Homestead Custom Builders


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.


QUALITY & PROFESSIONALISM - 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.

TIMELESS STYLE & BEAUTY - 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



Ryan Schwartz


Laura Schwartz



Family PhotoRyan and Laura handle the sales and marketing for Homestead Custom Builders. They both grew up in the Omaha area and have been married for over 15 years.

Prior to partnering with Homestead, Ryan and Laura worked in multiple facets of the real estate industry including, lending, title and real estate sales.

Ryan and Laura are the parents of 3 kids, Abbey, Austin and Vinny.

When Ryan & Laura aren’t attending or coaching one of their kids’ sporting events, the Schwarz family enjoys spending time with family & friends in addition to volunteering in their community, school and church.