Information about us!

It is our goal to provide the ultimate experience for home buyers throughout the building & buying process of our new construction homes. From our quality construction and attention to details to our customer service.

Who are the partners in Partners By Design? Steph & Randy Reed the owners & builders, our quality contractors, our outstanding vendors & YOU~ our amazing buyers & any representation you may have! (There are no other investors or behind the scenes interest groups!)

How many homes do we build in a year? Our goal is to max out at 2-4 homes a year. This allows us to give the best quality product by being on site as much as possible everyday & allows for a close working relationship with our vendors, contractors & clients! 

Keeping the number of homes low also allows us to stay up with the latest & greatest in design and market needs. If there is one thing we hear a lot of it’s that there are only so many things you can do with a rectangle shaped home. While this may be true to some extent it shouldn’t mean everyone should be supplying the same exact product to the public. How BORING!!  Honestly, it is lazy & uninspiring to both the builder and the public! We hope to set ourselves apart from the rest of the pack and believe we can with lower numbers, fresh ideas & listening to our past, potential and current buyers!


Steph is a New Construction Specialist with 10 years of experience in selling spec & custom homes and for 7 years she provided direct support to the builder, color choices, plan designs, buyer representation, custom homes & specs from designs on paper to the final product in the ground. Through her time there she gained extensive knowledge about new construction by being on site and following the build process from start to finish. This experience allows her to give our clients the best service possible during the home building process.

Steph worked with her father as a teenager in Texas hanging and prepping drywall, wallpaper and painting!  “I learned the value of hard work, honesty and working relationships by working with my father. He was tough on me, but I learned so much from him and cherish those summer days working with him.” Steph Reed

“I feel I have learned from some of the best in the business and know I want the best quality in a product that has my name on it and one you will be proud to call home!.” – Steph Reed

Steph Reed was voted Builder of the year by the Des Moines Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines for 2018! It is such a great honor!

Steph Reed is the chairperson for Professional Women in Des Moines and is on the National Board of Trustees for Professional Women in Building. Her goal is to promote and educate young women to get involved the skilled trades industry. For more on Professional Women in Building please contact Steph @ or call 515-988-9954.

Steph Reed is a licensed REALTOR in Iowa with REMAX Concepts 3602 NE Otterview Cir. Ankeny, IA 50021

She has 10 plus years of experience with New Construction, Existing Homes, Relocation, Short Sales & Foreclosures.