Kevin J. Alfortish grew up in his family’s businesses which focused more on construction. While attending the University of New Orleans, he worked part-time at Westside Fence Company. In 1978, he graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Management. Upon graduation, he began a nine year working relationship with a marble and granite company in a supervisory position in various departments including construction, operations and maintenance.
In early 1993, Kevin decided on a new career path and became a licensed real estate agent. Shortly thereafter, he capitalized on the knowledge gained from the real estate course and earned his Graduate of Realtor Institute designation. The GRI program is a multi-day course that allows you to gain in-depth knowledge on both technical real estate subjects and also the foundational fundamentals.
In the early part of 2000, Kevin obtained his State Contractors License. This allows him to perform most of the maintenance and repairs for the properties managed by our office. In addition, he works on various building projects and is a member of the Homebuilder’s Association. In fact, he has just completed a 6,300 square foot office/shop metal building. His background as a general contractor enables Kevin to assist our clients, customers, and agents in our office with knowledge related to the many facets of the various codes or bullet points that need to be carefully considered when listing or selling land, residential, and commercial properties.
To further his education, Kevin has taken classes on blue print reading as well as classes on the detection of NORM (naturally occurring radioactive materials) associated with commercial and industrial properties.
With his 24 years of experience listing and selling residential, commercial, and industrial properties combined with 12 years of experience as a general contractor, Kevin really has a cross-sectional and multi-faceted education on the complete real estate operation which, in turn, designates him as a tremendous reference source for other agents in the office.