Jon Douglas began his career in the fields of Design/Build in 1988, shortly after his Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy, in 1987. Jon spent 4 years in the Navy, serving aboard the USS Claude V. Ricketts, DDG5, based in Norfolk, Virginia.
After studying Architecture in 1987/88, Jon began working with a Traffic Engineering firm in Southern Indiana. Jon served as a Survey Technician/Data Collector/AutoCAD draftsman working in stakeout and subdivision design.
In 1990, Jon began to prepare Design/Build plans for independent clients, including residential homes and commercial buildings. Managed client relationships from site selections to closings.
Jon also acted as an AutoCAD draftsman, data collector, input/output of initial stages of projects to completed projects (drawings and physical structures).
In 1992, Jon continued to prepare Design/Build projects up to $2.4 million, inclusive. Jon would personally bid, procure and market projects in the remodel/new construction areas. While serving as site project manager overseeing total project budgets, scheduling and completion/customer satisfaction reports, Jon would personally oversee every aspect of a client's project. Jon continued to build upon his proficiency in most computer based programs, including, but not limited to AutoCad, MS Office (including Excel, Access Word and PowerPoint). During 1992 and 1997, Jon had performed or assisted on over 3500 land surveys, SLR’s and ALTA surveys.
From 1997 to 2009, Jon operated a small design and build company. He continued to prepare Design/Build projects with total budgets up to $100,000. Jon was responsible for marketing, project bidding, project management of up to 20 personnel, including subcontractors. Assembled or manufactured custom designed storm doors, full room additions; layout, form, frame and side new construction. Jon performed Punch list completions for all new and remodel construction projects. Proficient in AutoCad, MS Office (including Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint).
After successfully operating his small business, Jon went on to further his education at Purdue North Central University and obtained his AAS degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, earning several honors. Jon is a member of Phi Eta Sigma honors fraternity for outstanding achievements in academia. In 2013, Jon received his Bachelors degree from Indiana University Purdue University Columbus, studying Business Management.
Since 2013, Jon has been the Owner/Operator of Legacy Builders, in Central Indiana.