Our Story

durand_family_2013.jpg(Nancy and Dan Durand and daughters Kelly and Darby)

A family tradition begins…

In 1974, Nancy and Dan Durand, proprietors of DanRic Homes, built the first DanRic home in Troup County, Georgia. The Durand’s mission was clear - to provide the residents of Troup County with a quality built home at an affordable price. In its humble beginnings DanRic Homes was a small operation, but quickly grew into what the company is today – a major builder, now a member of the National Association of Home Builders, serving West Central Georgia and East Alabama. Three decades later and still going strong, DanRic Homes now proudly builds new homes for sale in Troup County, Georgia; Lee County, Alabama and Chambers County, Alabama.

Now in our second generation…

As DanRic Homes has continued to grow, so has the tradition of being a family-owned business. Since 1974, when the very first "DanRic Home" was built, Nancy has worked at her husband's side. Today, Nancy assists with Financial and Corporate Sponsorship Operations for DanRic Homes and operates Durand Properties, a family rental company. The Durand's oldest daughter, Darby Pippin, grew up in the home building business and formally joined the company in 1998 as Vice President of Operations. Younger daughter, Kelly Cain, also entered the family business as General Office Manager in 2005. On December 31, 2009, Dan Durand officially retired as President of DanRic Homes and now, Darby holds that title, with Kelly assuming the role of Vice President.

With the Durand daughters assuming the responsibility of the business their parents built, DanRic Homes has the unique position of being a tried-and-true construction company that continues to evolve and expand its vision, keeping on the cusp of modern home building trends. The excitement and enthusiasm of sisters Darby and Kelly ensures that the well-rooted family business will continue to grow and thrive through the next generation and beyond.

The tradition continues…

Just as the Durand girls often accompanied their parents to build sites when they were youngsters, their own children are growing up in the family business. It's not unusual to see Darby's children at their mother’s side when she's inspecting the final details of a DanRic Home. Likewise, Kelly's children are eager to help their mom manage the Durand family business.

Much has changed at DanRic Homes since 1974. We have expanded our operations, grown into our 2nd generation, and added diligent and qualified employees to our "family". However, one thing that will always remain the same at DanRic Homes is our commitment to building quality homes at an affordable price!

If you're seeking a dependable, licensed, insured, experienced, and compassionate new home builder with a reputation for excellent customer service, please contact us. We have new homes for sale in LaGrange, Georgia; West Point, Georgia; Valley, Alabama; Opelika, Alabama; and Auburn, Alabama - we would be honored to be the builder with whom you trust your family's future!