“My desire to build and be part of the family owned business moved me back to Nashville where I realized my true passion for construction.”
Julie DuPree is a second-generation builder. Having grown up and worked in a family-owned construction business in Nashville run by her father (Jim Ford Construction- in business for 55 years), Julie knows her way around the job site.
Julie graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Retail & Business Marketing. Putting that directly to use, she landed a job in the corporate offices for Proffit’s Department Stores. Her passion for construction moved her to Nashville to work in the family business.
Julie married and moved back to Knoxville and was raising two children while continuing to be part of the family business as much as she could. In 2005, she decided it was time to fulfill her dream of starting her very own residential construction business.
Julie wanted to have someone who was well experienced in the construction business and had the same values and principles to be on site and manage the jobs. That is where Andy Graf came in.
Andy is the son of long time builder R. W. Graf . He worked alongside his father in Knoxville for more than 20 years. After his father decided to semi-retire it was the perfect time for Julie & Andy to join forces.
Both Julie and Andy knew that they shared a common passion for residential construction built on the same values and principles they learned from their fathers.
“We truly enjoy what we do and take pride in our work…The result is an outstanding product and amazing one on one customer experience."
• Integrity • Quality • Detail
• Passion • Value • Relationship
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A TRUE COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE, ATTENTION TO DETAIL, AND
GENUINE CONCERN/CARE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS IS WHAT DEFINES OUR COMPANY.
•Builder of the Year 2013
•Builder of the Year 2007
•2006: DuPree-Graf awarded the Silver Award in 2006 Parade of Homes
• 2007: DuPree-Graf awarded the Gold Award in 2007 Parade of Homes
• Julie is on the local, state, and national Home Builders Association board of directors
• Julie was elected as the first woman president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville in January 2016
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