(605) 996-8999
2541 W. Havens St.
Mitchell, SD 57301

Meet The Team

“Individuals can and do make a difference, but it takes a team
to really mess things up.”

Steve Otterby, President/co-owner

Steve Otterby


Steve graduated from South Dakota State University in 1972 with a BS degree in Agricultural Engineering. Gaining a background for the construction industry both commercial buildings and farm buildings, Steve’s responsibilities included Ag engineering and sales. In 1979 he moved to Mitchell, SD and founded Palace Builders, Inc. with partner Larry Titze. When not at the office Steve and his wife Kathy like to go support SDSU athletics and spending time on the lake.

Larry, Co-Owner/Semi-retired



Larry graduated from Mitchell High School and attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. After graduating from college he farmed in the Mitchell area and worked for Hormel Meat Packers. In 1979 Steve and Larry founded Palace Builders Inc.

Larry enjoys spending time outdoors especially down at the Mitchell area TRAP club. When he’s not shooting, he is spending time with wife Cheryl and three grand children that keep him busy.

Jill Hohn, Sales Manager

Jill Hohn

Sales Manager

Jill has been actively involved in overseeing the daily accounting process of Palace Builders since joining the company in 1995. Her responsibilities include office administration, reception, and customer support. Jill and her husband Doug farm near Dimock, they enjoy spending time with their 5 children & grandbabies.

Hillary Hauser, HR/ Accounting

Hillary Hauser

HR/ Accounting

With her diverse knowledge of the HR/Payroll department, Hillary has been an asset to Palace Builders and its fellow employees. Hillary believes in the hands on approach and works closely with the office staff and construction crews. Hillary and her husband Steve farm near Dimock, spending free time with family and friends.


Hannah Smith


Palace Builders Accountant.  Team Member profile coming soon.

Travis Wagner, Construction Supervisor

Travis Wagner

Construction Supervisor

Palace Builders welcomes Travis Wagner an automated engineer to our Grain dryer specialist team.  Travis brings years of experience as a grain elevator assistant. He will handle grain drying, storage and grain handling from the on farm projects to larger commercial elevators.  He has advanced training in mechanical and electrical operations, and looks forward to handling the maintenance, service, and sales of Brock Superb Grain Dryers.



Ryan Brech


Write-Up Coming