From the first 40 Florida acres founder Andrew Duda purchased for a farm in the early 1900s, to the nearly 90,000 acres owned or leased by the company in several states across the country today, land has always been at the foundation of DUDA's strength and success. The key to DUDA's continued success lies in its ability to improve and use its land to its highest and best value.
We strive to achieve our mission as a diversified land company through our operating divisions and subsidiary companies in agriculture, real estate development and related businesses.
In its fifth generation of ownership by the Duda family, the company is managed by an experienced team of family members and non-family managers. The company is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of members of the Duda family and non-family members from varying business backgrounds. The Duda Family Council provides a connection between family members and the business. Learn more.
The company has grown and evolved from its beginnings in 1926 as a fresh vegetable grower and shipper to a diversified land company with a variety of agriculture and real estate operations. Learn more.
The company built its nationwide reputation as a quality grower, shipper and marketer of fresh produce. Today, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc. continues that legacy as a wholly-owned subsidiary of DUDA.
Duda Ranches oversees the company's diversified agricultural operations which include sod, sugarcane, citrus and cattle.
The Viera Company manages the development of DUDA's non-agricultural land. The master planned new town of Viera, Florida is its major community development. Viera Realty and Viera Builders provide vertical integration of the company's real estate operations.
Duran Golf Club in the community of Viera offers a championship golf course and golf learning center.
In recent years, DUDA has further strengthened its portfolio of land assets and business opportunities with the acquisition of qualified agricultural lands and a variety of commercial properties across the country including drug stores, restaurants, retail stores, warehouse distribution centers and office buildings. DUDA's Land Division and the Viera Commercial Properties management team are responsible for the administration and stewardship of these assets. Learn more.
As the parent corporation to this variety of business units, DUDA provides corporate services on a centralized basis from its headquarters in Oviedo, Florida. These include finance and accounting, legal, human resources, information services, corporate communications, engineering and environmental services, safety, and purchasing.