About Us

Duke Bardwell is owner and operator of Second Home Services. The Bardwell family resides in Santa Rosa Beach where they have owned Second Home Services for over 20 years and been members of the local community for over 28 years.

Dukes’s father was a land developer in Louisiana, and Duke is no stranger to the mechanics of home construction. He oversees and coordinates the services required to maintain homes along the emerald coast for absentee homeowners.
This often includes repair and remodeling work. With over 20 years working with area contractors and home service businesses, Duke has developed an excellent list of preferred service providers in this area.

Duke played music professionally for years, and when he’s not managing homes, he can be seen playing alongside son TK or with the Dread Clampitt boys.



Rebecca Bardwell is a local Realtor and originally conceived the idea for Second Home Services over 20 years ago while selling homes for the developer of a high-end neighborhood in Destin. The need for a reliable second home management service to oversee cleaning, lawn, pool, repair and other services soon became apparent.

Rebecca currently serves in an advisory capacity and occasionally as Duke’s backup for owner communication and fieldwork.



The “Chickens”

The Bardwell children are now grown and pitch in with company strategy and marketing, keeping the business all in the family!