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Drake Homes - About Us

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 has an extensive background in using premium building materials in construction. Todd’s unique experience and industry connectivity allows Drake Homes to offer high quality floor plans that look amazing and new homes that maximize the “livability factor”.  He takes pride in collaborating with our costumers throughout the initial conceptualization process. Todd is an expert on hearing your ideas, then finding ways to use the best home building materials for any budget. In short, Todd’s leadership guarantees our homes are their very best and exactly what you want.

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Christy Drake


Christy Drake has been in residential real estate development in Des Moines for over 20 years! With this unique experience, Christy is able to work with you to ensure your new home is a perfect fit for you and your family. If you own an existing property, she is able to effectively market and sell your existing property as well, 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 detail-oriented experience allows our team to offer the very best new homes in Iowa.

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Mike Nigro is a Graduate Master Builder and has been with company since the beginning. His certified expertise ensures that all our new homes stand the test of time, while providing our customers an investment they are able to love love for a lifetime. After collaborating with Todd and Christy to secure the plans for your new home, Mike will manage the project from the building permit stage up, all the way until your new home has been framed and drywall is in place. You’ll appreciate Mike’s home building insight, timely communication and his effort to provide the very best home building experience in Des Moines.

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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.

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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.

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Our Story

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!


Recent Awards

  • Home Show Expo Award Winner
  • Iowa Realty Presidents' Club
  • Hashies Best B2C Twitter
  • Internet Marketing Awards Nominee
  • 10+ Years of 100% Energy Star Compliance

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