About Us

Claremont Homes was established with a vision to build livable, energy efficient homes uniquely designed for every customer. Certified Green Builders Derek DeGuire and Doug Chandler have over 30-years of combined home building experience. Functionality with energy efficiency is the main focus in our designs.

Company History

From its’ beginning, Claremont Homes has established a team that will work directly with you during every phase of the construction process. Your journey begins by working directly with our architect to design an original plan that balances your desires with the existing topography of your build site. This framework of installing symmetry in, as well as around, your home is something we aspire to in every one of our projects. After you have completed the design on paper, our team will be there with you every step of the way to make sure your dream home becomes a reality. Our in house decorator and sales professional will be there to answer all of your questions.

No matter your architectural style or taste, or if we build on our lot or yours, Claremont Homes will always combine the finer elements you want with the unique character, creative design, and livable functionality you will be proud of.

Derek DeGuire – Partner

A local builder, developer and co-founder of Claremont 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 and a MBA from the University of Dallas.

Doug Chandler – Partner

A local businessman and co-founder of Claremont 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 Department 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 has currently development projects in Southlake and Argyle, Texas. Doug has a BBA in Finance from University of Texas – Arlington.