Duran Homes building success through four generations of family

Mississippi Business Journal, TheMay 26, 2008 by Jeter, Lynne

Four generations of Duran’s have served well as role models for the Jackson-based custom home-building company.

First, Eddie Duran learned the construction trade from his father, Charles, who supervises the building of every Duran home, and his paternal grandfather, Edward George, who began in the trade as a trim carpenter for J.E. Carter.

In 1980, Eddie and his wife of year, Naomi, established Duran Homes and developed a niche market for quality-built custom homes in Central Mississippi. Today, their son, Josh, a recent Mississippi College graduate, represents the family business as a fourth-generation builder.

“We’re proud of the great homes we build and realize that each home is a culmination of great teamwork,” said Eddie Duran, who first began nailing baseboards in closets alongside his dad and granddad at the age of five. “We all receive enormous satisfaction in knowing we’ve put our best efforts into helping another client see their dream home become a reality.”

Duran Homes is set up with the vision of making the building process as simplistic to new homeowners as possible, he explained.

“Everyone that desires a home should own a home,” said Duran.

“From the time a client enters the door of our office to the time we hand them the keys to their home, they can be assured that our number one goal is customer satisfaction. Customer satisfaction is very evident in the fact that we have repeat clients and also clients that have sent their children to us when they’re ready to build their own home.”