Our Team

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Dave Prindiville

Owner/General Manager

Dave was one of the first employees hired by Hopfauf Custom Builders, and his evolving roles in the business over the past 30 plus years contributed to the smooth transition to ownership. His knowledge and enthusiasm for every aspect of the business shows throughout the process. His thinking is logical and analytical, and also creative and visionary, enabling him to see both the details and the big picture. His quick sense of humor and easy smile contribute to his unique and inspiring leadership style.

"Every person working here has chosen this as their career. The quality of our work is reflected in every job, whether a large custom home or small remodel, because of the talented team that takes pride in the finished product." - Dave
 

Rick Kramlich

Rick Kramlich

Project Manager

Rick came to Hopfauf Custom Builders with over 10 years of construction experience and a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology and Construction. He was in the US Army and National Guard for 20 years, and honorably served four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Though he is a retired Army Officer, he is far less regimented than one would expect; quick to crack a joke and lighten the mood. Rick lives by the motto "Leave it better than you found it".

Jake Hipp

Jake Hipp

Project Manager

Jake started his career with us as a carpenter because he was interested in learning all aspects of the industry. His hands-on knowledge is invaluable in his role as Project Manager. After high school he played junior hockey for several years in Waterloo, Sioux Falls, and one year here with the Bismarck Bobcats. He then went on to attend Saint John's University, where he studied Biochemistry & played 4 more years of hockey. Following his time at Saint John's, he attended the University of North Dakota, where he studied Chemical Engineering and met his wife Kelly. They moved back to Bismarck to be near family and now have three children.
He enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, working at the farm and playing men's league hockey.

Gary Schweigert

Gary Schweigert

Lead Finish Carpenter

Gary was an experienced carpenter before his time with Hopfauf Custom Builders and has been with the company since 1992. He puts on the finishing touch. He and his team are the final carpenters on the project and whether they are installing railing, trimming out windows, or installing baseboards or crown molding, his attention to detail and penchant for perfection ensures a first class finish. No call backs on a job done by this guy. He does it right the first time.

Brian Steffl

Brian Steffl

Lead Framing Carpenter

Brian gives life to the design plans. He leads a team of carpenters to transform a drawing into a real life structure. He gives form to the project and makes sure it is sturdy and strong, plumb and square. He then adds all of the custom details that give a home its unique personality.

"At Hopfauf Custom Builders, we make sure the customer is satisfied with the end product. And it's a great place to work because everyone gets along with each other." - Brian

Lance Trihub

Lance Trihub

Sales/Estimating

Lance was born and raised in Berthold, ND. Prior to joining the Hopfauf Custom Building team he had been in the building industry for 18 years working in both retail and wholesale. Along with his great personality he brought his wealth of knowledge in building products. Lance is married to his wife Lisa and has a stepson Cooper. In his free time he enjoys camping and fishing most every weekend in the summer and hunting geese and pheasants in the fall. He also makes time to golf and work with his chocolate Labrador.

Megan Zander

Megan Zander

Accounts Manager

Megan joined the Hopfauf Custom Builders team in 2019 after 12 years in the insurance industry. Graduating with both an Associates in Arts and Applied Sciences from BSC in 2003, she continued her education at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. There she studied Environmental Policy and Law. In 2014 Megan came home to Bismarck to start a family with her husband Ryan. They now have 2 sons. She has enjoyed using her 20+ years of customer service experience in this position to help fulfill the needs of our customers and fellow employees. "The wide variety of projects keep things exciting. It is also a unique and positive experience to work with family!"