Meet Our Team

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Owner and 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 daughter, Penny. 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.

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Property Manager

Logan Peelen

As Property Manager, Logan oversees rental properties and storage unit facilities and is also part of the Heritage Builders Handyman Service.
Logan enjoys making sure that the customers he works with feel like they had a great experience and are taken care of just like they are part of his own family.
Logan grew up in McPherson, KS and now resides in Manhattan, KS with his wife Kathleen and their four children. Logan is a K-state graduate, and has previous experience in building maintenance and construction. In his free time, Logan and his family enjoy taking hikes, camping, and seeking adventure wherever they can.

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Handyman Division Manager

Mark Heiman

As Handyman Division Manager at Heritage Builders, Mark is involved in every job from start to finish. He prides himself on making sure the job is done on time and with the best materials and workmanship possible. Mark graduated from North Central Kansas Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Building Technology. After graduation, he worked on the road in the commercial construction field, but soon discovered he was missing the connections he builds with residential customers. Mark joined the Heritage Builders team three years ago and looks forward to being here for many years to come.

Mark and his wife Lesa reside in Manhattan with their son Colby and are expecting another little one in 2018. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf when he can.

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Supervising Contractor

Chad Wiese

Chad Wiese is a Supervising 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.