Building Communities to Create a

Legacy of Stories

Our dedicated team has a passion to develop communities for rural America and college campuses in the upper Midwest that inspire the lives of residents, while also creatively enhancing the communities where they live. At Talon, we are tenacious about turning ideas into reality, offering high-quality projects at an affordable price, and delivering exceptional, lasting value that spurs future growth.

What Our Expertise Offers in

Development · Property Management · Capital

A creative, honest, and energetic approach dedicated to executing projects
A strong background in construction, development, and financing
Detailed market research, site selection, acquisition, and project feasibility analysis
A track record of success working with economic development and government entities including city, state, and federal officials, and industry trade groups.

A Track Record of

Successful Developments


From our business model and culture, we set out to assemble the best team of designers, consultants, and partners — every project, every time.

Student Housing

Our properties deliver an exceptional living experience to those seeking the best amenities and an exciting live-learn environment.

Property Management and Maintenance

By utilizing the most current technology we are able to provide exceptional customer service in all aspects — leasing, operations, maintenance, and owner relations.

Capital Expertise

Whether you are looking for investment opportunities, or are in need of capital for your project, our team has the ability to execute and deliver attractive returns.

Your Catalyst for


We are a company committed to turning ideas into reality for rural communities around the country by bringing high-quality housing projects to life. We are committed to leaving a mark with our projects that are passionately designed to impact communities as a whole.

Meet Your Dedicated and

Experienced Team

Steve Boote


Steve has led Eagle Construction for the past 20 years and has built more than two million square feet of commercial and residential real estate.

Josh Kruger

Secretary and CTO

Josh has spent his entire life in the construction business, having served as a lead foreman as early as high school for his father’s business, Eagle Construction.

Nick Bruhn

Director of Student Housing

Nick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the student housing sector with a background in handling the management and marketing for 300 single-family homes.

Steve has widely been considered one of the top builders and developers in Sioux Falls. An engineer by trade, he formed Eagle Construction in 1998 after perfecting his skills at two of the largest construction companies in South Dakota. He’s led Eagle for the past 20 years and has developed more than $100 million in commercial and residential real estate and has built over two million square feet of commercial and residential real estate. Steve has a building on almost every major corner of Sioux Falls, and has built many medical buildings throughout the city. With Eagle making a mark in Sioux Falls, his success and leadership has taken him to more rural parts of the region, both as a builder and developer. He partnered with Ryan Pidde to form Talon earlier this year after recognizing his company was transitioning into a developer rather than a builder. When it comes to helping people and a passion for developing housing, Steve considers it the same thing — and Talon was born from there.

Steve truly honed his construction skills directly out of high school when he traveled to New York to work on the restoration of older homes in Westchester County in the Hudson River Valley. After returning from New York, Steve came home to Orange City, Iowa, and established a reputation for building high-quality construction projects in rural Iowa and South Dakota.


  • Director on Dakota Business Finance Board of Directors
  • Managing partner of over 20 separate real estate/development/construction/food & beverage companies
  • Former Director on the Southeastern Development Foundation Board of Directors
  • Major contributor for the Special Olympics of South Dakota, Make-A-Wish South Dakota and The Banquet in Sioux Falls
Ryan has a track record of success in South Dakota’s business community, working for high-level personalities in high-level situations. After interning at the South Dakota Investment Council while at the University of South Dakota, Ryan was hired in 2004 by the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Ryan traveled the state working with communities on financing programs as they planned their economic development. In 2008, Ryan joined Mickelson & Company, LLC where he arranged tax credit financings for short line railroads and New Market Tax Credit financings for industrial development projects, and honed his lobbying abilities. In April of 2018, Ryan partnered with Steve Boote at Eagle Construction to form Talon, LLC. As president of Talon, Ryan is passionate about pursuing development opportunities in the upper Midwest in the areas of student housing, market-rate rural housing, and senior living.


  • Chair, Sioux Falls Arena/Convention/Entertainment Board
  • Board Member, University of South Dakota Discovery District
  • Trustee, University of South Dakota Foundation
  • Graduate of Leadership Sioux Falls
Josh comes to Talon after serving in high-profile positions with award-winning Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction. Josh helped shape what is widely regarded as one of the top stadiums in the National Football League — U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings. After the completion of U.S. Bank Stadium, Josh was named a field engineer for the massive $100 million addition to Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis. Josh has spent his entire life in the construction business, having served as a lead foreman as early as high school for his father’s business, Eagle Construction in Sioux Falls. He still works primarily for Eagle, but also closely with Talon’s president and COO, Ryan Pidde, where they collaborate on project cost estimating, financing structures, and project feasibility analysis.
When it comes to student housing, Nick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience since graduating from the University of Nebraska in 2016 with a degree in Marketing Entrepreneurship. Nick gained a strong background of experience by working for one of the top property management companies in Lincoln, Realty Works. The small, family-run business was a perfect fit for Nick where he managed 300 single-family homes and handled all of the marketing, including social media and interaction with vendors. He also received valuable sales experience in the role, working with homeowners and investors in hopes of using Realty Works for their needs.

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