Donny Leatherwood

This being the first time that we had built a home, my wife and I were apprehensive and nervous about proceeding. We interviewed numerous builders and were discouraged to not find one that we felt filled our needs. Some lacked professionalism, while others couldn't give us definitive answers to our questions. We
attended the 2011 North Louisiana Home Builders Parade of Homes and that is where we first came into contact with Duggan & Fine Construction. We met Sam at a home where he had built a lake-side deck and were impressed from the onset. He discussed details of the home construction phase that we hadn't heard from
the other prospective builders we had met. He suggested we talk to Jim, who was showing the House of Hope, and again, we were impressed upon our first meeting.

We decided to hire Duggan & Fine to build on our lot we had previously purchased. Because the lot was an oddly-shaped comer, Jim suggested we meet with an architect to design a home that would fit our requirements and our lot. Jim also suggested that we make our goal to showcase our home in the 2012 Parade of Homes. He informed us that by doing so we could take advantage of discounts offered to Parade participants. It was January 2012 and Jim felt he and Sam could complete the home for the June Parade deadline.

While we were waiting for our plan to be completed, Jim took care of necessary paperwork and assisted us with acquiring financing. When the plan was complete, ground was broken on our new home in March 2012. Despite little confidence from naysayers, our home was completed in 86 days and in time for the Parade.
Both, Jim and Sam, were available to us with any concerns we had during the entire process. They went out of their way to ensure we were both satisfied through every facet of the construction, including changes made onthe- fly. Neither hesitated to meet with us to discuss any concerns and always answered our calls regardless of the time of day. Both, Jim and Sam, informed of things we might do ourselves to save money including clean up and landscaping, and both pitched in and helped us when we needed. We came in under budget and have the home of our dreams. We have received many compliments on the beauty and quality of our home.

We appreciate the devotion, determination and skill of you both, as well as, your fantastic team of contractors. These include Danny Corley (painter), Heath Hayden (Electrician), Frank Kliensasser (Architect), Robby TilhnanlSnyder Flooring, Candace Brickner/Classic Stone, Lisa Barnette/Barnette Lighting, Bill JohnsonlAllen Mill Works, Lisa Stuart/Colburn's, Acme Brick, Twyla BerrylBarnette and Randy/Leborde Brothers Cabinet Works.

We gladly recommend Duggan & Fine Construction to anyone considering building a new home.

Donny Leatherwood