The Friesenhahn legacy of quality craftsmanship
and construction spans 3 generations.


Throughout the history of our family-owned company, we’ve built lifelong relationships—from our network of trustworthy vendors, to the families for whom we’ve had the honor of building their homes—we’ve been incredibly blessed.

We are truly thankful to be carrying on the reputation of Friesenhahn craftsmanship and our family legacy of delivering homes that will bring joy to families for generations to come.


David Friesenhahn

Owner & Custom Builder
David founded Terra Nova in 1998 to carry out a childhood dream of building beautiful homes for families, just like his father did. Today, David takes pride in the high-quality design, construction, and remodeling services his company provides—perhaps none more so than his dedication to personal communication with each customer. David is a certified Demand-Side Energy Manager and is licensed as both a Master Electrician and as an Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Contractor. David is also a member of the Tulsa Homebuilders Association and a participant in the Tulsa Parade of Homes.

Josh Friesenhahn

Project Manager & Customer Communications
As a third-generation home builder, Josh brings his passion for innovation and technology to the Terra Nova team. One of his key roles in the company is using his skills in various design-construction software to visually bring dream homes to life—a vital step in the Terra Nova 360 Design-Build Process.


When David Friesenhahn was just 11 years old, he told his dad he knew he was going to build homes when he grew up. 

David’s father worked in construction in central Texas, and had his son start helping out with the building process. It didn’t take long for young David to fall in love with seeing a building project come to life. From the blueprints and floorplan to the framework and finishings, he was hooked.

David’s journey led him to Sam Houston State, where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration. From here, he went to work in the corporate world for 13 years. There, he spent most of his time managing and developing energy-efficiency programs, a skill that would later translate into his ability to build homes that were not only functional and beautiful, but energy-efficient, as well.

After more than a decade in the business world, David knew it was time to begin building his dream career… literally. The pieces fell into place and he launched Terra Nova Properties in Tulsa, OK.

Fast forward to today, and David is doing exactly what his childhood self said he would. In fact, he’s built over 300 homes to date, and has no plans of slowing down.

And the best part? David’s middle son, Josh, got the building gene, too. 

Together, this next generation of father and son work hard to deliver unparalleled design, construction, and remodeling services to families in the greater Tulsa area and Northeast Oklahoma.