We value our people. To us, this means that every member of our team matters.
Every one of them contributes his or her own unique experience to help define what Durban is.
We also trust our people. We know each of them are unwavering in their commitment to doing what’s right.
They are ambassadors who best represent what Durban stands for.
We call them Durbaneers: hard-working individuals who are also grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, mothers, sons,
daughters, brothers and sisters. And just like family members, we always treat our people with respect.
Some interesting facts about us:
We are fun to talk to,
just ask us.
Our people have done some notable things, or at the very least, things that make for a good story. To name just a few, this list of conversation starters includes: playing pro golf, sitting in the front row at the Grammys, singing and playing bass in a band, serving as captain of an ACC championship basketball team, playing on a PA jr. league basketball state championship team, and winning a spelling bee.
Some of our accomplishments are a bit more serious, like: conducting business on four different continents, developing over 100 grocery stores in the southeastern USA, co-authoring ASHRAE standards, helping to design and develop outlet shopping centers in China, serving in the US Army on active duty, and achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
We come from all over the Eastern United States—and beyond.
Our team members hail from Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, and North Carolina—including more than one lifetime Charlottean. We also have a native South African (who was there when Nelson Mandela was released from prison) and a Brit whose home village of Silchester was first occupied by the Romans in AD 45. (He was not there.)
The schools represented by our Durbaneers include University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State, Clemson, West Virginia University, Pfeiffer University, University of South Carolina, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Natal, University of Southern Maine, University of Michigan at Dearborn, East Carolina University, and Campbell Law School. Our people have studied everything from history to marketing in preparation for their careers, giving Durban the gift of a broad perspective.
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We have many golfers in our ranks, including one who played in the inaugural Wachovia Championship in Charlotte back in 2003, and others who enjoy playing soccer, tennis, baseball, and basketball. Some of our folks like to row, mountain bike, ski, run, and swim—250 miles a year in one case.
Backpacking, fly fishing, dancing, bird watching, and concert-going are also on our collective list of likes. We stay engaged in our local communities and our churches, but we also love to explore and thus travel all over the world. We tinker with home brewing, live in 150-year old homes, raise kids and spoil grandkids and—most of all—we love what we do.