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
Likes: Ice fishing, basketball, volleyball, yard work, golfing, chocolate, spending time with my family
Dislikes: Liver and musicals
Jamison brought with him 18 years of building experience when he joined the Hopfauf Custom Builder team in 2014. He had his own remodeling company, so he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in every facet of the business. He can frame, set tile, install flooring, tape and texture, pour concrete and more. He is more valuable in the management team because he has been there and done that, and understands how things go together.
"Not only do we build beautiful custom homes, but we do great remodels and additions as well" - Jamison
Fun/Interesting Fact: Jamison was so intrigued by orthopedic surgery; he got a degree as a surgical tech to check it out. He handled the same types of tools as in the building trades: hammers, cordless drills, saws.
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".
Fun/Interesting Fact: Rick comes from a family of eight children.
Gary was an experienced carpenter before his time with Hopfauf Custom Builders and has been with the company for over 24 years. He puts on the finishing touch. He and his team are the final carpenters on the project and when they install a railing or trim a window, their fine carpentry work fulfills our motto: Craftsmanship is our Standard. No call backs on a job done by this guy. He does it right the first time.
"We do good work, we are friendly and we have lots of experience" - Gary
Fun/Interesting Fact: Gary knows how to run a custom combine. He traveled with his Dad to many surrounding states doing custom harvesting of crops like winter wheat and oats.
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
Fun/Interesting Fact: Brian learned how to make sweet white buns from his mother. And are they good! He makes big batches during the holidays and gives them out as gifts.