we're more than just builders


Let's build the home you've
always dreamed of.

We’re more than just builders.  We work hard to design the home that you dream of, and put a lot of love into building it.

We're with you all the way.

Not only do we make the custom home building process easy, but we have the best professionals in the business to make sure we’re bringing your vision to life.  At the end of day, we’re simply putting our craft into your vision – with the end result being your forever home.

design it

First, we start with the design phase.  Here, our professionals collaborate with you directly to design the home you want.

Build it

Once the design is finalized, we jump right in.  Watch over time as your home comes to life, with most builds completed in less than a year.

move in

It’s time to make it yours.  Once the home is complete, there are a couple of items to complete, but we take care of all the hard parts for you.

love it!

Last but not least, LOVE IT!  We’re confident that the house you designed will be the house we build – and the home you’ll love forever.  Enjoy every part of it!

Ready to build your dream home?

So are we.

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.