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Son shinesBy QUENTIN ROUX, Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
He bought his first condo at age 13, paying the $10,000 deposit with money he'd saved doing odd jobs. Less than 10 years later, Dan Dufault Jr. heads a company he helped forge while still in college, and is building a home he values at around $2.2 million in Marco Island's Estates area for his young family.
On the way, he's resurrected an ailing mortgage and title company, hired and fired staff, and also been instrumental in bold future expansion plans for the RE/MAX Results Realty one-stop-shopping empire on Marco Island.
An empire owned, coincidentally, by his dad, Dan Sr., and mom, Denise.
It includes RE/MAX Results Realty, Enterprise Construction, Marco Island Vacation Properties and Marco Island Financial Services (which includes mortgage, title and insurance services).
But, says the younger Dufault, that doesn't mean he was born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth.
He worked his way through the ranks just like any other aspiring executive, he says, only much more quickly.
A year ago, Dufault was appointed president of Enterprise Construction, the company's prolific construction arm.
At the moment, Enterprise Construction has about 45 projects in various stages of completion, including about 30 homes
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