A NC native, Doug acquired his love for the mountains through frequent family camping trips to the area. He attended Appalachian State Univ. in Boone, NC where he graduated with a degree in Marketing. Always the entrepreneur, Doug founded a highly successful business in international trade and quickly learned the key to success is uncompromising customer service. Doug later sold that business, bought a 2nd home in the Highlands area, and began investing in local real estate. In addition to raw land investments, he also began restoring and re-styling homes as well as building new homes for resale, developing a high level of expertise along the way. In 1998, that business became official with a Broker’s License (both in NC & GA) and full-time residency in Highlands. Doug knows uncompromising customer service is still key to his success.