Zenith is a design-build company based in West Des Moines, Iowa.  

At Zenith Design + Build we believe building a home is an experience and a process, both of which are handled with the utmost care to give our home owners the best experience and home that money can buy. We enjoy working with discerning clients, people for whom quality, service, integrity and aesthetics matter deeply.

We appreciate architecture and design as much as we care about materials and craftsmanship. We enjoy helping our clients shape their dream home, one that enables them to experience a life enriched: aesthetically, functionally, and energetically.


How It All Started

Zenith Design + Build was started by Nicholas Donlin, an Iowa native and graduate of the Construction Engineering program at Iowa State University. Nicholas Started the company because he couldn’t shake the vision of wanting to see a better approach to construction and design. He was tired of hearing a negative response to contracting projects in the remodeling business, and wanted to do something about it. Zenith has since won several awards for innovative work and has added team members who share this passion.

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Nicholas did a great job helping us understand the true cost for a complete basement remodel. We had open communication throughout the entire process and he was able to take our vision and create an unbelieveable space for my family and I.
— Steve, Windsor Heights


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Pella People’s Choice Award - Tour of Remodeled Homes 2018

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Biggest Transformation Award - Tour of Remodeled Homes 2018

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Blueprint Magazine Award


Cityview Best of Des Moines