Seven-time Saratoga leading owner Michael Dubb is the founder of The Beechwood Organization, Long Island’s largest homebuilder which he operates with his son Steven. Dubb prides himself on attention to detail and building houses that feel like homes. Dubb, much like how he manages his highly successful racing stable, is on-site and hands-on in his design-build business.
These days you will find Dubb on the job in Saratoga Springs, a city for which he has had a growing affection. Dubb first visited Saratoga as racing fan. His passion for Thoroughbred racing began at Belmont Park when his was a teenager. As a young adult, he made his first drive to Saratoga Springs and he knew right away that this city would have a special place in his life.
“I had been a fan of horse racing starting with the races at Belmont Park from about the time I was 15 or 16 years old,” said Dubb. “I had never heard of Saratoga. A friend said “Come up”, so I went up in my van and I had never seen anything like it, and the feeling I got from Saratoga decades ago has never left me.”
Recently, Dubb was approached to look at a unique and partially incomplete development called Oak Ridge. The development comprises over 150 acres, but as part of the master plan, the homes are to be clustered overall to only about 50 acres. The remaining one hundred acres of natural land has been preserved as open space, including trails that connect to walking trails throughout Saratoga. Dubb purchased the property and has now set upon finishing the project.