Our Team

Combining Perspectives of a Male & Female Residential Contractor Duo

Our team at Grand Homes & Renovations offers a personal approach where you’ll work directly with the owners, Carrie and David. They’re involved in every project throughout the entire build process, starting with the very first conversation discussing your home needs. Through our hands-on approach, clients become friends, and we take pride in the projects we’ve built together.

Carrie and David have been building and remodeling homes together since starting Grand Homes & Renovations in 2007. We believe that our team offers a unique design perspective with our male and female contracting duo. We understand that every member of the household has his or her own ideas, and we’re actively working to combine the right ideas and solutions.

Meet the Owners of Grand Homes & Renovations

Carrie Norris

Carrie grew up in rural Warren County as the youngest of two children. She attended Carlisle and Indianola Community Schools and later graduated from Simpson College with a degree in communications and an emphasis in political science.

While attending college, she participated in music and politics. After graduating from Simpson, she worked for a political fundraising firm before beginning her career in the construction industry. She then went to work for a local commercial and residential home builder as the lead kitchen designer and director of custom cabinetry sales for eight years. In 2007, she adopted her son Jude from Vietnam. She has gained experience guiding customers through the numerous and sometimes complicated choices they face when it comes to remodeling and building. She also maintains excellent relationships with the area’s finest subcontractors and works closely with them on responsibilities and schedules.


  • Designing national award-winning kitchens
  • Designed for Des Moines Home Shows
  • Work featured in Meredith publications
  • Chair Person for the 2006 Tour of Remodeled Homes
  • Associate Remodeler of the Year in 2005
  • Quoted in Woman’s Day Kitchen & Baths magazine
  • Kitchen Designer for the 2004 Des Moines Symphony Show House

David Kruse

David grew up in rural Polk County as the youngest in a family of five children but took the persona of the middle child. He attended Carlisle Community Schools and later graduated from Central College with a degree in History and emphasis in Art History.

While attending college, he participated in basketball and balanced work at a local commercial and residential home builder. After graduating, he worked at Living History Farms following his degree in history, then began full-time in the construction business as a trim carpenter. He’s a proud father of two incredible boys, Truman and Keaton. He continues to work full time with the same construction contractor where he worked managing residential and commercial building projects and directing a large-scale carpentry crew until April 2007.


  • Trimming homes for home shows
  • Work featured in Meredith publications
  • Work featured in Des Moines’ Home Style and The Des Moines Register
  • An active member of the Remodeler’s Council of Greater Des Moines

Start Your Home Building or Remodeling Project With Grand Homes & Renovations

We’d love the opportunity to help you transform your existing home or build the home of your dreams! Contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss how we can build your vision.

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