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About Us

Gafford Builders is a locally owned Family operated construction company specializing in building Custom and Semi-Custom homes and additions.


We start with integrity and. are committed to quality workmanship and dedicated to customer satisfaction. That's where we get our Motto

"Integrity First Quality Throughout"


Gafford Builders is a leader in using new and innovative products in addition to energy-saving techniques, giving your home the most desirable mix of comfort, elegance and energy efficiency.


We have experience with houses ranging from 1300 square feet to 9000 square feet. We have built homes with front porches, stonework, energy-efficient products, smart home technology, pier and beam, and many other custom features.


We have experience building commercial projects including retail strip centers, airplane hangers, tenant buildouts, and restaurants.


We are one of only a few true "Design-Build" home builders in the area with house plans drawn in house by our staff. This approach allows us to bring the most value to your new home.



2018 LHBA RE Award Best Out Door Kitchen


2016 Parade of Homes Best Bathroom

2015 Parade of Home Best Kitchen

Meet the Team

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Dwayne Gafford


With over 39 years of experience in the construction industry, Dwayne has worked “hands on” with almost every trade and has over 6 years experience as a professional  framing carpenter. Dwayne has also worked as a draftsman with an architectural firm and has been drawing house plans and small commercial projects since 1980.

*Builder of the Year- HBA of Greater Baton Rouge 2018

*HBAGBR Outstanding Leadership Award 2017

*BRCC Construction Advisory Board member since 2014.

* President of Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge 2017

*National Association of Home Builders board member since 2014

*NAHB Custom Home Builders Committee  2020 Chairman.

*Private Pilot with an instrument rating


Alyx Gafford Routh C.A.P.S.

VP of Construction

Alyx grew up in the building industry working on the construction jobs in high school. She joined the Gafford Builders team full time in 2013.  Alyx continues to learn and educate herself in the industry and has grown into a highly respected manager, leader, and designer. Alyx is a Certified Aging in-Place Specialist (CAPS), and only one of a few lady's in the home building industry with this prestigious certification.  She was award 2018 LREA for her Outdoor Kitchen design. She has been instrumental in bringing new technology and fresh ideas to the company.

* 2019 Vise Chairman Professional Women in Building (PWB)

2011 Graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University 

* Licensed Residential and Commercial Contractor

* Licensed Realtor since 2013

* CAPS- Certified Aging in Place Specialist

* Certified Fitness Instructor

* Private Pilot



Dana Gafford

VP of  Finance

Dana has been the Financial manager for Gafford Builders since its incorporation and helped start the company. She also provides interior design, color coordination, and beauty to our homes. Dana is a talented sheetrock finisher, painter and all around Mrs. Fix it.


*Interior Designer for all of our spec homes.

*Licensed Realtor since 2003

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