For 18 years, KRM Development has kept the unwavering promise to build quality custom homes that meet your every standard, all while delivering exceptional service. 

Choosing a custom home builder to build your home is a process built on trust. Our team will guide you through each step of the home-building process. At KRM Development, you can count on us to provide the support you need.

Meet the owners of KRM Development!

Kirk Mickelson built his legacy around a childhood dream. Even as a child, he always knew he wanted to build homes. Likewise, Kirk’s wife, Amanda, had an ingrained love for aesthetics. Kirk’s passion for the process and Amanda’s eye for design combine into the team of custom home builders you want on your side.

Married for nearly 20 years, Kirk and Amanda of KRM Development share a unique relationship that makes them an unstoppable pair in life and business. Kirk knows the ins and outs of custom home building; he will gladly talk you through the details regarding the structure of your home. He enjoys traveling to different regions to learn about current home trends and styles. Amanda focuses on the aesthetic and design factors; she can help you choose your home’s elements—its fixtures, products, and color schemes—to help you create a unique look that is entirely yours.

How did KRM Development get started?

Kirk has always had a passion for building. When he moved to Des Moines, he decided to bring his home-building dream to reality. With the help of a construction loan from the bank circa 2002, he and Amanda worked hard to save enough money to build their first home. Fast forward to 2022, and KRM Development has grown to an organization of 45 people!

What makes KRM different from other custom home builders?

KRM Development is about people and the value of individuality. We build relationships with our clientele rather than simply moving them through the transactional process. Our business plan centers around a commitment to providing quality custom homes in Des Moines. It isn’t about the number of houses we build—it’s about the opportunities we create for others to enjoy their “forever homes.” 

Each home we build is for those who want more than a cookie-cutter house. We’ve built custom homes in Des Moines utilizing our proven process for over 18 years.

We work as a team. Our internal project managers focus on design and work directly with our customers. They are the point of contact from purchase agreement to closing. The field support team helps out behind the scenes. They ensure that everything is completed according to schedule and looks fantastic. The superintendents build the home and ensure it’s everything the homeowner wants. Our teamwork guarantees that we’re developing a result in which everyone can take pride. We want the owners of every home we build to go to bed at night in the home of their dreams. 

How to get started building your dream home in Central Iowa?

A great experience is just a conversation away. We are experts in building custom homes in Des Moines and Central Iowa. If you contact us today with questions or requests, you’ll soon be in touch with professionals who are happy to help!