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Derek DeGuire, Partner - a local builder, developer and co-founder of Craftsman Village Homes. Derek worked in the tax department for Sun Oil Company after graduating from college. He started his own building company in 1990 and began building speculative and build-to-suit custom homes. His homes have won numerous awards in the annual Spring Tour of Homes. In 1995 Derek began to develop residential subdivisions and in 2001 he opened a commercial development company to build professional and medical office buildings. In 2005, he co-founded DEMA Partners, a real estate development company with Doug Chandler. Derek is a licensed State of Texas real estate broker and has a BBA from Stephen F. Austin State University.


Doug Chandler, Partner – a local business man and co-founder of Craftsman Village Homes. Doug began his full time business career in New Orleans, working in the Finance and Accounting Department at United Parcel Service where he was in charge of the Accounting Dept for the entire Louisiana District. In 1989 he left UPS and purchased an Automotive Collision repair business where he successfully increased revenue 600% before selling to a holding company. Since 1999, Doug has successfully started and managed several businesses. In 2005, he co-founded DEMA Partners, a real estate development company with Derek DeGuire. DEMA partners currently has development projects in Southlake and Argyle, Texas. Doug has a BBA in Finance from University of Texas – Arlington.


John Michaels, Partner – Founder of Craftsman Village Homes, Inc. and co-founder of Craftsman Village Homes, is a premier builder of beautiful, quality custom homes in and around the Argyle area. After many years in the home building business, John, with his wife, Dana, founded Craftsman Village Homes, Inc. in 1998, pursuing a dream of building quality custom homes in a rural environment. With unique vision, attention to detail, unsurpassed quality, integrity and customer service, Craftsman Village Homes has earned a reputation second to none. Since 2003, Craftsman Village Homes has won over 20 VESTA Custom Homebuilder Awards, as well as numerous other recognitions for design and quality of construction

Dedicated to family and community, John lives in Argyle with his wife, Dana, and their two young sons, David and Andrew. Their daughter, Rebekah, attends college in Los Angeles. They are active in Cross Timbers Church in Argyle and members of the Denton Country Club. John serves on The Board of Directors of the Argyle Chamber of Commerce, and the Economic Development Committee in Argyle. He is also an active member of the Home and Apartment Builders Association of North Texas.