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Houses are so much more than a floor, walls, and a roof. They are places of comfort in which we connect and grow, providing us a home base from the ever-changing world around us. We all dream of walking into our house and feeling truly at home, and the Compelling Homes team is here to help you bring that to life.

We are here to walk you through your project from initial consultation to final walk-through and everything in between. Hearing your ideas and expectations motivates us to fine-tune the perfect space for you and your family, and our 3D software lets you see that vision and provide feedback before the project even begins.

We are a full-service design-build home remodeling contractor ready to take on whatever you have in mind, from a small bathroom remodel to a finished basement or even a home addition. When it comes to your home, don't just stop at good enough. Make it Compelling!

Modern and Bright Kitchen with Eat-in Island featuring Prep Sink and Built-in Fridge and Pasta Filler Above Stovetop | Compelling Homes Remodeling + Design


Are you considering a kitchen remodel? 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.

Beautiful Walk-in Shower with Glass Surround and Standing Tub | Compelling Homes Remodeling + Design


From getting your kids ready in the morning to standing under a rainfall showerhead with your favorite music blasting to get some 'you' time – our bathrooms should be our sanctuaries.

Living Room with Custom Built-in Shelving Surrounding Fireplace with Natural Stone | Compelling Homes Remodeling + Design


If you have multiple rooms in the home in need of some TLC or a design refresh, a whole home remodel may be for you. Or potentially - our personal favorite - the main floor scramble.

Basement Oasis with Massive Wrap-Around Bar with Prep Sink, Appliances, and Living Area | Compelling Homes Remodeling + Design


If you're considering finishing your basement, chances are you've been wanting to do it for years. There is immense value in finishing your basement, and your family will enjoy having more space to relax and reconnect.

Custom Built Pool House Overlooking Backyard Pool Area | Compelling Homes Remodeling + Design


Embarking on an addition to your Des Moines area home opens up endless doors to endless outcomes, and gives you and your family the ability to transform your space into exactly what you need it to be.



Phone interview to discuss wants & needs. In-home meeting after reviewing our online pricing guide. Discuss possible options and what can be done. Follow-up with free budget range email and scope of work.

We'll let you know what the design fees will cost before anything is measured - we want to keep education up, and expenses down! We'll collaborate with you on our concept to ensure it captures your wants and needs, and make changes to that concept before we estimate.
Enter into a construction agreement based on design, drawings, and scope of work. SHOPPING DAY! Our favorite day. We spend the day shopping with you and assisting you in selections for your dream space.
Tamara First Floor | Compelling Homes

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

Stephanie Bathroom | Compelling Homes

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

Ron Kitchen | Compelling Homes

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

Chad Kitchen | Compelling Homes

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

Saffin Basement | Compelling Homes

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

Boo Laundry Room | Compelling Homes

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

Blue Bathroom featuring Vertical Blue Backsplash Accent Walls and Freestanding Tub | Compelling Homes Remodeling + Design

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

Deb Kitchen | Compelling Homes

What Our Clients Think

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


Johnston, IA

Remodeling Cost Guide

In the Des Moines Metro Area


This comprehensive cost guide breaks down common homeowner scenarios and provides suggestions, solutions, and average costs for homeowners, whether it's time for your dream remodel, your family is growing, and more.