(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.”

Ryan Brech, Partner / Design and Sales

Ryan Brech

Partner / Design and Sales

As a Partner, Ryan oversees the Design Team and continues to sell for the company.  Ryan has more than two decades in the construction industry.  In that time, he has transformed from “drafting” plans with pencil and paper to the latest technology of Computer Aided Drawing-CAD for short.  Ryan enjoys this part of the construction field because each job is unique and he gets to help watch clients dreams come to fruition.  Just in his time with Palace Builders Construction, Ryan has worked on the smallest of buildings, a 30’x30′ garage to one of the largest Church buildings in Mitchell.  No job is too big or too small.

Jill Hohn, Partner / Sales Manager

Jill Hohn

Partner / Sales Manager

Jill joined the company several years ago in the accounting department and has been actively working as the Sales Manager for the last few years.  She continues to build and promote strong, long-lasting customer relationships by partnering, understanding, and communicating with customer needs.  As a partner she plans to create positive experiences, ensure product quality, reliability, and to continue the lasting relationships the company has established for over 40 years.

Elliot Reiner, Partner / Construction Manager

Elliot Reiner

Partner / Construction Manager


Glenn Murtha, Partner / Job Superintendent

Glenn Murtha

Partner / Job Superintendent

Glenn is a graduate of Parkston High school and began a career in road construction where he spent several years before joining the Palace Builders Team as a foreman for the company.  In his years as a foreman, he worked in several aspects of the company to include grain handling and steel building erection specialist.  He is a job superintendent and coordinates and manages each construction site, job site material and coordinates projects with subcontractors.  Glenn heads up our safety program along with quality control.

Travis Wagner, Construction Supervisor

Travis Wagner

Construction Supervisor

Travis Wagner an automated engineer and works in our Grain dryer specialist team.  Travis brings years of experience as a grain elevator assistant. He handles 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 handles the maintenance, service, and sales of Brock Superb Grain Dryers.


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.

Dan Mutziger, Construction Foreman

Dan Mutziger

Construction Foreman


Matt Fristad, Draftsman

Matt Fristad



Coral Cleveland, Admin/Bookkeeper

Coral Cleveland


Palace Builders Accountant.  Team Member profile coming soon.

Steve Otterby, Founder/Retired

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 Titze, Founder/Retired

Larry Titze


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.