Hotel Rehabs is a nationwide hotel renovation company specializing in branded and independent boutique projects. A close knit, tightly-held firm that prides itself on its strong business relationships and ability to meet customer needs at the highest value. Hotel Rehabs specializes in brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott/Starwood, and Hyatt branded properties in the upper mid-scale to upper upscale spaces. Since 2010 the principals have completed more than 95 hotel construction projects totaling over 13,000 guestrooms throughout the country, with projects ranging from 50 to 500 guestrooms.


Our Core Values

Own it

  • Do whatever it takes to get the job done 
  • No blame games 
  • Know what you don’t know 
  • Be transparent, honest, and forthcoming
  • The buck stops with you 

Be THE problem solver

  • Be the solutionist 
  • There’s always a way
  • If you’re presenting a problem, have solutions 
  • Achieving client goals & minimizing pain points are how we create value

Strive for perfection

  • Deliver exceptional results 
  • The difference between us and our competition is the extra 10%
  • Be deliberate, accurate, & clear (3x check everything)
  • Constantly improve & grow or become irrelevant
  • Be the expert


  • Team approach
  • Be the relationship builder
  • The client relationship is more important than the fee
  • Be the group people WANT to work with


Chris Winterhalter

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Winterhalter is the CEO and co-founder of Hotel Rehabs, LLC, a national hotel renovation contractor based in Chicago.

Since 2010, Chris has completed dozens of major branded hotel projects across the country, from New York to San Diego. As CEO, Chris simultaneously manages the business’ present operations and its future growth.

Chris’ current enterprise draws on his previous insights as an investor in distressed housing. He co-founded Sustainable Ventures, LLC in 2009. Today, the company owns 120 apartment units and has bought and sold dozens of residential properties.

Given this experience as a fellow owner, Chris keenly empathizes with his hotel clients, and he easily intuits the best choices for their bottom lines.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati majoring in Operations Management with focuses on both Entrepreneurship and Spanish. He is based in Chicago, IL, allowing him to travel easily to projects nationwide. He is an avid traveler of Latin America and fluent in Spanish.

Guy Gripp

President of Construction

Guy is a seasoned construction professional with over 25 years of experience in residential and commercial construction both in the development and redevelopment space.

As President of Construction, he ensures all aspects of the project are executed to client satisfaction, employing all best practices on every project.

Guy has been involved in 50 hotel projects consisting of over 5000 guestrooms and the new construction of over 1,100 single family homes.

Guy is an avid outdoorsman with family roots in Wyoming. When he isn’t running a construction company or investing in real estate, he’s spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

Guy carries a California Contractors License, OSHA 30 Hour Construction Certification, EPA Lead Renovators Certification and is a Building Analyst Professional from (BPI, Inc.).

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