“The key to DUDA’s continued success lies in its ability to improve and use its land to its highest and best value.”
Land has always been at the foundation of DUDA’s strength and success, from the first 40 Florida acres Andrew Duda purchased in the early 1900s to over 45,000 acres owned and leased today across the U.S. Using good stewardship and land management practices, our fifth-generation, family-owned company strives to achieve its corporate mission as a diversified land company through diversified operations and subsidiary companies in agriculture, real estate development and related businesses.
Starting out as a humble celery farm in 1926, DUDA’s business operations today include Duda Farm Fresh Foods, one of the world’s leading producers and suppliers of celery and other quality fresh and fresh-cut vegetables and citrus; The Viera Company, a highly regarded community developer with fully-integrated real estate operations including Viera Builders, a residential home builder; as well as Duda Ranches, manager of DUDA’s agricultural operations including sod, sugarcane, citrus and cattle.
Our land management division continually seeks new land assets and actively works to enhance the value of existing land holdings and ag-oriented properties and facilities. The company is also an active participant in the market for commercial properties, as both buyer and seller.
With a stated purpose to “Multiply and Share God’s Blessings,” DUDA is guided by values passed down through generations of the Duda family, including faith in the Lord and the goodness of people, integrity in its business conduct, responsibility to employees, customers and shareholders, stewardship of the land and its resources, strength from diversity and the need to grow.