Gratias Construction, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Tom Gratias. Over the years, Tom has earned a giant name among home builders across the country. He is a rare hybrid; a tradesman with a keen business acumen and a marketer’s sense of what people want in a home. His businesses have evolved over the years under a single philosophy — We Build Dreams. Whether the preference is ranch or two-story, traditional of contemporary, big or small, Gratias and each of his four award-winning companies integrates specialized features to fit the design to the personal dream of each buyer.
Buyers are proud to work with Gratias because of his hands-on style, family approach and his enduring ties to the community. Gratis still designs every floor plan himself, and his wife, LaDonna, personally supervises the finish of each home for the trim stage on to ensure the right attention to detail. His son, Craig, and son-in-law, Al Wille, are active partners in all his building businesses. His daughter Jenny, an Iowa Realty agent, manages the marketing of all Gratias projects.