Our Team

Strahan Construction is committed to building homes of excellent quality and superb design. Founded in 1986 by Reid and Cindy Strahan, they specialize in building custom homes to serve the wishes and needs of their clients. The company's homes feature dramatic styling, good taste, and architectural detail. Strahan Construction has built a reputation for honesty and satisfied customers. Reid and Cindy live in their own development because of this commitment to client relationships.

We want you to meet our team members. We’re a mix of family, and coworkers that have become family. Our small group holds a wealth of knowledge in the industry, each with our own niche skillset and experience. Individually we can accomplish a lot, but together, we accomplish a lot more. Our teamwork is something our customers witness every day.

If you come to a Sunday Open House, you’ll see Cindy and Alissa. They can all answer any questions you might have, and introduce you to the Strahan building process. Cindy might even throw in some design tips as she’s behind the décor in our staged homes. If you decide to start the home-building journey with us, you’ll meet with Luke. He’ll help with planning and design, as well as pricing. When you visit your home during construction, you might see Jeff, who manages our field operation. And the list goes on. You’ll get to meet each of our employees at some point along the way and we promise you’ll appreciate every single one of them.

About Strahan Construction

A Message From Reid

A Message From Reid

"I have been building custom homes in Ankeny and the Greater Des Moines area since 1986. My wife Cindy and I work as a team to build the dream home of our customers. We fight for the details and want your home to have lots of "street appeal". We are committed to quality and excellence in every aspect of home construction. We have developed an organized building process that makes building a new home an enjoyable experience. It is important to us to make honesty, integrity and customer care the hallmarks of our business. Our number one goal is to have good relationships with our customers before, during and after the sale. That is why we are still building homes after 30 years."

- Reid Strahan

Cindy Strahan

Sales & Design
Cindy Strahan - Sales & Design

Cindy has worked with her husband Reid to build homes in the Ankeny area since 1986. Together they developed the distinctive "look" of Strahan homes. Cindy brings a woman's perspective to the design of each home. She loves meeting with people in the Sunday Open House, answering questions and explaining the building process. She decorates the Strahan model homes and will share her ideas with you. Cindy is available at the Open House every Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00pm. 

Listing agent is related to the sell/builder.  Licensed to sell real estate in the State of Iowa.  Each office independently owned and operated.  This is not a solicitation for business if currently working with another real estate brokerage. Cindy Strahan is a Realtor with Remax Precision: 107 First  East First Street.  Phone: 515-964-9400 

Luke Strahan

President: Sales and Design
Luke Strahan - President: Sales and Design

Luke works closely with each customer to plan, price and design their dream home. He has worked fulltime for Strahan Construction since 2006 when he graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Construction Engineering. He is a father of 5 children and lives in our Camden West development.

Todd Ellgren

Vice President
Todd Ellgren - Vice President

Todd schedules and oversees all construction projects. He has a degree in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University and over 30 years of experience in commercial and residential construction. He has worked for Strahan Construction since 1993. Prior to Strahan Construction he was a project manager for Taylor Ball, a commercial contractor in Boulder, Colorado from 1985-1993.

Alissa DeGroote

Sales & Administrative Assistant
Alissa DeGroote - Sales & Administrative Assistant

Alissa is available at Sunday open houses to show the home and answer questions.

Seth Rosendahl

Customer Service
Seth Rosendahl - Customer Service

As customer service manager, Seth is dedicated to providing our valued customers with service excellence and unparalleled satisfaction. He has been part of the Strahan construction team since 1999.

Jeff Anderson

Field Superintendent
Jeff Anderson - Field Superintendent

Jeff has been working for Strahan Construction as a sub contractor for over 20 years. He's now on staff at Strahan Construction managing our field operation. His skill in framing and the construction process makes him a valuable member of the team.