It began on a farm. Mike Duke, president of Duke Homes, grew up on a farm in northern Johnson County. “My family’s heritage goes back eight generations in this community and I want to ensure I pass along a real appreciation and respect for the land to the generations that follow.” The Duke family still farms nearly 2,800 acres in the area.
Respect for “the land” is reflected in the approach Duke employs when developing elegant communities of custom-built homes. Duke is well known for his hands-on presence ensuring unparalleled customer service. “Our goal is to capture a dream, a unique style that becomes a treasure for those who call it home.”
How did a farmer become a homebuilder?. In 1986, while pursuing finance and real estate degrees at IU, with a suggestion from his dad, Norm Duke, Mike began to supplement the family farm income by building “a few homes a year.” He adds, “This brought together everything that I enjoyed doing. I became hooked on home-building.”
Eight generations of Duke families have nurtured life in Johnson County soil. Duke Homes continues that tradition by building on that soil. Welcome Home.
“ One thing I’ve always believed in .... No matter what you do, you do
it to the best of your ability ... no matter how small the task. One of
my favorite verses I’ve tried to live my life by
is 1 Cor. 10:31 ...”
“ One thing I’ve always believed in .... No matter what you do, you do it to the best of your ability ... no matter how small the task. One of my favorite verses I’ve tried to live my life by is 1 Cor. 10:31 ...”
— 1 Cor. 10:31