About Us

Founded twenty five years ago, McCreedy-Ruth Construction LLC is an award-winning construction business specializing in home building, remodeling, and woodworking services. We are serious about what we do, approaching the work with the utmost professionalism and dedication. The client’s satisfaction with the final product and the process as a whole is always a priority.

Our founders and owners, Kevin McCreedy, Tim Ruth, and Sam Jones, have more than six decades of combined experience between them. Their skilled teams draw on this wealth of experience, delivering a quality product to residential and commercial clients alike.

Kevin, Tim, and Sam are all actively involved with the Home Builders Association, holding positions on the Remodelers Council for the Iowa City Area HBA and the National HBA Board of Directors.

Our Services

Custom Home Building

New Construction Tailor-Fit to Requirements

At McCreedy-Ruth Construction LLC, no two clients are exactly the same. The work we provide is always tailored to specific needs and requirements. When building a home with us, you will have our full repertoire of construction solutions to choose from. Our designers and craftsmen will guide you through the process step-by-step, helping you make an informed decision.

Every home we build is built to last, as is every client relationship. We are proud of the work we do, always seeking to achieve a prospective homeowner’s full satisfaction. Here are some of the items we’ll go over with you in planning your custom home building project:

  • Budget
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Timeline
  • Accessibility

Other Services

Interior Design

Professional Designers At Your Disposal

3D Modeling

Experts Bringing Your Vision to Life

Aging in Place

Comfortable Living for People of All Ages


I appreciated Kevin’s patience as I did not know for sure what I wanted and Katie’s guidance and creativity in finding a design that works better than anything I had hoped for. The crew was great, always on task but took time to answer my questions and kept me informed. Katie often went out of her way make sure things were taken care of to my satisfaction. I am so pleased with the service and outcome! Thanks to the entire team at McCreedy-Ruth!

Nancy Fincham

We waited many years before starting an addition to our home, making it a ‘forever home’ that would meet our needs as we age. Our experience with MRC was nothing short of ‘excellent’, from planning to construction to the finished product. We LOVE our new space! Their professionalism and quality of work went well beyond our expectations. We’ve received many compliments on our home and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend MRC to anyone looking to build/remodel. There’s a lot of good contractors out there, but MRC is a GREAT contractor, from the owners to the designers to the carpenters, including their subs. They all provided the quality we expected, and then some! Thank you!

Kriss & Floyd Studt

We absolutely love our new screened in deck and Kevin and his crew were awesome to work with. They walked us through the different steps each day, were very detail oriented, stayed right on budget and at the end of every day, they picked up all of the scraps of wood, nails, screws and equipment, which is really nice when you have small children. Living in the Iowa City area, I had a lot of choices to get my project done, but I’m so glad I chose McCreedy Ruth Construction and I’d definitely recommend them to my family and friends.

Brandon, K

We would like to write and say what a great job McCreedy and Ruth Construction did in building our dream home.

From the first time we sat down with Tim and Kolin to describe what we were looking for in our home, to all the drawings and changes we made Kolin do, they were always willing to listen to our needs and wants and made sure we got what we wanted.

They were always available and met whenever, wherever it was convenient for us. I also can’t say enough about the employees and contractors as they also portrayed what we were looking for, professionals who would listen to us and make suggestions but in the end it was our decision.

This company was wonderful to work with and we would recommend them to anyone looking to build their dream home. They are the best.

Rory and Barb

We could not be happier with our new office space. The suite started out as gravel floor with nothing but an empty shell at the end of March, 2017, and we needed to move in by May 31.

Initially, I was concerned that it wouldn’t be possible for the suite to be completed by then, but the McCreedy and Ruth team was very organized and stayed on schedule the entire time.

In fact, we even decided to add a few features along the way and those were also completed on time. Kevin and his crew were easy to work with, trustworthy, and meticulous about their work.

The team helped us choose durable materials that were within our budget and gave us the look we wanted. Their attention to detail was also impressive.

For example, they transformed an old door to match our new doors so perfectly that no one could tell the difference. Thanks for making what seemed like an overwhelming task a great experience.

Both our staff and our clients are thoroughly enjoying this new space!

Sonia C.

We just built a home with McCreedy Ruth Construction and I was amazed at how much I would grow to love the people and the company through this project.

I could write pages, but I’ll try and stick to just a few of the many highlights. Everything was built to last and Kevin would always answer my questions with patience and respect.

When my initial dream house plan came in above budget, they worked with me to alter our plan to make it affordable for us, while keeping key items that were on my wish list.

Kevin and his entire team were phenomenal. Richard took our dreams and with expertise created beautiful trim work from scratch. Everyone on their team was professional and kind, even to our children.

Mary Ruth handled all the quotes and kept me updated in detail of the progress and was always quick and courteous when I had questions or made changes.

We are thrilled with our home and would, and do, recommend anyone use them to build their home or other construction project. They are people of integrity that care about their work and their customers. What a blessing to work with and additional friends for life.

Jennie & Ben W.

Just a note to let you know how much we appreciate your work on our screened porch (and patience with making up our minds on what we wanted). We are totally pleased with the results. Chris and Cullen — what can we say except talented, knowledgeable, and professional. We are enjoying the porch and have recommended McCreedy-Ruth to many of our friends.

F & E

We were very pleased with the professionalism and the craftsmanship with McCreedy Ruth Construction team!

Barb & Randy Eash


McCreedy-Ruth Construction is now hiring! Please fill out the form below if you would like to join our growing team.

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Construction Foreman

Experienced construction foreman with skills necessary to build custom homes with attention to details. Post-secondary education is preferred but not required.


Experience in the construction field is preferred but not required.

our process


This initial stage covers planning in the broadest terms. Our designers can walk you through the process from start to finish, answering any questions you may have.

  • Decide what kind of floor plan would best fit your family & lifestyle.
  • Collect style ideas, needs, & wants.
  • Set your price goals for the project.

Once the project is outlined in broad terms, it’s time to dive into the specifics that will make your home truly unique.

  • Virtual walkthrough of your home’s 3D model rendered by our in-house draftsperson
  • Begin making selections, working closely with our designers
    • All options on display in the showrooms of trusted suppliers and subcontractors
  • Get a preliminary estimate
  • Start working on your budget

Now that the project is about to get under way, we hold pre-construction meetings to work out the final details and make any last-minute changes to the building plans.

  • Provide a detailed budget
  • Obtain building permits
  • Prepare the schedule
  • Review & sign the building contract

Finally, it’s time to get this show on the road! As our crews start constructing your dream home, we provide a direct line of communication to our on-site project managers and supervisors.

  • Finalize interior selections
  • Implement any last-minute changes
  • Handcraft unique elements, like custom wood built-ins 
  • Issue regular progress updates
  • Walkthrough as necessary to assure the project is on track

At the end of the road, it’s time to move into a home built just for you. We will be there to guide you through it, demonstrating how its features work and answering any questions you have.

  • Take the final walkthrough
  • Review one-year labor warranty
  • Honor all manufacturer’s warranties
  • Timely callbacks on any issues raised
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