The Builder's Story

The Lewes Building Company is owned by Jeff Dawson and John Leebel. Jeff and John have successfully partnered on projects over the past 20 years and are committed to establishing The Lewes Building Company as one of the premier builders at the Delaware beaches.

At the Lewes Building Company our goal is to provide custom homes that consistently exceed the expectations of our clients. We believe that architectural design and detail and the finishes in a home are as important as the structural components. Every project is an owner-managed build and the production of each project flows in a highly efficient, controlled and logical fashion which allows us to deliver premier custom homes with unprecedented value.

About John Leebel

John Leebel has extensive experience in homebuilding and spent 10 years early in his career with two nationally recognized luxury homebuilding companies: NV Homes and Toll Brothers. He has specialized field training in production construction, scheduling, and subcontractor management as well as large-scale project management experience in costing, contracting, and budgeting. The communities under his management were recognized for superior cost control and excellent overall budgeting. In 2008 one of the communities under his management won the prestigious “Resort Community of the Year” Regal Award by the Home Builders Association of Delaware. Convinced that they could implement these established business processes within a custom homebuilding model, John and Jeff have designed a system that allows for delivery of high quality custom homes at unprecedented value.

John has committed to pursue his vision of building a limited number of custom homes per year combining the effective business processes of large builders with the quality and personal attention of small builders. John personally oversees the construction of each home from project start to final delivery.

John graduated from Towson University in 1992 with bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and German. He currently resides in Lewes, Delaware with his wife and two children.