A Team Dedicated to Your Dream

For nearly 20 years, Homestead Building Company has been building partnerships with the area’s top designers, architects, and contractors to build stunning luxury homes across the Triangle and Hilton Head Island. We’ve built a reputation by creating homes that are not only warm and inviting, but that also distinctly represent our homeowners. We help bring their dreams and ideas to life while staying on-budget and on-time thanks to our commitment and our tried-and-true building process.

We also build with the most modern, on-trend building technologies to ensure your home is energy efficient, made with the most advanced materials, and built in a way that is a sound investment for the ages. You’ve worked hard to get where you are, so we’re here to make sure that every detail is exactly the way you want and expect it to be.

Meet Our Team

John Heidel

John Heidel

John launched Homestead Building Company in 2003 after spending years delivering exceptional customer service in the home electronics industry. The company was built from a desire to bring cutting edge technology and fresh design to the entire home building process. As Owner, Designer, and Developer, his focus is to provide the highest standards of customer service. Combined with a heart to serve his clients, these traits have made him one of the premier homebuilders in the Triangle area. John and his wife Margaret, who have been happily married for over 20 years, are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters. His family inspires him to be the best at serving others.

Jeff Melton

Jeff Melton

As Vice President of Production, Jeff keeps projects flowing on time and on budget thanks to his wealth of knowledge about leadership, process implementation, and project management. Jeff’s passion for serving others, which is clear throughout the entire home building experience, provides a stellar experience for all clients of Homestead Building Company. Jeff is happily married to his lovely wife Donna and is the proud papa to two kids: both a daughter and a son.

Ryan Eldridge

Ryan Eldridge

As Vice President of Sales, Ryan brings a high level of enthusiasm and knowledge to the team and exemplifies Homestead Building Company’s passion for unparalleled customer service. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics, Ryan spent 12 years helping clients achieve homeownership through mortgage financing. Having specialized in construction to perm lending, he offers a unique perspective of the client experience. Outside of working to build clients’ dream homes, Ryan can be found off the beaten path mountain biking, paddleboarding and backpacking. He and his wife, Lindsay, are often planning their next big adventure together.

Margaret Heidel

Margaret Heidel

After years of working in the background for Homestead Building Company in many different roles, Margaret officially joined the company in January of 2018. Her role as Human Resource Director benefits Homestead employees and clients alike. When she is not working, Margaret is the lead educator, chaperone, chauffeur, chef, and cheerleader for the Heidel family.

Andy Hurst

Andy Hurst

Andy is the energetic, diligent, and attentive project manager of Homestead Building Company — and the person who keeps every home’s progress on track. There is not a detail that escapes his discerning eye. A part of Homestead Building Company since 2005, Andy’s focus on finishing a home with excellence and on time makes him the hero of our clients. Andy spends his off time raising his beautiful daughter and enjoying the outdoors.

Melanie Priestley

Melanie Priestley

Melanie is irreplaceable in her role as superintendent. She joined the company in 2014 as an assistant and quickly expanded her knowledge of homebuilding processes to become a superintendent who now manages the entire process with ease. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her sister Holly and parents Morgan and Carol, as well as participating in outdoor recreational activities and playing competitive soccer.

Binky Haley

Binky Haley

Binky, now retired, was considered the heart of Homestead Building Company. A member of the team since day one, she kept the books and the office humming along without a hitch. Binky and her husband David enjoy spending time with their three grown children, as well as numerous grandchildren. The Homestead team is so grateful for Binky’s constant support and for always being there when it was needed most.

Ricky Wadford

Ricky Wadford

After spending more than 35 years in the ceramic tile operations industry as Operations VP in the Triangle area, Ricky retired only to join Homestead Building Company in 2016 in the important role of warranty manager. He incorporates passion, courtesy, kindness, and integrity into all he does as well as maintains a high level of communication and attention to detail. Ricky is an active leader in his church and stays busy playing outdoor sports and activities, which includes a national traveling softball league. A believer in deep family values, he has been married for over 40 years to his beautiful wife, Helen, with whom he shares one daughter and one son. The couple also have three grandchildren.

Hannah Koontz

Hannah Koontz

Hannah, who has a degree in Fashion and Textile Management from North Carolina State University, is the designer for Homestead Building Company. A former designer for Ralph Lauren, she brings her passion about design, form, and function to the team. She works directly with our clients through the entire design selection process to bring their homes to life in a way that is beautiful and distinct. A North Carolina native, Hannah enjoys traveling, live music, and all things home-related.

Bob Latvala

Bob Latvala

As Vice President of Operations, Bob is responsible for maintaining the company’s financial health as well as evaluating opportunities to better serve our clients. He brings more than 20 years of custom-building experience where he has done it all — from design to build and everything in-between. Throughout his career, he has been customer focused and his passion is delivering a high-quality home that exceeds expectations. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. His also enjoys traveling, cooking, and sports.

Ryan Bohr

Ryan Bohr

Ryan is Homestead Building Company’s social media manager, a role that’s been ever-growing in the current digital landscape. Her role encompasses monitoring and posting to our company’s social media outlets and maintaining our online profiles. But perhaps more importantly, it’s her expertise that helps us grow our audience base and interact seamlessly with our clients and brand advocates. When she is not working, she can be found spending quality time with her husband and two kids.

Awards

Home Builders Association of Raleigh – Wake County

Triangle Parade of Homes – Features the best-of-the best builders in The Triangle. Homestead has won Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for the last three years.

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