Doug was born in St. Louis Missouri and then later grew up in Maumee OH. He started working for his uncle Gene Patton in 1984. At the age of 14, he was learning all the numerous aspects of the construction business. In 1992 Doug, along with his uncle formed Forestview Building Co., Inc. While a principal owner at Forestview Doug was instrumental in the construction of over 300 homes. In 2009 he formed Doug Howard Builders, Inc. Doug has built homes in the areas finest neighborhoods. Some include, Wrenwood, The Quarry, Berkshire Village, Carrietowne North, Riverbend, Colony Oaks, Stone Oak, Stonybrook, Timber Valley, Wildwood Hollow, Country Walk and Greycliffe.