About Us

At Iowa Home Crafters, we offer a complete, thoughtful, and responsible approach to all our building projects. We take pride in providing our clients with homes that embody the Five Areas of Responsible Construction: high quality workmanship, thoughtful design, environmental responsibility, energy efficiency and healthy living.

Iowa Home Crafters began as David Hade Construction in August of 1989. In 2004, our name changed to Iowa Home Crafters acknowledging the vital role played by all our team members in each of our projects. This was also the year that we articulated the Five Areas of Responsible Construction as our guiding principles. In 2019 David Hade entered partial retirement, passing ownership of the company to Chaden Halfhill, an experienced and talented home designer and builder. David remains engaged at Iowa Home Crafters in an advisory role and working with clients.

Our Team

Chaden Halfhill
Owner, Designer, Customer Relations
Dave Rogotzke
Production Manager
Nate Donner
Production Foreman
Garrett Elrod
Andy Ostrem
Director of Sales and Business Development
Melissa Winters
Design Manager / Finance Manager
David Hade
Former Owner – Founder, Spiritual Advisor
Craig Holden
Retired – Spiritual Advisor
Dave Hayes
Production Foreman
Taran Petersen
Jeremy Wallin

Weldon Abarr
Former Owner, Spiritual Adviser
Chad Eells
Retired, but still enjoys Wood Carving and Energy Auditors
Jamie Courtney
Director of Operations
Burton Heginger
Shop Steward
James Tungesvick
Production Foreman
Jason Darland


Over the years we have developed trusted relationships with these subcontractors and are proud to call them part of our team.

  • Watson Plumbing – Kevin Watson
  • Thompson Electric
  • Ames Heating and Cooling 
  • Mullenbach Construction – Jon Mullenbach
  • Charlson Painting – Craig Charlson
  • Milam Concrete – Terri Milam
  • Custom Carpentry – Chad Eells


We are members of:

  Energy Star Partner U.S. Green Building Council Member Ames Home Builders Association
  www.energystar.gov www.usgbc.org www.ameshomebuilders.com