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Crafting the best version of your space so you can be the best version of yourself.

Gorgeous Modern and Chic Kitchen with Round Hanging Lights


That's what you get when choosing Compelling Homes. We have the vision, talent, and a history of changing lives for the better.

There are plenty of contractors to choose from when remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, whole home, and more. When you work with Compelling Homes, you choose a full-service design-build remodeling firm that doesn't just stop at "good enough" – we make it Compelling. What sets us apart? We're glad you asked.

Our tried and tested 5-step design-build process ensures seamless communication between homeowner and contractor, as we manage the project in-house from beginning to end. This means that your vision, needs, wants, hopes, and dreams for your space are clearly communicated without the risk of getting lost in translation between a design team and a building team – we take care of that all under one roof.


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Our homes are so much more than four walls and a roof. They are a place to connect, reconnect, make memories, and grow. For growing families that are invested in their current home, neighborhood, and way of life, moving into a new home may be out of the question. The solution? Add onto the home you love!



Are you tired of feeling like you're living in someone else's home? Do you find yourself daydreaming about a space that truly reflects your personality and more modern touches? If you're getting the icks from every angle, a few strategic upgrades simply won't do. Remodeling your entire home is the perfect opportunity to start fresh and create a space that is uniquely yours – and we're the team to do it.



If you're considering finishing your basement, chances are you've been wanting to do it for years.  Most of the time when we get a call for a basement finish, it's because the family's home is bursting at the seams. There is immense value in finishing your basement, and your family will enjoy having more space to relax and reconnect.


Bathroom Remodeling

Bathrooms are an often overlooked but extremely important part of your home, to be used for everything from hosing off the dog after they decided to roll in the mud, to drawing yourself a bubble bath after a hard day. From getting your kids ready in the morning with only minutes to spare until the school bus arrives, to standing under a rainfall showerhead with your favorite music blasting to get some 'you' time.



The kitchen is where life happens. It's where meals to share are prepared, homework is done at the eat-in island, or hours of Monopoly are played around the table. It's where you start your day, and potentially it's the last light turned out at the end of the night. It's where you live, and where memories are made. This room should be a room that absolutely moves you and makes you want to stay and enjoy your home.

Let us show you how we can transform your thoughts and ideas into a kitchen to be lived in and loved!


Since 2009, we have proudly developed a reputation as a quality home remodeling company serving the Des Moines Metro area, which includes Polk and Dallas Counties, and these surrounding areas:

Our Service Area

  • Des Moines
  • Urbandale
  • West Des Moines
  • Johnston
  • Clive
  • Grimes
  • Adel
  • Waukee
  • Ankeny
  • Polk City
  • South of Grand
Blue Bathroom featuring Vertical Blue Backsplash Accent Walls and Freestanding Tub

What Our Clients Think

I cannot say enough good things about Compelling Homes. We are nearly complete with a 4th remodel job using this fine company and the service just keeps getting better. The owner (Rusty Green) will go to any length to keep his customers informed, satisfied and happy. He is a real pro at what he does! Even more, he is a man of the highest values and integrity.

Use this company for your next remodel - big or small. They will not disappoint.


Johnston, IA

White cabinet kitchen with large island featuring built-in appliances

What Our Clients Think

The Compelling Homes team designed an amazing remodel for our entire first floor. The attention to detail created an awesome finished product that we absolutely love. We are not the creative types, but when the team came back with their ideas for the space we were blown away and now we have a more functional space that is worth every penny. We always recommend them to any of our friends thinking about starting a remodel project because we know the CH team will make sure that every detail is perfect. Other positives is that were open and honest with the cost and timeline so there were no surprises along the way and we felt fully informed about the entire process. Everyone on the team was excellent to work with and we would definitely use them again.


Johnston, IA

Relaxing bathroom with custom cabinetry

What Our Clients Think

We love Rusty and the Compelling Homes team. We first worked with them to turn an unfinished basement into a family area, bar, workout room. We had some pretty complex requests but they turned our unfinished basement into a fabulous rustic hangout space. Rusty has great ideas and is has an eye for details. They just completed an addition over our garage and it turned out awesome inside and out. We can not wait to work with them again on a new master bath and kitchen. I would never go anywhere else. They deliver what they promise and more. They take time to get to know you and make sure your personality shows up in the final product. Love them!!


Altoona, IA

Bold and colorful kitchen featuring industrial lighting and hidden door in cabinets

What Our Clients Think

The Compelling Homes team is second to none. Many companies talk about customer service and looking at things from a customer's perspective, but few follow through — the entire team from the owner on down lives it. In addition, their ability to adapt and deliver is extraordinary. Add in the talented people they bring in to complete all aspects of the construction and remodel project, and we couldn’t be more happy with the results.


Urbandale, IA

Basement remodel featuring stone fireplace and surrounding built-ins

What Our Clients Think

We are repeat clients. This is the second time, second house, where Compelling Homes has done remodeling for us. Rusty is a character, who knows his business and is passionate about every project he takes on. He and his team make remodeling fun and exciting, and the transformations are WOW!


Johnston, IA

Kitchen island featuring large farmhouse sink and island seating

What Our Clients Think

Rusty and the entire Compelling Homes crew were amazing! Our kitchen is better than we ever imagined and we couldn’t be happier. We highly recommend Compelling Homes!


Johnston, IA

Laundry room featuring sink and workstation below custom cabinets

What Our Clients Think

Rusty and gang did a great job with our remodel! They were always very responsive and accommodating with last minute changes and adjustments. We love our new kitchen, family room, laundry room, stairway.....the list goes on!


Johnston, IA

Kitchen remodel with vertical backsplash and breakfast nook

What Our Clients Think

So pleased with the kitchen, bath and fireplace remodel! Professional & punctual with a great team!!!


Johnston, IA




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