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With well over a century of combined experience, the Sterling Custom Homes team provides clients with a level of expertise that inspires confidence and trust.

Duke McDowell, GMB, CGB, CGP
Duke McDowell, GMB, CGB, CGPPresident

Duke McDowell, GMB, CGB, CGP – President

A graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Engineering with a Construction Option, Duke McDowell has devoted his entire career to building homes. Duke is a past Chairman and a past member of the Industrial Engineering Advisory Board for Texas Tech and has been recognized for his contributions and service to the home construction industry as an inductee into the Engineering Technology Academy at Texas Tech University.

Prior to establishing Sterling Custom Homes, Inc., Duke worked for two large homebuilding companies in Texas, serving as the Vice President of Construction & Operations. He also served as a consultant for 14 of the top 200 builders in the nation. These experiences have provided Duke with valuable insight concerning the issues facing homebuilders today.

“At Sterling Custom Homes, we are committed to turning our customers’ dreams into realities. What this means to you is the highest quality home at the most competitive price. Through architectural efficiency, volume purchasing and long-term subcontractor relationships, we are striving to build the finest quality homes and service department that can be found anywhere in the industry.” — Duke McDowell

Angie McDowell
Angie McDowellBusiness Development Manager

Angie McDowell – Business Development Manager

As Business Development Manager, Angie makes things happen for Sterling. She guides families through the challenging process of designing and building a custom home and come out with a lasting relationship with our homeowners. She uses her experience and knowledge to introduce Sterling to new home buyers and partners to help continue to grow and develop Sterling as a premier builder in Lakeway and surrounding areas.

Angie has worked in various capacities at Sterling Custom Homes over the years, beginning in 1991 when she first moved to Austin. Angie adapted quickly and successfully to each role and she is more than qualified to do the job. Although her passion for new homes and making customers happy is a big part in her life, she was also involved elsewhere before coming back to Sterling in 2018. She has been married since 1992, with two, now, adult “children”, Will and Lindsey. While her kids were in school, she volunteered at their school in many capacities while concurrently serving her church, friends and family. She also earned her license as a Texas Realtor after the Will & Lindsey got out of high school. While she finds all these opportunities fulfilling, she felt it very natural and exciting to be back to Sterling to serve you in your custom home journey and bringing fresh new ideas to Sterling!

Born in Lubbock, TX and raised in a small town just outside of Lubbock, Angie graduated from Texas Tech University in 1989. She has called the Hill Country home since 1991 and is currently residing in Dripping Springs. Angie has a heart of gold and cares first about the customer, which is a rare and important priority that most people these days don’t put first. But with Angie, you will feel like you have been best friends for years with her welcoming, cheerful and friendly spirit. You never have to worry about reliability issues with her; Angie will always put YOU first! Angie is here to partner with you until your goal of a dream home is accomplished!

Jeff Miranda
Jeff MirandaAccounting Manager

Jeff Miranda – Accounting Manager

Jeff has been a member of the Sterling team since 2013. As Accounting Manager, Jeff ensures that we account for every dollar. He scrutinizes each bill and looks to save money whenever possible – for Sterling, and for our customers. This means that when you trust us to pay bills on your behalf for allowance items, Jeff ensures that we steward your money as if it were our own.

Jeff has over 30 years of combined cost accounting and project management experience. While finishing his accounting degree at Lamar University, Jeff began his career as an intern at a large commercial and industrial contractor in Texas. Afterwards, Jeff spent the next 8 years as this company’s Assistant Controller, and Controller of their steel fabrication division, before transitioning to government project management in Washington DC. While in DC for more than a decade, Jeff worked with multiple government agencies, managing Y2K transitions and other security installations at many DoD facilities and airports. Jeff also served as Sr. Financial Analyst for a government-appointed airport security taskforce in the wake of 9/11. Jeff moved back to Texas, about 10 years ago, so that he could spend more time visiting and assisting his parents.

When Jeff isn’t here at Sterling, he can be found enjoying time with his family. Whether it’s activities with his two sons, or visiting his dad, Jeff loves his family; and, he considers it a privilege to be a small part in helping provide “dream homes” to our Sterling family.