Owner, Proprietor – Rafael Defort
I am Rafael Defort, owner and proprietor of RDCUSTOMHOMES &Son. I was born and raised in West Germany. I come from a family involved in the construction industry for three generations.
My grandfather and father owned contracting companies in the painting business and I followed their footsteps. After spending 3 years in mechanical engineering trade school, followed by 4 years military service, I spent the next 13 years as a plant operations manager in the container glass industry and volunteered as a firefighter. Supervising the planning and coordination of facility expansions, new warehouses and office buildings as well as coordinating the work-flow throughout the companies’ facilities were my main responsibilities.
Moving to the United States (1999), I started a family and business in my new found home.
I quickly realized my technical background and talents would lend themselves perfectly to the construction and remodeling industry. I then worked for several years in these fields, learning everything about commercial and residential building construction and project management.Continuing in a working supervisor capacity I was responsible for the construction of commercial buildings like pharmacies, mall’s, workshops as well as custom and modern home designs.
RD Custom Homes received our professional contractor’s license in (2011) and I have worked ever since with full commitment to excellence in the building and construction industry.
With 22+ years of experience in all phases of the construction industry, I’m committed to exemplary customer service, quality of workmanship, producing inventive solutions as well as promptness and financially responsible approaches to any project.