• "After buying a speck home from a different builder, we were hesitant to build with anyone. However, once we went to a few open houses and talked with Lisa and Chris, not only did we fall in love with Sage Homes, but with them. The building process was so easy and so much fun! We actually got to "help" put together our dream home. We love the area in which we chose to build. We have that "out of city" feel but still in town. Our daughter has room to play and ride her bike. We have neighbors but aren't right on top of anyone. It felt like home immediately! We love our home and have nothing but great things to say about Sage."

    Jeff & Sara Askvig

  • "From the first time we met with Chris & Lisa, we knew we wanted to build with Sage Homes. The idea of building can be a bit overwhelming with all the decisions to make, but Chris & Lisa made the whole process easy with their knowledge & expertise. The quality and craftsmanship that go into their homes is second to none. We were always getting compliments. Someone was always available whether we had questions or concerns. Without a doubt we would build with Sage again. Thank you for a beautiful home for us to raise our family in."

    Jesse, Steph, Kason & Kodi VanderWal

  • "We absolutely LOVE the house and can't believe how easy you all made this process! If I could say "thank you" a billion times, I would... But that would make a very long email :)"

    Rachel & Harlan

  • "This has been such an awesome experience, and I would definitely build with Sage 100 times over again."

    Alli & Mike

  • "WE LOVE OUR NEW HOME. Thanks so much for being with us throughout the process. We are beyond grateful that we chose Sage for our forever Iowa home!

    The doormat was the perfect Welcome Home gift as well."

    Amy & Danny

  • "I  had a feeling Sage Homes would be the right decision for us after two families recommended them to us on the same day. At that point, we were very close to selecting another builder but were hesitant for several reasons.

    I contacted Sage Homes at 10 p.m. on a Sunday and got a response right away — and the rest is history! Sage Homes has impressed us from the very beginning. They're wonderful communicators and very responsive, and I appreciate that they clearly understand this is what clients expect and deserve when investing in such an important purchase!

    The design process was really enjoyable — working one-on-one with Chris and the team and making changes / brainstorming on the spot was one of the most fun parts of our experience. Chris and Kristy were so knowledgable, courteous and down-to-earth. We had very positive experiences with all the vendors and subcontractors. Corwin and Emily were super helpful, professional and collaborative!

    We absolutely LOVE our house — it's more beautiful than we could've ever imagined. Beautiful, but also well built, and there were no unexpected charges along the way. Everyone we worked with was always patient with our questions and concerns throughout the process as well.

    We've been singing Sage's praises throughout our entire experience and would definitely choose to build with them again. Thanks for everything, Sage!"

    Jonanne & Alex

  • When I decided to build, I started going to open houses and talking to many people about the experiences that they had with their builders, talking with builders to get a feel for if they could provide me with the home that I was looking for. When I talked with Kristy for the first time, her answers to almost all of my questions checked the YES box. I also knew several who had built with Sage and all the gave them very high marks.

    Meeting with Chris was an amazing experience as he was able to design the house by listening to all of my concerns, wants, and don't wants. He offered options for things that I did not even know existed (grocery door!). Ultimately, the final design had everything that I wanted and more.

    Throughout the process, Chris and Kristy we very upfront with me about the challenges of the building during the pandemic and the supply shortages. Worst-case scenarios were presented to me but thankfully those were not the final outcome. They were very fair, responsive, and flexible, and we mutually agreed to navigate these difficult times together. I understood that Chris had a business to run and they understood that wanted a house but had limits to what I could do as well.

    The build process was amazing! Tyler did an amazing job of keeping the house on track and answering my questions. Yes, there were delays but I was kept informed throughout the entire process. Many of the things were out of their control. If there was an issue that presented, the team was quick to resolve the issue and ensure that I was satisfied with the outcome.

    The product selection and design process was so much fun. While I knew what I wanted, Emily was able to really bring that feeling of home to my new house. Things that would add personal touches that I look at now and think - I am SO GLAD that I did that! When I was contemplating something but having a hard time visualizing it, she had photos to help with the process. I really valued your eye and design suggestions because she was able to see what my vision was.

    Post sale, their team of people is still here for me. Josh and his team have been amazing when I had questions or issues. I could not be happier with my selection of builders and would encourage anyone to sit down and have a conversation with Sage. I doubt you will walk away disappointed. The day you move into your home, you are going to feel like you have a few new family members. Thank you Sage! Truly - what you do is unique and so special.


  • "We were just talking tonight about how much we love our Sage (Rosewood plan) home. We couldn't be happier and we've proudly showed off our home to friends, family and neighbors. We have nothing but positive comments about the whole building experience. Thank you and the whole Sage team for helping our dream come true!"

    Chris & Katy

  • "Continue to do everything you do!"

    Dana & Michelle

  • "Sage was a wonderful builder to work with. The whole team is truly committed to quality, which is evident by the fact that their standard home packages already include what many builders would consider 'upgrades.'

    Any issues were addressed right away, and Sage was very transparent about the building process. We really enjoyed working with Sage on our dream home, and would recommend them to friends and family!"

    Becca & AJ Vickroy

  • "We loved the weekly update emails keeping us informed on what was going on that week at our home. The whole team was great, and we enjoyed working with everyone."

    Gregg & Ashley

  • Our home built with Sage Homes is the perfect fit for our family. We had ideas on a floor plan we would like to build and in meeting with Chris; he paired our ideas with one of his existing plans. The finished home has all we wanted and more, with friends and visitors complimenting on the craftsmanship and livability. Emily, Kristy, and the Sage Team were professional and courteous through a challenging pandemic build. The trades crews on-site were second-to-none. We believe this to be our forever home, but if we would find ourselves building again, without a doubt, we would use Sage Homes.

    Scott & Leanne

  • We have been in our home for four weeks and the old adage “time flies when you’re having fun” rings as true as
     To simply say we are happy with our new home is an understatement.  We are in love with it and want to extend our deepest thanks, not only for a job well done, but for restoring our faith in knowing there are builders with integrity in their business dealings, and quality in their work.  Thank you all for a wonderful experience from beginning to end and for the special gift we received at closing.  We love it!

    Greg and Sherry Prohaska

  • We waited to write this response until we had been in our new home for three months, allowing the "glow" of a new home to subside a bit so that a thoughtful review could be provided. The building process with Sage was easy from start to finish. Communication from the builder was open and transparent, especially in regard to pricing and we built in the crazy housing market of 2021. Emily made finish selections a breeze and her taste is perfect. Kristi walked us through the final close and has been very responsive to our many questions. Our walk-throughs both for electric and final were thorough and all parties were informative and had information readily available. Issues (there are always a few with a new build) have been promptly addressed and Josh is truly easy to work with on these. We love our new home and would definitely build with Sage again for both the quality and the value of their homes.

    Larry & Meloday

  • The team at Sage Homes went above and beyond to provide a very speedy and quality customer service experience throughout what would normally be a stressful process. We weren't the easiest of customers as we had a lot of questions due to being our first time building, but very happy we chose Sage Homes as they worked hard to keep costs in check, while still meeting our requests and keeping us calm and confident from start to finish. The process of designing the home and selections was very smooth and appears to be a well oiled machine. I have recommended them to anyone asking for a good builder and will continue to do so. Since moving in, we have had a couple of minor fix requests and they have been very speedy in supporting us directly or indirectly with their contractors to remedy any issues. Five stars for sure as a rating and can't thank the team enough for their hard work on building our beautiful dream home!!

    Chris & Amy

  • We built with Sage Homes this year and loved our experience. It began with Kristy, who was very responsive at answering questions regarding the building/planning process. Chris was fantastic at turning the plan we picked into our own custom home. Emily was by far the rockstar throughout the process, helping with picks and coordinating all of our questions. Lastly, Zach did a great job ensuring our house was staying on track and always answered any questions we had. Overall, the process was great and we appreciate Sage Homes process and transparency. We look forward to our new home!

    Taylor & Aubrey

  • My husband and I just celebrated our 1 year in our Sage Home. The process of picking out all of our design choices with Emily went smoothly and she was able to give her professional opinion to make sure it all flowed nicely. The contractors that Sage used really cared about the craftsmanship of the home and made sure it was all quality workmanship. Throughout the last year we have had some small warranty items that need fixed
    Josh was great to work with and always came in a timely manner. Everyone who comes into our home comments about the layout, design, and craftsmanship we will continue to recommend
    Sage Homes we could not be happier.

    Mallory & Stephen

  • Love my Sage Home! Chris built my home in 2015 and everything about it is perfect. The entire build process was smooth and seamless. My family and I really enjoy coming home every day to relax in our Sage Home!

    Eric & Emily Carpenter

  • We have lived in our Sage home for one year now. It was such a fun process to see it from start to finish. We really got to know the team behind Sage especially with all the family friendly events they host! Emily was attentive and did a great job giving us weekly updates. Kristy helped us sell our other house for a seamless transition especially during a pandemic when we had different things thrown at us. The quality and craftsmanship is like no one else! We receive many compliments on our house. We feel so lucky to have worked with such a great team and builder. We are absolutely in love with our house!!

    Mike & Jill

  • The folks at Sage were wonderful to work with. Chris did an amazing job helping us tweak our floor plan to fit on the lot we picked. Emily helped us choose all the things to complete the home, and Josh was great on our 60-day checkup. They treated us like family. We found that the other builders charged more for ‘extras’, but were standard with Sage (better trim, fancy faucets etc). We have a beautiful home and are extremely happy we chose Sage.


  • We chose to build with Sage after falling in love with the quality of their homes while attending open houses. We liked the variety of floor plans Sage offered and we could customize to fit our needs. The standard features/options are great choices and we could add as many upgrades as we wanted to fit within our budget. We were first time home builders and had many questions throughout the process. All the members of the Sage team helped to support and guide us every step of the way. Our home was done right on time and we are very happy with the quality and construction. We had a great experience building with Sage and we would build with them again!

    Katy & Chris

  • After a false start with another local builder we chose Sage after viewing some of their in-progress homes and meeting with Chris and the staff. We are absolutely blown away with our new house! The build process went very smoothly and Emily provided weekly updates. Josh has been so helpful in fielding our after construction questions and concerns. We are very impressed with Sage and would recommend them without any reservation! Thank you!


  • We have been very, very pleased with our choice of Sage Homes to build our home. We were out of town buyers and were impressed with the quality of their homes which we toured at an open house. The entire building process was done professionally and competently. But the biggest advantage of a Sage built home is the ongoing responsiveness after we moved in. I would definitely use them again and recommend them highly!


  • After looking at multiple builders to build our dream home, it was very obvious the choice was going to be Sage Homes. Not only are all of their homes custom, but they use the highest quality products to create a home that will last us for years to come. The building process could not have been more seamless. They take every step with you making what could be a very stressful time, very easy and stress free. The staff were always available for questions, and they truly listened to every request we gave them. We could not be happier with our Sage home, and we would recommend Sage Homes to anyone in the area looking to build!


  • My wife and I had a fantastic experience building with the Sage team. Chris, Emily and Kristi were 100% transparent and honest from our initial consultation to closing day. The Sage Team’s adherence to structured timelines and commitment to quality allowed for a beautiful, well-built custom home to be constructed in a timely-manner during a difficult economic period. We can’t wait to build with them again in the future!


  • My husband and I built with Sage Homes in 2018 and are so glad we did! We took our time when choosing a builder because it was important to us to be able to have some customization. Chris' knowledge and detailed explanations about the build process made us feel very comfortable. Everyone on the Sage team was very responsive and helpful during the process. We love our home!

    Shaun & Kristy

  • My husband and I just built with Sage Homes. The process from start to finish was so easy and fun! Chris and his entire staff was very patient, accommodating and attentive to our requests. They have built us a gorgeous home which we absolutely love. We can't say enough great things. THANK YOU Sage Homes!!!!!

    Brian & Krystal

  • Excellent quality, service and communication!! We absolutely love our custom Sage Home. Chris, Lisa, Eric, Emily, and the whole Sage Homes team have been so wonderful and easy to work with. We would recommend Sage Homes to anyone looking for their future dream home.

    Mike & Abby

  • Wonderful people to work with! Even during a pandemic with everything going on, they were so great to work with and kept in constant communication. We love our home so much and I recommend them to everyone!


  • We loved working with the sage homes team. They did a great job building our dream home. I would highly recommend building with sage homes.

    Jake & Brianna

  • Gorgeous homes, and great people to work with!! Chris, Kristy, & Emily have made every part of the process incredibly smooth.


  • After falling in love with the work and the quality of work Sage
    produced at Home Expo Show,2021 we reached out to Kristy during the holiday
    season of 2021 to start the process of a house search. 

    Right from the very beginning, starting with the timely
    responses to the guidance we received during the house and property hunt she
    was AMAZING. All our questions and concerns were patiently answered and
    there was no pressure on us to commit to buying a house with Sage. As first
    time home owners this was crucial in us deciding to build our custom home
    with Sage.

    Every stage of the entire process -- deciding on the floor plan
    and making structural changes to the floor plan to the closing was very smooth.
    We also appreciate how the entire team helped us along during our decision
    making process, guiding us and being honest with us. 

    Along the build process, we were amazed as we witnessed the
    drive to give us the best was evident across all teams and vendors that were
    involved with the build. This solidified that we made the right choice by
    choosing Sage. Never once during the build and after the closing did we ever
    feel that our voices and our concerns were neglected. 

    It's close to a year and we are still in awe at the beauty of
    the home - inside + out and impressed by the quality of it. 

    I want to thank the entire team for turning our vision of a
    house to a home that we cherish, celebrate and love every single day. 

    Thank you for sitting through hours and hours of meetings and
    turning our dreams to reality. Thank you for your expert guidance that we
    to this day are grateful for. 


    Love and Regards,



  • ❗️Warning❗️ Long and honest review below. If you want candid feedback from someone who waited 2 years to give a full and honest review, keep reading.

    I should start by saying that I do this kind of work and have high standards for how things should be done. That coupled with my OCD make me a challenge for builders.

    After meeting with several builders we found on Google, we quickly found Sage was the one for us. They initially met and walked us through their in progress builds to show us quality and layout. They showed us what they considered their "standard" finish options which were upgrades with 3 of the other 4 builders we talked to. Finally they walked us through process and talked us through the option to customize as much or as little as we wanted.

    We decided to go through the process of fully customizing one of their floorplans and making it our own all the way from layout to finish. Chris (Owner) and Kristy (top tier realtor) met with us in several planning sessions to tweak and make sure everything was just right. They kept our budget in mind throughout the process and guided us to the best solutions to fit our needs and our wallets months before we were ready to dig. I believe there were 3 or 4 iterations of our home in total and the only thing we ever got from them was commitment to get it right.

    With all that planning up front we were then left to sit back and watch the magic happen. The construction teams got to work led by our Superintendent, Zach who was knowledgeable, patient (as I kept stopping by to look at progress), and as consultative as everyone else in the process. He guided us through our electrical, trim and paint walk throughs and was there to help or answer questions every step of the way. We met with Emily (amazing designer) to select finishes and talk details and she provided AWESOME mood boards with our selections for us to start planning for things like furniture and decor. Emily would also provide consistent weekly updates and timelines to keep everyone organized.

    Sage delivered on everything. They hit the exact timeline they quoted. There were no "gotchas" or things that we didnt account for. They were responsive, consultative, and geniunely cared about what they were delivering. The house was more beautiful then we could have imagined and we came in under budget!!!!

    All of that said, things happen and sometimes they aren't always great. There were some touch ups that needed complete days before closing. Our warranty contact Josh was on it and made it look perfect. About 6 months in we had some drywall cracks I would consider significant in just a few spots. Once again was on it before we even hit our 1 year drywall touch up. They also repaired a small leak in the vent for our garage heater almost same day. The plumber installed the check valve on the sump backwards but again, were out to make it right almost immediately. Other than the few initial spots we have had the normal amount of settling and after that 1 year warranty last year we haven't noticed much else. Exceptional post close service.

    Sitting here two years later with so few true issues really puts things in perspective. The people make Sage Homes the amazing company it is. Chris, Kristy, Emily, Zach and all the people they are using to build your dreams into reality are amazing and provide a product better than we ever could have hoped for.

    I would recommend them to anyone looking for something fully custom, something out of the box, or a blend of the two. This is the builder you need and I can't recommend them enough.


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