What We Do

Building and renovating homes around the Lake Oconee area is what we do. We’ve built the home of the year in Reynolds, we’ve fully renovated homes, we’ve built grille decks, and we’ve done a host of other things for home owners.  Our only prerequisite is to find and work with great clients regardless of the scope of their work.

Before Duke Development I worked with companies that built restaurants, banks, and convenience stores throughout the southeast, and when I started Duke Development I really expected to do more of the same. We did build a few restaurants and other commercial projects here and there, and even though we maintain a license to do so our core work has always been renovating homes in the Lake Oconee, Buckhead and Midtown Atlanta area.

In 2000, we moved to the Lake Oconee area. This move provided a great environment for my kids to grow up and for us to be near my mom. For a while I commuted to the Atlanta office, but in time we fell love with Lake Oconee I decided to grow our business here and opened an office in the area in 2004.  Since then we have completed a multitude of new homes and have expanded our renovation practice with a number of renovations of all sizes around the Lake area.


Gordon Dukes – President

Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Georgia Tech

Ganaway Construction: Building restaurants and convenience stores throughout the southeast from 1985-1988

W.H. Bass: Building restaurants and banks throughout the southeast from 1988-1990

Bevans Enterprises: Building restaurants throughout the southeast during 1990

Duke Development Company: December 8, 1990 – Present

Golf; Fishing; Spending time with my kids

Growing up in Woodbury, Georgia (pop. 3,000) going to Georgia Tech was a total culture shock for me. Nevertheless, it is my favorite town and I love the energy of In-town Atlanta.