When Duke met Cooke
Valuing Nelson properties since 1944
Dunedin born, Charles Duke started his career as an architect in 1914. After he returned from the war, he became a qualified valuer in 1944 working in Nelson. In 1964, at age 76, Charles formed a partnership with Peter Cooke and Duke & Cooke was born.
From Duke & Cooke’s original formation as a partnership in 1964, to its transition to a company in 1991, the past ownership of Duke & Cooke has included Charles Duke, Peter Cooke, Lou Kolff, and Peter Noonan.