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Brenda Curry




Brenda Curry is a native of Los Angeles. She earned a B.A. degree from the University of California at San Diego; a Masters degree from the University of Southern California; and is a graduate of the Minority Developers Executive Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1982, Brenda founded and is President of CURTOM Building & Development Corp., a construction firm that provides Construction Management and General Contracting Services. In 2000 Curtom-Dunsmuir was formed. The principal officers of Curtom-Dunsmuir are Brenda Curry and Ronnie Jones. CURTOM and Curtom-Dunsmuir have worked on a wide variety of construction projects in both the public and private sectors.

Curtom and Curtom-Dunsmuir have nationwide experience in the construction of big box retail stores, supermarkets, banking centers, interior renovations of large public institutions, sustainable affordable housing projects, and the rehabilitation of residential and commercial buildings and designated historical landmarks. These projects include construction of Wells Fargo Banks, Bank of America, Target Stores, Mervyn’s, Albertson’s Supermarkets, Sav-On Drug Stores, Rite Aid Drug Stores, apartment complexes, childcare centers, modification and erection of Electrical Generating Stations for the Dept. of Water and Power and for Southern California Edison.

The firm’s growth, over 30 years, is due to its ability to earn a reputation for high quality, cost effective and on-time completion of projects. Attention to risk management and implementation of safety controls ensures the highest degree of project success. Curtom-Dunsmuir is selective about the projects it participates in. It is important that the projects are well designed, compliment the immediate community and include amenities and services that will empower the residents. Typically on Curtom-Dunsmuir projects extensive outreach is performed to ensure maximum participation from other women and minority owned firms. Further, Curtom-Dunsmuir insists that subcontractors on their projects hire local residents and women as part of their workforce.


Woman of the Year
MWBE Advocate of the Year
Target Corporation Diverse Supplier of the Year Award (2009, 2010 and 2011).
Contractor of the Year
Top 100 Black Business and Professional Women


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