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Custom Builders

About us

With over 40 years of construction expertise, our team executes our refined process to deliver you a 5-star experience. Discover the “why” behind what we do and the faces you’ll see on your project.

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Our team

We strive to bring out the best in our people, achieve personal growth, and challenge ourselves to achieve the highest standards and success. Our Team Members are encouraged and have our full support to achieve their potential to positively affect other people’s lives, increase their own self-fulfillment, and enhance their own lives.

Our clients

We know our clients’ homes are the place where families join together to create memories. The homes we build are a symbol of craftsmanship, customer satisfaction, and our personal attention to detail. Providing a 5-Star experience and enhancing the lives of our clients is why we exist.

Our community

We are about more than just laying a solid foundation and building beautiful homes; we’re about community. We believe in giving back and helping worthy causes and charitable organizations. More than that, our Team is always happy to lend a hand to someone in need or make someone’s life better.


Committed to Excellence

A custom home builder should put the client first at all times. After all, you, the client, are entrusting your builder with one of the biggest purchases of your life. When we measure success, it’s about our clients who want to recommend us to their family, and friends, not the number of projects completed or monuments built.


Unlike other Custom Home Builders, we collaborate with you from the very start in the design process, allowing us to be on the same page before your drawings are completed. Our Design-Build collaborative method makes sure that you get to walk away from the design phase with confidence and agreement on what is possible considering your budget, timeline, and desired outcome.


When we started our company, we dedicated ourselves to improving the lives of our Clients, our Communities and our Team. We are humbled and inspired by the families who have invited us into their lives to help create the home of their dreams.

We think what we do is much more than building homes: we are committed to creating special places, enhancing lives, and life experiences. Home is the place where great memories are made and dreams are fulfilled, and we are honored each and every time a client chooses to partner with our team in the homebuilding process.

We encourage you to talk to our clients to learn about their experiences, and we hope you will strongly consider our team as you look to build the home of your dreams.

With deepest respect,

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Dudley & Jesse Deffenbaugh

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Dudley Deffenbaugh

Meet Our Founder

Dudley Deffenbaugh, the President of Deffenbaugh Homes, has over 40 years of construction expertise. Dudley has worked on every part of the construction process since beginning as a frame carpenter and later developing his talents as a builder and crew leader. In 2000, he launched Deffenbaugh Homes on his own.

Under his leadership and through his hard work, Deffenbaugh Homes became Sioux Falls’ leading luxury home builder as each custom build and remodeling project grew in complexity and size. He is currently in command of all the elements of his bespoke home projects and developments, having used these years of hands-on expertise to do so. Dudley has built more than 150+ custom build and remodeling projects in his career in the greater Sioux Falls area.

Dudley is passionate about his roots. Growing up in rural Herrick, SD on a dairy farm, Dudley still likes to remain close to home. Nowadays, he goes there to hunt on his family’s property along the Missouri River. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Shawna, granddaughter, and two dogs, Watson and Windsor.

Meet our team

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Dudley Deffenbaugh

Co-Owner & Founder

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Jesse Deffenbaugh


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Cindy Nelson


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Lauren Denney

Architectural Designer


Michael Hickman

Operations Manager


Ashlyn Christensen

Business Development Manager


Chalsea Kerkvliet

Staff Accountant

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Bryce Johnson

Warranty Manager

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Doug Deffenbaugh

Trim Foreman

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Kyle Finn

Project Manager


Ashley Gibson

Project Manager


Payton Baker

Project Manager

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Jake Koch

Site Superintendent


Cory Schnider

Site Superintendent

Our Latest Work

Modern New Build
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Modern-Day Farmhouse
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Retro Ranch Remodel
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Transitional French Ranch Walkout
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