Professional Services

Arbogast, Dave

Dave Arbogast is an expert in mortar and paint analysis for historic preservation projects.  When applying for historic tax credits, it is necessary to rovide a mortar analysis as part of the preparation for any masonry restoration work.  You just send him a sample of mortar, removed from the building, and within a week or so, he sends back a full analysis of the mortar’s composition so a mason can replicate the mix.

(563) 355-1553
Dave Arbogast
Burnett, Doug

Doug Burnett, with Keller Williams Realty, is extremely knowledgeable about older homes and neighborhoods (in addition to having renovated many homes himself).  He provides an extremely high level of service to both buyers and sellers.  Highly recommended.
(515) 778-0377
Doug Burnett
Daniels, Patty
[Via RenovateDSM website] Patty was our buyer’s agent when we moved to Des Moines. She took us out several times to view homes and is very knowledgeable about Des Moines neighborhoods. There are homes that she has sold multiple times (including the one we ultimately bought).

(515) 453-7307
Patty Daniels
Des Moines Real Estate Services
[Via RenovateDSM website] Betsy is a real estate appraiser with years of experience in Des Moines’ historic neighborhoods. She is thorough and knowledgeable about the market, particularly in respect to older homes. She is a state certified Appraiser.
(515) 279-9574
Betsy Pokorny
Green Bean Landscapes

Zach Heitzman is a registered landscape architect who also does installation – he’s got the creativity and practicality to come up with great designs that also work within your budget.  He does high quality work and doesn’t cut corners (unless it is part of the design).

(515) 339-2085
Zach Heitzman
Iowa Lead Safety
[Via RenovateDSM website] Jamie is a state certified Lead Inspector and HQS certified housing inspector with 15 years of contractor trade experience in siding and windows. Iowa Lead Safety can do trainings on lead safety and lead-safe renovation as well as lead hazard inspections.

(515) 331-1690
Jamie Papian
reNew Design Studio
[Via RenovateDSM website] Steve has over 12 years of years experience in residential renovation, additions, commercial tenant finish, and new construction design. Steve has designed and prepared construction drawings for over 80 renovation projects that range in size from small bathrooms through whole-house remodels and additions! He has expertise in historic preservation, historic tax credits, as well as other state and local grant programs.
(515) 710-3484
Steve Wilke-Shapiro
Reynolds Energy Solutions LLC
[Via RenovateDSM website] Tim Reynolds performs home energy assessments that include combustion testing, blower door tests, and thermal imaging scans.

(515) 802-2801
Tim Reynolds
Silent Rivers Design+Build
[Via RenovateDSM website] Excellent experience all the way through – from design to construction to completion. First class operation. Transformed our MBR one year ago and just remodeled our Sunroom into an all-season room with heated floor. I am confident that we have a 22 year old home that is ready for another decade of fun living with the enhancements to these spaces.
(515) 266-6702
Marc Black
Swaim Appraisal Services
[Via RenovateDSM website] Swaim Appraisal Services (while located in West Des Moines) has a lot of experience appraising homes in the city proper. They are a family owned and run business.

(515) 221-1044
Mike Swaim