Kurt Gies’ career, began at the University of Florida where he earned both a BS Mech Eng and a Master of Engineering. Commissioned as a US Naval officer in 1987 into the United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps, who are responsible for all Navy facilities construction, maintenance, and acquisition.
Following September 11th 2001, Kurt was recalled to active duty for 2 years where he served on the staff of General Tommy Franks of the United States Central Command to help prepare for Operation Iraqi Freedom by leading a crew of military and civilian contractors to build the $160 million headquarters in Qatar. As a result, Commander Gies was decorated with six military medals for his leadership and meritorious service. He later retired from the Navy Construction business in 2007 after devoting 25 years to his country.
Currently owns Wise Gies Construction and Wise Gies Realty Services operating in Central Florida.