Build a Home
More than Four Walls and a Roof
You’re about to build your own home! Welcome to the control, the customization and all the choices that come with a home as unique as your tastes. Jerry’s Homes has been building custom homes for generations and in that time, we’ve developed a system that makes the process as easy as possible. Follow these steps, give us a call and keep your eyes on the prize—a beautiful new home.
Find a Community
Before you build a house, you need to know where you want it to be. Jerry's Homes proudly builds throughout Des Moines and beyond so the only restriction should be your needs.Search Communities
Pick a Lot
You’ve got a location, now it’s time to get a little more specific. What kind of yard do you want? What do you want your windows to look out to? Is there room for the home you want? A lot goes into a lot.
Fall in Love With a Floorplan
Choosing a floorplan makes it official—you're building a house! Decide what kind of curb appeal you want with our various styles and types. And don't be afraid to mix and match, it's your house after all.Search Floorplans
Get Your Design On
You've got the outside, let's talk about the inside. The Century and Heritage Series are design packages for decorative elements of your new home. Take a look at the differences and decide what's best for you.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to pick up a shovel. We’ll take it from here. You’ve made all the hard decisions, now it’s up to Jerry’s Homes to execute them. We start by prepping the lot and then pouring the footers and the foundation and framing the house. This process takes about five weeks.
Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC
It’s time to fill your house with the things that make it work—wires, pipes, heating and cooling. Insulation, ductwork and drywall are installed during this phase as well. At this point, the house is considered “dried in,” complete with outlets, lights and switches.
Make It Your Own
All the design decisions—paint color, countertops, trim styles—get installed inside and out. You’ll be able to see how your choices look in the real world and make any changes you see fit. From flooring to walkways, your home takes shape.
Get Ready To Move In
As the house nears completion, there’s still time to change certain cosmetic aspects, but it’s now’s the time to get excited and start packing. When everything is settled, we do a final clean and then give you the keys. Welcome home, neighbor!
The best part of building with Jerry's Homes is that you've got an experienced partner who has spent 60 years choosing the right builders, collaborators and associates. We've seen it all before so when it comes to your house, you're in good hands.Contact Us