Employees

Jamie Riley

Interior Design Assistant

 Jamie@curatechatt.com

Bio coming soon...

Bio coming soon...

Paul Teruya

Founder, Partner & President

Paul has been in residential construction for twenty-one years. Working primarily as a partner in GreenTech Homes, Paul’s heart has always been in custom residential construction. This led him to set his sights towards Boutique Living By Curate in December of 2019. Paul loves walking job sites on the weekends, finding new land, dreaming up future plans, and spending time with his daughter Abby.

Paul has been in residential construction for twenty-one years. Working primarily as a partner in GreenTech Homes, Paul’s heart has always been in custom residential construction. This led him to set his sights towards Boutique Living By Curate in December of 2019. Paul loves walking job sites on the weekends, finding new land, dreaming up future plans, and spending time with his daughter Abby.

Denver Eshee

CEO

 Denver@curatechatt.com

Denver cherishes spending time with family; wife Joanna, kids- Mattie Jane, Liam, Abagail, and Ruth Ann. Graduate of Auburn University 1997 (Business Administration and Management) and graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 2010 (Engineering Management). Enjoys building relationships with clients, trade professionals / partners, and vendors to execute a variety of construction projects. His hobbies include running, mountain biking, hunting and timberland / wildlife management. Denver is also a member of New City Fellowship Church, PCA in Chattanooga, TN where he serves his community as Deacon.

Denver cherishes spending time with family; wife Joanna, kids- Mattie Jane, Liam, Abagail, and Ruth Ann. Graduate of Auburn University 1997 (Business Administration and Management) and graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 2010 (Engineering Management). Enjoys building relationships with clients, trade professionals / partners, and vendors to execute a variety of construction projects. His hobbies include running, mountain biking, hunting and timberland / wildlife management. Denver is also a member of New City Fellowship Church, PCA in Chattanooga, TN where he serves his community as Deacon.

Piper Stromatt

Director of Design, Founder, Partner

 Piper@curatechatt.com

A graduate of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, class of 2015 (Interior Design & Architecture). As a highschool freshman, Piper started practicing interior design, at just fifteen years old, participating in two years of classes on the subject. Completing Design I & II, she knew her future field would be Interior Design. Fast forward to 2015-Piper started at GreenTech Homes, and soon became their sole interior designer. After completing over 400 houses in the production home industry, she knew it was time to take her passion a step further. Her heart led her to partner with Paul Teruya in creating Boutique Living By Curate. Piper says you can typically find her with her husband Tyler and black Lab, Miller. Her hobbies include working out, music, travel, and quality time with friends and family. Piper considers clients family by the end of every design process, and the meaningful relationships created with each of them hold a special place in her heart.

A graduate of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, class of 2015 (Interior Design & Architecture). As a highschool freshman, Piper started practicing interior design, at just fifteen years old, participating in two years of classes on the subject. Completing Design I & II, she knew her future field would be Interior Design. Fast forward to 2015-Piper started at GreenTech Homes, and soon became their sole interior designer. After completing over 400 houses in the production home industry, she knew it was time to take her passion a step further. Her heart led her to partner with Paul Teruya in creating Boutique Living By Curate. Piper says you can typically find her with her husband Tyler and black Lab, Miller. Her hobbies include working out, music, travel, and quality time with friends and family. Piper considers clients family by the end of every design process, and the meaningful relationships created with each of them hold a special place in her heart.

Emily Simmering

Interior Designer

 Emily@curatechatt.com

Emily is a 2019 graduate from Mississippi College. She earned her BS in Interior Design and has been working in the design industry for over two years. She has a passion for art and enjoys learning the process of how things are created. Emily says' I love how design can connect individuals and allows people to express who they are. I enjoy adding small details to projects because they make the biggest impact.' Some of her favorite things include spending time with her Newfypoo (Schaztie), coffee, painting abstract art, and spending time with friends.

Emily is a 2019 graduate from Mississippi College. She earned her BS in Interior Design and has been working in the design industry for over two years. She has a passion for art and enjoys learning the process of how things are created. Emily says' I love how design can connect individuals and allows people to express who they are. I enjoy adding small details to projects because they make the biggest impact.' Some of her favorite things include spending time with her Newfypoo (Schaztie), coffee, painting abstract art, and spending time with friends.

Rachael Lund

Estimating / Procurement Manager

 Rachael@curatechatt.com

Rachael graduated from Covenant College (class of 2012), with a major in Sociology and a minor in Community Development. She has been married to her husband Brian for four years, and together they have nine-month-old twins Aubrey and Adalynn. For fun, she loves reading (more like listening to audiobooks with the twins), listening to podcasts, and spending time outdoors, whether it’s hiking, camping, or anything on the water. Rachael’s absolute favorite series is Harry Potter, and she is a total Potter nerd. In 2016, Rachael began working at GreenTech Homes, and has been involved in many different aspects of the business, now handling Estimating and Procurement for Curate Homes. She says, “I’ve worked in Design, Customer Service, Quality Inspections, and now Estimating at Curate, and I love learning new pieces of the business and industry.” Currently residing in her second GreenTech home, Rachael is excited to see that same level of excellence poured into every Curate home. She says, “I am proud of the homes and communities we are creating, where families can enjoy life’s most precious moments.”

Rachael graduated from Covenant College (class of 2012), with a major in Sociology and a minor in Community Development. She has been married to her husband Brian for four years, and together they have nine-month-old twins Aubrey and Adalynn. For fun, she loves reading (more like listening to audiobooks with the twins), listening to podcasts, and spending time outdoors, whether it’s hiking, camping, or anything on the water. Rachael’s absolute favorite series is Harry Potter, and she is a total Potter nerd. In 2016, Rachael began working at GreenTech Homes, and has been involved in many different aspects of the business, now handling Estimating and Procurement for Curate Homes. She says, “I’ve worked in Design, Customer Service, Quality Inspections, and now Estimating at Curate, and I love learning new pieces of the business and industry.” Currently residing in her second GreenTech home, Rachael is excited to see that same level of excellence poured into every Curate home. She says, “I am proud of the homes and communities we are creating, where families can enjoy life’s most precious moments.”

Cyndi Horner

Accounting Manager

 cyndi@curatechatt.com

Cyndi loves spending time with Brad, her husband of 16 years, Brinley, her fifteen year old daughter, and Lucie, her Border Collie. She attended Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Florida. She says, “Sunsets, waves crashing on the beach, and music are my favorites--I always have music playing! To relax, I love spending time at the lake, while making memories with family and friends.” Traveling and reading are some of her other hobbies. After joining the GreenTech team two years ago, Cyndi is now excited to be a part of Curate and can’t wait to see where this journey will lead her. She enjoys learning new facets of the construction industry and tackling complex challenges in accounting. “The best part is working every day to deliver someone their dream home!”

Cyndi loves spending time with Brad, her husband of 16 years, Brinley, her fifteen year old daughter, and Lucie, her Border Collie. She attended Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Florida. She says, “Sunsets, waves crashing on the beach, and music are my favorites--I always have music playing! To relax, I love spending time at the lake, while making memories with family and friends.” Traveling and reading are some of her other hobbies. After joining the GreenTech team two years ago, Cyndi is now excited to be a part of Curate and can’t wait to see where this journey will lead her. She enjoys learning new facets of the construction industry and tackling complex challenges in accounting. “The best part is working every day to deliver someone their dream home!”

Jason Black

Estimator

 Jason@curatechatt.com

Bio coming soon......

Bio coming soon......

Hannah Simmons

Accounting Assistant

 hannah@curatechatt.com

Hannah attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (class of 2015), graduating summa cum laude with a major in Professional Writing (secretly loving poetry the most). She has worked as a line and content editor, general manager of a frozen yogurt store, substitute teacher, and is now an accounting assistant at Curate. Hannah says, “I love my little family, made up of my husband Ethan, our Great Pyrenees (Rupert), and our Longhaired Dachshund (Sammy)”. For fun, Hannah likes eating Thai food, going to concerts with friends, and taking part in nerd conventions. She says, “I’m very passionate about my career at Curate, because each day I’m able to learn something new. I get to see, firsthand, the tangible results of what each department is striving to accomplish, and that creates a truly outstanding work environment. Our team is so fun and supportive, and I know they really care for every client who walks in the door.”

Hannah attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (class of 2015), graduating summa cum laude with a major in Professional Writing (secretly loving poetry the most). She has worked as a line and content editor, general manager of a frozen yogurt store, substitute teacher, and is now an accounting assistant at Curate. Hannah says, “I love my little family, made up of my husband Ethan, our Great Pyrenees (Rupert), and our Longhaired Dachshund (Sammy)”. For fun, Hannah likes eating Thai food, going to concerts with friends, and taking part in nerd conventions. She says, “I’m very passionate about my career at Curate, because each day I’m able to learn something new. I get to see, firsthand, the tangible results of what each department is striving to accomplish, and that creates a truly outstanding work environment. Our team is so fun and supportive, and I know they really care for every client who walks in the door.”

Carol Loree

Purchasing

 Carol@curatechatt.com

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Brad Horner

Jobsite Superintendent

 brad@curatechatt.com

Brad has been part of the construction industry for over thirty years, with experience in both residential and commercial builds. His portfolio covers an expanse of projects, such as banks, hospitals, movie theaters, grocery stores, and a twenty million dollar home and office space, complete with a 3,000 square foot penthouse and stone arches. Brad designed and built a premiere custom home on Lookout Mountain, featured in City Scope Magazine, along with
starting his own deck building business, specializing in luxury decks and outdoor kitchens. His training in architectural design and design software allows him to approach every build with the utmost quality and accuracy in mind. On his days off, you can find him either golfing or spending time with his family!

Brad has been part of the construction industry for over thirty years, with experience in both residential and commercial builds. His portfolio covers an expanse of projects, such as banks, hospitals, movie theaters, grocery stores, and a twenty million dollar home and office space, complete with a 3,000 square foot penthouse and stone arches. Brad designed and built a premiere custom home on Lookout Mountain, featured in City Scope Magazine, along with
starting his own deck building business, specializing in luxury decks and outdoor kitchens. His training in architectural design and design software allows him to approach every build with the utmost quality and accuracy in mind. On his days off, you can find him either golfing or spending time with his family!

Sarah Heron

Jobsite Superintendent

 Sarah@curatechatt.com

Bio coming soon...

Bio coming soon...

Bill Iorio

Jobsite Superintendent

 bill@curatechatt.com

Bill graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a B.S. in Science Education Having worked in construction for twenty-seven years, he is now a Project Manager and Remodeling Specialist for Curate Homes. He says, “After twenty-seven years in the construction industry, I am still able to learn new things almost every day. I love the challenge of coming up with creative solutions, and I love learning and teaching building practices as materials and techniques evolve.” He lives on Signal Mountain with his wife, Colleen, his son Talus (21), and his daughter Laurel (18). Bill enjoys all the outdoor activities Chattanooga has to offer, especially whitewater kayaking and road/mountain biking. He is devoted to every home he builds, saying, “The most satisfying part of my job is watching a patch of dirt transform into a beautiful home or community, where new neighbors mingle and get to know one another.

Bill graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a B.S. in Science Education Having worked in construction for twenty-seven years, he is now a Project Manager and Remodeling Specialist for Curate Homes. He says, “After twenty-seven years in the construction industry, I am still able to learn new things almost every day. I love the challenge of coming up with creative solutions, and I love learning and teaching building practices as materials and techniques evolve.” He lives on Signal Mountain with his wife, Colleen, his son Talus (21), and his daughter Laurel (18). Bill enjoys all the outdoor activities Chattanooga has to offer, especially whitewater kayaking and road/mountain biking. He is devoted to every home he builds, saying, “The most satisfying part of my job is watching a patch of dirt transform into a beautiful home or community, where new neighbors mingle and get to know one another.

Laura Brown

Jobsite Superintendent

 laura@curatechatt.com

Laura graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, class of 2004, with a bachelor’s in Finance, and she began her ten-year career in banking in 2003. After meeting several local builders along the way, Laura decided to venture out into residential construction, and it was at GreenTech Homes where she would build over eighty houses. Recently, she completed a sixty-nine-home development in Red Bank known as North Pointe Ridge, which she is extremely proud of. Now, Laura is a Jobsite Superintendent for Boutique Living By Curate. She says, “If you asked me twenty years ago what I would be doing today, I can guarantee you building houses would not have been on my list. Today, I could never imagine myself doing anything other than building homes. This is my love and my passion. I love seeing my customers’ dreams become reality.” Laura says her fourteen-year-old daughter, Waverli, is her rock, and family is her whole world. She loves traveling with her daughter, boating, spending time with friends and family, and all things beach!

Laura graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, class of 2004, with a bachelor’s in Finance, and she began her ten-year career in banking in 2003. After meeting several local builders along the way, Laura decided to venture out into residential construction, and it was at GreenTech Homes where she would build over eighty houses. Recently, she completed a sixty-nine-home development in Red Bank known as North Pointe Ridge, which she is extremely proud of. Now, Laura is a Jobsite Superintendent for Boutique Living By Curate. She says, “If you asked me twenty years ago what I would be doing today, I can guarantee you building houses would not have been on my list. Today, I could never imagine myself doing anything other than building homes. This is my love and my passion. I love seeing my customers’ dreams become reality.” Laura says her fourteen-year-old daughter, Waverli, is her rock, and family is her whole world. She loves traveling with her daughter, boating, spending time with friends and family, and all things beach!

Kelly Perkins

Inside Sales Agent

 Kelly@curatechatt.com

Kelly is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a degree in Business, Marketing focus. She is now a Community Manager for Boutique Living By Curate. Beginning her professional career in the tobacco industry, Kelly never thought she would end up in new construction sales, but she happened upon GreenTech Homes several years ago. This led Kelly to her current position at Curate. With a passion for the Chattanooga area, Kelly is actively involved in local life, and is the best go-to for advice on what to do for fun. In her free time, you can find her at local music festivals, and live music all over the map. She has an eight-pound Yorkie she adores, named Luke (Lucas when he’s misbehaving), and she is also a volunteer for the Junior League of Chattanooga. Kelly shares her enthusiasm with every client, saying, “I love helping people find the perfect home for their next life chapter.”

Kelly is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a degree in Business, Marketing focus. She is now a Community Manager for Boutique Living By Curate. Beginning her professional career in the tobacco industry, Kelly never thought she would end up in new construction sales, but she happened upon GreenTech Homes several years ago. This led Kelly to her current position at Curate. With a passion for the Chattanooga area, Kelly is actively involved in local life, and is the best go-to for advice on what to do for fun. In her free time, you can find her at local music festivals, and live music all over the map. She has an eight-pound Yorkie she adores, named Luke (Lucas when he’s misbehaving), and she is also a volunteer for the Junior League of Chattanooga. Kelly shares her enthusiasm with every client, saying, “I love helping people find the perfect home for their next life chapter.”

Jamie Leithart

Director of Sales

 Jamie@curatechatt.com

As soon as I was old enough to count cash, my brother and I had a fruit stand where we would sell vegetables we grew...Right out of college I started my career in finance, working at Wells Fargo briefly, and then JPMorgan Chase, progressing from teller, to Manager on Duty, and Private Client Banker. At Chase, I was named a National Achiever, an award only given to the top 5% of bankers across the company. Throughout the six years I worked in banking, I always had a passion for helping people with financial decisions and real estate. After obtaining my real estate license in 2016, earning top sales awards every year, I still felt that the most rewarding part of my job was creating lifelong relationships with my clients and their families.” Whether she is working with first time homebuyers or seasoned investors, Jamie’s specialty is helping buyers determine the best home to fit their lifestyle, guiding them in making a sound investment. She has learned to think outside the box for buyers, resolving questions they may not even know to ask. She says, “Custom homes really allow me to help buyers choose the perfect homesite and create a dream home that is tailored to their unique lifestyle.” Jamie loves spending time with her husband Jordan and her 5 month old girl, Ava, in her free time. Some of her interests are golfing, yoga, hiking trails, finding waterfalls, floating in the river, paddle boarding, trying new restaurants, traveling, and pretty much anything outdoors!

As soon as I was old enough to count cash, my brother and I had a fruit stand where we would sell vegetables we grew...Right out of college I started my career in finance, working at Wells Fargo briefly, and then JPMorgan Chase, progressing from teller, to Manager on Duty, and Private Client Banker. At Chase, I was named a National Achiever, an award only given to the top 5% of bankers across the company. Throughout the six years I worked in banking, I always had a passion for helping people with financial decisions and real estate. After obtaining my real estate license in 2016, earning top sales awards every year, I still felt that the most rewarding part of my job was creating lifelong relationships with my clients and their families.” Whether she is working with first time homebuyers or seasoned investors, Jamie’s specialty is helping buyers determine the best home to fit their lifestyle, guiding them in making a sound investment. She has learned to think outside the box for buyers, resolving questions they may not even know to ask. She says, “Custom homes really allow me to help buyers choose the perfect homesite and create a dream home that is tailored to their unique lifestyle.” Jamie loves spending time with her husband Jordan and her 5 month old girl, Ava, in her free time. Some of her interests are golfing, yoga, hiking trails, finding waterfalls, floating in the river, paddle boarding, trying new restaurants, traveling, and pretty much anything outdoors!

Anna Kosky

Architectural Designer

 Anna@curatechatt.com

Anna is a 2019 graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She earned her BS in Interior Architecture and Design and has been working in the residential industry for over five years. She is an avid coffee drinker and has a deep love for working with people. Anna finds that more than creating aesthetic designs, the core of her job starts with helping our home buyers. She also has a deep passion for graphic design that she found in college. Marketing our homes is another way to reach and connect with people who’s lives we greatly impact every day.

“At the center of everything we do is our client. It is our job to improve people’s quality of life and that starts in their home. My favorite part about my job is getting to work with creative, collaborative and exceptionally kind individuals.”

Anna is a 2019 graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She earned her BS in Interior Architecture and Design and has been working in the residential industry for over five years. She is an avid coffee drinker and has a deep love for working with people. Anna finds that more than creating aesthetic designs, the core of her job starts with helping our home buyers. She also has a deep passion for graphic design that she found in college. Marketing our homes is another way to reach and connect with people who’s lives we greatly impact every day.

“At the center of everything we do is our client. It is our job to improve people’s quality of life and that starts in their home. My favorite part about my job is getting to work with creative, collaborative and exceptionally kind individuals.”

Casey Thornton

Architectural Designer

 casey@curatechatt.com

Casey studied Interior Architecture and Design at the CIDA accredited University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After graduating in Spring of 2020, Casey completed a summer internship at Curate assisting in the design department before being hired as a full-time employee. During her time at Curate as an Architectural Designer, Casey has dedicated herself to the belief that design is about creating spaces that are not only functional but also a direct reflection of the homeowners who will live within them. Creating meaningful connections with clients is vital to this belief because in the end, we are creating spaces that will create memories for these families.

One of Casey’s favorite aspects of her job is when client’s invite her and her team to explore their own creative freedom. Having the opportunity to create those unique details are part of what can make their house truly feel like a home that will foster joy and happiness for many years to come.

Casey studied Interior Architecture and Design at the CIDA accredited University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After graduating in Spring of 2020, Casey completed a summer internship at Curate assisting in the design department before being hired as a full-time employee. During her time at Curate as an Architectural Designer, Casey has dedicated herself to the belief that design is about creating spaces that are not only functional but also a direct reflection of the homeowners who will live within them. Creating meaningful connections with clients is vital to this belief because in the end, we are creating spaces that will create memories for these families.

One of Casey’s favorite aspects of her job is when client’s invite her and her team to explore their own creative freedom. Having the opportunity to create those unique details are part of what can make their house truly feel like a home that will foster joy and happiness for many years to come.