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About Us

In 1998, the PRISM Insurance Network, nationally recognized Duarte Construction as the Contractor of the Year for the Western Region.

Today, Duarte Construction employs 20 skilled, dedicated, and loyal employees.

Lead Safe Certified

Lance Harrison - President

Lance Harrison

A long time resident of Placer County, Lance is a proud husband and father of two. He joined the company in the summer of 1992 after earning a B.A. in English from the University of the Pacific. Lance realized partnership with Frank in 1997 and acts as the general manager for the company. His interests include spending time with family, ontology, volleyball, coaching, the NBA and wakeboarding.

Frank Duarte (Retired)

Frank Duarte

A life long resident of Placer County and proud father of three, Frank resides in Penryn with his wife Terry on a portion of land that was once part of Duarte Orchards; the very same orchards on which as a child he would explore and play. Frank enjoys family, church, hard work and Southern Gospel concerts. Frank now and then will come and help his company out when needed, but primarily enjoys working in his orchards and spending time with his family.

Greg Walker - Lead Estimator

Greg Walker

Father of three, Greg lives with his wife Kelly in Loomis and is often spotted at the youth football, basketball and baseball activities in the community. Greg was self-employed for many years as a general contractor and brings over twenty-five years of experience to the Duarte Construction team. He began his career with the company in 1995, working his way from jobsite foreman to superintendent, and then to production manager. In 2000 he moved into estimating, and is now the lead estimator. Greg enjoys family, cheering for his kids and boating.

Jeff Thomas - Estimator

Jeff Thomas

After attending St. Mary’s College, where he earned a B.S.E. in Business Administration with a Minor in Economics, Jeff moved back to the Auburn area where he was raised. In 2001 Jeff began working as an assistant superintendent for Duarte Construction, and shortly became a full time superintendent. In 2006 Jeff made the move from the production department to become one of Duarte Construction’s estimators.

Ramon Ramos - Estimator


Ramon has been in the insurance repair industry since 1998. He was born & raised in southern California, but relocated to the Sacramento area in January of 2006, when he began his career as an estimator/project manager. Ramon joined the Duarte Team in February of 2010 as an estimator. He enjoys spending his free time with his family & his daughter and also keeps himself busy boxing, mountain biking, fishing, golfing & snowboarding.

Camie Kern - Selections Coordinator


Upon earning a B.S. degree in Business Administration from CSUS, Camie moved to Roseville. She has worked in the homebuilding industry for over 17 years. Camie has an eye for detail and enjoys assisting clients thru the selection process. Camie has two young children that keep her very busy.