Client Testimonials

We take pride in building high quality homes and providing excellent service for the Cedar Rapids area.

Don't take our word for it though, read what some of our past clients have said about their experience building with Dahl Custom Homes.

Often times you hear homeowners complain about their builder and the delays/trouble they experienced along the way. Nothing could be further from the truth when working with Ben and Keri. Words cannot express how happy we are with the way they treated us; they way they conducted business; and the quality in which they built our custom home. Our experience went so well that we can't (and won't) stop referring people we know to choose Dahl Custom Homes. Thank you so much for making it a wonderful experience!

Seth and Jenna Wear

I understand the stress of building a new home. Decisions from carpet to roof colors the selections are endless. Ben and Keri make the process as easy as possible with plenty of advanced warning and excellent advice. Keri can help you with selections from contemporary to country, what’s the newest, what’s in style and what’s your style. Ben and Keri ask the questions to insure you get what you want and need. They use vendors who are also very helpful with advice to make the selection process a breeze.

Ben will contact you weekly and more if necessary to let you know where your home set in the process and where and what is coming next. If he says he can build you a home in 100 days he will. As they say his word is iron.

If you are looking to build you need to contact Ben and Keri. As a former general contractor and owner / manager of a building materials business, I know what it takes to build a quality home. Ben and Keri use quality craftsmen throughout the project from the excavators to the landscapers. Ben and Keri really enjoy and take pride in the craftsmanship which goes into every home they build. They take ownership of each home built, they build it as if they are planning on moving in. Their concern in doing it right is passed down to the craftsmen they use. Ben is a finish craftsmen himself so the crew he uses must be pretty awesome to please him and Keri. You can feel and see his crafts people take the time to do it right the first time knowing that life is too short to have to spent the time redoing things a second time. What I really like about his subcontractors is that they enjoy what they are doing and it shows in the pride they take in their work.


From the moment we first met Ben we felt at ease and knew he was the contractor we wanted to work with in building our dream home.

Ben was always up front and honest with us, answered all of our questions and was able to get back to us in a timely manner.

We gave Ben our dream and he put it in place.

Rhonda and I are extremely happy with our new home, from the lot to the room sizes, from the finish work to the color selection, from garage size to landscaping and everything in between. Ben asked the questions as to what we were looking for and designed a home for us.

But the best thing I can say is that Ben and Keri take ownership of every home they build, they build it as if they are building it for themselves, but with the home buyer in mind.

If you wish to contact us, call 319-480-8224, Rhonda or I would be glad to address any questions you have about our experience having Ben and Kari Dahl build us a home.

I wanted to take the time to extend my appreciation to the wonderful job you did in constructing our new home. I am extremely pleased with the job Dahl Custom Homes did on the organization and structure of all the different factors involved with our home. From the earliest of days when you helped us develop a blueprint that fit our needs, and our pocketbook, to the final days and details of closing on the house, everything was first rate!

Your ability to clearly communicate with me as your client is a great asset to have; one that I know other builders and developers do not possess. I was so thankful that you kept us updated daily and that if I had questions you were prompt in finding the answers and getting back to me quickly. Your honesty and clarity made for a smooth progression of events in getting the house up and finished.

I am so thankful that our experience went very smooth, we always felt taken care of, and lines of communication were left open much after the completion of our home.

If we were ever to build again, we would ask Ben to build it. We were and still are very happy customers of Dahl Custom Homes.

"We had met with several other general contractors and had felt apprehensive about building before sitting down with Ben. From our first meeting Ben was always prepared and very proactive. Because of his attention to detail and very apparent experience the process was about as seamless as one could hope for. Ben and his subcontractors are all expert craftsman and it shows in the care they take to turn out a beautiful finished product. We are more happy with our home and would recommend Dahl Custom Homes to anyone considering building."

There are not enough words to express how comfortable we felt working with you. Dahl Custom Homes should be proud of their construction and of their honest manner in dealing with clients. You certainly have built a reputation that is well deserved.

Ryan and I were extremely pleased with Ben’s commitment to quality and detail in the planning and completing of our house (on time I want to add!). Your leadership, excellent management of your subcontractors, and attention to details I would have never thought to look at made our experience both positive and memorable.

Thank you so much Ben and Keri, we couldn’t be happier!

Andrea and Ryan Grimm


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