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…
Costing & Preconstruction Manager
Josh McCown serves as the Costing & Preconstruction 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.
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…
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.
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…
Laura DeFatta has over 5 years of experience working in design. What started as a hobby for her personal home and homes of friends has turned into a passion and career over the last 5 years. Laura specializes in beautiful classic designs that will stand the test of time. Her ability to visualize each space and bring floor plans to life with texture and color is second to none.
Laura is born and raised in Franklin, TN. She and her husband, David, have two little girls Mary Bennett (6) and Adylen Scott (3). When Laura is not working in the family business designing, she is raising her two girls, enjoying her family farm, and her friends in Stephens Valley.
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.
Dave Curran serves as Project Manager for DeFatta Custom Homes, supervising daily homebuilding details on site. Dave is a veteran of the US Army, serving our great country for 23 years as a Chief Warrant Officer and Instruction Pilot. After retiring from the US Army Dave served as a Captain and Pilot for Air Evac before entering into the residential construction industry. Dave has over 10 years of managing residential construction projects.
Dave brings organization, great communication, and excellent customer service to our team.
Dave lives with his wife Mary, in Spring Hill.
Kyle Freundt serves as a Project Supervisor 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.
Warranty Technician & Construction Assistant
James Bright serves as a Warranty Technician and Construction Assistant for DeFatta Custom Homes, ensuring each homeowner cared for through the warranty process.
James has been a part of the DeFatta Custom Homes team for over 5 years and is excited to step into our newly created role of Warrant Technician in 2021. James is excited to be part of the DeFatta Custom Homes team and help provide an exceptional customer experience.
Michael Jones 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.