Kenneth R. Turnage II General Contractor – founder and President
Kenny is the founder and President of K2GC. Which is a dba for Kenneth R. Turnage II General Contractor Inc. Kenny was born into the construction industry. By the time he was thirteen, it was evident that the building, remodeling and repairing of homes was to become his calling. All through school and right after graduating from Antioch High School, Kenny worked for his family owned and operated construction company in Antioch called Turnage Construction. During which time he worked his way up the ranks starting as a laborer, progressing into a carpenter.
With the wide array of trades required to rebuild a home from fire or water damage, Kenny became skilled in many different facets of construction. After time the natural progression led him into the office as a Project Manager, then next an estimator. After a period of time Kenny had begun handling the day to day operations of the family construction company.
In 2000 Kenny earned his California State Contractor’s license. In 2003 Kenny left the family business due to philosophical differences. After a brief period of working in HVAC industry, Kenny came back to his true calling, rebuilding and remodeling homes. This was the beginning of K2GC.
To this day Kenny handles the business with similar family values that were taught to him growing up in the business. He is frequently donating time and sponsoring youth athletics and other youth activities. Kenny’s belief that it is not only our job and work ethic that defines us, but also our willingness to be involved and help support our community.
Mr. Jim McCarthy is our Superintendent with over 25 years of General Construction experience. Jim has been a licensed (B Class) General Contractor since 1992 and also has a C-15 Class Flooring license since 1995. Prior to joining K2GC Jim was a Superintendent for Meritage Homes, an Installation Manager for Builders Show Case Interiors & also founded his own General Contractor company. Jim takes a great deal of pride in providing exceptional customer service and a high quality of work as well
Janette Kratina – Administrative Assistant
Janette is the Administrative Assistant at K2GC. She is the face you see when you come in the front door. Prior to joining the K2GC team she worked as the manager for an internet Café, a personal assistant, and high school science teacher. Janette is a life-long resident of the Antioch/Oakley area and graduated with a degree in Animal Biology and a teaching credential from The University of California, Davis. In her free time Janette enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their Bernese Mountain Dog.
Latasha Wallace – Marketing
I was born in San Francisco, my father was in the Navy so I have lived at several military bases in the bay area. I now reside in Antioch with my son, whom is going off to San Jose State in spring, to continue his Mechanical Engineering degree. I have been in the Mortgage/Real Estate Industry for over 17 years. I have my Real Estate License and have welcomed the many challenges and ever-changing obstacles it has to offer. I love animals and have enjoyed acting as a foster parent to many baby kittens, via Antioch Animal Services. My biggest passion is helping people, regardless if a complete stranger, family, or friend. I am so lucky to have grown up in Antioch with the beautiful Delta and all of the water sports it has to offer. I enjoy the diverse cultures and wide variety of people that reside in the Bay Area. I am extremely excited for the challenges and fabulous opportunities that are ahead of me with K2GC .
Eileen Blumbhardt-Butler – Office Manager
Eileen grew up in the Sacramento area, where she graduated from Sacramento from Sacramento City College as one of the first graduation classes at one of Registered Dental Assistants. Eileen’s quest for knowledge will find her taking classes at one of the local community colleges, just to find out the answer to many of her unanswered questions in life. Many of her courses have been in property management and various aspects of accounting. Her move to the Bay Area was due to meeting her husband of almost 25 years. Eileen is the mother of two adult sons, and two adult step-sons.
Eileen Blumhardt-Butler is our Office Manager and has over 20 years of Property Management experience. Prior to Property Management, Eileen owned a Traffic Violator School and worked as a Registered Dental Assistant. In addition, Eileen is a licensed Tax Preparer with over 18 years of experience and is a licensed by the California Tax Education Council. Eileen is the hub of K2GC and she continually ensures that all aspects of our office are running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Prior to becoming a member of the K2 team in 2008 Eileen and Kenny Turnage worked on multiple projects together as property manager and contractor. As the opportunity arose Eileen transferred from property management to office manager at K2GC, and with her experiences working with Kenny in the construction aspect of the property management it made a very cohesive transition.
Ted Reite – Estimator/Project Manager
Mr. Ted Reite is our Estimator/Project Manager with over 12 years of estimating experience. He started estimating in 1999 at W.A. Rose Company in Oakland. Becoming proficient in estimating fire damage, water damage, motor vehicle property damage, additions, remodels, kitchens and bathrooms. He also managed claims with insurance adjusters and negotiated losses as needed for home owners and commercial projects.
Ted is very detailed oriented, organized and loves a good project and seeing it all the way through from start to finish Ted so happens to be a second generation estimator and has been around construction his whole Life. Having worked on countless projects with his father over the years including additions and remodels learning the trades from demolition to the finish product.
In addition to his great work ethic, honesty and never late always early attitude he is changing the way people view general contractors for the good. Ted is equally big on family and cars splitting time equally in half. Building and modifying cars would have to be his favorite pass time. Cutting, bending, welding , fabricating and painting taking a vision from an idea to a complete project . When time permits he will take his cars out to car shows of out for some racing at an SCCA event.