About Us

Quality Custom Homes

From start to finish, Chris and Kris Gardner and Mark DeYoung of Bella Homes – along with their talented team, provide a personalized homebuilding experience which highlights unique architectural details along with the ease of superior customer design services. Every Bella Home reflects our homeowner’s personality and character – whether it be through custom woodworking,  stain glass or barn board accents. We can create a feeling of luxury while still retaining the comfort of a family home.

Custom Home Plans and Design Expertise

Bella Homes offers a full design build package – with this benefit, your builder is your plan designer.  Once your well designed home plan is finished, our team of professionals simplify and guide you through the building process with the utmost care and expertise. In addition, Bella offers our homeowners their own online personal homebuilding management system, which allows people to organize pictures and ideas, submit start orders and view the construction schedule.  This industry leading online system helps ease the design and building process.

Serving Ames, Ankeny, Des Moines, Huxley, Grimes, Slater, Cambridge and surrounding areas

Bella Homes offers services in many Central Iowa communities. Contact us for more information.


Bella Homes is privileged to be a member of the Des Moines and Ames Home Builder Associations.

Ames Homebuilders Association HBADes Moines Homebuilders Association HBA

Bella Homes is a member of the Ames and Des Moines Home Builders Associations (HBA).  These non-profit trade organization promote a positive business environment between trade partners, serve the community, and represent all aspects of the building industry.  Bella is also a member of the NAHB, a National Association of Homebuilders.  

Energy Star Certified

Bella also partners with Energy Star, a government-backed program that helps us all save money and protect our environment with energy-efficient products and practices. Whether you are looking to replace old appliances, remodel your home, or buy a new house, energy star can help. More than 60 types of products, including appliances, televisions, computers, heating and cooling equipment, and even new homes can earn the government’s energy star label. Energy Star also offers best-practice solutions to make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs.

US Department of Veterans Affairs

VA-Guaranteed Home Loan – A Certificate of Eligibility establishes that the Veteran is eligible, meaning he or she has served honorably for the required length of time. 


We recognize and appreciate the value of realtors in the homebuilding business. We gladly work with realtors for new construction. Please contact us for more information!


Bella Homes offers storage services through our company Mr. Storage, LLC. These affordable storage units are located in Huxley, Iowa. Call 515.597.STOR for availability!