Build Your Dream Home

At Avec Design+Build, we have the expertise in residential construction to develop and build the ideal home for you. We bring together architects, designers and contractors to work on the project from beginning to end. We are a firm centered on the client and their needs, making a difference in the lives of those who use the spaces we design. Tell us your dream home needs and let us help it become a reality.

Custom home design and construction in Ames and Central Iowa

Avec Custom Home Design and Build Process

The unique thing about our process is the design + build process — from start to finish we are involved in every step and can work within any style the client is looking to build.

Initial Meeting

The new home build process starts with the initial client meeting. We discuss the lot, budget, client needs and wants, how the spaces will be used, and the desired style. We gather as much information as we can so we can tailor the design to your needs.

Design Development & Collaboration

We begin working with the client to determine plans and collaborate about the desired style and use of the space.  We take into consideration many factors and details:

  • How does the home fit on the lot
  • Orientation
  • The driveway approach
  • And more

In the design phase, you will work with a licensed Interior Designer to help you with all selections from paint, to floors, to faucets. We make it easy and seamless by pulling together all of the finish selections for you to approve.

3D Renderings of Your Dream Home

Get a preview of what your dream home design will look like with our 3D renderings. We can take you on a virtual walk through of your home before construction begins.


Once the plans are final, we will start building. Our role with the owner is to be THE point of contact through the full process, taking responsibility from the beginning to the very end.

We will do a pre-construction walk-through with you.  We are also on site consistently managing the process and subcontractors. We communicate via weekly updates and have a client portal where you can view images of the daily/weekly progress of the project.

At the end of the project, we do a final punch walk-through and final walk-through with you to ensure your satisfaction.

Tell Us About Your Project

Whether you have a commercial project, a small remodel, or a full custom home build, you can count on our expertise to develop the ideal plan for your home or business