Simplicity by Hayden Homes is pleased to announce that Ryan Jennings has been promoted and named President. Jennings succeeds Ken Brodeck, who announced his retirement from Simplicity by Hayden Homes after leading the company over the past 11 years. Ken’s exceptional operational discipline drove Simplicity by Hayden Homes forward, beyond that, he has been a great mentor for many team members. Brodeck will remain with the company through the transition before retiring later this year.

“Ryan’s tenure and breadth, and depth of experience will prove valuable as Simplicity by Hayden Homes continues our growth trajectory,” said Dennis Murphy, CEO of Simplicity by Hayden Homes. “I have the utmost confidence in Ryan’s abilities and know he will continue to fulfill our mission and deliver an unparalleled customer experience to our home buyers. We look forward to his many contributions in the years ahead.”

Jennings has more than 17 years of management experience within both Hayden Homes and Simplicity by Hayden Homes, including Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Regional Director, Operations Director, and most recently, Purchasing Director.

“I am honored to work with a talented and passionate team as we build on the remarkable success that has been delivered over the past several years,” said Ryan Jennings. “I look forward to helping Simplicity by Hayden Homes continue to grow, innovate and provide value-driven, high-quality homes to our customers.”

Dennis Murphy will remain CEO of both Hayden Homes and Simplicity by Hayden Homes.


About Simplicity by Hayden Homes

Simplicity by Hayden Homes is an on-your-land homebuilder, offering a broad range of residential housing options. Simplicity also constructs farmworker housing units and provides investor building solutions that range from ADUs and cottage communities to single-family subdivisions and multi-family projects. For more information, visit


About Hayden Homes

Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has provided over 20,000 new homes to price conscious, value-driven homebuyers in underserved, secondary markets throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately-owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.

Hayden Homes exists to Give As You Go™, so together we build a strong community, and lead fulfilled lives. Hayden Homes has contributed 4.9 billion dollars to local economies and has created more than 85,000 jobs since the company’s inception. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 44 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided over 100 deserving and capable families throughout the Pacific Northwest with a safe, healthy affordable home and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase a new home.

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