Sam and Kayla started Homestead Custom Builders as a family owned business in 2009.


Sam has a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and over 20 years of construction experience. Prior to starting Homestead he has worked in nearly every facet of construction including residential, commercial and multi-family.

Kayla is the Office Manager for Homestead. She coordinates all warranty requests, billing and various other day to day activities within the company.


They are blessed with two wonderful sons, Brantley and Connor.


In their spare time, the Friehe's enjoy the outdoors, activities with the kids and catching up with family & friends.


Homestead Custom Builders, LLC’s President and Founder, Sam Friehe, has always felt that a solid foundation, hardworking values and accountability are the keys to any successful business. Sam maintains these priciples along with a unique hands-on approach to every home that we build. He's worked in nearly every facet of construction from framer to supervisor and everything in between. By combining his farming roots along with hands-on experience, residential and commercial construction expertise and a degree in Construction Management, Sam has a unique grasp on how to build homes that not only you as the home owner but also us as the builder can be proud of for years to come.


Homestead Custom Builders, LLC was founded with the intent on building modern, high efficiency homes without losing character. We strive to make sure that every home we build is a direct reflection of the home owners' style and preferences. A custom home should be unique for the people and families who occupy it and that's why we take every measure possible to make sure our homes are the true definition of custom. 



Our pricing, plans and features are as unique as our home owners. We can either start from one of our existing plans, design a complete custom home or even build something based on a plan you may already have. 


We realize it isn’t just about building a house; it’s about building a home. Homestead Custom Builders, LLC would love the opportunity to sit down with you and build your home, together. Please give us a call today!




Sam even had the privilege of being involved on a build team that remodeled a century old home designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The builder he was working for at the time was chosen to re-build the home back to it's original design and Sam was lucky enough to be involved throughout the process. It was partially from this unique experience that Sam realized the timeless look of these architectural designs could be revived in today’s ultra-efficient home building industry


From our home owners...

Q: What areas do feel Homestead excels at?

A: "Biggest thing was the feeling of getting exactly what we wanted and would have expected from a true custom builder. It was evident from the beginning that every effort would be made to make our home exactly what we wanted. The quality of the build is awesome, selections exceeded expectations, open lines of communication were great, and we are confident that we spent our money wisely."


From our home owners...

"Homestead made everything easy & less stressful. Flexible and easy to get ahold of"


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