Compelling Homes
Remodeling & Design

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

Whole Home Design-Build Remodeler
in the Des Moines Metro Area

Efficiency. Peace. Bespoke.

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 deciding to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, whole home, and more. When you work with Compelling Homes, you are choosing 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, your needs, wants, hopes and dreams for your space are clearly communicated without the risk of things getting lost in translation between a design team and a building team – we take care of that all under one roof.







The Compelling Homes team is growing, and we're looking for experienced individuals to help make homeowners' dreams become a reality.


View our open positions and submit your resume below:


• Project Managers

• Carpenters
• Designer
• Admin (Part-Time)
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We Make It Our Mission To Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself, Starting With Your Home

Compelling Homes is a full-service design and home remodeling company that can take the stress and out of the remodeling process. 

  • About Compelling Homes | Des Moines, IA - 6You are on a first-name basis with the team, which includes cell phone and email information for quick communication.
  • We have a designer on staff to help you make all color, texture, and lighting choices.
  • Your dedicated project manager will be in your home daily, ensuring a smooth project from start to finish.
  • Materials and workmanship are second to none.
  • We offer the best warranty in Des Moines, Iowa, which is a 3-year warranty.

Don’t stop at "good enough", make it Compelling!

"What a great company to deal with! Rusty and his team go the extra mile to make sure every detail of the project is perfect. Definitely recommend them for any type of remodel!"


Grimes, IA

"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. Add in the talented people they bring in to complete all aspects of the construction and remodel project, and we couldn’t be happier with the results."


Urbandale, IA

"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 will go to any length to keep his customers informed, satisfied, and happy. Use this company for your next remodel - big or small. They will not disappoint."


Johnston, IA

"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

"We love Rusty and the Compelling Homes team. We had some pretty complex requests but they turned our unfinished basement into a fabulous rustic hangout space. Rusty has great ideas and he has an eye for details. We can not wait to work with them again on a new master bath and kitchen. I would never go anywhere else."


Altoona, IA

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


Johnston, IA

"Rusty and the 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

"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."


Johnston, IA

"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

"Rusty, Naomi, and the whole crew at Compelling Homes helped make our dream for a finished basement a reality. They were consummate professionals, but also made you feel like family. They answered every question we had (and we had many) in a timely manner and to our satisfaction. I can't recommend CH enough!"


Des Moines, IA

"My wife & I have been contemplating remodeling our basement & the guys at Compelling Homes have been incredibly approachable & open. We are excited to see what amazing things will happen in our house! Make sure you ask for Rusty, he is super easy to work with & has a plethora of knowledge. Thanks, Compelling Homes, we're so happy we found you!"


West Des Moines, IA

"Rusty and his team managed our custom covered deck project perfectly and they knocked it out of the park! Rusty made some great suggestions to arrive at the perfect space for my family! We use it all the time and our kids and their friends gather and hang out there all the time! I wish I could post a pic here...the space is amazing!"


Urbandale, IA

"We are not the creative types, but when the team came back with their ideas for 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."


Johnston, IA

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