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.
President & Partner
Joe DeFatta proudly serves as President of DeFatta Custom Homes with over 35 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…
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…
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…
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…
New Home Sales Agent
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…
New Home Sales Agent
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…
With over 11 years of experience, featured work in two national magazines, and an HGTV special under her belt, Melissa Lewis is more than capable of leading every aspect of the design process from start to finish. Read More…
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.
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.
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.
Jason Romine serves as Project Manager for DeFatta Custom Homes, supervising daily homebuilding details on site. Jason has been in the homebuilding industry in the Middle Tennessee area for 20+ years & has extensive experience managing the on-site construction of homes.
Jason lives with his wife, Kris, and son, in Columbia.
Joe DeFatta, Jr
Joe DeFatta serves as a Project Supervisor 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.
Assistant Project Manager
Kyle Freundt serves as an Assistant Project Manager for DeFatta Homes, assisting in the daily homebuilding details on site. Kyle lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Jenny.
He is excited to be a part of the DeFatta Custom Homes team and help provide an exceptional home building experience for our customers.
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.