25yrs
About Us
Mr Ghumman

DECCA (Development and Construction Corporation of America) was founded in 1983 by Kulbir Ghumman. DECCA’s mission statement sums up Mr. Ghumman’s dreams perfectly…


“Our mission is to continue to plan, create and manage excellent, self-contained, full service communities that offer outstanding value to our customers, a fair return to our suppliers and stockholders, social responsibility to the community at large, and above all, growth and fulfillment to our employees.”


He chose a little known town called Ocala for his two most recent projects for several reasons. It was ideally located in the heart of Central Florida and had abundant water stores and rolling hills evocative of his childhood home in the foothills of the Himalayas. Most importantly, though, he chose it for the fantastic potential it presented in terms of population growth. Today, over 5,000 homes later, that mission statement has been the beacon by which Mr. Ghumman has successfully led his company.

A Record of Achievement

2007 - Last Sale in Eagles Point Neighborhood of Oak Run
2006 - DECCA Remodeling Established
2004 - DECCA Custom Homes Awarded for excellence in MCBA Parade of Homes
2003 - Palm Grove Club Completion
2002 - Eagles Point Premium Home Sites Available for Sale
1997 - Royal Oak Golf Club Established
1996 - Aquatic Sports Complex Opens
1993 - Island Club Complex Completed
1989 - DECCA Real Estate Established
1987 - Orchid Club 10 Acre Complex Opens
1985 - First Sale in Oak Run
1985 - Oak Run Opens for Home Sales
1984 - DECCA Cable Started
1983 - DECCA Established
1981 - First Pine Run Sale

Products and Services


Creating:

DECCA has extensive technical abilities in the Land Development, Planning, Permitting and Entitlement Appropriations stages all essential to community building. Prior to “turning the first shovel”, the company typically buys or invests in larger parcels of land (it’s most recent community was built on 1,400 acres), does the entitlement research and planning, creates the overall Land Plans and infrastructure plans and completes and submits all permit applications. The physical work of transforming a blank canvas of earth into vibrant, dynamic communities is DECCA’s hallmark of success.


Construction & Sales:

In a move virtually unheard of, Mr. Ghumman chose to construct each and every home in his communities with his own Home Construction division. Lots have never been sold to other builders – DECCA Construction started and remained the sole builder in both Pine Run and Oak Run communities (located in the heart of Central Florida)…over a quarter of a century of continuous homebuilding all by the SAME company. No homes were built on speculation – only homes that were actually ordered by clients were constructed and each home was sold by DECCA’s own highly trained and specialized Sales team, real estate professionals contracted to work exclusively for the company.

Dollar volume in sales over the course of just the Oak Run C.C. project?

$ 341,417,684./- m, USD.


Property Management:

Because DECCA’s mission was successfully implemented – today Oak Run Country Club provides food and beverage services (country club & catering division), an eighteen hole championship golf course, over 82 miles of privately owned roadways, a Cable television company, 24 hour security, various recreational clubs, tennis court & swimming pool complexes, and myriad other services. With a team of over 140 employees, DECCA currently manages and oversees all aspects of this most recently completed community….after all, with 3,500 homes and approximately 7,000 residents, it is larger than the size of most small towns in America.


Core competencies


• Fostering an atmosphere filled with creativity, combining it with the discipline to carry out a great vision and arriving at uncommonly excellent results.


• The ability to create highly powered, brilliant, efficiency-driven development teams that collaborate with DECCA from conception to implementation of each project. Since 1983, DECCA has been building, planning and creating communities, while establishing a large network of contacts across the nation - including development specialists, highly reputed scientists and hydro-geologists, consultants, cutting edge land planners, and site development/infrastructure companies.


• Putting together excellent long term management teams to care for and extract maximum value from each community it builds.


• “DECCA Water Solutions” - Developing highly innovative cutting-edge solutions to saving water/using existing water sources wisely for large populations.

Awards Received


“One of the 20 Top Retirement Communities in the United States” New Choices for Retirement Living -- Reader’s Digest


Ocala, Florida -- “Ranked in the top five best places to live in the United States” -- Money magazine


“Retirement Community of the Year” -- Florida Builder magazine


“Best Neighborhoods” and “One of America’s 100 Best Master-Planned Communities”--Where to Retire magazine


“One of the 99 best residential and recreational communities in America for vacation, retirement and investment living.”-- The Guide Book


“Florida’s Best New Golf Club” -- Gainesville/Ocala Business Magazine