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
Carpenter
Andy Ostrem
Director of Sales and Business Development
Clayton Baltisberger
Carpenter
Randy DeSpain
Production Foreman
David Hade
Former Owner – Founder, Spiritual Advisor
Craig Holden
Retired – Spiritual Advisor
Dave Hayes
Production Foreman
Chris Ross
Architect, Designer
Dillan Aurandt
Carpenter
Taran Petersen
Carpenter
Jeremy Wallin
Design Assistant

Weldon Abarr
Former Owner, Spiritual Adviser
Chad Eells
Retired, but still enjoys Wood Carving and Energy Auditors
Jamie Courtney
Director of Operations
Julie Fleming
Interior Designer
Burton Heginger
Shop Steward
Bradley Ficklin
Production Foreman
Mat Davis
Sales and Client Services

Subcontractors

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

Memberships

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