Dean Graven has been involved in the building industry for over 30 years! He brings a very unique perspective to Safeguard. He starting out on the financial side of building homes involved with Mortgage Operations for Banks in the Springfield area. He can speak to processes regarding finances when building and understands what families go through financially when building or remodeling. Dean left the banking industry in early 2000’s to start building homes in Central Illinois for Legacy Homes of Illinois to get his hands on experience of the building trade. He quickly rose up through the ranks to build homes in the Springfield area and be the Director of Operations for the Springfield market. He has always love building homes from that point and lead him to Safeguard construction.
Dean has two children and six grandchildren where he dedicates his time and energy outside of building homes to keep up with them. Dean is avid runner and enjoys Golf when he has time.
2016 HBAI President of the Year
2009 Springfield Area Home Builders President
2012 Springfield Area Home Builders President
2015 Builder of the Year
2016 Inductee Hall of Fame
2017 Member of the year SHBA
Certified graduate Builder CGB
CAPS Certified Aging and Place Specialist