Many 19-year-olds wouldn’t have the savvy to
start their own business—much less one that is
still thriving 32 years later—but D. Logan, Sr. is
the exception. Honesty and integrity along with
determination and dedication to excellence have
kept the company going. “We did custom building for about 15 years. Then, 15 or 20 years ago,
we started developing our own land,” he says.
With a wide range of plans in their portfolio for
personalized and move-in-ready homes in both
North Carolina and the South Carolina lowcountry, including new master-planned communities
in Bluffton, SC, Logan Homes has come a long
way since those early days.
“The home you build is only as good as the people who build it,” says D. Logan, Sr. Always trying
to improve the building process, he has fostered
the same passionate attitude throughout Logan
Homes’ nearly 80 employees over two divisions.
He has assembled and empowered a team with
attention to detail that embraces cutting edge
technologies to create homes and communities
at competitive prices. He is quick to share the ac-
colades of his success with his team who helped
propel Logan Homes to its success, including
Vice President, PJ Kelly, who has worked for Lo-
gan for over 23 years, and CFO, Patrick Lennon,
who arrived in 2010 with a wealth of construc-
tion accounting expertise.
The founder’s son, D. Logan, Jr., now the com-
pany’s sales and marketing director, also fol-
lowed an entrepreneurial path, Logan, Sr. says,
“My son was a salesman from early on. When
he graduated from high school, he came to me
and said, ‘I don’t want to go to college with my
sister … I want to join Logan Homes.’” Remem-
bering his own beginnings, he decided to give
Logan, Jr. a try. “He’d started out at an early
age— 13 or 14—working on job sites during the
summer. When he was 16 or 17, he started
out as an assistant superintendent. I put him
in sales three to four years ago, and now he’s
the sales manager. He’s an incredible entrepre-
neur,” Logan, Sr. says.
Logan, Sr.’s daughter, Mary Catherine Santos,
also works for Logan Homes in pre-construction
operations. ;;he is incredibly efficient in ways
that I never was, and very good with permitting.
She is excellent with the nitty-gritty details and
working with municipalities,” Logan, Sr. says.
“My dad is extremely driven and extremely passionate,” Logan, Jr. adds. “D. Logan is no slouch.
Yes, he’s built a successful $100 million a year
company, but he’s in the details daily. He knows
every single in and out of every single warm
body in this office. ;t’s very rare for the president of the company to still be that intimately
involved. It’s not that he’s scared—it’s that he
loves it. He’s itching to be in every single detail.”
Logan, Sr. agrees. “I love what I do.”
Logan Homes: Like Father, Like Son
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