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Welcome to UDC

Founded in 1998, Universal Development and Construction (UDC) is a real estate development, construction, and management company in Johnson City, Tennessee. We are a multi-disciplinary company providing full-service real estate solutions for our residential and commercial clients.

Our company has developed over 1,500 multifamily homes in the Tri-Cities region with over 500 more in the development pipeline. With this, we have also developed, re-purposed, and re-positioned some of our region’s premier retail, industrial, office, and flex spaces with all projects totaling more than one million square feet of floor space. This is also coupled with our custom home construction capabilities which has produced some of the area’s finest homes.

Our internal construction and property management teams allow us to streamline the development process giving us the most cost and time efficient builds as well as unmatched service and quality in our property management and maintenance. UDC is a Universal Companies Affiliate.


The UDC Mission

To create exceptional value, experiences, and opportunities for our clients, residents, and employees through a company wide commitment to excellence.

The UDC Vision

To be recognized as a national leader in sustainable development, customer satisfaction, and team member engagement while setting new standards in operational efficiency.

The UDC Foundation Values

The cultural values within UDC can be broken down into their simplest form within the focus of these basic foundation disciplines.

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  • Visionary Leadership – Initial vision creates opportunity.
  • Team Work – Opportunities are maximized by focused and motivated team members.
  • Operational Excellence – Consistent, professional, and efficient execution of all business endeavors maximizes success potential.
  • Customer Satisfaction – Customer happiness and long term relationships are our indicators of success.
  • Growth and Community – Results yield business growth which in turn allows for continued community integration and involvement along with more opportunities.

Guided by our mission and values, we are building for tomorrow; our focus is the future of your community. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. If you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you.

About Universal Companies

Universal Companies is the aggregation of subsidiary entities Universal Development & Construction (UDC), Universal Tool & Engineering (UTE) and Universal Wine & Spirits (UWS). Please utilize the links below to learn more about our sister companies.

  • UTE – An original equipment manufacturer and distributor specializing in tube and pipe fabrication machinery, automation and services.
  • UWS – The Tri-Cities’ premier fine wine and spirits retailer.