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Looks great! I really appreciate your professionalism. Showing up when you said you would.Quick responce to emails & text messages is huge for me. We would happily recommend you to any of our friends!

Thank you for everything!

David & Amy

Ankeny, Ia June 2016

We want to thank you so much for the AMAZING work you did on our home. I'm still in shock of the "before & after"! We love it, and don't have enough words to express our sincerest thanks for your fantastic work! We will surely pass along your name to others!

Christina & Josue

Grimes Ia March 2016

I needed some repairs done to my home and I chose Carl because he had good reviews and he lived close to me. He quickly returned my phone call.  He was there when he said he would be, he got right to work, and always left my home the way he found it.  The work he did was exceptional.  I am very pleased with his professionalism and knowledge of what and how the work needs to be completed.  I would definitely call on Carl again.



Norwalk Ia. Aug 2014



For us it’s the value that a contractor can provide, not just a competitive price, which makes the difference.  We interviewed four contractors before deciding on Benchmark Construction.  The project price quoted by Carl was competitive and as the project moved along it became clear that the value provided by Benchmark Construction exceeded our expectations.


Ours was not a simple project but Carl navigated the challenges with expertise.  We have yet to hire a contractor who listens and communicates as well as Carl.  Unexpected problems did arise and changes to the original plan were required.  We talked through the issues, Carl listened to our thoughts and concerns, we agreed on the solution and Carl moved forward exactly as agreed upon.


For future projects Carl Sells and Benchmark Construction will be our first call. 

Competitive pricing, outstanding craftsmanship and superior communication is the value we were looking for and found with Benchmark Construction.


Neill and Judy

Norwalk Ia. Sept 2014



Carl provided a detailed estimate for our bathroom project which made it very easy to look at costs and make changes when we decided to upgrade our flooring material.  Carl has a great personality and communicated well throughout our project.  He listened to us when we wanted changes and that made it very easy to work with him.  He arrived on site when he said he would and cleaned up every day.  Our new bathroom is beautiful and we are very pleased with the job he did.


Sue and Joel

Urbandale Ia. June 2014



My wife and I had contacted multiple contractors in the Des Moines area for bids on a 2 car detached garage with loft space. We met with all of the contractors and decided to go with Benchmark Construction based on the extremely professional and competive bid we received from Carl.


Carl helped us make design decisions we had not thought about in addition to providing us with money saving alternatives for some of our design details. We had some challenging pre work we had to do before construction could take place. Carl was helpful and patient while we worked out our issues with site prep work.


Once construction started it was completed in a timely manner and the outcome was a garage that is well constructed and looks as good as I had hoped. I was most impressed with the professionalism and customer care that Carl brought to the project and maintained throughout the entire process. We plan on doing more work in 2015 and will invite Benchmark Construction be the first to bid on the new work.


Glenn and Patricia

West Des Moines Ia. Nov 2014



We have used Benchmark Construction for a number of projects. We had them rebuild the façade at our office and replace all the front windows.Carl came highly recommended prior to our first project. As a result of the work he performed for us I also highly recommend him!



Des Moines Ia. May 2014



We love our new garage and garage door.

We appreciate the attention to detail


Jeb & Heather

Des Moines Ia. Jan 2013



We appreciate your hands on approach ensuring our investment is well constructed.

We are VERY happy with our garage. Thank you so much


Pat & LeonardIndianola Ia. Nov 2011



Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the wonderful job building our garage.


Janice & HarryWest Des Moines Ia. Jan 2010



We like the way the screen in porch came together.

The new Easy Breeze windows are great, thanks for the great work!


Pat & Leonard

Indianola Ia. July 2010



The deck and new steps look great!

Thank you for making sure things were built safe for our family


Scott & Jill 

Urbandale Ia June 2010



You were really cool to work with and you did a fabulous job! You took the time to understand our needs and incorporated each one into our basement finishing project. Fantastic work!


Rich & Tracy

Ankeny Ia. May 2010



Carl was great to work with on our basement finishing project. He did excellent work on our new family room!


Ray & Melissa

Ankeny Ia. June 2010

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