How many years have you been building?

Since 2004, the journey of Kirk Mickelsen and KRM Custom Homes has been marked by a strong commitment to creating exceptional, customer-driven homes that have left a lasting mark on Central Iowa. With nearly 20 years of experience, KRM Custom Homes has emerged as a leader in the home construction industry, setting new standards for excellence and innovation. Check out our KRM Story: Building a Legacy: The Story of KRM’s Custom Dream Home Business

How do I get started?

We encourage you to contact us for a tour of our showroom and we can walk you through our custom build process. We will be happy to review different plans with you and discuss the amenities and custom features you envision in your new home. Contact us here.

What is your process to build a KRM home?

At KRM, we believe that creating a strong bond with our clients is key to delivering the home of their dreams. That’s why we prioritize building meaningful relationships and guiding you through each phase of our 13-step process. Whether it’s the initial meeting at our design center to discuss your wants and needs, selecting the perfect features for your home, or the final delivery of your completed project, our proven approach guarantees that your dream home will be both manageable and enjoyable. Learn more about our 13-step building process.

Where do you build?

We are based in Urbandale and build throughout the Des Moines metro. We also accommodate surrounding areas within approximately an hour drive of Des Moines. Click here to see our current lot inventory.

What price points do you build at?

We build at a variety of price points. Contact us today to learn more.

How long will it take to build a new home?

The complexity of your floor plan and selections, permitting & lot preparation requirements, etc. all influence the time that it will take to build your new home. Once excavation has occurred, we will establish and communicate a closing date within 7 days. We estimate most builds to take between 5 1/2 – 6 months from excavation to completion.

How will I be kept informed about the progress of the project?

To ensure seamless home building, all clients are assigned a Field Supervisor and an Internal Project Manager who oversees all aspects of the project. To keep you in the loop, we provide access to an app where you can view daily logs, including notes and photos of what’s happening on-site in real time.

Will I have guidance/help in making selections?

Having the right designer is essential when building a custom home. KRM understands that creating your dream home goes beyond construction. Our dedicated Internal Project Managers specialize in design and will help transform your vision into reality. We’ll work closely with you to select every last detail, ensuring your home is a true reflection of your style and preferences. Here is an article to explain what you can expect during your home selection meeting.

Do you offer a builder warranty?

We offer a one-year warranty. If any issues arise, we are a dependable resource to help you navigate and resolve them. We take pride in standing behind our homes, ensuring you can enjoy them for many years to come with confidence.