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We Design Build and remodel custom homes that  includes our better building process. We are a turnkey firm so we take care of all the details, only your input is necessary.

We feature Universal Design Homes with accessibility features built-in  with every home we design and  build. We make it possible for you to make your total custom home a " Home for a lifetime".

We also offer Remodeling services featuring custom Kitchens and baths using our furniture quality Crestwood cabinetry which we offer at very fair prices with every home, Customization is what we do.


Custom Home with plan


Finding the right home builder, designing a customized home, or launching a major remodeling project can be intimidating. We have developed a superior Design/Build customized home process that makes working with and choosing your homebuilders as easy and smooth as possible.  Craig's strength is in decades of Space Planning and Design experience. Craig has the unique ability to value engineer a home project during the design and discovery  process to accommodate both a unique tailored style while working with the customers  budget constraints. It makes no sense to design a home you cannot or do not want to afford.  Lets get it right the first time for everyone.

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We believe in building homes that will serve our customers for a lifetime. We believe that you should select the best Home Builder that specializes in the type of home you are looking to design and build. Your needs may change in the future, accounting for needs  is critical in the design phase.  You may not even consider how you might be limited by physical ability in the future. However we take all of that into account and ask the right question to achieve your " Home for a Lifetime." 

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The concept of Aging in Place is rooted in the ideals of individualismautonomy, and independence. Fairbanks Builders is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, recognized by the National Association of Home Builders, serving the greater Cedar Falls Area with custom homes – built for your lifetime.

Using Universal Design principles, we create environments that meet today’s needs, as well as those of tomorrow:

  • Modifying cabinet height
  • Adding pull-down shelves or open-faced cabinets
  • Leveraging open space and creating wider doorways and halls
  • Creating no-step showers and entryways
  • Including textured tile in bathrooms and kitchens
  • Adding balance bars in the bathrooms and showers
  • Enhanced lighting in stairways and hallways
  • Single story living

These adaptive housing techniques can transform your lifestyle and empower you, while lessening the dangers of home accidents.  Additionally, these features can be stylish and functional. With Universal Design, often we are able to hide the functionality beneath the beauty. No one will ever say your home looks “sterile” or “old.” On the contrary, your new home will fit needs, while complementing your lifestyle, and reflecting your personal taste.

›› Call us at (319) 404-0412 about building your home for life or See our age in place home designs.


We are a family-owned company in our 67th year of business and our 4th generation of being the best custom builders in the greater Cedar Valley area. There is most likely not any situation, whether in design or at the building site that we have not encountered. Our team has the knowledge to work through anything that happens in home building as well as being one of the cheapest home builders in the area. We Solve Problems!


I had Fairbanks Builders drow my house plan. I made many changes along the way. It was always done quik, and I with no extra cost. I was very happy with their work, and will probably go back in the future.


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