Custom Home Building for
Happe Homeowners

Happe Homes Is A Multi-Award Winning Custom Home Builder Serving The Des Moines Metro & Surrounding Communities. We make it easy to get started with our quick, simple process.

Locally & Family Owned

All of our homes are designed with quality and unmatched care.


We strive to provide exceptional service
during the building and buying process.

Teamwork environment

We work together as a team to build you the home of your dreams.

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Your Happe Home Awaits You

Many people go into the home building process thinking it’s going to be stressful and they’ll be weighed down by the many decisions they need to make.

At Happe Homes, we take the guesswork out of building your custom home. We provide you with inspiration, all the details, customizable plans, and material choices – so you can focus on the excitement that comes with building your dream home. We make it easy by providing a high-quality turnkey product and an excellent customer experience, from design and construction to helping with your moving costs on move-in day. Now you can get the home of your dreams without breaking a sweat!

We offer FREE Moving on move-in day when you build your home with us! 📦

Featured Communities

Prairie Rose, Waukee

Prairie Rose is Waukee’s newest development located just East of Waukee Northwest High School and just west of Waukee’s Triumph Park.  A city trail runs through the development and leads to the Raccoon River Valley Trail. Waukee Schools, walking distance to many activities.  A wide variety of home sites and pricing, we will have something for most budgets.

Centennial Estates, Ankeny

Centennial Estates is an upscale Ankeny development located on the Northwest side of town behind Centennial High School. Featuring walking trails, a large pond, and a new city park, this development has all you need for your next home! Centennial Estates offers easy access to Highway 35, shopping centers, grocery, and more. We are proud to offer a variety of model homes as well as available lots to build your dream home.

Tiger Run, Madrid

Tiger Run is located on the northeastern edge of Madrid, a community with a rich history, great traditions and a welcoming, small-town atmosphere. Enjoy beautiful parks, nearby recreational areas and easy access to the High Trestle Trail. Choose from 15 lots starting at $44,500; offering flat and daylight options. You’ll love the pond views while watching the sunrise!


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Get A Head Start On The Buying Process

Getting pre-approved for your home is the first step to making your dream home come true. Our goal is to make the purchase of a new home a reality for you. Find a Happe Home with confidence, knowing you have the financial tools in place to make your dream a reality.

Our Process for Building a New Home

Step 1

Pre-Construction Phase

The pre-construction phase entails creating a strategic plan for your home, designing it, and securing building permits needed for construction. It also includes nailing down the layout of your cabinets, electrical, and picking out the exterior and interior finishes for your Happe Home!

Step 2

Construction Phase

Time to dig! During this phase, we will button up any loose ends and go over all final documents prior to dig. This is when your home is transferred from our office team to our field team. During this phase is when plumbers, electricians and HVAC technicians will be installing the mechanicals.

Step 3

Completion Phase

The paint is dry, trim is installed, and the carpet is laid. This is the final stage of your home build! This allows our quality control team time to make sure everything meets our high standards, as well as inspecting for drywall and paint touch-ups. During this phase we'll also be completing the exterior sod and landscaping.


A Message From Our Owner

It’s easy to find a company that builds homes. The hard part is finding one that actually cares about their customers and provides quality workmanship. Happe Homes has been building custom homes for over 20 years and we do what we do because we have a passion for building homes and seeing smiles on people’s faces. 

Our purpose is happy homeowners. No pun intended. We’re proud of the relationships we’ve built with our customers. They know they can trust us to deliver what we promise. We take pride in being excellent communicators with our customers and we make the process fun, not only for our team members, but also for the homeowners. 

We are a company that builds custom homes. Our layouts, our designs, our gladiator series are all great, but ultimately it’s your home, so we will build it to suit your needs so you can enjoy it for many years to come.

You deserve a home that makes you happy.


See what our Customers Say About Us

Nicole Utter
Happe Homeowner
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My husband and I have just moved into our beautiful new home and we absolutely love it! We expected the building process to be a little overwhelming, but every person at Happe Homes made sure we had a wonderful experience. Whenever we had questions or concerns, we were answered quickly and always in a helpful and pleasant manner. We had fun customizing our home without feeling overwhelmed and always feeling heard in what we wanted. The work itself is impeccable! As someone who is a bit of a perfectionist, I am beyond thrilled with how everything has turned out! I am so grateful that we chose to work with Happe Homes and they have given us this beautiful new home that we get to grow our family in.
Christie Davis
Happe Homeowner
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Bought a new Happe Home spec in Waukee and have loved our experience! Found our home close to them putting finishing touches. Luckily pretty much all the finishes are things I would have selected. We’ve been in our home for 5 months now and had little to no issues. All minor things that come with any new home purchase. Their warranty team is super responsive. Advantages using HH - one year home builder warranty, free moving up to 8 hrs, friendly owners/employees, quality products and tasteful finishes.
Lindsay & Andrew Becker
Happe Homeowner
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We just moved into our "Happe Home" and couldn't be more excited about our house! We are so thankful to everyone at Happe Homes for making our house exactly how we wanted it. Making selections for the home is always challenging but it definitely helped being able to visualize our options in Happe's showroom. Once construction started, everything was so easy. Kevin was great at communicating with us, making sure everything was completed to the best standard and hit our closing date with no issues! We will definitely recommend Happe Homes to our friends and family.
Megan & Theron Vanderflute
Happe Homeowner
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We recently moved into our "Happe Home," which we purchased during the framing stage. From the moment we signed the purchase agreement, representatives from Happe went out of their way to help us make our selections. They respond promptly and professionally to all emails, phone calls, and texts--our realtor mentioned several times that he has never worked with such a responsive builder. Kevin and Robert, the site coordinators, were in frequent communication to find out how we wanted things, often sending pictures of progress that was being made. We had a problem with a water line soon after closing, and Happe was very quick to fix the situation. Through all of our interactions with Happe Homes, it has been clear that having great customer service is one of their top priorities.
Frank DePhillips
Happe Homeowner
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Building my home with Happe has been nice and easy. They have kept me posted and up to date at each step with what to expect. They have been quick to answer my numerous questions and professional in their replies. Their showroom of options really made it easy to decide what we wanted. Very happy with Happe.
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