First & Last Name Dave Chapin
Company D.C. Design & Build
Title/Occupation Owner
Phone 402-610-0095
Tell us about your family. Lauri and I have been married for 26 years. Lauri is instrumental in our interior design choices. Our son, Zach, works for Scheels in Chandler, AZ as the baseball/softball department manager.
Name a recent movie you watched that blew you away? “Day by Day” a movie about the glory days of Husker football.
What are you currently binge watching? Chicago Fire and SWAT reruns as there were no new shows this fall.
Best restaurant you’ve ever been to? Kristofers in the old Riviera Casino in Las Vegas
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? The Thanksgiving feast
Favorite place you’ve traveled? Lake Tahoe
What did you want to be when you grew up? Concrete Finisher
Where are you from? Where did you go to school? Born and raised here, attended Lincoln East and graduated from SCC Milford with a degree in Diesel Construction Equipment Technology.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? I was born on my mom’s birthday.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done? Cracking open a beer at 9 am in the rail yard with my wife, brother and sister-in-law on a Saturday Husker game day.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? Change today back to the mid-80s forever.
When you’re not working, how do you enjoy spending your time? Watching Husker football or volleyball or visiting family out of state.
Who is someone who’s made a big impact on your life? Why? My dad. He took the time to teach me the construction trade over 30 years ago, as he spent his entire career in residential or commercial construction.
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? John Dunkin, he flies our former president everywhere in a pretty sweet 757.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? General George S. Patton
What do you/did you love the most about your job? We recently completed our first custom build. It was super fun to watch our owners’ ideas come together. The finished product is completely different than what we have done to date.
What experiences and past roles have led you to where you are today? After selling my concrete construction business of nearly 25 years, I knew corporate America or working for someone wasn’t going to make me happy. I enjoy watching our clients move into an amazing build that hopefully is their forever home.
What career advice do you live by? Who gave it to you? “Retain what you learn today. You may not use it tomorrow, next week or next year, but someday you will.” Thanks Dad!
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be? Why? Donn Mann, I did his concrete work for 20 years. Donn is the finest and nicest gentleman you’ll ever meet. I don’t think he ever had bad day or said anything bad about anyone.
What’s one skill you’d like to develop or sharpen this year? To become more computer literate with today’s technology available to us as builders.
What are your future goals and aspirations for your career? Continue building homes without having to sacrifice quality for the cost of construction.
How long have you been a member of HBAL? 2 years
How has your career benefited from being a member of HBAL? Denny Van Horn got me to join HBAL, as we built across the street from one another two years ago. He always answers any questions if I need advice.
What is your favorite HBAL event and why? Careers in Construction Day. It’s today’s students we so desperately need for the future of our industry.
Any tips or advice for new HBAL members? Get involved in a committee that suits you the best. Meeting and building new relationships is incredibly rewarding

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