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Welcome to the Gratias Family of Classic Homes, designing and crafting the finest homes in the Des Moines metro and surrounding areas since 1972.
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Gratias Construction, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Tom Gratias. Over the years, Tom has earned a giant name among home builders across the country. He is a rare hybrid; a tradesman with a keen business acumen and a marketer’s sense of what people want in a home. His businesses have evolved over the years under a single philosophy — We Build Dreams. Whether the preference is ranch or two-story, traditional of contemporary, big or small.
Buyers are proud to work with Gratias because of his hands-on style, family approach and his enduring ties to the community. Gratias still designs every floor plan himself, and his wife, LaDonna, personally supervises the finish of each home for the trim stage on to ensure the right attention to detail.
The process was very easy. We sat down in the beginning and determined the direction we were going to go. The thing we really liked about Gratias was they were so flexible. They allowed us to make whatever changes within reason in the floor plan. They allowed us to make changes in the kitchen arrangement, change counters-just really flexible in the building process to the point that we felt we were actually part of the building process as opposed to just simply, "Here's the key," and just simply walking in the door. We put our soul and heart into the building. It turned out to be our own home once we got done with it as opposed to just walking in the door to some preconceived deal. Tom is the only builder in the townhome arena who would allow us to do that. To change deck size and to do some things that aren't typically done in townhomes. Very easy to work with. Great people. Very flexible. They kept us abreast of things as they went along the way. We would stop by the home each day and make our daily inspection and talk to the workmen and then we would give them our ideas and the next day we'd be back there and they would have them done already. It was just a very enjoyable process.
Charlie and Pat Porter
1350 NW 138th Street Ste #500
Clive, IA 50325