Your Local Team

Doug Durrant
President

Doug Durrant brings a vast amount of expertise and a long tradition of building to Bluffton and Hilton Head Island through Blue Ocean Luxury Homes, an independently owned and operated franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes. Graduating from the esteemed Brigham Young University’s Construction Management Program & College of Engineering, Doug was recruited from college by a regional home building company in Florida. Doug spent the next 20 years with this company learning all phrases and areas of the homebuilding industry and bringing the dream of home ownership to thousands of families. Doug currently holds a Florida General Contractors License and a South Carolina Residential Builder License.

 

Deb Durrant
VP Sales & Marketing

Deb has been part of several ventures and has more than a decade of sales and marketing experience. Deb’s goal is to provide clear expectations, predictability of cost, and transparency in communication. She brings warmth and understanding to the Design and Build process offering exceptional customer service.

Contact Info

Email: DebDurrant@arhomes.com

Phone: (843)707-6062

Brent Christensen
VP of Construction

Leslie Pate
Office Administrator

Home grown in the South, Leslie brings her touch of southern hospitality and grace to the fast paced building process. She has always had the ability to read and help people, which brought her to the study of Psychology in college. Having over six years of experience with Customer Service, her knowledge and skills have brought an advantage to the team. She provides only the best and can anticipate the needs of all those who join the Arthur Rutenberg family. When she is not brightening the ambiance of the office, she spends her days enjoying the Low Country lifestyle. Happily married to her sweetheart, and proud mother of four (a bearded dragon and three fluffy cats), life is always best spent with her loved ones. The two enjoy their free time riding their Harley’s, eating ice cream, spending time with family, and relaxing on the beach.

Contact Info

Email: LPate@arhomes.com

Felicia Stewart
Project Manager

For the past year, Felicia has graced the Blue Ocean Luxury Homes team with an air of superior work ethic and professional quailty. Her attention to detail is hardly rivaled, which stems from her years of building experience. In 2005, Felicia became a South Carolina Licensed Residential Builder, which she used to own and operate a successful building and remodeling company for 11 years. She has a tremendous amount of home finishes product knowledge, all of which is at her customer’s disposal. Felicia is dedicated to help the building process feel like a walk in the park, even when it doesn’t quite feel that way. You can count on Felicia to make sure the quality of your Arthur Rutenberg Home is superb.

Contact Info

Email: FStewart@arhomes.com

TJ Pritchard
Project Manager

TJ is new to Blue Ocean Luxury Homes, but he’s immediately fit right into the team as a valuable and capable member. He is more than happy to assistant customers as their Project Manager with his wealth of knowledge of the industry.

Dustin Kunze
Construction Manager

Kevin Hughes
Construction Manager

For the last 31 years, Kevin has had something to do within the construction world. Most recently, he spent the last 12 years as a superintendent/construction manager. But his love for being outdoors doesn’t start with his line of work. No, it begins with his home life. Kevin and his wife Amy are the proud parents of two children, and the even prouder grandparents of three. He loves to spend time with his family, most especially in the outdoors. Whether it’s boating, shooting his guns, riding his ATV, driving through the woods, walking through the woods, or camping, Kevin is happy. Currently, Kevin is putting his great skills and knowledge to tremendous use here at Blue Ocean Luxury Homes as a Construction Manager, where he loves how well the company’s open communication and overall culture creates a wonderful working environment.

Chip Adams
Sales Agent

For almost 30 years, Chip owned and ran his own custom home building company, but that wasn’t even the beginning of near lifelong career in the home building market. In fact, he grew up in a custom home building family and worked as a foreman carpenter in his senior year of high school. Most recently, he worked as a Construction Manager for Blue Ocean Luxury Homes and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table when helping potential home building customers understand the entire construction process. While he owned his custom home building company, he specialized in upper bracket custom homes along with remodeling and renovations. Chip vows to bring the best home buying experience to the Customers. He is a great fit for the Blue Ocean Luxury Homes team.

Contact Info

Email: CAdams@arhomes.com

Linda Adams
Sales Associate

One short conversation with Linda and you will immediately understand one thing: she cares. To Linda, everyone is family. This is no surprise, as she grew up in  a large family of six, has three children of her own, and four grandchildren. Treating everyone she meets with love and care is second nature to her. Though she’s only lived in the Beaufort County area for five years, she comes with a wealth of knowledge in the building industry, having worked with her husband, Chip, in their own custom home building company for almost thirty years. After Chip started working for Blue Ocean Luxury Homes, she was able to meet and get to know the owners, Deb and Doug Durrant. From this interaction, she discovered how down to earth they are. She respected their honesty and how transparent they are to everyone they come in contact with. Linda knew immediately she would fit right in and she has proven to be an incredible asset to the team.

Contact Info

Email: LAdams@arhomes.com

Rheet Meeks
Sales Associate

Growing up on a beach in Florida, Rhett is accustomed to the southern lifestyle. After studying at BYU in Utah, Rhett took the job available at Blue Ocean Luxury Homes and moved his wife and young son to the Lowcountry, which they immediately fell in love with. All throughout college, and even before, Rhett has been in various positions where he worked hand-in-hand with helping people. It’s what he does. It’s what he enjoys doing. You’ll know right off the bat that he wants anyone who crosses his path to walk away confidant in their interaction with Blue Ocean Luxury Homes. Though he is new to the team, he is determined to prove himself and his abilities.

Contact Info

Email: RMeeks@arhomes.com