Top 10 Builder | Best in Show | A+ BBB Rating

Inside every Discovery Builders’ home you’ll find the details, craftsmanship, and value that you’ve come to expect in a new custom home. We’ve become one of metro-Louisville’s leading home builders by listening to our customers and translating their visions and dreams into reality with our unwavering commitment to quality and customer service. We believe first impressions are everything, which is why each home we build is meticulously crafted to ensure the perfect combination of exterior detail and interior style results in a home that is uniquely yours. When you choose Discovery, you’re choosing a different kind of home builder. We specialize in residential home design and construction, and combine it with our expertise in land planning and development, to create signature neighborhoods of lasting value for our friends, families, neighbors, and customers to enjoy for a lifetime.



Since our founding in 1992, the partnership of Don Naville and David Bauer has remained steadfast in its commitment to the same core beliefs:

  • Quality – build every home of such high quality that we, ourselves, would be proud to live there
  • Customer Satisfaction – a satisfied customer is our best referral, future neighbor, and friend
  • Distinction – unique and captivating architectural details, features, and finishes give each home unmatched character and value

For more than a quarter century, this philosophy has enabled Discovery Builders to grow steadily and successfully to become an award-winning industry leader, a better builder, and an even better neighbor


Trust | Integrity

Our professional home building team not only builds houses, we also forge deep and lasting relationships with our customers. These relationships are built on trust and integrity. Our team approach is backed by our commitment to quality and customer service, giving you peace of mind in your decision to choose Discovery Builders to construct your new home.   The Discovery Builders team is comprised of real estate, land development, construction, and business management professionals to serve your every need throughout the process of building your new home. Our team…


David Bauer

Owner • President • Broker


(502) 931-5657

Don Naville


Vice President

(502) 664-7840

Alex Minnich

Construction Manager

Licensed General Contractor

(502) 264 – 2573

Jean Ann Padgett

Design Studio Manager

(615) 812-1990

Kirsti Dean

Asst. Design Studio Manager

(502) 912-6974

Rick Zabel

Project Manager

(502) 648-0278


Robert Blackman

Project Manager

(502) 643-1609


Darin Marshall

Project Manager

(812) 820-6752

Chris Rawert

Field Laborer

(812) 736-2564

Tina Hoffman

Finance Manager

(502) 736-8812


Kathy Shelburne

Office Administrator

(502) 736-8617