Our Team

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Kurt Knechtel

Vice President

I started at Behr Construction in 2001 after having worked for another General Contractor in the San Gabriel Valley.  I was raised in San Marino and now live in Aqua Dulce with my wife, 17 year old son and 2 year old daughter.  On my free time I enjoy hiking  and everything that includes the outdoors! I am a University Of Oregon Alumni and a die hard Ducks fan! I follow all their athletics programs and really enjoy rooting them on, GO DUCKS!  While operating as a project manager at Behr Construction I am also responsible for the general management of the office and employees. It has been a true pleasure working here for the past 14 years and I look forward to many more.

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John Mills

Vice President

I am a building contractor who has been with Behr Construction since the year 2000. Prior to that, I worked independently throughout Southern California since 1980. I was raised in Malibu and currently live in Santa Monica with my wife and son. We enjoy traveling, ocean activities, and good food!  I take pride in working for Behr Construction because of our reputation for quality. All of our employees take pride in their work and make my job easier. I feel that the family oriented atmosphere on the jobsite helps to promote teamwork. As for myself…I strive to cause as little disruption to the homeowners as possible while keeping within our timeline and budget.

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Jeff Baker

Vice President

I have been working at Behr since 1986 and am now one of the owners.  My wife Darlene and I have 3 young kids, Olivia, Sean and Grace. As a family we enjoy learning new things and going to interesting and fun places! Our whole family is L.A. Kings hockey fans and we enjoy going to as many games as we can.  Here are Behr, I think we work hard to build long time relationships with our clients. I have always liked how Behr Construction has been a family oriented company and worked together to help each other. We have a great group of employees and when put together, make an outstanding team!

Sandy Tucker

Office Manager

I have been with Behr Construction since 1993 when I came here to work part time while I was finishing my Bachelor’s Degree.  Well, I loved working here so much and the people involved that I am still here!  I have three children, 21, 14 and 8 and love spending time with them and with my husband of 17 years.  We love to go to the beach and to theme parks and I also love to scrapbook in my free time.  I am so glad I have been able to be a part of such a great company for so many years!  Behr Construction is such an incredible company to work for and I really enjoy the camaraderie and the family like atmosphere among all the staff.  All of the employees and owners have a true dedication to making this company successful and in turn providing a superior product to our customers.  I have a very close working relationship with one of the owners, Kurt Knechtel, and am thankful he is able to facilitate the company running like a well-oiled machine.  He also understands how important family is, and as a mother it is so important for me to be able to be there for a lot of the milestones in my children’s lives, he understands that and encourages us to be there for our kids.  I look forward to another 20 years with Behr Construction!

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Matt Vuyovich

Project Manager

I started in the grocery business and worked for the Ralphs company for 30 years and retired there as a Construction Specialist. I came to Behr Construction in 2005 and have enjoyed my role as a project manager and love the interaction with all the wonderful clients we have had. I have a wonderful wife and son that I enjoy spending time with, traveling and vintage cars.  It has been a wonderful  experience working with Behr Construction and I look forward to meeting and working with new clients to come.”

Client Review

“We would like to express our thoughts about Matt. He was very professional and good to work with. His expertise and guidance in the remodel made the project come together.” Mr. and Mrs. Ron Doizaki

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Dave Prange


I was born and raised in the Southern  California area and have always been interested in things that are mechanical, how they work and how I can make them work better.  I landed in the construction industry very early ending up specializing in residential remodeling and I have been doing it for almost 40 years.  I have always been very active and love spending time at the beach, water sports, camping and 4-wheeling.  I have been with Behr Construction for over 10 years, starting off in project management and now in the estimating department.  Behr Constructions dedication to quality of the work and customer service makes it a real cut above other companies in the same industry.  I am proud to be associated with a company like Behr and see myself here for many years.

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Jose Suarez

I was born in Durango, Mexico and I came to the United States in 1984 and started working at Behr Construction in 1989. In our spare time, my wife and I enjoy walking,  hiking, and traveling to visit family both here in California and Mexico.

I like working at Behr because they have always treated me like family.  They are always available to help me with difficult times. Most of all I enjoy the variety of work we do and seeing the jobs when complete.

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Arturo Haro

I was born and raised in a small farm near Guadalajara Mexico and grew up as a farm worker. I have been married for 20 years and throughout those years I have had the biggest opportunity to raise two sons, now 18 and 15. I now also have a beautiful 15 month old daughter. I like to spend my free time with the family, going on road trips as well as spending community service time at church.

I have been working at Behr for 15 years now, I walked in as a waterproof specialist and throughout the years I have managed to achieve many skills.  One of the biggest achievements I have made is winning the trust of both my co-workers and my bosses in giving me the opportunity of being a manager.  A great quality that we have as a company is that we all work as a team, if a problem comes up there is always someone else there to help.

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Humberto Haro

I am married with two kids, my oldest is 24 and works for Delta Airlines as a flight attendant and my youngest is 20 and works for R.D.J Brother as a construction worker. On my free time I like to be with my family.

The great things I like about Behr Construction are the benefits it has, the service and the family like atmosphere.

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Ivan Polanco

I am from Mexico City and have been living in Los Angeles for 18 years.  I am happily married with four children.  Having four children is hard to have free time because there is always something new to do! I love spending time with my family and going to amusement parks like Six Flags, water parks, Universal Studios and the beach.  My hobbies are to collect vintage toys and take care of my salt water fish tank.

I have been working with Behr Construction for the past 12 years. I like the work environment and the good relationship in the personal and work level with my different bosses. Behr has given me the chance to learn and grow in my work field.  Mostly, I really enjoy my job in construction.

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Jorge Vasquez

I am 29 years old and I have a wife and a 4 month old son.  They are my motivation to go to work and do my best every day.  In my free time I like to spend it with my family and volunteer at church.  I like to have my family present at all times because at the end of the day that is the reason I work hard! The thing I enjoy the most is the one on one time I spend with my son Maximus, his smile makes every sacrifice worth it.

I enjoy working with Behr Construction because they give me the opportunity to work in different trades such as framing, demolition, painting and finish detailing.  I also enjoy working with my co-workers, supervisors and customers.  I can also say that I enjoy working for a company with high standards for every job completed. Most of all, I appreciate working for a company that has room for growth and provides me the opportunity to learn different skills each day from every project completed.  Behr Construction to me stands for family and customer satisfaction