We Build New Homes All Around Des Moines
At Drake Homes, we realize that your dream isn't to build a house, it is to build a home. That's why we treat every home we build, as if it is our own.
With more than 20 years of experience in the Iowa home building industry, we are focused on not only building you a home that meets your unique needs, but to also provide a fun home building process. Our award-winning team provides home and lot design ideas, as well as, affordable options that are catered to families all around Des Moines.
Meet The Team
Drake Homes has a lean, outstanding team that wants the very best for every one of our clients. Here are the leaders of our team and the folks you'll work with directly, throughout your new home building project.
Todd Drake established Drake Homes and has lead the company since 2005. He is detail-oriented, only accepts the best and has built his entire career within the construction industry. Todd’s experience and industry connectivity fuels our ability to build amazing new homes that fit your modern lifestyle. Todd is an expert on hearing all ideas, then finding creative ways to evolve them into reality on any budget. Todd’s leadership guarantees our homes are the best and exactly what you want.
VICE PRESIDENT & REALTOR
Christy Drake has working in residential real estate for over 20 years! As an industry leader, Christy works hard to cater your new home for you and your family. Christy can quickly sell your existing home, which you’ll appreciate as you’re moving into an all-new home built by Drake Homes. Whether it’s securing details to make your new home amazing or simply making the process more enjoyable, Christy’s positive attitude is infectious and her expertise allows us to bring your ideas to life.
LEAD PROJECT MANAGER
Matt Buman is a seasoned vet who specializes in detail-oriented efficiency. With a military and entrepreneurial background, Matt joined our team in 2016. He brings a fresh energy to any project and is excellent at using technology to bring your ideas to life. Our clients enjoy Matt's excellent communication and his unmatched effort to do things right the first time. Matt will ensure your home building experience is smooth and easy, while also supporting our team's craftsmanship through the warranty process.
ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
Brett Chandler joined the team in 2017. You'll find him on the job site assisting Matt to ensure all our new homes are built to perfection. He has experience in the HVAC industry and is fun to be around, but also gets things done. He enjoys collaborating with our contractors and takes pride in making sure all our homeowners throughout Des Moines, absolutely love their new home. Brett wants your home building experience to be nothing but a positive memory and helps us stand behind our work every day.
ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER
Chris Balken is a Wisconsin native with a lifetime of experience in residential construction. His friendly attitude pairs perfectly with his hard work ethic and he's been a great addition to our home-building team. You can find Chris on the construction site, but also collaborating with home owners to efficiently work through final punch lists and warranty work before, during and after the sale. Welcome to Iowa and keep up the great work Chris!
MARKETING & INNOVATION
Ben McDougal is a unique talent and was an exciting addition to the Drake Homes team in 2013. With an extensive professional background that includes digital marketing, software engineering, business development and entrepreneurship to name a few, Ben is intelligently working to enhance our overall brand vision. This freak of nature is the artist behind all our outstanding photos, videos and this entire website you're enjoying right now! He is also focused on implementing differentiating technologies that will extend what we’re able to effectively offer our clients.
Since 2005, Drake Homes has collaborated with home buyers who expect the very best in new home construction. As an elite Des Moines home builder, our dedicated team is committed to bringing your home building ideas to life.
As a boutique builder, we’re building around 40 new homes each year, but our goal will never be to become the largest Des Moines home builder. Instead, our brand vision is to provide an enjoyable home building experience that results in amazing, affordable and long-lasting homes for families all around the Des Moines Metro Area.
When you build with Drake Homes, expect the very best. We partner with you to consider your ideas and provide effective strategies to maximize your investment. Our experienced staff will ensure that your home building process is done professionally, but we also like to have fun! We understand that communication makes any process smoother, so our entire team is dedicated to making sure you know what's happening at all stages of development. Our polished process is efficient and detail-oriented, which gives our customers the confidence that their new home will be done on time and within budget.
Together, we'll build you a home to love for life!
"When we moved to Des Moines, our realtor said that Drake Homes was the best. The team at Drake Homes seemed very interested in our perceptive and the outcome of our home building project. It's obvious they wanted to do something special here and together, we built the home of our dreams. If you're considering your home building options anywhere Continue ReadingWill & Janae West Des Moines
"We've been happily married for 42 years and the home we purchased from Drake Homes is absolutely perfect for us. We especially love having our family over to enjoy the warm home we've made here in West Des Moines. Drake Homes ensured our new home was energy efficient and well-built. It's also obvious that Drake Homes doesn't just build a Continue ReadingPat & Randy, West Des Moines
"Drake Homes provided my family a beautiful home we absolutely love. The entire building process was smooth. We especially appreciated that everything was done on time and within budget. If you're looking for a fun group of people who absolutely know what they're doing, I'd highly recommend you talk to the team at Drake Homes. Here I am in a Continue ReadingMallary McKinney West Des Moines
"Collaborating with the team at Drake Homes was a treat. We built a new home using their outstanding floor plan, The Beach House. We loved the way it felt like a ranch and had a wide-open lower level, but had the additional space of a two story! I even enjoyed sharing my own thoughts in their very first "True Story" Continue ReadingBrooke Krpan West Des Moines
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