About Fairbanks Construction


From Humble Beginnings

Craig Fairbanks - Cedar Falls home builder & home remodelingCraig Fairbanks grew up in Waterloo and now lives in Cedar Falls Iowa.  He is a lifelong resident of the Cedar Valley area he is proud to call home.

Craig knew from an early age that he wanted to be a homebuilder. His father started  building home in 1953, and at age three Craig began helping his father with minor tasks. Craig also enjoyed sketching home exteriors at his grandmother’s writing desk on Sunday afternoons.

At age 15 he started designing plans for his father’s homes. Craig custom-designed and built his first custom home at age 21. From those early beginnings it became a love for the home building and design, and a passion for making dreams come true for those who become owners of one of our new homes.


Experience with deep roots

These past 60+  years of home building and remodeling in Cedar Valley have given us the knowledge and experience of the best practices to use. Knowing what process works the best for you as an individual customer and what to avoid that will cause you to have painful experience.  Buyers should be informed but you the customer are the final arbiter of all decisions  unless building codes prevent us from meeting  your expectations.

We have developed a superior Design/Build  and customer care service that makes building your new home as easy and smooth as possible.

We take into account and personal  care of the thousands of parts and selection decisions that have to be made.

From  listening  carefully to our customers at the initial consultation and into the design phase you will be telling us what is important to you, then it’s our job to interpret those conversations into a design that specifically serves you. We have many cutting edge ideas in both space planning and product selection to help you make your custom home truly exceptional.

Most people have never built a new home and we know that and  we do not expect our customers to figure out what needs to be done, leave that to us to guide you down the correct path.

Homes for a lifetime

We believe in building homes that will serve our customers for a lifetime, even as physical needs change. Our goal is  to research what you might encounter or need over the years to stay in your for as long as you would like regardless of physical limitations.

Learn more about aging in place

We have developed a process for building a custom home that makes the experience easy to understand, seamless and enjoyable for all of our exceptional customers and families. We have sought out and trained the best individuals for our team that are just great people first. We are all a motivated, passionate and caring about what we do and becoming the best at what we do.


How great would it be to work with a builder who really “gets” you?

Designing and building a custom home is a long term relationship that should be based on mutual respect. We are committed to our relationship with you long after our obligations have been  fulfilled.

You’ll have that and more when you choose to let us serve you. That’s our promise.

Craig Fairbanks Owner


Craig is a member of the Remodeler’s Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This affiliation reflects Craig’s commitment to responsible business practices, quality construction and reliable customer service.

Craig is also one of a select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designation. This designation identifies remodelers who have been trained to help retirees and older adults continue to live safely and independently in their homes throughout their maturing years.

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