OUR COMPANY

DeFatta Custom Homes is a locally owned & operated family custom homebuilding company based in Franklin, Tennessee. Joe DeFatta founded DeFatta Custom Homes in 2007 with assistance of his son, David DeFatta.

DeFatta Custom Homes strives to provide families with an exceptional homebuilding experience. Each homeowners experience is based upon first-class designs, an abundance of selections, unmatched craftsmanship, paired with excellent communication.  We as a company desire to provide the best possible home to bless your family for years to come.

OUR TEAM

Joe DeFatta

Joe DeFatta

President & Partner

Joe DeFatta proudly serves as President of DeFatta Custom Homes with over 25 years of experience in the homebuilding industry. Joe has been at the forefront of developing DeFatta Custom Homes from the ground up into one of the most respected and sought after custom homebuilders in the Middle Tennessee area. As president, he is committed to excellence and ensures that all DeFatta Custom Homes are built with the same degree of quality as if each one were his own home. Read More…

David DeFatta

David DeFatta

Vice President & Partner

David DeFatta serves as Vice President of DeFatta Custom Homes. From the time he was old enough to swing a hammer he has been learning to build alongside his father. It was during this time spent with his father that David learned the importance of hard work, dedication and responsibility. A calling & passion over the years grew within David for the homebuilding industry and he went on to study Construction Management and Land Development at Middle Tennessee State University. Read More…

Jere Pewitt

Jere Pewitt

Advisory & Investment Executive

Mr. Pewitt currently serves DeFatta Custom Homes in several capacities; first in an Advisory role and also as an Investment Partner.

Mr. Pewitt has been instrumental in the success of several area banks, including Williamson County Bank, Franklin National Bank, Cumberland Bank and Franklin Synergy Bank.

Mr. Pewitt is a Franklin native, a graduate  Read More…

Todd Freundt

Todd Freundt

Director of Construction

Todd Freundt serves as Director of Construction for DeFatta Custom Homes, leading our team of project managers in the day-to-day construction of each home. Todd has 20 years of experience within the construction industry. He has managed a variety of projects over the years including commercial construction, land development, custom home construction and he also served as an overseas missionary in the Ukraine building and renovating orphanages.…Read More…

Flint Adam

Flint Adam

Director of Marketing & New Home Sales Agent

Flint Adam is a Licensed Broker and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) – the highest designation in residential real estate. He joined the DeFatta Custom Homes family in 2017 as the Director of Marketing and a New Home Sales Agent. Flint has already built a successful business focusing on Greater Nashville residential resales, and is excited to bring his marketing and
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Josh McCown

Josh McCown

Costing & Preconstruction Manager

Josh McCown serves as the Costing and Pre-Construction Manager for DeFatta Custom Homes. In this position he is responsible for managing the process from contract signing through the start of each home. Josh is also the point of contact for each of our customers throughout the process of building their home on change orders.

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Don Smithson

Don Smithson

Project Manager

Don Smithson serves as Project Manager for DeFatta Custom Homes, supervising daily homebuilding details on site. Don has 40 years experience in the construction industry in both the building of new homes and land development. His experience gives him a full understanding of the custom home process from start to finish.

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AJ Amor

AJ Amor

Project Manager

AJ Amor serves as Project Manager for DeFatta Custom Homes, supervising daily homebuilding details on site. AJ has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry in various capacities. His experience, strong work ethic, and positive attitude make him a great Project Manager at DeFatta Custom Homes.

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Duane Marchiori

Duane Marchiori

Project Manager

Duane Marchiori
Duane Marchiori serves as Project Manager for DeFatta Custom Homes, supervising daily homebuilding details on site. He grew up learning the trade from both his grandfather & father, who were builders as well. Duane has been in the homebuilding industry in the Middle Tennessee area since 1990 & has experience working with both national & local builders alike. Additionally, he holds certification from OSHA.
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Jacob Mellen

Jacob Mellen

Assistant Project Manager

Jacob Mellen serves as an Assistant Project Manager for DeFatta Custom Homes, assisting in the daily homebuilding details on site.

Jacob is excited to be a part of the DeFatta Custom Homes team and help provide an exceptional home building experience for our customers.  Read More…

Joe DeFatta Jr

Joe DeFatta Jr.

Asst. Project Manager

Joe DeFatta serves as an Assistant Project Manager for DeFatta Custom Homes, assisting in the daily homebuilding details on site.

Joe is excited to be a part of the DeFatta Custom Homes team and help provide an exceptional home building experience for our customers

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James Bright

James Bright

Construction Assistant

James Bright serves as Construction Assistant for DeFatta Custom Homes, assisting in the daily homebuilding details on site.

James is excited to be a part of the DeFatta Custom Homes team and help provide an exceptional home building experience for our customers.

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Jodi DeFatta

Jodi DeFatta

Office Manager

Jodi DeFatta serves as the Office Manager for DeFatta Custom Homes. As the Office Manager, she handles the bookkeeping, permitting, and coordinates meetings with each customer and our Designer.

Jodi has been married to her husband, Joe DeFatta, for over 30 years. They have raised four children together and reside in Franklin, TN. Read More…

Lindsay Strickland

Lindsay Strickland

Designer

With 12 years of design experience and her specialization in new construction, Lindsay Strickland enjoys custom-tailoring every DeFatta Custom Homes project to meet the individual needs of our clients. Throughout the design process, Lindsay excels in guiding our customers to make remarkable choices that combine everyday function  Read More…

Affiliate Broker

Haley McKnatt, a licensed Affiliate Broker, joined the DeFatta Custom Homes Sales Team in 2018.

As a lifelong resident of both Maury and Williamson Counties, Haley is knowledgeable with the area and all it has to offer. Read More…

Senior Associate Broker

Maggie Schuh, a licensed Senior Associate Broker, joined the DeFatta Custom Homes Sales Team in 2018.

Maggie is an accomplished residential realtor. She has developed a successful real estate career on the foundation of her determination, work ethic, and kindness.  Maggie is heavily involved in St. Henry’s Elementary in West Meade, St. Henry’s Church, and the Williamson County Realtor Association–serving on multiple committees. Read More…

Affiliate Broker

Christy Bashlor, a licensed Affiliate Broker, joined the DeFatta Custom Homes Sales Team in 2018.

Christy is an accomplished residential realtor with years of experience in new home sales.

Christy has been featured on House Hunters Renovation on HGTV, season 11/episode 3. She is an expert adviser for buyers and dreamers looking to purchase custom homes.  Read More…