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“Last year when our paths crossed in Jane's office I had no idea what to expect when I decided to build a new home. Friends and family eagerly shared their experiences, both good and bad. Since I had very limited knowledge of builders in Iowa City I had to quickly assess the skill of those I met. Then there was the added problems of living and working in Illinois while most of the construction was completed. In addition to finding a builder with integrity and expertise, I needed on I could trust to do the job correctly. You have far exceed all of my expectations.

Hiring you as the builder was the best decision I made. When I could not be on site I knew you were there to protect my investment. My goal was to refrain from impeding anyone's progress and let everyone do their job--I hope that was achieved. Everyone with whom I worked with was very helpful.

Please accept this custom made pen as a small token of my appreciation for the construction of my house. Your expertise and advice resulted in a beautiful new home. When this is all finished I hope our paths cross again. I wish you much success in all your future endeavors.”


“Collaborating with Gary's team on the design and construction of our "aging-in-place" home was a pleasure from the first design meeting to the completion of the last item on the punch list. Gary appreciated the challenge of situating an accessible home on a tight half-lot in an older neighborhood and incorporating universal design features into the Chicago bungalow style for which he is known. Gary doesn't cut corners, is a clear communicator, has a great team of subcontractors, and takes responsibility when something does go amiss. ”


“Our home building experience with Gary Frakes and Frakes Construction was outstanding. Our custom home in Iowa City was our fourth newly constructed residence. Gary listened to our desires, then employing his inherent  sense of design brought the project to life.  We are very pleased we had Frakes Construction build our home…Living in it makes us smile every day!”


 “Our 9-month remodeling experience with Gary Frakes was completely positive from start to finish.  Gary was easy and professional to work with.  The suggestions he and his team had along the way were helpful, everything went smoothly, he was always available, and the end result was impressive and beautiful.  We could not be happier.  We would highly recommend him to anyone and, in fact, recently recommended him to a friend of ours who wants to build a home.  ”