The Drake Homes Process

Drake Homes has provided custom home construction in Des Moines since 2005. Our friendly and experienced team is dedicated to providing you a rich home building experience. From the time you contact us with initial ideas, all the way until we hand you keys to your brand new home, you’ll feel uncompromising confidence that comes from knowing you are getting the very best in Iowa home construction. Let us build you a home to love for a lifetime.

How It Works

When you choose to build with Drake Homes, we will guide you through the entire process and make it exciting, easy, and fun. We build over 40 homes each year, so we’re able to provide visual examples that allow your ideas to become reality. We bet you’re wondering how everything comes together, right? Well here’s the process we think you’ll really enjoy.

Initial Consultation

No matter what you have in mind, the initial meeting is a complimentary opportunity to brainstorm with our team. We’ll talk through your ideas and general budget, share some thoughts of our own, and together, decide if there’s an opportunity to collaborate.

Finalizing Details

When you decide that Drake Homes is the Iowa home builder for you, we’ll work extensively to determine how we can get you the best new home possible. With professional realtor services, we can also help sell your old home! We hate surprises as much as you do, so we pay special attention to all the details as we prepare finalized details and overall pricing.

Selection Meeting

After the details are clearly explained and a Purchase Agreement is signed, you’ll be introduced to the members of our team that will guide you smoothly through the entire home building process. Using some cool technology, we’ll prepare a precise layout of the entire construction process, timelines and quality materials to be used throughout your new home. With our years of experience, we will help you choose items that match your style and fit within your budget. In fact, many customers have commented on how the materials we use in our homes are considered upgrades with other builders, so we think you’ll really enjoy this stage of the process. In short, this is when you make the selections that will bring your new home to life!

Construction Begins

As selections are made and building plans are finalized, you’ll be notified as your new home construction gets underway. On average, residential home construction takes three to six months and we understand that communication is key, so we work to really explain how things are progressing throughout the entire build.

Final Touches

As your new house begins to look more like home, the excitement of seeing everything come to life begins! Our team will continue to communicate progress, while also touring you through the home to talk through your preferences and ensure the selections made before construction are still in-line with your final preferences. As your flooring, paint choices, appliances, cabinetry, and overall interior design comes together, our team will make any final tweaks before we work through closing on the home and hand you the keys to your brand new home. From there, all you have to do is enjoy the home of your dreams!

Basement Finishing

We understand that when you moved into that new home (whether it was with us or not), you may not have had the budget to finish your basement. We also realize that families grow and that extra space can be an important part of making your home last, not to mention dramatically increasing the value of your overall property.

That being said, one of the hidden secrets about Drake Homes, is that we finish basements in existing homes! We specialize in making sure the lower level of your home, matches the quality and design features of the other areas in the house. Contact Us to talk through your ideas and let our team help you build that man cave, extra bedrooms, or family room this year!

Ready to Get Started on a New Home?

Drake Homes treats our customers like family. We appreciate the opportunity to make such an important impact in your life and look forward to collaborating with you. Whether you have initial questions about new home construction or you are ready to break ground this week, we’d love to hear from you.