Committed to building a home with the care and attention as if it was our own.
“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 who was a builder/developer for 55 years, Julie knows her way around a construction site.
Julie graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Retail & Business Marketing. Her passion for construction moved her back to Nashville to work in the family business.
She later 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 own residential construction company based on the values she had learned from her father.
She started by buying a few lots from a family friend/developer in Knoxville, Dick Graf of R.W. Graf Construction. She built one home and by the time it was half way completed she had already landed a custom build . Dick was instrumental in helping her and teaching her along with her father. Dick's son Andy Graf was also a very important component of her success. Andy worked with Julie for the first 13 years (DuPree-Graf Construction).
Julie has a true passion for what she does. She builds every home like it is going to be her own while paying attention to every detail. Communication and working as a team are top priorities.
She truly enjoys what she does and limits the projects she does so the result is an outstanding product and amazing one on one customer experience.
• Quality • Detail • Integrity
• Passion • Relationship • Value
Julie prides herself in:
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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