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Custom homes

Custom Home Builders in Des Moines, IA

Zenith Design + Build is a local custom home design + build company. We offer design + build services, making your home building process a breeze. Check out our floor plans and let’s get building!

We’re An Award Winning Remodeling Company

We’re a Full Service Design + Build Company

Since 2018, Zenith Design + Build has been creating quality, custom homes across the Des Moines metroplex from initial consultation through move-in. Our team of award-winning designers and builders provide homeowners with exemplary designs and top-notch construction, delivering a unique and enjoyable home building experience every time. Crafted within your budget and on schedule, our custom homes are designed to your taste and built to last!

We’re a Full Service Design + Build Company
What We Do

Here’s What We Can Do For You

Our Custom home Portfolio

We provide an extensive range of services including interior and exterior remodeling and custom new homes in the Des Moines metropolitan area. From full kitchen remodels to exterior transformations and everything in between, Zenith does it all.

AJ + Dan | The Nico Custom Home

AJ + Dan | The Nico Custom Home

Our earthy minimalist custom build in Cumming provides nearly 4,200 square feet of living space, 7 bedrooms, and 4.5 bathrooms.

Tim + Megan | Daybreak Custom Home

Tim + Megan | Daybreak Custom Home

This unique farmhouse-style home provides almost 2,400 square feet of living space and a second kitchen in the basement for a parent.

Zenith Design + Build | Des Moines Tiny House

Des Moines Tiny House

Going tiny doesn’t mean sacrificing design and quality! This tiny house has two levels of living space and a whole bunch of character.

Zenith Design + Build | The Eleanor Custom Home

The Eleanor Custom Home

This farmhouse is the perfect size for a growing family.

Areas We Serve

45 miles radius of Des Moines

Discuss My Project

These are the areas that we serve, if you are out of the area, please contact us to discuss a project

Our Home Building process

From Design Through Completion, We Make It Easy For You to Complete Your Project!


Purchase Lot

A place to build is necessary! If you need help finding a lot, we can help.


Initial Consult

Meet with your Design Consultant to discuss the full scope of your new build and what you’re looking for in your custom home.


Initial Design + Mood Board

Get an initial design to get an idea of what your home will look like.


Proposal Meeting

Get a written proposal for your project to sign in order to move forward with the project.


Design Selections

Your Design Consultant now chooses all of your selections for your new custom home.


Finalize Design

You vote yay or nay to all of the selections we choose, and help select new items if needed.


Approve Design

You approve the design and we order everything for your new home.



You meet your Project Manager and learn how to prep for construction.



Your new home construction is underway and soon you will have the home of your dreams!

Our Home Building process

What’s Included in Our Home Building Services

The options are pretty much endless when it comes to custom homes. Here’s just a few things we can do in your space:

  • Expertise

    Our team of subject matter experts will help you make smart design and building choices to keep your new home beautiful, sturdy, and energy efficient for years to come

  • Support

    Our team members include top designers, carpenters, project managers, customer support and more, ready to give you the best experience during your custom home build

  • Warranty

    We provide a three-year warranty for our products and services

  • Design

    We design you the custom home of your dreams - and we provide design expertise from beginning to end

  • Materials

    We use top quality materials, like quartz and hardwood flooring, that meet your budget

  • Connections

    We have connections with the top suppliers to get you the best prices on the best materials, giving you a beautiful design within your budget

Why Our Clients Think That We Are the Best Home Building Company in Des Moines, IA

Our customers are the main motivator behind everything we do here at Zenith Design + Build. With every remodeling project and custom home build, we respect your needs, goals, and desired timeline.

  • Customer Focused

    Raving Fans: We wouldn’t be Zenith without our customers, and we do the work we do to make them happy. If they aren’t raving fans of us at the end of a project, we haven’t done our job properly.

  • Continuous Improvement

    There is always more to learn, and we are always learning! From podcasts and books to even YouTube videos, we are always passing around anything that can help each other grow.

  • Radical Transparency

    We don’t sugarcoat around here. We believe in being transparent about everything from our process to the pricing. You never have to question if you’re being told the whole story.

  • Empathy

    The world of residential remodeling and custom home building has a lot of ups and downs for both the customer and the builder. We keep this in mind as we work through the design + build process, and we’ve always got our customers’ backs.

  • Extreme Ownership

    Plain and simple, we own what we do. We take ownership of all our projects. We’re proud of the work we do, and we own that too.

  • Positive Mindset

    We’re all about keeping it positive and seeing the good in things! We’re a pretty fun bunch, and keeping it positive keeps us that way.

Testimonials From Our Satisfied Customers

Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Homes Services

Is building a custom home worth it?

Building a custom home is a process that is worth it in the end. Zenith makes it easier by helping you make all the selection choices and keeping you up-to-date on the status of your project.

How much is it to build a house in Des Moines, IA?

The price of a custom home depends on the lot price, the home size, and the materials used. Not including the lot, our custom homes typically begin around $400,000.

How long does it take to build a custom home?

Most custom home projects take between 4 and 8 months to complete once construction begins.

What is the most expensive part of building a house?

While there may be some relatively expensive parts of building a home, like purchasing the lot and the materials, it is all worth it in the end when you have the home of your dreams!

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