Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Chad Tschetter

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Chad Tschetter, 37
VP, operations
Ryland Homes, Houston

Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Chad Tschetter

Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Chad Tschetter

July 22, 2011

Chad Tschetter, 37
VP, operations
Ryland Homes, Houston

EDUCATION
BS, Economics and Political Science, University of South Dakota; MBA, University of Texas-Arlington

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Oversees purchasing, estimating, permitting, architectural, design center, construction, and customer service functions for Houston Division
Established a quality control and benchmarking system, which helped reduce warranty costs and production time and improved customer service and staff development
As purchasing manager, implemented Lean building measures, reducing direct costs by 7.5 percent and saving more than $4 million
As superintendent, reduced production time by 41 days

OFF THE CLOCK
Getaway spot: Black Hills or Badlands, S.D.
Hobbies include mountain biking, camping, and baseball (plays for and manages an amateur baseball team)
Fave foods: pizza and cheeseburgers
On the nightstand: “Undaunted Courage” and “The Fountainhead”

SECRET LIFE
Is a reality TV junkie

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