RenovateDSM.org is the official web site of the Des Moines Rehabbers Club.  This web site was developed to serve as an information resource to both novices and experienced renovators working in the Des Moines area.

Des Moines is composed of many unique neighborhoods, many with their own unique mix of historic and vernacular buildings ranging from small frame shotgun homes to multi million dollar mansions, corner storefronts to massive warehouses. Adaptive reuse, preserving, restoring, and renovating these buildings helps enhance the region’s overall character and appeal.

Renovating a home for yourself or for profit can be an extraordinary and fulfilling experience. Renovation allows you to retain the quality and character of an historic home without sacrificing modern conveniences such as air conditioning and whirlpool tubs. Chances are if you are reading this page, you are at least exploring opportunities for renovating or rehabbing a home – welcome to the club!

You can click here to join online or print and mail the Membership Form (PDF) to:

Des Moines Rehabbers Club, P.O. Box 8340, Des Moines, IA 50301-8340