About Us

Our History:

In 1967, Roger Drobney founded HDI Builders with the aim of becoming the best in the custom home builder. During more than four decades, Roger’s goal has been realized. HDI Builders enjoys a solid reputation for quality, innovation, and tremendous customer satisfaction that has led many prior customers to build second and even third homes with us. Our professional building team understands that your home is both an important investment and an extension of you and your lifestyle. We attempt to design and build the perfect custom home for every client by utilizing only the finest materials, the best crafts people, and many years of building experience.

Our Philosophy:

During the 50 plus years that we have been building homes in this area, our philosophy has always remained the same – to provide a quality home within your budget. We always strive to build homes that are superior to others on the market, at a better value. We build each house as if it were our own home, and it shows. We invite you to take a look at the houses we build and the quality that goes into everything we do at HDI Builders.

Our Team:

HDI Builders has built more than 1000 homes in the Greater Lansing area.  We are a team of dedicated professionals, and we take pride in our work.  We emphasize outstanding design, superior construction and attention to detail.  Our homes blend style, functionality, refinement and livability.  The comfort, convenience and quality of your home enhances every aspect of your lifestyle.  From design to move-in day and beyond, your relationship with HDI Builders will be positive, memorable and appreciated.

The goal of our team is to meet or exceed ALL your expectations.  To help achieve that goal, we work with the best materials, the most skilled and knowledgeable craftspeople, and the most reliable vendors and suppliers.  Most of them have worked with us for decades, not just a few years, so they understand what we demand in quality and craftsmanship – and they deliver.

Team Bio:

Dear Prospective New Home Buyer,

As a second generation homebuilder, I grew up building homes.  It’s in my blood.  As a child I stood on a chair to see over the desk where my dad drew new home designs.  He taught me the value of good design, and the value of building strong relationships with our homeowners.  He told me “When you build a home for someone you’re entering into a long term relationship with them, a partnership.”  The design and building process takes several months but the relationship continues through the warranty and many years beyond – and we take that relationship with you seriously.
I worked on the construction of homes as a teenager and, with the goal to become a better builder, earned a degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan and then a Masters in Real Estate Development and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.  There is much to be learned in school, but the most important lessons I’ve learned from working with my dad, Roger, and his partner of over forty years, Doug Showers:  people, and pride in your work make the difference.
We are not a production builder that turns out cookie cutter homes.  I am directly involved in the design, construction and selections of every home we build.  This is to your advantage as a prospective new home owner because I am a “hands-on” builder, and maintain high standards of construction, while providing superior customer service and communication.  If you have a question or concern, you can call me directly.
Our team can help you make the right decisions from among the many options available while building a custom home.  We are proud of the relationships we’ve developed with homeowners who’ve entrusted us with their dreams.  It would be privilege to be your builder.  We will be glad to answer any questions you may have and look forward to starting a valued relationship with you.  Email or give us a call.  We look forward to hearing from you and talking about your new home.
Sincerely,Chris Drobney