civil construction manager for a large-scale liquid storage terminal facility greenfield project.
When not working Scott can be found enjoying time with his lovely wife and 2-yr old daughter.
Sky Foxworth joined Kort’s Construction in September 2011 as a General Laborer. Sky started his career at Kort’s laboring with rakes and shovels and has moved through the ranks to become our Field Engineer and Surveyor. Sky assists Estimators, Project Managers and Foreman in the planning and execution of each construction project. Sky’s job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, surveying, construction layout, pre-bid takeoff’s and site topo’s. Sky is skilled in using Trimble software, GPS, and other technologies needed to proficiently perform his job. Sky also oversees Kort’s saw-cutting and joint sealing projects.
Sky is a certified Traffic Control Supervisor and graduate of Covington High School. In his free time, Sky enjoys hunting and golfing.
Mike joined Kort’s Construction in August 2014 as the Equipment and Maintenance Manager. Mike has a long history of automotive and mechanical experience. He enjoys problem solving and finds pleasure in the successfully accomplishing the daily tasks and repairs that occur on a daily basis.
Mike enjoys spending his free time with his fiancé and two sons. He is a custom car enthusiast and enjoys working on these types of projects and attending car shows.
Tara joined Kort’s Construction Services, Inc. in September of 2013 as Accounts Payable Clerk. Tara has many years of accounting experience performing bookkeeping duties for the Oil and Gas industry, Chemical Plants, Government Permits and Auto Financing. She is a graduate of Belle Chasse High School and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her teenage daughter and nieces and nephews.
Cristi joined Kort’s Construction Services in early 2018. She comes to the company with over fifteen years’ experience in the Human Resources and Payroll field. Since Cristi joined the team she has worked tirelessly to make significant improvements to the HR Department as well as helping to develop benefits and incentive programs that will help to attract and retain the best industry professionals.
When Cristi is not hard at work you can find her at a softball field or on a boat on the river, relaxing and taking in the sun. She says, “I have 2 girls…which is the reason why wine was invented”.
Edward Pier, Jr. joined Kort’s Construction in February 2014 as a Concrete Laborer. Eddie came to Kort’s with over eighteen years of construction experience. Most of Eddie’s experience was in pouring concrete pads for warehouses and businesses.
Eddie was promoted to Concrete Foreman in January 2016 and has become very skilled in directing his crew in a safe and efficient manner. Eddie has successfully managed numerous concrete projects for Kort’s such as French Branch Bridge, Camp Villere Infantry Road Crossing, LA 1090 Road Widening and I-10 Barriere Wall.
When Eddie is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends playing spades, dominos, racing go-carts and watching movies.
Chad has worked in civil construction for over 15 years and happily became part of the Korts Construction team about a year ago.
He is a proud father and has raised his three children alone for the past five years. When Chad is not working, his favorite things to do are spending time at the beach, lake, or just being productive at home with his kids and loved ones.
Jonathan has been in construction all his life and enjoys his work. He joined the KCS team in August 2017.
Jonathan enjoys being with family and spending time with his 2 boy. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, and anything that gets his adrenaline going. Jonathan also likes to farm and garden in his off time.
Travis Shepard has been with KCS for a short time. He came to us with an extensive background in civil construction, having experience in concrete, pipe work, dirt work and industrial work.
Travis has been happily married for 12 years and has 4 children ranging in age from 11 to 20, with one in college, one working and two in grade school. He enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, boating and riding atvs.