Embarq Signature Homes is the premier custom homebuilder in Central Iowa.


Our experienced team has decades of combined experience in the homebuilding industry in Central Iowa. We understand what it takes to build a custom home that meets your needs in both form and function. From the architecture to the finishing touches, we approach your home with utmost integrity, attention to detail and quality craftsmanship.

Our Embarq team is all about collaboration, quality + creating your custom home – the way you want. With decades of experience, we understand what it takes to build a custom home with top-tier architecture, attention to detail and ingenious designs.



Steph Reed

Director of Embarq Operations
As a former owner/operator of her own custom home building company and an award-winning realtor, Steph knows exactly what takes a custom home to the next level. She has represented builders, homeowners, supervisors, and trade partners throughout her 25 years of homebuilding experience and keeps customer service at the heart of what she does at Embarq. Steph continues to share her expertise and knowledge as the 2022 National Homebuilders Association Iowa representative and as a board member for the HBA of Greater Des Moines and Professional Women in Building.

Troy Heathman

Cost Estimator
With nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Troy’s estimating expertise is the reason Embarq operates efficiently and cost-effectively according to each homeowner’s budget. Troy will be there to communicate and provide guidance as every finish is selected and installed.

Brian Stolte

Embarq Superintendent
A hardworking farm kid at heart, Brian has nearly 30 years of construction and homebuilding experience and enjoys overseeing Embarq’s homes from ideation to completion. Brian’s careful attention to detail and high standards keep our operations running quickly and smoothly.



Browse frequently asked questions or reach out to our team of professionals with your specific requests. 

You can work with any local lender to get pre-approved for a home loan or if you own your own land, you can get a construction loan. We recommend that you obtain several quotes during your pre-approval process to ensure that you receive the most competitive rate and discuss the options for home loan vs. a construction loan.

Yes, Embarq Signature Homes specializes in custom single-family, ranch, 1.5-story and two-story homes.

You’ll work with the Embarq team to select a floor plan from our carefully designed collection, or we can help you design a custom plan that meets your specific needs. We have a selection of ranch, 1.5 story, and two-story plans to choose from – all featuring a variety of bed and bath combinations and square feet ranges.

We have a variety of options as well as the opportunity to design a custom floor plan. The style truly depends on you, the homebuyer, and what you want to see in your home. From various siding, stone, and exterior components to flooring, countertops, and custom room finishes, the sky is the limit at Embarq. Our team has the knowledge and experience to create your home the way you want.  

Every home is different depending on layout, features, and finishes. Our goal is to complete homes within approximately 6 months of breaking ground,  but there are many factors that can come into play. We will discuss these at our meeting and will transparently communicate throughout the build process.

Embarq Signature Homes can build anywhere throughout Central Iowa. You can choose from one of our premier lots throughout various locations, or you can begin the homebuilding process with your own lot. Our team is here to help you find the perfect lot for your home.

Designing your home from start to finish allows you to tailor it to meet your specific needs. Instead of settling for a cookie-cutter home or a high-maintenance, older home, you’re able to craft a space that reflects your personal style and taste.

Embarq Signature Homes works in a four-part process: the initial consultation, planning and building, design input and review, and your final walkthrough and approvals. To learn more about our process, visit our Build With Us page. 

We will discuss your visions for your new custom home, both plans and design aspects, the location and specifics of your lot, your timeline, our estimated timeline and our collective goals.

Bring your ideas, inspiration, and enthusiasm. Be prepared to discuss the budget, payment process, materials, timeframes, and expectations. Discussing these items will allow us to have an open and honest dialog from start to finish.

Every client will have their own warranty portal where various items will be outlined in detail. This is discussed in further our initial meeting as well as closing meetings.


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Embarq Signature Homes Is The Premier Custom Homebuilder In Central Iowa