the right team
THIS PROCESS IS ABOUT YOU, BUT HERE IS A LITTLE MORE INFO ON THE RIGHT TEAM FOR YOU.
Before delving into the world of real estate, John worked many fields and owned a couple of businesses: “I've owned a small nursery out towards Puyallup, called Jade Mountain Nursery, as well as a small landscape company. I worked for a contractor in Bonney Lake as a framer, as an independent handyman, and I interned at Boeing for engineering out of high school. Throughout it all though I've worked in the restaurant industry for fifteen years and held every position from dishwasher to bar manager. The underlying years of customer service, a background in construction, and running successful businesses has led me to this fitting combination.” He believes its an agents duty to not only have extensive knowledge of the mechanics of a transaction, but that of the home as well. "Quality of service is paramount in this business. I believe in complete dedication to the interests of my clients." His years of experience have taught him how to work and serve his clients: “I listen well and take nothing a client may say for granted. Details are important and creativity is a must.” John lives just North of UPS in Tacoma, and he knows the neighborhood well. Each year, he grows a beautiful vegetable garden: “I take a lot of pride in producing enough tomatoes for not only myself, but all my neighbors.” He also stays busy with running in the Tacoma Runners Club, golfing, and working on several projects in his large metal/wood shop. John is also a huge Seahawks fan! “I might be one of the loudest Seahawks fans ever.... of course all us Twelves think that I suppose.”
Catie is a Tacoma native, born in the South/East side then transplanted to North/Central a number of years ago. Like many people, Catie started out in the service industry. You could find her serving, hosting or bussing at a couple Tacoma restaurants, all while trying to balance school, staying active and being exceptionally social. Her passion for people led to five years of working in non-profit at World Vision. While at World Vision she used her communication skills and creative thinking to assist donors and team members in order to best serve families in need around the globe. After marrying her long-time love, John Douville, she noticed his real estate business beginning to grow and thought, ‘’How can I help here, closer to home?” This ultimately turned into a complete career shift where Catie now runs the marketing and back-end details of Douville Home Group. She is licensed as a Realtor® in Washington State and more than happy to be serving locally in her hometown. You’ll probably see her running the sidewalks of 6th Ave, wandering the local farmers markets, or enjoying a craft brew at one of the many tasty Tacoma locations. If not there, she’s out and about with John helping get people into their dream home.