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

creating your custom home – the way you want

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.

Our history

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.

Meet Our Team

Lera Severtson

Lera Severtson

Project Manager & Client Liaison 

Troy Heathman

Cost Estimator 

Steph Reed

Steph reed

Director of Embarq Operations 

Brian Stolte

Brian Stolte

Embarq Superintendent

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Embarq Collaborative Designs

At Embarq, anything goes. We’re proud to offer top-of-the-line finishes + selections carefully procured by our Design Team.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I get pre-approved for a home loan?

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.

Do you only build single-family homes?

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

If I have my own land, how do I choose a floor plan?

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.

What styles of homes do you offer?

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.  

How long does it take to build my home? 

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 

Where do you build?

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.

Why should I build a custom home vs. Buy an existing 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.

What are the steps to building a custom home?

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. 

What can I expect in our first Embarq meeting?

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.

What should I bring to our first appointment?

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

What does your Warranty Program look like? 

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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