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Going into this process, we heard all the horror stories about building a house; "You'll spend days driving around picking out every doorknob." "Plan on going over budget and taking a month longer than you were told." "Be prepared to get nickel and dimed to death." Wrong, wrong, wrong. Laura and Al were so accommodating and made the design process fun. We were able to pick everything out in 2 HOURS with Laura's help. And Al turned those ideas into our dream home. We couldn't be happier and would recommend First Construction to anybody. In fact, we already have.

Todd & Michelle Garrison...College Farms

Building our new home with First Construction was such a great experience. They purchased our existing home from us, which eliminated the stress associated with selling your home.

During the design process they listened to our needs and made great recommendations in choosing a floor plan that would work for us now and in the future. We thought the selection process might be a little overwhelming, but found it to be so organized and a lot of fun! We were surprised at the number of high quality features that were considered "standard" options and not upgrades. They did a fantastic job helping us put it all together.

Communication was great during the construction process and we were encouraged to visit the site as often as we liked. We really appreciate the quality craftsmanship, and all the little details they put in the house that really give it that custom feel.

The First Construction team made the process so smooth for a busy family like ours.

Matt and Teisha Welsh ... Pines at Turtle Creek

I just want to take a minute and thank you all so much for the professional job you did working with the Sloans and myself! It is so appreciated to have great people to work with, people that are quick to reply to emails and phone calls and people that work so hard to build a great house! It was a pleasure from the very first day! Thank you again for all your hard work and I look forward to working with you again. My buyers are very happy and are looking forward to many happy years in that home and neighborhood! Thank you again!

Jolene Balvanz - Iowa Realty

We could not have been more pleased with First Construction. Their trade program took the pressure off of selling our home. They made our home buying experience a very positive one. Thank you!

Kevin and Laura Frazier...College Farms

The Frey family at First Construction couldn't have made it any easier in building our new dream home at Pines at Turtle Creek. We brought in our own house plans that they helped us tweak to the perfect house. No change was too little or too big and was never a hassle. Laura, Al, Benton and Jake are there to help you in any way possible. They bought our old house, so we didn't have the worry of two payments. The entire process was more than smooth, it was a lot of fun and if you've ever built a new home you know there can be some stresses involved. But not with FC. I can't recommend them strongly enough. Even all of their subs have been a pleasure to work with. From the beginning when we were thinking about building to now after we've settled in, FC has been there. On top of all this, I've made more than a few great new friends along the way. Thanks for everything.

Steve & Deb Ratay ... Pines at Turtle Creek

A great building experience! Everyone was knowledgeable, efficient, and helpful.

Randy, Monica and Riley Cornelius…College Farms

 We built our first house with First Construction in 2004. We didn’t have much experience with builders, but came away with an impression that “this was such an easy process, why doesn’t everyone do it”.   We were very happy with the quality of our home and the overall experience. As our family grew, our need for space also grew, so in 2011 we decided it was time for us to look for a bigger home and our first stop was a First Construction open house. The new homes were beautiful and had a very modern style. When First Construction offered to purchase our current home and build a new one for us, it was something we couldn’t refuse. We had a few specific design requests based on our family needs, and FC was more than willing to make the home what we needed it to be. We are now settling in to our new home and just couldn’t be any happier with how the entire process has come together. The best way to describe our overall experience with both homes and working with FC is to say they consistently EXCEEDED our expectations from beginning to end and that includes Laura, Al, Jake and Benton, but also each of the contract crews. Everyone did top quality work and were a pleasure to work with.

The Wood Family (Dan, Heather, Jayden, Rheyah and Laikin)…Pines at Turtle Creek

We were thrilled to be able to grow into a new home of First Constructions at The Pines at Turtle Creek. The development is beautiful, the neighbors are friendly and we couldn't be more satisfied with our home.

Jeremy and Shannon Zaabel….Pines at Turtle Creek


   Deb and I wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying the first six months in our new home. As you know this was the first house that we had built and we were a little leery based on all the horror stories we had heard from friends and others who had built. Our experience was great and we would certainly do it again, except for the fact we can’t envision a home that we would like any better!
   Working with you and Benton really made the process easy. We appreciated your design inputs regarding color and materials and it was very nice to be able to see how everything would look together in your office instead of having to lug samples around from store to store. Having Benton available for design changes like the stone front and custom bar area made it easy to make decisions on how to customize our home.
   I don’t want to neglect Jake either. He did a nice job of coordinating the contractors and taking care of any minor adjustments as they came up. Al should be proud of his crew because you all add toward the family pride that really shows in the quality of your homes.
   Thanks for the great experience.

Jeff and Deb Wilkin…Wildflower

First Construction was able to take our wish list for our dream home and bring it to life. They worked well within our budget, something we were anxious about with a custom home build. But the best part of the experience was the people.   From designing the floor plan to making selections, the process was catered to our schedules. We didn’t spend a lot of time racing around to different showrooms to make selections – everything we needed was in their office. It is evident that First Construction values their homebuyers, and does what they can to make the experience positive. Great people running a great business…building beautiful homes! 

Jeff and Lesley Vossenkemper….College Farms

Hi Laura,

We’re getting pretty well situated in our new home and enjoying it immensely. Everyone who stops by is extremely impressed with the floor plan, the craftsmanship and the esthetics of the many design features on display. This is the fourth house we’ve been involved with during the construction. Our prior experiences with the contractors has been anything but satisfactory. I would have to say the construction of our home while working with you, Al, Benton and Jake has been an extreme pleasure. Our plans and modification of those plans during the construction process we were met with a can do attitude and with an objective of customer satisfaction. Plan changes were accommodated with shared inputs to accomplish the desired objectives without feeling we were being nickled and dimed for our requests. The subcontractors you use were all skilled professionals who took a great deal of pride in their workmanship which is evident in the finished product. If we ever build another house First Construction would be our contractor of choice. We would highly recommend First Construction to anyone who wants quality and style in their new home. Thank you very much for the pleasant experience in the construction of our new home.

Chris and Terry Christianson

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