Why is KRM the best custom home builder in Des Moines?

Quality Craftsmanship

Our passion for detail shows in every aspect of your home. Superior products, such as marble and natural stone, or our continuously praised timeless trim work and custom cabinetry, will make your home stand out.

Experience & Expertise

Our experienced team prides itself on understanding each customer and building relationships. From the personalization of your custom home’s layout and design to selecting the finishing touches, everything we do is built for you. We deliver a team-oriented approach to walk with you each step of the way toward building your new dream home.

Superior Design

You want a home that fits not only your family’s unique lifestyle, but your personal taste. At our full design studio, you’ll choose the right elements, products, and colors for each aspect of your new custom home.

Exceptional Service

We understand that building a home is a significant investment. Our company culture is built upon expertise, accountability, and a focus on you. Walking with you each step of the way, we pride ourselves on our ability to understand your personal needs.

Hear what our previous clients have to say about working with KRM

“Their communication and commitment to over delivering on each and every aspect blew us away which isn’t easy as two extreme Type A people 🙂 I can’t say enough good things or put any more emphasis behind my recommendation to consider them if you’re looking for a best in class builder in Des Moines!” – Carson

“We moved into our KRM custom home about two weeks ago and could not be happier! The build process was great and our home is top quality. Kirk and Amanda were involved in several meetings and provided great advice on adding functionality and design to our home. We had a great experience with KRM!” – Karley

“We decided to build our first home with KRM development after a long search of different homes and builders. The quality and attention to detail KRM provides in their homes made this an easy decision, which we have never regretted. We have always felt very fortunate that our first home building process with KRM was flawless. After living in our first KRM home for nine years, we decided to relocate and build again. we told ourselves we wanted to use someone other than KRM to build our home for “something different”. After meeting with a few other builders, it was obvious that we would be selling ourselves short if we did not consider using KRM for our second home. it said a lot about the integrity of KRM as a whole, when some of the same staff and sub-contractors from nine years ago were still working for KRM.” – Joe & Carin

“We absolutely love our home! The longer we are in it, the more we love it! It really is the perfect plan.” – Deb & John

“If you are looking at building a custom home, make sure that KRM is on your list of builders to speak with. The team at KRM provided a wonderful building experience, from their expertise, professionalism, and quality craftsmanship they far exceeded our (very high) expectations. Throughout the entire build process, they were easy to get a hold of, kept us up to date on progress, and ensured we had the information and guidance we needed to make the best decisions for our future home. You will not regret having your home built by KRM.” – Mollie


Learn More About Our Building Experience

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  • Initial Homeowner Meeting

    • Discuss goals & dreams for new home
    • Review plan provided by buyer OR draw custom plan with KRM
    • Create wish list of additional options that you’d want in your home

  • Financing

    • Obtain Pre-Approval
    • Preferred Lender: HomeServices Lending | Sean Watt | 515-707-4151 | seanwatt@homeserviceslending.com | www.SeanWatt.com | No Closing Costs or Origination Fees
    • Financing approach secured

  • Pricing

    • Plan will be sent to vendors for hard bid.
    • Your plan, plan modifications, and home features will be combined into a full proposal that will detail the scope of work, allowances for different items, and include the total investment for your home.

  • Follow-Up Homeowner Meetings

    • Follow-up meetings to review - Proposal, Plan, and Features of your home
    • Often multiple follow-up meetings to perfect plan and finishes in home

  • Sign Purchase Agreement

    • Sign a Purchase Agreement based on the proposal
    • PA is subject to the following step, plans, and specs

  • Plans and Specs

    • Personalize your home for YOU
    • Finalize and sign off on floor plan
    • Make interior and exterior selections
    • Approve final selections in BuilderTrend app

  • Complete Pre-Dig Checklist

    • Permitting Complete
    • Selections Complete
    • Site Plan Complete
    • Builder Deposit
    • Dig Date Established!
    • Proposal Signed
    • Builder Forms Signed

  • Building Journey Begins

    • Excavation
    • Pour Foundation
    • Framing
    • HVAC
    • Plumbing
    • Siding
    • Roofing
    • Electrical
    • Drywall
    • Trim
    • Paint
    • Flooring
    • Exterior Paint
    • Stone
    • Concrete
    • Sod/Landscape

  • Electrical Walk

    • Walk the framed house to verify light switch, outlet, and lighting locations on site

  • Trim Walk

    • Verify trim detail and design with trim carpenter on site

  • Final Quality Check Performed by KRM

  • Homeowner Orientation

    • Walk home with superintendent and Warranty Manager
    • Learn about the features of your new home

  • Close Date

    • Certificate of Occupancy
    • Complete Closing Process
    • Keys to your new home!
    • Congratulations!

  • Warranty

    • Submit warranty claims through BuilderTrend
    • 1 year warranty

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