Drawing from the relationships and experience cultivated in more than 30 years of custom home building, Randy Kurtz created a space where some of the region's best architects, interior designers, artisan producers and gallerists converge.

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Collective Wisdom

Builder Randy Kurtz envisioned Naples as a design destination. Now with The Collective, he’s making that vision a reality.

It’s been said that some of the best ideas happen on the golf course. For Randy Kurtz, the sentiment rings true. It was on the greens 15 years ago where, with the support of two golf buddies-turned-business partners, the idea for The Collective began to form. Kurtz had a vision to create a one-stop shop for all things high-end design and construction. This would be a place where clients seeking to build a luxury home could navigate from one purveyor to the next, or hire a dream team of collaborators, to bring every aspect of their design dreams to life. As the principal and co-founder of Kurtz Homes Naples, one of the area’s most prestigious builders for 38 years, Kurtz is no stranger to the building process. He and his father, Ron, founded KHN in the early 1980s, when the family moved to Naples from Iowa, where his father had worked his way up from carpenter to home builder. The business has grown steadily since, honing its level of service in construction, renovation, estate management and consulting. They accept only a select few clients per year—a “quality over quantity” model that reflects Kurtz’s dedication to every project, every detail. You can name any one of Naples’ most well-known neighborhoods and chances are you will find a Kurtz home there. Even with the growth, it’s still very much a family business, too. “Both of my daughters, Elizabeth Kurtz and Carolyn Gordon, and son-in-law David Gordon, work with me,” he says. “I have a 6-
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