About Us

In August of 1989, Iowa Home Crafters began as David Hade Construction. Weldon Abarr joined David soon after to build a construction company known for exceptional quality.

In 2004, with a revelation that there are other impacts of home construction that should be addressed, the five areas of responsible construction were created. By focusing on quality work while also emphasizing energy efficiency, healthy living, environmental awareness and thoughtful design, Iowa Home Crafters offers a complete, thoughtful and responsible approach to all its building projects.

The name of our company was changed from David Hade Construction to Iowa Home Crafters in 2004 to give respect to all the people who help build our projects.

Our Team

Crew - Dave Hade

David Hade
Owner, Designer

Crew - Weldon

Weldon Abarr
Former Owner, Spiritual Adviser

Crew - Craig

Craig Holden
Shop Steward, Cabinetmaker

Crew - Dave R

Dave Rogotzke
Crew Leader, Trim Carpenter

Crew - Tim

Tim Mitchell
Crew Leader, Framing Carpenter

Crew - Dave Hayes

Dave Hayes
Crew Member, Finish Flooring

Crew - James M

James Mitchell
Crew Member, Framer

Crew - James T

James Tungesvick
Crew Member, Framer

Crew - Chad T

Chad Eells
Office Mgr, Wood Carver,
Sawyer, Energy Auditing


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
  • TPC Electric Company – Tim Shill
  • Ames Heating and Cooling – Brody Linder
  • Mullenbach Construction – Jon Mullenbach
  • Charlson Painting – Craig Charlson
  • Milam Concrete – Terri Milam
  • Custom Carpentry – Chad Eells


We are members of:

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