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Who We Are

We believe that everyone should have both indoor and outdoor space that suits their lifestyle. We want to work with your vision to create the space that functions for you with strong craftsmanship at the core of our values. We are dedicated to providing personalized customer service to make your experience enjoyable and deliver a product that you will be proud to share with your family and friends.

A Better Building Experience

We know that creating the perfect outdoor space is important to you, and one of the greatest challenges for a client is making selections and decisions with limited guidance. To make this process easier, we’ve customized our process to ensure you’re confident in your design.

  • We offer computer-aided drawings that allow clients to see what their space is projected to look like within 5 days of finalizing designs specifics.
  • We know that choosing products from small sample pieces is challenging so we've set up our showroom to display a variety of decking and landscape products and recommended pairings so that clients can feel more confident in their selections.
  • We also have a design room with large TV that allows us to walk through 3D renderings of your design in greater detail and talk with our specialists about how to make it fit your needs.
  • We use a cloud-based system that delivers our clients with real-time updates on their project, as well as provides a space for the homeowners to communicate any changes and review their project’s specifics at any time.

Expert Recognition

We know our products, and the top decking manufacturers recognize us as experts in the field.

  • Better Builders is Central Iowa's longest-standing Platinum Trex Professional, making us one of the top 5% of all decking contractors in the world.
  • Better Builders is also recognized as a Platinum Contractor by Timbertech and Azek. Combined with the Trex Platinum level designation, this places us among the top decking contractors in the world, and the only contractor in Iowa recognized at this level from both manufacturers.
  • Better Builders is the only Zuri Preferred Builder, Deckorator's Certified Pro, and Fortress Deck Preferred Builder in Central Iowa!

We’ve consistently received 5-star Google and Trex customer survey ratings. Depending on product selection, we provide between a 5 to 10 year labor warranty, unmatched by our competitors. Better Builders is accredited with the Better Business Bureau.

Meet the Owner - Demir Miljkovic

Better Builders Owner

After working for other contractors for over 10 years in various aspects of construction, I began my own company in 2015. I wasn’t satisfied with the overall construction experience often provided and set out to deliver high-end, customer-focused building services to the Des Moines area.

I have also worked as a local firefighter since 2007, which has provided me with a unique view of customer service. The fire service, at its core, follows a customer-first approach with high regards to certain core values. I have brought that same approach and core values with me into every project I complete.

I believe that transparency in every step of the construction process is crucial in creating a trusting relationship with my clients. As the owner, I make it my priority to be the first person you meet. You will see me on site regularly and are given my personal contact information to reach me at any time throughout the course of construction. I want every customer to feel like a priority from the point of initial contact and well after the project has been completed.

My pride and joy is this company and I have built my reputation on customer satisfaction. Better Builders is proud to live up to its name by providing a better building experience.

If you are looking for a contractor to meet your needs, please consider us for your next project. Contact us for more information or to set an appointment for an estimate.

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