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 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.

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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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General Contractor, Remodeling Division 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.

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General Laborer

James Shaffer

James is a general laborer here at Heritage Builders and has been with the company for two years. James is always on the move, going where he is needed and doing whatever needs to be done to keep jobs on track. Throughout high school and college, James worked for a structural moving company and found that the transition to construction was a good leap. He appreciates the opportunity to serve people in a tangible way by creating and restoring beautiful living spaces and Heritage Builders is a great place to showcase these talents.
James and his wife, Stephanie, live in Manhattan. James is originally from southeast Nebraska but they fell in love with the community and decided to stay in the area after school and put down roots.