Current Project

Steel House

A little over a decade ago, Donald Wexler drew up the last known plans commissioned from the famed architect.  Utilizing these original plans, Hoffman Yann Builders was contracted to build this unique steel post-and-beam home being built in south Palm Springs…


Hoffman Yann Builders is a Los Angeles based company led by Chris Hoffman and Yann Debonne and comprised by a collection of creators and artists who share our core values, instincts, standards, transparency and character, all of which we believe define the true meaning of, “craftsmanship.”


We have a reputation for impeccable quality and attention to detail that goes beyond aesthetics. We believe that quality and integrity of workmanship begins underneath the surface – what is created inside the walls is as important as what is created on the outside.

Chris Hoffman

In his late teens, Chris Hoffman discovered his passion for building, working in a wide variety of construction jobs ranging from framing to masonry.  He soon found himself gravitating to the electrical field working his way up to an apprentice electrician.  In 2005, Chris branched out on his own and rapidly built up a thriving electrical contracting business.


Covering a vast territory from northern to southern California, Chris has become one of Welltower’s preferred electrical contractors and, in addition, serves several fortune 500 company’s electrical and lighting needs.


In 2011, Chris met his business partner, Yann Debonne on an expansive residential restoration project of an historical home in Pasadena, California. Realizing their shared passion for quality and true craftsmanship, Chris and Yann decided to further expand their scope of their partnership and created Hoffman Yann Builders. Away from the office, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys.

Yann Debonne

Yann Debonne is an Emmy Award-winning television editor and producer. Having produced and directed over two thousand hours of live television, live music concerts, and unscripted programming, Executive Producer Debonne is no stranger to creating and building experiences for others to enjoy.


Since his adolescence, Yann has had a love for all things mechanical and a thirst for creating. Having restored or renovated many homes throughout the years, Yann’s passion for building culminated with his takeover of a failed real estate management company. Within four years, Yann turned the business into profitability and capped his successful tenure at the company by supplying capital to build the first two CVS pharmacies in the state of Utah.


In 2011, Yann met his business partner, Chris Hoffman during a painstaking, detailed restoration of a 1911 Charles Driscoll-designed home in Pasadena, California. Yann and Chris instantly bonded over their dedication to quality and hands-on craftsmanship. It was only natural that they combined forces and created their own construction building company, Hoffman Yann Builders.


In his rare moments of free time, Yann enjoys welding, rock climbing, mountain biking and skiing and traveling with his wife and two children.