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".

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. And then adds all of the details like a barrel ceiling or custom arch that give it 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