For over a decade, J. Thompson Builders has been serving the Greater Des Moines area by helping families utilize space and design homes that function perfectly for their lifestyle.

Our custom homes are intimately planned and expertly crafted with your needs in mind, ensuring that the vision you have for the place you call home is brought to life with quality and service you can trust.

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A contemporary home featuring custom built-ins such as bookshelves, wine rack and a fireplace in the master bedroom.

A modern home featuring a light-filled great room with pops of bright color.

The Milnes Project

A traditional home made with universal design features, including a custom elevator!

Does it ever feel like the layout of your home working against you?

Do you want a design upgrade that reflects your style?


Whatever your reason or interest is, we understand that building a home is one of the largest investments one makes in their lifetime. We take our involvement in that process very seriously, which is why we are interested in the craft of building, not the business of it.

We take your style, tastes, passions and needs into account when designing your custom home. After all, these are the spaces where Thanksgiving dinners are shared, grandchildren play, hobbies are enjoyed, friendships grow and countless memories are made. Your family matters, so our quality matters.


Creating meaningful home design…


Our creative and hard working team of experts use the highest degree of craftsmanship and excellence in service when it comes to designing and building a family’s dream home. We take into account the unique styles and preferences for each family. Since each home is custom built, we don’t provide a list of “standard features”. Instead, here are a few of the meaningful design elements our past home owners have asked us to include:

Sliding barn doors

Copper barrel sink

Wine Racks

Hidden TV’s in the great room

Elevator for wheelchair accessibility

Rooftop Patio

Screened in porch

Corner fireplace in the master bedroom

Antiqued built-in cabinetry for a basement bar

We selected J. Thompson Builders to build our home and we couldn’t be happier. They were with us throughout the entire process and were always very respectful and attentive to our needs. I have recommended them to colleagues and friends who have gone on to use them with the same satisfaction. I would have no hesitation in recommending J. Thompson Builders.
— Marty McDermott
J. Thompson Builders gave a realistic estimate, great counseling for the decision-making process, and quality timely work. The second time I used them for a house remodel and have been pleased both times. Would recommend them to friends and family. Have seen their work at businesses also and was impressed.
— Jody J Barrett
Very attentive and willing to meet the needs of the customer. Professional and courteous crew that are very respectful and are all about the details. Complete from the design service to the completed project. I would highly recommend J. Thompson Builders!
— CF Baird