President / Owner
A childhood spent surrounded by construction paired with long summer days spent on worksites inevitably lead to a career in construction. Before Vice Construction came to fruition, one of Jake’s earliest projects was a restoration remodeling in Des Moines’ historic Sherman Hill district. This initial project provided Jake the opportunity to fix several generations of past failed repairs. Jake spent another two years reviving the character and beauty of century homes in the Des Moines area, after which he transitioned to general contracting. He continued to provide home remodeling and also moved into commercial tenant improvements, and several convenient store remodels for a large gas station corporation. In 2012 Vice Construction was born with the initial focus of remodeling investment properties for rental. After the passing of a close friend in 2013, Jake’s passion was realized outdoors working in the dirt with concrete. Vice Construction has made a name for itself by its persistent attention to detail and high expectations regarding quality of service and products. Jake maintains a hands-on approach to running Vice Construction enjoying nothing more than being with the crew pouring concrete.