Build time enduring spaces with
a distinct difference, to live,
work and play.


Through open and honest communication,
we strive to provide the highest level of professionalism and customer service!

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.

2024 marks our 30th year in business! As we reflect back over the last 30 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 comprehensive 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.

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.


vice president & CEO

I started building homes with my family in 1997 and haven’t looked back since. Over the last twenty-plus years, I’ve had the pleasure of not only working with my family, but also working with some of the best subcontractors and suppliers in the business.

Earlier in my life I attended Kearney State College, and later graduated from Creighton School of Law in 1990.


sales & marketing

After being raised in Omaha, I moved to Lincoln to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln while also working full time in the restaurant industry during nights.

After moving back to Omaha in 2018, I obtained my real estate license and have been working to help people  achieve their dreams of home ownership ever since! 


project manager

After graduating from high school, I moved to Miami, FL to pursue my passion for food. I attended Johnson & Wales University and graduated with a degree in Food Science and Food Service Management.

I was a chef in Florida for many years, but moved back to Omaha in 2020. I have been working with Banyan Homes as project manager to help keep our building process as organized and efficient as possible.


office manager

After growing up in Omaha, I attended Iowa Western University. I moved back to Omaha and after a few years of managerial work, I started working with my family at Banyan Homes as the office manager.

I work every day to make sure that things run as smoothly as they can behind the scenes, and want everyone to have the best possible experience from first contact all the way to closing day!


“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).


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