Spiess Custom Homes

Build the Home of Your Dreams

A home is an extension of oneself. With Spiess Custom Homes, Kansas City families have the opportunity not only to build a house that reflects their style and specific needs, but to design the home of their dreams. Recognized with the American Dream Gold Award by the 2019 Spring Parade of Homes, Spiess Custom Homes is known for their quality craftsmanship, personalized service, and their ability to make one-of-a-kind ideas a reality.
“I understand that building a fully custom home means creating a wholly personal space while minimizing the need to compromise,” company owner DeWayne Spiess shared. “The crews I work with have been with me for a long time, so we have developed that level of trust that comes from such a long-standing relationship. To ensure everything is completed to the client’s satisfaction, I am also on the job sites daily.”
Born and raised in Kansas City, DeWayne inadvertently found a passion for construction in high school, when he began working for a friend’s family HVAC business. Never afraid to roll up his sleeves, DeWayne established his industry knowledge working as a laborer in construction. At 31, he put his skills to use and built his own home. Now with over 20 years of experience under his belt, DeWayne is the proud leader of one of the premier custom home builders in the Kansas City area.
“I had lots of friends in high school whose dads were builders and owned various companies in remodeling and HVAC, so I grew up around it,” DeWayne recalled. “I started doing some side jobs around the homebuilding industry and over the course of time, I built it up to bigger products and really tried to make a name for myself.”
At Spiess Custom Homes, DeWayne has created a full-service business catering to the specific needs and requirements of each individual client. He and his team combine professional boutique design services with craftsmanship and quality developed over decades of experience. Building homes for families across Kansas and Missouri has armed DeWayne with the knowledge to solve problems and offer skillful recommendations on virtually any home, feature, or style.
“It’s the aspect of building a home and the design and creativity aspect what I like the most,” DeWayne explained. “I like being involved from the very beginning stages of planning and I like seeing the house come together. I love the fact that when you’re done with a home you can step back and be proud of it.”
From an initial meeting with a client all the way to the way to completing a project’s finishing touches, the Spiess team works side-by-side with clients to create a quality space they can’t wait to call home. In fact, at every step, DeWayne personally ensures the building process is handled with the highest level of quality and professionalism. As a smaller boutique firm offering world-class service, Spiess Custom Homes strives to go above and beyond for each client they serve, ensuring that every single detail is thought of and executed on.
“I’m very hands-on and customers get all of my attention,” DeWayne described. “A lot of builders don’t even meet with customers themselves. We’re a smaller company, but we pride ourselves in doing quality work. I deal with customers directly and I think that’s what many clients are looking for—more of a personal relationship.”
Operating a family-owned business, DeWayne works alongside his wife Jen, whose interior design expertise and artistic ability help to elevate the aesthetics of any space. Their son, Bryce, also works as the business’ superintendent and can be found running a job site’s day-to-day operations. Together, the Spiess family’s success has been defined by values of integrity, stewardship, and fairness—this mindset has empowered them to better prepare, adapt, and respond to their customers’ needs. By prioritizing relationships over profits, DeWayne seeks to safeguard and strengthen the business to ensure a legacy for his future generations.
“It’s really nice getting to work with family,” DeWayne shared. “We all mesh together and get along really well. It’s nice showing my son how things go and someday he’ll hopefully take over. When I was younger, success for me was about money, now a good measure of success is about work-life balance and prioritizing my family.”