Modern Home Builder 2018 - Volume 6, Issue 2 - 56
" It's a very rewarding business."
J. KEITH DURIO, CO-OWNER
JKD specializes in building homes in western Travis County, Texas, and in Austin's suburbs.
JKD Builder is enjoying a healthy market in
Austin, Texas. BY ALAN DORICH
www.jkdbuilder.com / Projected 2018 sales:
$1.7 million / Specialty: Homebuilding
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When JKD Builder constructs a home for a client, it also
builds a new friendship. "They are part of our JKD family," co-owner Sue Durio declares. "That's fairly unusual in this business."
In fact, JKD Builder is so friendly with its past customers that
it often gives tours of its homes to new clients. "They're a walking
reference for us," Durio says. "I never have to worry about what
they would say, because they're very satisfied."
Her husband, co-owner J. Keith Durio, co-founded the Austin,
Texas-based company in 2001 after a long career in the construction business. "I gained a lot of valuable knowledge and experience," he recalls. "That propelled me to start JKD Builder."
This included operating his own framing and trim company in
the late 1970s and early 1980s, and working as the superintendent/project manager for The Muskin Co., a builder that specialized in single family homes. But when a client approached Durio
about building a home on his own, he started JKD.
Since then, the company has built 35 homes and specialized in