Our People2019-04-02T22:32:11+00:00

Our People

Doug Durrant
Doug DurrantBuilder / Franchisee
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 phases and areas of the homebuilding industry and bringing the dream of home ownership to thousands of families. He has enjoyed building the Arthur Rutenberg brand here in the Lowcountry since 2013 and continues to offer exceptional quality whilst taking great care of his homeowners. Doug currently holds a Florida General Contractors License and a South Carolina Residential Builder License.

Contact Info:
(843) 757-2300 Ext. 507

Deb Durrant
Deb DurrantVP Sales and Marketing / Franchisee
Deb has been part of several ventures and has nearly two decades 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:
(843) 757-2300 Ext. 501

Jim Davis
Jim DavisBuilding Company President
Jim brings over thirty years of extensive and varied experience to the table, from both the private and public sectors of construction. Before bringing his practice to the Lowcountry, he owned a concrete company that serviced Ohio residentially and a 5-state region commercially. Simultaneously, he operated a homebuilding company to give his employees the opportunity to work during the “offseason.” Educationally, Jim graduated from Malone University with a BA in Organizational Development and has a background in Lean Six Sigma/Continuous Improvement. He spent his career gaining extensive knowledge in executive management and we look forward to him using his skills in conjunction with our company vision, propelling us forward into the next era of Blue Ocean Luxury Homes.

Jim and his wife Jennifer have four beautiful children.

Contact Info:
843-757-2300 Ext. 509

Felicia Stewart
Felicia StewartProject Manager & Design Studio Manager
For the past three years, Felicia has graced the Blue Ocean Luxury Homes team with an air of superior work ethic and professional quality. 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:
(843)757-2300 Ext. 505

TJ Pritchard
TJ PritchardProject Manager
TJ is a valuable and capable member of our Blue Ocean Team. He is more than happy to assist customers as their Project Manager with his wealth of knowledge of the industry.

Contact Info:
(843) 757-2300 Ext. 500

Kevin Hughes
Kevin HughesConstruction 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.

Contact Info:
(843) 757-2300 Ext. 504

Rhett Meeks
Rhett MeeksSales Consultant
Growing up on a beach in Florida, Rhett is accustomed to the southern lifestyle. He and his wife, along with their young family, are accustomed to the Lowcountry and have fallen in love with this area.

Rhett’s life is devoted to quality service and respect, and has spent many years honing his skills, not only as a Sales Agent, but as a good human being who helps people. It’s what he does. It’s what he enjoys doing. You’ll know right off the bat that he truly cares about his business, the people he works with, and how to move forward into a positive future.

Contact Info:
(843) 757-2300 Ext. 502

Leslie Pate
Leslie PateOffice Manager
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:
(843) 757-2300 Ext. 503