Our Team


joe_newSpending his childhood helping his father build homes and later apprenticing as a carpenter, Joe was able to realize his own dream when he founded Duff Builders in 1979 in the basement of his home. The fact that Joe has spent his whole life in this business, first starting off as a carpenter and working his way through all of the ins and outs of home construction – eventually focusing on the administrative, sales and design aspects of construction – gives our customers the important benefit of experience when choosing Duff Builders. Joe strives to understand what each customer is looking for…while always considering their budget and vision of the project.

Joe has two grown children, Laura and Joe, who also work in the company. He is a proud grandfather and enjoys spending his free time with his grandchildren and going to his cabin.

JOE DUFF IV, Project Manager & Business Development

joeivAfter many years helping out in the summers, Joe joined Duff Builders full time in 2003. As project manager, Joe’s role includes scheduling and overseeing subcontractors, laborers and materials for each job, in addition to maintaining an open line of communication with the homeowners. He is passionate about making sure the products and materials utilized on a project reflect the character of their home. Joe’s ingenuity, problem-solving and talents have been appreciated by many homeowners throughout the years.

Joe is married with 2 young children, Annabelle and Penelope. His wife, Lauren, helps to manage the company’s social media and marketing. Together the family enjoys camping, hiking and renovating their historic farmhouse.

LAURA DUFF SCHROEDER, Office Manager & Marketing Director

lauraLaura started working at Duff Builders as early as 1992, however became a permanent team member in 2001. While some of her time is spent overseeing the daily office functions and marketing needs of the company, her primary role offers homeowners the support, research, design inspiration and feedback that is essential for successfully completing the material selection process. Laura is involved in estimating and tracking of change orders and allowances, ultimately providing homeowners with an detailed overview of their budget as the job progresses.

Laura lives in Lampeter with her two children, Tyler and Sarah. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, and tackling creative projects.