We build homes throughout the Omaha Metro area on your lot or ours, that blend new traditions with old world craftsmanship. Our goal is to create functional, exciting, beautiful spaces to gather and live. Our simple yet refreshing designs are open, uncluttered and blend traditional elements with modern amenities. In other words, the ideal homes for today’s urban and rural families.
2019 marked our 25th year in business! As we reflect back over the last 25 years, we are extremely proud of the homes and commercial projects we have built and cherish the relationships we have developed with our customers, subcontractors and suppliers.
Building practices, styles and designs have changed, but the one thing we will never change is our ethics, honesty and willingness to provide the best possible experience for our customers. Owners Greg and Dean Eckel will be personally involved with you and your project from drafting to move in day.
To get things started off right, Banyan offers free plan design services and if needed, help selecting a lot for your new home.
Please feel free to call us directly to discuss your next project. Together we can create, “Your new space!”
I built my first home in 1994 and have gradually built upon my knowledge while establishing Banyan Homes as a quality builder in the community. My first experience with construction was working for a general contractor in Kearney, NE, during college. After college, I served 20 years in the Air Force, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Upon retirement, I worked at Creighton University for 12 years as executive director of Business/Finance for the Division of Cardiology. While there, I was involved in numerous remodeling projects and the construction of a 60,000 square foot medical building.
In addition to building custom homes, I am also active in my community, having served on both the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Omaha Builders Association and the Bellevue Habitat for Humanity. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family and grandchildren.
In 1997, I started building custom homes with my family’s company, Banyan Homes, Inc.
Over last twenty plus years, I have built 100+ custom homes ranging from entry level to a custom design build. Through open and honest communication, we strive to maintain a fun and relaxed atmosphere throughout the building process. We utilize the best quality materials available and hire some of the best subcontractors in Omaha. I am very proud of the many long term relationships I have developed with customers and subcontractors in Omaha over the past 25 years. I will work hard to build you the best home I can within your budget.
Earlier in life, I attended Kearney State College and then went on to attend Creighton School of Law where I graduated in 1990.
In my off time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Pam and two children Dylan and Carly, golfing, camping, fishing and traveling. I look forward to meeting with you personally to discuss your future home.
I am a REALTOR with a passion for excellent customer service and building relationships with those customers. With my father and grandfather’s business, I was practically raised on new home construction sites. That instilled in me the love for seeing a project from start to finish, the excitement of a new home, and the happiness it brings to those who I am fortunate enough to help. As a Nebraska native, I pride myself on knowledge of the state’s market and trends, with a focus on the Omaha and Lincoln areas.
After being raised in Omaha, I moved to Lincoln where I attended UNL while working full time as a manager for a local restaurant. While working in Lincoln, I honed my ability to provide customers with a high level of communication and service. In my free time I enjoy being with friends and family, keeping up with all things basketball, and looking for new and exciting restaurants to try! Whatever I can help you with, I look forward to the opportunity to make an impression with promptness and professionalism in every aspect!
“Banyan” often specifically denominates Ficus benghalensis (the “Indian banyan”), which is the national tree of the Republic of India, Thomas A. Edison planted the first banyan tree in the continental United States in Fort Myers, Florida, in an attempt with Henry Ford to find a more cost-effective way to produce rubber for car tires. The tree, originally only 4 feet (1.2 m) tall, now covers one acre of the estate.
Older banyan trees are characterized by aerial prop roots that mature into thick, woody trunks, which can become indistinguishable from the primary trunk with age. Old trees can spread laterally by using these prop roots to grow over a wide area. In some species, the prop roots develop over a considerable area that resembles a grove of trees, with every trunk connected directly or indirectly to the primary trunk. The topology of this massive root system was my father’s inspiration for the name “Banyan Homes, Inc.”. His philosophy is that these prop roots represent the homes and projects we have built over the years thus supporting a larger community, the Banyan Tree (Omaha Metro).