We’re building more than homes, we’re building experience.

Dean & Janet


We had a new home built this past fall/winter by KRM Development. We had lived in our prior home for 32 years and had never had a “new” construction place. So, needless to say, we had many questions and needed plenty of hand-holding in the process. Kirk Mickelsen, Audrey McCoy and Brandon Reed were all terrific in helping us throughout the process. Kirk is the owner, and Audrey did most of the design meetings with us and was our right-hand person throughout the build. Brandon was the on-site main person. We were so impressed with all of these people!!   

From start to finish, they were there to make changes, address problems or questions and make sure the house was like we dreamed about. Having heard so many horror stories about builders who are slow, don’t care and never fix problems, we were apprehensive about this process, but our experience with KRM was top notch. They have a fantastic online system for you to track the progress, and they had numerous meetings with us to make sure things were as we wanted them. Their experience with the entire process, even including design issues, was really, really helpful! And, believe it or not, we closed on the new house two weeks prior to the original closing date they originally estimated!

We are impressed with the quality of the materials used in the new home, and the look and feel have met all expectations! They will come back and address any minor issues after 30 days and again after a year. Our questions were always answered in a timely fashion and we would wholeheartedly refer KRM to anyone looking to build!

Joe & Carin


Our KRM journey started more than nine years ago, while searching for our first home. We chose Dave Crawford to be our realtor because we knew we could trust him to guide us in this big decision. Dave was patient, honest, and knowledgeable in every aspect of finding our home. 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 in 2020. Initially, when we decided to move forward with our second home, 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. 

Dave Crawford was again by our side when considering our buying or building options. Fortunately for us, Dave was now a part of the KRM team. Dave, Kirk, Brandon and all the KRM team members we worked with were professional, trustworthy, and very thorough. The KRM team was very responsive to questions or any concerns. To us 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. From start to finish, our building processes in 2020 and 2011 were perfect! 

We highly recommend the KRM team!! We will always consider them our builder and our friends!!

Garry & Robin


We recently hired KRM to build our custom home and we couldn’t be happier with our decision. From our very first meeting to our final walk through and beyond, everyone at KRM was awesome to work with. We felt that they really understood what we wanted and they delivered! The process was very easy and transparent; we always knew the timeline by using their app on our phones. Audrey and Rich were so accommodating and readily available for questions throughout the process, they both worked very hard to ensure we were happy with all aspects of our home building process. KRM uses excellent contractors who perform quality work. The entire building process was enjoyable, it’s almost sad that it’s over! I would highly recommend KRM to anyone looking for a quality custom home builder. Thank you all!

Deb & John

West Des Moines

We absolutely love our home! The longer we are in it, the more we love it! It really is the perfect plan.



May of 2013 I moved into my first house. I never dreamed of being able to build my first house, but Kirk and everyone at KRM Development showed me it was a possibility. From the beginning of the process to the end, everyone I worked with at KRM Development was very helpful and accommodating to my requests and questions-helping me stay in my budget and making my selections. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I love my new home more and more every day. It has truly been a dream come true for me and KRM Development helped make that dream come true. I look forward to working with them again in the future when I start a family and need a bigger house!



Seamless building process with professionals. This is the 4th home that I have built and it was a way better experience with personal communication. Not only would I build with them again, I will also send all of my clients this direction when the opportunity arises.



Choosing KRM to build our custom home was one of the easiest decisions we made. From the first meeting to the final walk through, it is obvious Kirk and the rest of the team are VERY passionate about what they do. Right from the start, Kirk was straightforward on cost projections and we were able to stay within budget. Even with our upgrades! The quality and craftsmanship of our home is top notch and the subcontractors are too! You can tell a lot of thought and care was involved when KRM selected which subcontractors to work with. People warned us building a home would be very stressful. But when you have such a great team as this, the process is so much smoother, easier, and enjoyable! A big THANK YOU to KRM for helping us build our dream home!

Tony & Ronna


We spent a good amount of time going to open houses within our price point, searching for the right builder for our new home. When we went through a KRM Development house, we were immediately impressed with the quality. We were also very pleased to meet the owner, Kirk, at the open house. He was extremely helpful and answered all of our questions. We knew right then that KRM would be building our house. They worked with us to stay within our budget without sacrificing quality! We could not be more pleased with our home. 

John & Michelle


We are very happy with our kitchen remodel. Dan was great to work with on this project. Please feel free to call us for a referral anytime. We look forward to working with you on our next project.

Connie and Fred


After 33 years in the same house in Waukee we decided it was time for a change. We purchased a lot east of Adel, but now came the hard part – finding a builder whom we could trust and have absolute confidence in. Our realtor suggested KRM and after meeting Kirk we knew we had found the builder for us. Kirk and our realtor were at every meeting and gave us valuable suggestions that we would never have thought of. Both came with us at 7:30am when the engineer staked out the building site and suggested a different location from where we were planning to construct the home. What a great suggestion – we get so many compliments on the view. We were assigned Brandon as our foreman and Tracie who helped us with all our choices. Both were always thinking way ahead of us with suggestions and construction needs. The software KRM uses kept us up-to-date on the daily “happenings” at the house including pictures. The calendar showed us what subcontractors were going to be at the house and how long their project would take. We always knew what to expect. My husband, Fred, is a carpenter/remodeler and he is so pleased with the excellent workmanship that KRM provides. We love our new home and would recommend KRM to anyone thinking of building their dream home.


West Des Moines

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 – the quality and service they provide is truly what sets KRM apart from any other builder. We could not be happier about our decision to build with KRM!