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Decades of Experience in the Industry

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GRA RE Builders has been in the home construction industry for more than 30 years. As a general contractor, we have helped hundreds of homeowners in executing their home addition and renovation plans. Our work is the criterion for garage building, deck construction, and home remodeling services in Des Moines, IA. Through the years we have maintained and even exceeded the benchmark of excellence in the field.

Quality Service Matters

With the continuous growth of our company, we are able to set the bar even higher. We never compromise our services even with the tedious work of improving your home. Our team will meet your satisfaction with our unwavering desire to exceed your expectations.

Consult Only the Experts

Only through professional planning and preparation can you uncover your property’s potential beauty. Consult our experts
at (515) 205-2223 to help you plan the home additions or changes you have in mind.


Ronnie did a great job building my new garage. I'm sure looking forward to using it. He did a good job and fast.


In August, 2008, the GRA builder built a two car garage for me and my family. They did an outstanding job. We were happy, greatful, and satisfied with the work they did. I would highly recommend GRA for anybody.


I wanted to send you a quick message to thank you for building my 50x30 garage. The quality of work is very good and was completed in a timely fashion. You also came back to make some changes to my original build and plans, doing a great job making everything "match". Thank you.

- Lon

Thank you very much for the great work you did on my new garage. My son and I are very happy with the work that you have done. I will happily recommend you to my friends and family. Thanks again.


GRA recently completed a major overhaul of our old garage. We appreciated that Ronnie came out and made a detailed estimate of everything GRA would do and exactly how much it would cost. We were working through Neighborhood Finance Corp., so it took us awhile to get the paperwork in order, but once we said "go", work began promptly and was finished in a reasonable amount of time. The worksite was nicely cleaned up at the end, and the final total was exactly the amount that was bid. GRA was so easy to work with, and now that old eyesore looks like a new garage!


GRA R.E. Builders did an addition to my ramp and deck and also installed an extra wide door for me. As I am disabled and have an oversized electric power chair. They did a great job and did the work very fast and with lots of care. They even did some extra work like extending my deck an extra two feet without added cost as an extra benefit for me. This was also voucher work, which means all material, and labor is done before payment is made. And a lot of contractors will not even do this type of work. Mr. Eivins and his workers are very reliable and professional. I would give him an A+ rating and would hire him again without any concern and would recommend him to friends or relatives. He also has some of the best prices I have found.


I would like to express my appreciation of the fine job you did for me. The project was of very high quality, on time and within the estimate you provided. Your suggestions for cost saving on the project were very much appreciated. The site was left very clean and all waste materials removes. I would have no hesitation in recommending you for other work or for hiring you in the future when I have a job to be completed. Thanks again.


It has been a pleasure to have Ron Eivins and his company work for me. Last year they did a new construction 24x24 garage. They were done in a week and did an excellent job. As with any project there were some glitches but Ron worked them out. I find him to be one of the few honest and decent businessmen!

- Rhonda

This summer I had my old garage torn down and a new one built by Ronnie Eivins of GRA R.E. Builders. I had been referred to them by a co-worker of mine who had a garage built by them several years ago and was very pleased with his work. I also looked at a garage they had built an addition to. I was impressed with how the addition looked as if it had always been there. Ronnie was very good to work with and I am very pleased with my new garage I have receives several compliments from people who recognize a quality job when they see one. Ronnie kept me updated on the progress and easily made a couple changes not on the original bid. I have a very well built garage and would highly recommend GRA R.E. Builders to anyone. Thank you for a job well done.


We would recommend GRA Builders to anyone who would want to build a garage or an addition to their house. We have done both and are very satisfied. Six years ago, GRA built our two car, 1 1/2 story garage. The price was right and the workmanship was excellent. We were so satisfied we recommended them to out neighbors. They ended up using them as well. Recently we acquired a second property that had an obstructed entry to the attic. We knew that it would rent and eventually sell better if a person could walk up and down the stairs easily. Even though it was a holiday weekend, we called GRA and talked to a "real person". That was over Labor Day holiday, before the end of the weekend we had a reasonable estimate and in one week we had a dormer and the clean up done. During the project we did stop in on the property a few times. GRA was courteous and professional staff. They answered questions and let us see the work as it progressed. The workers also left the job extremely tidy. When we can use GRA in the future we will. We know they are reasonable, quality workmanship, polite workers, and Ron and Nancy are a pleasure to work with.

-John and Shannon

It has been a pleasure doing business with you! We love the garage you built for us. It is perfect for what we needed. Thanks for working with our ideas and helping us form a concrete picture of what we could build to best suit our needs and our budget. Your ideas were invaluable. The concrete crew you brought in was very good. They were all nice to the children in our childcare as they watched and questioned every move the men made. They didn't cuss and were vey nice to each other, too. I don't always see that in construction workers and we LIKED it! We really enjoyed several things about working with you: You started consistently early, worked hard, avoided naptime for the loudest chores, and got done quickly. You kept the job site cleaned up daily, picked up trash that escaped into the ditch, and I never had to pick up a cigarette butt. You asked us questions, never making assumptions about what we prefer. You were polite and considerate at all times with us, our children, and all our children in childcare and their parents. You did not jack up the price as we went. It came in right when you said it would. Every aspect of the job you did involves quality workmanship, often employing creative solutions to complex problems. You didn't abandon us when you got your last check. You've been back and called to see if all is well and remains so. We would be proud to consider you friends, as well as business associates. We already gladly refer our friends and family to you for all their building needs.

-Jim and Leslie

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