Brena 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.  Brenda is the proud mother of one amazing daughter, Autumn Breon.

In 1982, Brenda founded and is President of CURTOM Building & Development Corp., a construction firm that provides Construction Management and General Contracting Services.  CURTOM has worked on a wide variety of construction projects in both the public and private sectors.  These projects include construction of 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.  CURTOM has extensive experience as a General Contractor and Construction Manager on affordable multi-family housing projects that utilize public funds, private funds and tax credits.

In 1992 O.N.E. Company was formed, and Brenda is one of four principals.  O.N.E., which stands for Opportunities for Neighborhood Empowerment, is a development and consulting corporation specializing in affordable housing and economic development.  It is a group of women professionals who bring together a broad range of expertise, including financing, planning and management, construction management, and community liaison.  O.N.E. Company has projects across the nation.

In 2000 Curtom-Dunsmuir, A Joint Venture was formed.  The principal officers of Curtom-Dunsmuir are Brenda Curry and Ronnie Jones.  Curtom-Dunsmuir has worked on projects in the public and private sectors.  These projects include historic renovations (2nd Baptist Church, Casa de Rosas), construction of apartment complexes (Rosa Parks Villas, Ward Villas, Pasqual Reyes Apartments), and retail stores.  Curtom-Dunsmuir renovated the Hollywood Park Casino, participated in the renovation of the Forum, and participated in the construction of SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.  Curtom-Dunsmuir is a preferred general contractor for Wells Fargo Bank, CVS Health, and Target Corporation; and has successfully completed Target Stores across the nation.

The firm’s growth 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 is selective about the projects it participates in.  It is important that the projects are well designed, complement the immediate community and include amenities and services that will empower the residents.  Typically, on CURTOM projects extensive outreach is performed to ensure maximum participation from other women and minority owned firms.  Further, Curtom 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