ABOUT HOTEL REHABS


Hotel Rehabs is a boutique hotel renovation and construction firm with the ability, experience, and expertise to transform large scale hotels in a short time frame with excellent value. A close knit, tightly-held firm that prides itself on it's strong business relationships and ability to meet customer needs at the highest value. The company is based in Chicago but operates throughout the United States, in areas ranging from New York, NY to Orange County, CA. Hotel Rehabs specializes in major branded hotel renovations including Hilton, IHG, Marriott/Starwood, and Hyatt branded properties in the Upper Mid-Scale to Luxury spaces. Since 2006 the principals have completed close to 35 hotel construction projects totaling over 4,500 guestrooms throughout the country, with projects ranging from 50 to 500 guestrooms.

Owners biographies


Chris Winterhalter

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Winterhalter is the CEO and co-founder of Hotel Rehabs, LLC a national hotel renovation contractor based in Chicago. Since 2010, Chris has completed dozens of major branded hotel projects across the country, from New York to San Diego. As CEO, Chris simultaneously manages the business’ present operations and its future growth. Chris’ current enterprise draws on his previous insights as an investor in distressed housing. He co-founded Sustainable Ventures, LLC in 2009.

Today, the company owns 120 apartment units and has bought and sold dozens of residential properties. Given these experiences, Chris keenly empathizes with his hotel clients as a fellow owner, and he easily intuits the best choices for their bottom lines. Chris is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati majoring in Operations Management with focuses on both Entrepreneurship and Spanish. He is based in Chicago, IL, allowing him to travel easily to projects nationwide. He is an avid traveler of Latin America and fluent in Spanish.

GUY GRIPP

President of Construction

Guy is a seasoned construction professional with over 25 years of experience in residential and commercial construction both in the development and redevelopment space. Since 2006 he has been running a hotel construction company that specializes in renovation work for major branded hotels ranging from 50-500 guestrooms. Guy has been involved in 35 hotel projects consisting of over 4,500 guestrooms and the new construction of over 1,100 single family homes.

Guy is an avid outdoorsman with family roots in Wyoming. When he isn’t running a construction company or investing in real estate he’s spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters. Guy carries a California Contractors License, OSHA 30 Hour Construction Certification, EPA Lead Renovators Certification and is a Building Analyst Professional from (BPI, Inc.). He is currently working on his LEED certification.

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