Katurah Roell

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Mr. Roell was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up as the son of a builder and developer in Cincinnati.  After attending college at Indiana University with a major in Finance and Physics, he assisted his father in construction and development of four single family residential developments and the construction of more than 150 single family homes.  He then formed his own construction and development firm in 1977 in the Cincinnati area that was responsible for the development of two more single family developments consisting of 200+ lots and a fifty two-unit town house development.  During that time he built several single family custom homes.   In addition, he remodeled a seven story office building in downtown Cincinnati.

In 1983, when he moved to Charlottesville he remodeled 25 older homes in downtown Charlottesville and then rebuilt several old historic multifamily buildings at the top of Brown’s Mountain overlooking Monticello. He helped develop and master plan Branchlands Retirement village, a 200+ unit retirement village in Charlottesville for the next year.

He then owned and operated a construction and development firm in Charlottesville in 1986.  With that firm he developed five new single family subdivisions with nearly 200 residential lots and constructed over 25 single family custom homes over the next eight years.

Katurah started with C. W. Hurt Contractors in 1994 where he has developed several single family subdivisions totaling more than 700 lots and multi-family town houses. In addition, he has master planned several more projects, particularly, Hollymead Towncenter, a mixed use development, with multifamily, office and commercial space of over 500,000 square feet. His primary role was coordinating engineering and architectural design of these new developments, guiding them through the county and city approval processes,  estimating development cost, coordinating financing and overseeing the general construction of these projects.

In January of 2005 he became the President of B. Aubrey Huffman and Associates, a firm in existence for over 50 years; in May of 2005 he merged this company with Rivanna Engineering and added Bob Anderson, AIA, to form Dominion Development Resources, LLC – an A & E firm.  He was president of this company and aided in land development consulting for many clients.