Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Chad Tschetter

Chad Tschetter, 37 VP, operations Ryland Homes, Houston
By Professional Builder Staff | July 22, 2011
Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Chad Tschetter
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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