Let's Get It Started
It all started by accident. In 1990 I resigned from a general contracting firm in Atlanta. I had no idea where I was going or what I was going to do. As I pondered my future I decided to help my uncle build a temporary golf club house near LaGrange, Georgia.
While working on this structure the idea of running my own company as a private contractor, home renovator and homebuilder was born. I spent the next few months sharing my extensive expertise in construction and renovation with anyone who would listen and Duke Development was born. Like most new businesses, at first it was a struggle. I scratched and clawed my way to making a living renovating homes.
Early on I realized that I couldn't manage the office and the field work at the same time so I invited my friend Miles Perrin to join me in the company. Forget any stories you might have heard about partnerships going badly. Working with Miles is the best business decision I have ever made. Miles is a solid, hard-working guy with a similar passion for what we do and for the evolution of Duke Development.
At first we were a tiny all-purpose construction company. Supporting two households was a tall order but we were up for it. I am grateful for the lean years and I cherish knowing that I will always do what it takes to keep the Duke Development dream alive.
Nearly 20 years later we are a little bit bigger. We still work just as hard and take nothing for granted. While we still do commercial work, over the last several years we have turned our focus more and more to homebuilding and home renovation in the Lake Oconee area.
We are proud of the quality of our work, proud of our resolve and our first-rate team of great people who always live up to our motto and cause, “Building Great Projects for Great Clients.”