This deck project originally began as a re-facing project that quickly turned into building a whole new deck. You can see in the pictures below where the framing of the house began to rot because the existing deck did not have any flashing. Have you checked to see if your deck has the proper flashing?
The new deck was framed with treated yellow pine and smooth cedar. The decking and railing posts are Ipe, a wood out of the rainforest and great for decks! We then topped it off with black powder-coated railings and a custom Wildcat! This deck has low to no maintenance. The Ipe will turn a smoke gray over time, or if you would prefer to keep that nice red color, all it takes is a simple oil rub down once a year after a good cleaning!
We’re excited too. Let’s make your dreams come true.
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.
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.
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.