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Want to create a new outdoor living space in your backyard, update your existing bathroom or throw a fresh coat of paint in a room?  Don’t wait – and look no further than Central Iowa Solutions.

We bring 40 years of creative experience to deliver custom home improvement.  Want a composite deck wrapped around your dream fire pit?  Need to re-vamp the old bathroom in your house?  Want to modernize your kitchen, or install state-of-the-art phone app-controlled security and climate controls?

Iowa natives Ben Wiese and Dave Nylen, co-founders of Central Iowa Solutions, are here for you.

 

Wiese, Iowa State grad with Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Technology, brings a novel perspective to applying home automation systems to pre-existing homes, with a creative eye for the finishes in home projects.

Nylen, Iowa marketing and MBA grad brings a wealth of knowledge to the building industry, with over 30 years of manufacturing and building trade experience.

Give us an opportunity to design and build your next dream space and you will be as satisfied as our many clients are.  Look at the photos in our library, read some of our testimonials, and we will be more than happy to pass on our references’ information.

Our Team

Ben Wiese

Ben Wiese

Ben is an ISU Industrial Technology grad, specializing in manufacturing systems. He grew up working on houses with his grandfather and uncles as a young kid, then worked summers through high-school as a crew member with rural Iowa contractors. He began contracting in 2010 to pay his way through college before partnering up with Dave Nylen in 2013. " Applying design techniques and lean manufacturing principles to residential construction keeps our team in a constant state of improvement, and brings forth quality finished products to our customers.

Dave Nylen

Dave Nylen

My Grandpa would be proud. His name was Vic Nylen and he came to the US from Sweden around 1920. Not long after arriving in the US, he started pouring concrete and building brick walls. Fast forward 47 years and the same passion Vic brought to his work I bring to mine. When I was 10 years old I built my first deck with my dad. Years later I started framing and trimming houses with my brother during summer breaks from college. It was never only about construction work though. Over the years, I earned an undergraduate business degree, and later an MBA, from the University of Iowa. Those skills, along with owning a successful manufacturing company (through 2011) allowed me to construct a great team at Central Iowa Solutions. Today, our team does more than building walls, we provide a variety of construction services all over Central Iowa.

Rick Swalwell

Rick Swalwell

You might recognize Rick Swalwell from his years as an award-winning reporter and anchor at KCCI-TV. After TV, he went on to a successful career in the corporate world as a marketing executive. Rick earned his B.A. from Iowa State and a Masters degree from Drake University. After retiring from his corporate gig, Rick “retired” by going to work for CIS. His specialty... decks.

“My Dad was a carpenter and I grew up building houses with him. I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands. Over the years, I’ve remodeled several homes and built many decks for friends and family. Every deck is different and I truly enjoy the challenge of bringing it all together and creating a masterpiece for a satisfied customer!”

Steven Dorenkamp

Steven Dorenkamp

Steven joined the Navy in December of 2002 and became a Nuclear Electrician and was stationed on the USS Ohio, a nuclear class submarine. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2016 with a BS in Electrical Engineering that includes a background in nuclear engineering. He has been a vital part of Central Iowa Solutions since the company was founded. Steven also worked with the company to support going through college and upon graduation decided to stay with the company to help it become something even greater. Central Iowa Solutions is great place to work because it keeps work interesting and requires problem solving to achieve the desired end product.

Max Lindstrom

Max Lindstrom

Max graduated Iowa Central Community College with AAS degree in Fire Science and joins CIS with 3+ years of experience. There are 3 things I enjoy the most here at Central Iowa Solutions; dependability, positive atmosphere, and being better than Steve.

Colin Currie

Colin Currie

Colin started with CIS while he was taking Construction Engineering classes at Iowa State University. While he was working and attending Iowa State University he decided he wanted to stay with the CIS team. He hasbeen with CIS for three and half years and part owner for a little over a year. Colin brings a wide range of installations and experience from outdoor living areas to kitchens and baths. The CIS crew is all about listening to each other‘s ideas and experience on how to approach projects. We all have a sense on how to take each other’s ideas and go about projects to achieve a high quality end product for our clients.

Molly Drilling

Molly Drilling

Molly received her BS in psychology at ISU, followed by her MS in Counseling at Indiana University, and is currently working to complete her Ph.D in counseling Psychology through the University of Akron. She joined CIS as a crew member in 2017. Working with the CIS team has exposed her to many of the multi-faceted residential trades both interior and exterior, contributing to her growing general knowledge in the industry.