OUR TEAM, IN THREE WORDS …
Since 1987, Duke Homes has been comprised of the most exceptional individuals in the home building industry, each contributing their uncompromising talents to our repertoire of custom-built designs in a caring and straight-
Owner | Builder/Broker
Duke Homes, Inc. was established by Mike Duke in 1986. Prior to that time, Mike attended Indiana University where he received his B.S. in Business, majoring in finance and real estate. Since 1986, Duke Homes, Inc. has grown to become one of the top residential building companies in the Central Indiana area. Mike attributes much of his company’s growth and success to the team effort of his staff and subcontractors. Mike feels that being surrounded with dedicated people who share his philosophy of honesty and hard work has been responsible for the success of Duke Homes, Inc.
Duke Homes, Inc. builds luxury custom homes in Indianapolis and surrounding areas and also specializes in exclusive country estate developments. Recognized for establishing in-depth client/builder relationships, unique architectural details and superior craftsmanship, owner/builder/developer Mike Duke accomplishes all this through open communications, a knowledgeable friendly staff and dedicated sub-contractors. His years of hands-on experience are reflected in the value and design present in every home. A firm commitment to make frequent personal job site visits fulfills the client’s dreams, maintains customer happiness and establishes strong customer relationships. Under Mike Duke’s leadership, Duke Homes, Inc. has become one of the fastest growing builders in the Indianapolis area.
Mike resides in Bargersville, Indiana and is married to Marcia. They have 4 children and 12 grand children. Mike and Marcia are member’s of a home church with several other couples. His interests include spending time with his family, spending time on his family’s farm and being involved in the community.
Branding & Community Outreach Director
Marcia graduated from the IU School of Business where she graduated with a BS in Business, majoring in Marketing and Corporate Fitness. In conjunction with providing Duke Homes Marketing & Community Outreach, Marcia worked 8 years as a design consultant for Lilly Endowment and taught a Computer Design Class at IUPUI.
Since Duke Home’s beginning in 1986, Marcia has provided the Marketing/Advertising for Duke Homes, designing the website, creating the graphics, logos, tag lines and slogans for Duke Homes & their companies.
Marcia is also passionate about service to others and has been integral in the founding of The Well Watered Gardens of Johnson County who works with farms, organizations and local businesses to help alleviate hunger in Johnson County.
Mike and Marcia reside in Bargersville, Indiana and have 4 children and 12 grand children. Mike and Marcia are member’s of a home church with several other couples. Her interests include spending time with her family, community outreach, working out and spending time in the great outdoors.
Vice President | Finance
Matt graduated from Marian University with degrees in Accounting and Finance. He has 10 years of finance and accounting experience, including time at Toyota Material Handling USA. Sports have a been a life-long passion for Matt, who played football at Marian University.
Matt has a wife, Jordan, two daughters and a son. Outside of work, he enjoys coaching his daughters in sports, playing golf and woodworking.
Senior Project Manager | Duke Homes
Mark joined Duke Homes, Inc. in 2006 as a construction manager for residential properties. Mark has worked in the construction industry for 33 years and in residential construction for 18 years. Mark is a graduate of Suburban Baptist School.
Mark Belton and his wife, Wendy, reside in Greenwood, Indiana and are members of Harvest Bible Chapel. Besides spending time with his family, his interests include golf and tennis.
Residential Project Manager | Duke Homes
Jerad has worked in various industries including logistics, teaching leadership classes to high school students, and pastoring at his local church. Jerad has three years of construction management experience, and has overseen miscellaneous construction projects throughout his professional career.
Jerad is passionate about his local church and his family. He has a wife and three daughters and they love to travel and experience the beauty of creation together.
Residential Project Manager | Duke Homes
Evan is an experienced residential project manager who joined the Duke Homes team in 2022. He is a native of Franklin, Indiana and still calls it home with his wife Jess and dog Hank. Evan attended Indiana State University where he played baseball. He and his wife are active members of the Hillview Country Club, enjoy home renovations projects and attending events for Discover Downtown Franklin. In his personal time, Evan enjoys golfing and cheering on the Cincinnati Reds or Indianapolis Colts – depending on the season.
Assistant Residential Project Manager | Duke Homes
Sam joined Duke Homes in 2022 as an Assistant Residential Project Manager. He graduated from IUPUI with a degree in Construction Management. Before joining the Duke Homes team, Sam worked as a commercial construction estimator.
Sam resides in Indianapolis and enjoys fooball, boxing, tennis and coaching a competitive debate team.
Vice President | Duke Commercial
Matt joined Duke Homes, Inc. in 2013 as the Construction Manager for all commercial construction projects. Matt graduated from IUPUI with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management in 2008. Matt has 7 years of commercial construction experience woking in a variety of markets including Healthcare, Industrial, Institutional and Multi Family.
Project Manager | Duke Commercial
Kevin joined Duke Homes, Inc. in 2016 as a Residential Manager and recently transitioned to the Duke Commercial division. Kevin has worked in the construction industry for over 37 years. He received an associate degree in architectural draging from Vincennes University and graduated from Indian Creek High School.
Kevin has 6 children and resides in Morgantown, Indiana. Besides spending time with his family, his interests include basketball, racing and coaching.
Renovations Manager | Duke Renovations
Jeff joined Duke Homes in 2020 as the Duke Renovations Manager. Jeff spent 33 years in a Fortune 500 environment as a successful Senior Operations professional with a proven track record in Leadership Development, Process Innovation and Project Management. He also has owned 2 successful small businesses.
Jeff and his wife Leah reside in Bargersville. They have 3 children, 1 grand daughter and another on the way. Jeff’s greatest enjoyment is spending time with the family, working out, golf and cycling.
Project Manager | Duke Renovations
Bob joined Duke Renovations in 2022 as a Project Manager. Bob most recently owned his own successful remodeling business from 2013 – 2022 and brings a wealth of knowledge to his position. Bob is a graduate of Southport High School and Indiana Wesleyan University. He has a varied background, including serving in the US Air Force as an aircraft electrical systems specialist and 20+ years in various positions at area utility companies.
Bob and his wife Kathy have called Center Grove home since 1996. They have two children, Christopher and Kacey, a son-in-law Kyle and are proud grandparents of Leo and Henry. Family beach vacations are an annual highlight for Bob.
Aberdeen Farm Manager & Site Manager
Troy joined Duke Homes in 2022 as the Aberdeen Farm Manager & Site Manager. Troy has spent more than 40-years working on his family’s farm and will manage all aspects of The Farm at Aberdeen. In this position, he will also manage the trails, roads, lakes, and greenspaces of Aberdeen.
Troy previously served for 22 years in local law enforcement and for 5 years as a County Commissioner. He and his wife Beth reside in Johnson County and have three children.
Architectural Designer | Registered Interior Designer
Regina has been with Duke Homes, Inc. since 2013, but has worked as a designer and architectural project manager for various Duke Homes’ projects since 2002. Regina provides both design and architectural documentation for the residential and commercial projects. She enjoys working directly with clients to provide spaces and buildings that not only meet their needs, but also takes into consideration all the aesthetic components of a project. Regina attained her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Ball State University.
She lives in Indianapolis and enjoys spending time with her 3 children.
Kristi received her Master’s of Architecture in 2016 from Ball State University and has several years of experience working on higher education and residential design projects. Kristi is passionate about collaborating with clients to establish a project vision that she can translate into reality.
Kristi loves to travel in her free time, and when she is not planning her next trip, she enjoys watching sports with her husband, dog, family, and friends.
Emily graduated from Liberty University in May of 2020 with two bachelor’s degrees in Interior Design and Business Administration. Her passion is to create tailored homes and environments that enhance people’s well-being. With the drive to serve others, Emily desires to help clients find refuge, inspiration, and productivity in the environment they create together.
Emily is a loving wife to Sam Thrasher and lives in Greenwood, Indiana. She loves painting and cooking, but loves spending time with her family the most.
Marketing & Events Manager
Dena received her B.A. in Journalism from Franklin College with a focus in marketing and public relations. She went on to attend Ball State University’s Master’s Program in Public Relations. Dena has more than 30 years experience in marketing, events management, sponsorship, development and commercial leasing. She has worked in a variety of industries including aviation, retail development and restaurant franchising.
Dena resides in Bargersville, Indiana with her son, Ayden. When not spending time with her son and large extended family, Dena enjoys working out, photography, traveling and volunteering her time as a grant writer and fundraiser to area not-for-profits including the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund.
Client Success Manager
Tracy earned a B.S. in Telecommunications from Ball State University with an emphasis in broadcast journalism. She has worked in radio broadcasting, public relations, and hospitality. She appreciates living in Johnson County and the opportunity to raise a family in such an exceptional community.
Tracy is married to Stephen and they have three children, Tyler, Austin and Haley. She enjoys physical fitness, road trips, and coffee, and she is happiest when her boys are home from college and the house is filled with family and friends!
Construction Site Assistant | Duke Homes
Chris joined the Duke Homes team in April 2022 as a Construction Site Assistant. Chris is currently pursing a degree in Cybersecurity & Analytics at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Chris makes his home in Greenwood, IN and is an avid sports fan who enjoys spending time cheering on his favorite teams.