a love for building

About us

ABout Heritage Builders

Heritage Builders is your first and best choice in custom home building, home additions, and remodeling.  Since 1998, we’ve been providing clients with quality construction services.  We specialize in the building of custom homes, residential remodeling, renovations, outdoor living, and much more.

Contractor, Ron DeChant leads the Heritage Builders Construction Company and prides himself on offering strong customer service and satisfaction, while performing work in a timely and professional manner. Heritage Builders is proud of the employees it has working for them. It’s with dedication, work ethic, and years of experience that Heritage Builders is able to offer quality work at fair and competitive prices.

Our Mission

Approach every project with the highest level of professionalism and workmanship.

We treat your home like it’s our own.  There is no cutting corners at the Heritage Builders.


Heritage Builders prides itself on doing what we say we’ll do, when we say we’ll do it.

WE love what we do, and insert that passion for homebuilding & Renovations into every project.

They say if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.  We feel that way about every project.

Our history

The First Project
The Heritage Builders was founded in 1998 by general contractor Ron Dechant - built on a foundation of hard work & dedication.
The Handyman Division
Heritage Builders added their Handyman Division in 2017 to continue to provide excellent work on the smallest of jobs.
The Paint Division
The paint division is added for all painting and staining needs. This division covers interior, exterior, and custom work.
Our New Website
As we've grown and added more divisions, we needed a website to reflect that growth and display our projects.

Ready to start your project?

We’re excited too.  Let’s make your dreams come true.

Our Team

Office Manager​

Kat Peelen

From a young age accuracy, integrity, and striving for excellence have been core values for Kat.  She graduated as valedictorian from her high school class and in her early 20s went on to co-found a successful business in the small Kansas town where she grew up. During this time she was also busy earning a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Washburn University Small Business Development Center, studying Accounting and Business Management at Kansas State University, and raising a family.

In 2016 bigger dreams brought Kat to the city of Manhattan and ultimately Heritage Builders. Through her leadership on the Heritage team, she hopes to cultivate a company culture than is about so much more than just work. It is her goal to help people find their places in meaningful roles where they can better themselves and their community, all while creating an outstanding experience for their customers.

Outside of work, Kat most enjoys spending time with her best friend and husband, Logan, and their four children. They can often be found enjoying the great outdoors, traveling, cooking, playing sports and games, reading, gardening, crafting, and exploring life together.

Our Team

Project Manager

Chad Wiese

Chad Wiese is a Remodeling Division Manager and also a licensed General Contractor here at Heritage Builders. He graduated from North Central Kansas Technical College with a degree in carpentry and is a valuable member of the Heritage Builders team. Chad has always enjoyed working with his hands and is following in his grandfather’s footprints by joining the construction field. He grew up in the small town of Linn, Kansas and currently resides in St. George, Kansas. Chad brings a great work ethic and quality workmanship to the team here at Heritage. 

He especially enjoys meeting and working with the clients and insuring that the building process goes smoothly and accurately on each project. Chad and his wife, Ashtyn, recently welcomed their little girl into the world. They enjoy spending time with their dog, Mya, and cheering on the K-State wildcats.

Our Team

Owner & General Contractor

Ron dechant

Ron DeChant is an Owner and General Contractor of Heritage Builders. Ron grew up as a middle child in a family of four children. His parents moved his family to the small Kansas town of Onaga at a young age to pursue the family’s desire to raise their children away from the hustle and bustle of big city life in Denver, Colorado. Whether it was working in the yard or the garage with his father as a young kid, or working in the school wood shop for hours on end, Ron has always loved working with his hands and knew he wanted to use his skills to build dreams for others.

Ron graduated from Onaga High School in 1998, and after long and hard consideration, he decided not to attend Pitt State University. Instead, he chose to stay closer to home and his mother, and started working for himself doing small remodeling and framing jobs. In 2003 Ron teamed up with Heritage Builders and became a partner in the business. After years of building custom homes, spec homes, and doing contract framing and trimming, Ron saw the need for a reliable and trustworthy remodeling contractor in the Manhattan community and set out to become the very best in the area.

Family is the most import thing in Ron’s life and he has been blessed with a very supportive wife, Samantha, and their beautiful children, Penny and Everett. Ron and his family love being outdoors, camping, fishing, and cheering on the Wildcats! For Ron, Heritage is more than just a construction company. It is a family, a team, and a lifestyle. Heritage Builders is a company that is built on trust, reliability, hard work, and commitment to giving every customer their very best.