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Currently building in the Calkins Hill and Silver Oaks of the Brooks at Vale Park communities

Dave Faganel

The Faganel name has long stood for integrity, imagination and progress in custom-home building. A Chicagoland presence for decades, it now brings the same energy and inspiration to northwest Indiana.

Dave had been focused on state-of-the-art custom homes and developments since he joined the family business in 1989. In 2019, two associates made Dave aware of the growing opportunities for residential new construction in northwest Indiana.

In particular, building new luxury homes and townhomes for sale in Valparaiso offered an original mix of urban living and nightlife, retail access and Main Street charm.

Dave had already been working with his partner, Terry Faltz, since 2017 to complete open projects in Illinois and Indiana. With their balanced strengths – Dave in sales, marketing and design; Terry in project production, costing and management – they decided to set their sights on serving Valparaiso and northwest Indiana with a focus on luxury homes and developments such as Calkins’ Hill (townhomes) and The Brooks at Vale Park and Sand Creek of Chesterton (custom homes and duplex ranches).

Together, Dave and Terry would aim to further establish Valparaiso as a premier destination for custom-home living close to a vibrant downtown with food, entertainment, parks, theater and specialty shopping.

Always seeking newer, better ways to design and build custom homes, Dave has long been a pioneer of construction innovation such as enhanced ventilation that applied research on energy efficiency and indoor-air quality from University of Minnesota’s Cold Climate Housing Program.

Since introducing the original concept in 1991, Dave has continued advancing energy efficiency in building nearly 2,000 environmentally friendly custom homes that provide home buyers with even greater comfort and peace of mind.

This comprehensive approach to home building also received the first-ever Crystal Key Award given by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicagoland for “creative contribution to the design and construction of state-of-the-art Millennium III® homes.”

Green Building Science applications will remain a feature of every high-performance Faganel Builders custom home in northwest Indiana today. All Faganel-built new homes come with a two-year complete energy guarantee as well.

With Dave and Terry at the helm, the developer will offer the most attractive, comfortable, energy-efficient, healthy and durable homes in the region.

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