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. 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

Dean Sackett

Dean Sackett

After 20 years in finance and general management roles with a focus on building multinational businesses across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Dean joined Homestead Building Company as Chief Executive Officer in early 2021. Responsible for finance, strategy and sales, Dean’s objective is scaling the organization so it is enabled to deliver the best experience and custom-built home to our customers. A graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management and Miami University, Dean has degrees in Finance and International Management. Dean and his wife, Christine, have three children and after 25 years of moving, look forward to calling Raleigh home. They love to plug into their local community and serve others via their church, travel, explore new foods and cultures and feel blessed to be able to call on friends scattered around the world.

Bob Latvala

Bob Latvala

As Chief Operating Officer, 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.

Michael Mann

Michael Mann

Michael joins Homestead Building Company as the Director of Procurement with over 20 years’ experience in supply chain, purchasing, account and asset management. Most recently with a multistate high-volume homebuilder, Michael is excited to bring his knowledge to custom building, as well as building manufacture and trade partner relationships. Michael is a Raleigh native and graduate of North Carolina State University. He currently lives in Pittsboro with his wife, Jessica, and his three children, Eve, Ella and Will. In his spare time, he loves spending time outdoors and attending sporting events at his alma mater.

Bill Attmore

Bill Attmore

Bill joins Homestead Building Company as a Project Manager. With over 20 years experience in both residential and commercial construction, his passion for delivering a quality home on time and on budget is unparalleled. He is excited to work in an environment that encourages and empowers ownership of the project, and brings much knowledge and confidence to the building process. Bill finds joy in working with homeowners and buyers to bring their dream homes to completion. In his free time, Bill enjoys traveling with his family, hiking with his kids to wear them out, and cooking with his wife Caroline. He is also a National Champion Rugby player for the Raleigh Rugby football club and a former captain of the Pembroke State Wrestling team.

Melanie Priestley

Melanie Priestley

Melanie is irreplaceable in her role as Project Manager. 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.

Becky Misner

Becky Misner

Becky did not choose building houses as her initial career. She earned a Bachelors Degree from Appalachian State University and a Masters Degree from Campbell University using her ability to connect with people as an educational administrator. However, she grew up helping her dad build houses which grew into a passion for residential design and construction. She designed and built her first home in 1991. As a hobby she helped build and renovate all types of structures such as homes, schools, and churches. Later in life she turned this hobby into a new career. She became a Licensed General Contractor and began building, renovating, and rebuilding homes throughout eastern North Carolina. Joining Homestead as a project manager, she is excited to help others make their homeownership dreams into a reality. When she is not in search of a building project you can find her singing with several ensembles, hanging out with family, or 60 ft. below sea level swimming with sharks!

Betsy Bardi

Betsy Bardi

Approaching 20 years as an Interior Designer, and as an Interior Design firm owner, Betsy Bardi has partnered with Homestead to provide an enhanced client Design experience. She believes your home interiors are a personal and creative reflection of you. Betsy and her team thrive on listening to clients’ needs and translating those needs into something beautiful that they love. This is accomplished by presenting the full design vision to clients so they understand how all of the construction selections work together. In turn, a cohesive home design is created. In her free time, Betsy loves to spend time with her family which includes her husband Daniel and two wonderful children. She enjoys the relaxed lifestyle offered here in Raleigh NC. She loves to travel, cook, indulge in coffee anytime, and explore new destinations for Design Inspiration. International Travel carries a heavy influence on her overall design vision.

Laurie Evans

Laurie Evans

Laurie has partnered with Homestead to assist with Business Development. As a Top Producing Local Realtor specializing in all aspects of new construction, from lot procurement, marketing, sales, and design, she has what it takes to ensure top-notch customer service agents and clients have come to expect from Homestead. Laurie will work side by side with clients to truly understand their needs and develop a plan that will exceed expectations. She lives in North Ridge with her husband, Neil, baby girl, Ellie, and mini bernedoodle, Lucy.

Andy Hurst

Andy Hurst

Andy is the energetic, diligent, and attentive Operations Supervisor 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.

Paige Cashwell

Paige Cashwell

Paige comes to Homestead as the Office Manager after several years in Retail Management. After having her first daughter she was ready for a change of pace. Growing up she got to experience firsthand the family-like work environment at Homestead and jumped at the opportunity to join the team. She has a degree in Business Administration from Wake Tech Community College. Paige enjoys spending time at the beach, in the mountains, and taking in everything else North Carolina has to offer. When she is not working, you can find her spending time with her husband, precious little girl, and sweet pup.

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.

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 Co-Founder, 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.

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 three 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.

Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence – Recognizes the best in new home sales and marketing in the Triangle. Homestead was awarded Best Innovative Marketing and Best Signage.

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