Tom LeDuc, President of LeDuc & Dexter Inc., has known and worked with Keith Christopherson, President, and Brenda Christopherson, Vice President, of Christopherson Homes, Inc. for over 20 years. LeDuc & Dexter residential manager Jim Kempers has worked with Bob Sweeney, Vice President of Construction at Christopherson Homes for 4 years. Greg Fleming, Project Manager and Superintendent at Christopherson Homes’ Siena at Tuscany community has worked with LeDuc & Dexter residential foreman, Pedro Sigala for 10 years. These business relationships have created lasting friendships built on a foundation of success between the two companies.
The principals of these two companies have long respected each other and have worked together since they were start-up operations, “When Arty (Art Dexter) and I first started, some of our first jobs were spec homes with Keith and Brenda Christopherson,” says Tom LeDuc, who actually met Keith Christopherson when they were both hot rod enthusiasts in Santa Rosa 30 years ago.
One of the most recent success stories of Christopherson Homes and LeDuc & Dexter is Siena at Tuscany, a Fountaingrove luxury community that will total over 100 new homes when it is completed. 60 of the homes have been built with a portion already occupied. 4 new models were recently featured in a grand opening for the remaining phase of 40 homes to be built.
Greg Fleming, Christopherson Homes Project Manager, has been on the Siena project for over 3 years and has this to say about working with LeDuc & Dexter, “They’re a top notch company. When I give them 3 days to do trim work they get it done in one day. When I give them 4 days to do the rough plumbing it’s done in 2 days. It really helps me gain time on my schedule.” As for Pedro Sigala, LeDuc & Dexter foreman at Siena, Fleming says, “He’s a great plumber – he’s the man – he gets it done.”
Fleming also enjoys working with Jim Kempers, LeDuc & Dexter residential manager, “He’s a great man to work with, we get a lot of specialty requests for these million dollar homes – sinks for wine cellars, gas lines for barbeques – and Jim and his department are excellent at clarifying options and ordering materials.”