In his youth, Douglas was a carpenter's apprentice under his father, a third generation carpenter. It was during this time he realized his desire for designing and building.
Douglas furthered this desire with a formal education at the New York Institute of Technology; where he received his Bachelors of Architecture. While preparing for the Architecture Registration Examination, Douglas worked with numerous high-end Residential Architecture firms along Long Island's Gold Coast.
As an Architect, licensed and registered in the State of New York, Douglas created his company. In addition to ongoing residential and commercial design projects, the company designs and builds furniture and home furnishings.