Larry Duson & Jeanne Jones


Let us introduce ourselves and tell you who we are and why we are in real estate with J. Rockcliff Realtors

As native Californians, we both started our professional careers in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1970’s working at executive levels in banking and retail merchandising.  We both come to real estate with solid business management and financial skills.  And due to our senior level positions, we have always worked with the highest standard of ethics, loyalty and professionalism.

Larry has more than 35 years of experience in banking with Wells Fargo, Citibank, as Vice President Bank Manager for Lafayette Bank of the West, and regional Vice President of Bayview Bank.  He is incredibly civic minded and has devoted a lot of time serving on non-profit and community board where he has earned high recognition.  Larry was Lafayette’s Business Person of the Year for 2011.  He has served as the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce President for 2 years (still sits on the board) and President of the Lafayette Rotary.

Jeanne also has more than 35 years of experience in retail merchandising with a focus in home furnishings and design.  She has worked for Macy’s, William Sonoma and as the Vice President of Catalog Merchandising for Restoration Hardware. Among her business achievements, she wrote the corporate business plan and launched Williams Sonoma Home for Williams Sonoma Inc.  With both a degree in economics and a keen eye for design, she has been successful in growing and developing home furnishing businesses from both the financial and creative perspective.

Both banking and retail, are industries which have a strong focus on customer service and satisfaction.  So we believe in building strong, positive and ongoing relationships with our customers.  We trust that as prospective clients you will demand our expertise, undivided attention, to mind the details, to listen to what you want and need, and then skillfully guide you through all the steps of selling your current home or buying a new one. All of which we are dedicated to providing to you.

We joined J. Rockcliff in Lafayette as a team.  Not only because they are one of the largest and most recognized Real Estate Residential Brokerage firms in the East Bay, but they are also respected and professional.  J. Rockcliff not only mirrors and supports our personal values of building relationships without clients through outstanding customer service and respect, but also provides a very large pool of real estate professionals, tools and knowledge to support the process of buying or selling your home.

With our keen interest in homes and finance, our personal passion is our home.  We are always working on our own home; gardening, decorating, remodeling, etc.  So naturally with these passions, past experience and interests, this is what attracted us to real estate in the communities where we’ve lived and worked.  And whether you are selling or buying a home, we understand that it's not only financial; it is very personal and emotional.  Expertise, loyalty and follow-thru is our promise to you.

We are interested in the opportunity to earn your business and look forward to working with you.