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Custom Home Building

We build exceptional custom homes. Working through the entire process, from concept to completion, our team will work directly with you to ensure no detail is spared, keeping you at ease throughout the entire build.

New Construction

We are custom home builders so we spend a lot of time working in New Construction. We have been building homes for over 20 years and have all the knowledge and experience to get your new home built and make the process fun and stress-free.


We also offer remodeling services in addition to our new construction. Whether it is a kitchen remodel or an entire addition, we have the tools and skills for most any job.

General Contracting

In addition to our building skills, we are your one-stop shop to have a hands on General Contractor that is a part of the day to day operations. From start to finish we are working on hand at the jobsite and available to our customers anytime. We pride ourselves in being a contractor that knows the building process inside and out.

Room Additions

If you love the house you are in, but just need to add a little more space, we can help. With all the tools to build a house from start to finish, room additions are no problem. We can assist in the design process and can give you the house of your dreams without having to move!

Custom Shops

We have extensive knowledge and experience in building one of a kind shops and man caves. We can customize your shop to fit your exact needs. Whether you need it to run your business, or just a place to gather with friends, we can help get you with anything you can come up with.




John Stebral, President of Stebral Construction, is a second generation builder who runs the family business side-by-side with his brother Terry. John was born and raised in Iowa City. He attended Solon High School and from there attended Iowa State University for Biology. In 1995 he returned to Iowa City to take over the family construction business. As a master builder, John has been building homes for over 20 years and has significant experience in all facets of custom home building. From framing to excavating, cement work to roofing, John is one of the last general contractors in the area to be on site working and offer a complete construction. He has a passion for quality craftsmanship and is committed to customer service and high quality custom homes.

Since family roots are what runs Stebral Construction, he is assisted by his wife Lori and their two wonderful children Ava (12) and Garett (9). John has an incredibly outgoing personality which makes working with him enjoyable and fun. He also prides himself on being a valuable member of the community and coaches youth sports in his free time.


Terry Stebral, President of Stebral Construction, Inc, was born and raised in Iowa City. He graduated from Solon High School in 1989 and then from Kirkwood Community College where he studied Construction Technology. Terry notes that his knowledge, experience and everything he has learned about the homebuilding business comes from his dad, Jim Stebral, long-time area homebuilder. Terry worked alongside his dad through high school and college up until the time he took over as owner and President of Stebral Construction, Inc.. The homebuilding trade has always been a part of who he is.

Terry’s passion has always consisted of building custom projects with his own hands, working with homeowners, and creating new relationships along the way by giving the homeowner the best possible house they can dream of having.  Terry enjoys making it a fun learning experience for the homeowner by taking them through a step-by-step journey, guiding them through the homebuilding process.

Terry believes that their reputation is valued because of the hard-working and dependable employees that work for them. Terry can’t say enough about his employees and is proud of the work they do each and every day. They help make the company run smooth.

Terry married his wife Laurie in October of 1996. They reside on the family farm with their two children, Lexi (17) and Trey (14). Terry enjoys spending time with his family, watching Lexi play softball and basketball and watching Trey play football and basketball. He also enjoys hunting and fishing with his family in their free time.


The Stebral family business begins with family and ends with dream homes. It is a business grounded in pride and passion for quality craftsmanship. Established in 1972, Stebral Construction has been crafting luxury homes for over 40 years in some of Iowa City’s most prominent neighborhoods. As second generation builders, John and Terry are committed to building a legacy of high quality and affordable custom homes all over the Iowa City Area. They take the utmost pride in building their customers homes like they would their own and share in the belief that everyone deserves to live in a home designed just for them.

Terry, John and a team of talented tradesmen have both the expertise and passion to create beautifully appointed homes with stunning architecture. They are dedicated to fulfilling their clients individual needs by giving them one-on-one service. This, combined with great attention to detail and holding high standards of design, leave clients loving the building process.

Terry and John are Master Builders with over 20 years of experience in every facet of the building process. They are one of the last contractors to provide complete construction. They provide the framing, excavation, cement work, siding, roofing, grading and finish work. They are a complete package, something few others can boast. Stebral Construction prides itself on honesty, integrity, complete transparency and the highest level of professionalism and customer satisfaction. Their goal is to not only to meet – but exceed your expectations!


My wife and I could not be more pleased with our selection of Stebral construction for our once in a lifetime “dream” home construction project. John’s thoroughness, attention to detail and passion for what he does shined through every phase of the project. John is very energetic, and he and his team were proactive within all phases of the project. Dedication to craftsmanship and “doing it right” were always evident. We were in a unique position of residing 3 hours away and John made sure to ask pertinent questions, keeping us updated and always being available every step of the way including providing photos when we couldn’t be there. He personally made this an enjoyable experience confirming what he said early on that if you’re not having fun doing this then you’re doing it wrong. To say our expectations were exceeded is a definitely an understatement.

Kurt & Kathy Gascho, Tipton IA

Terry & John Stebral are a class act. Their knowledge, understanding and wisdom of how to build a home guided us throughout the entire process. Their attention to detail and timely coordination with the sub-contractors was refreshing!
When the project was completed we were ready to start again. Overall, a wonderful experience from start to finish."

Damon & Carolin Walker

Stebral Construction exceeded all of our expectations! From the planning stages to the finishing stages, John was amazing to work with us so that our home was custom built to meet our family's needs. During planning and initial digging of the foundation, John identified ways that would allow us to build a home that would be functional and cost effective, and still have custom features that makes our home unique, both inside and out. He suggested changes to our foundation that allows our home to flow with the lay of the land, rather than build excessive retaining walls that would take away from the beauty of the land and add significant cost to our budget. We wanted to be part of the building process, completing some of the services ourselves. John worked with us to identify and plan what that would look like. He introduced us to his subcontractors, who were as committed to building our home as Stebral Construction. John and Terry also had creative ideas that enhanced the beauty of our home. John suggested a tray ceiling with wood trim that is absolutely beautiful. Terry suggested trim ideas that makes our home gorgeous. John often said he wanted to build our home with the same care and attention as if it were his own home. The custom features, attention to detail, and dedicated service are a reflection of John's commitment.

We love the work of Stebral Construction, and would recommend their work to anyone!

TJ and Kim Hawkins

I am often asked to write letters of recommendation, be it for prospective students, perspective job seekers, or staff members for job promotions. In this case, I would like to provide what is essentially an unsolicited letter fully supporting you and Stebral Construction. Pat and I have appreciated your guidance and thoughtfulness throughout what turned out to be a substantial home construction project, and process. You did a wonderful job identifying superb contractors. You and your staff guided us thru a complex set of requirements while being open to ideas, recommendations. articulate, and flexible yet firm in making sure that there was careful attention to detail. These attributes were shared by the architect you recommended to form a successful working relationship. Your consistent availability and honesty were, and remain, important to us.

I will continue to recommend you and your company to friends, family and anyone needing to embark on a home construction project.

Ken S.

About four years ago we had the opportunity to build our “dream home” on a one-of-a-kind lot in the Solon area. We selected a very talented house designer and came up with an exciting house plan; perfect for the lot we had purchased. Now it was time to decide on a builder. We knew the Stebral name because Jim Stebral had built many quality homes in the Solon area over the years. We contacted John & Terry Stebral knowing they had purchased the business from their dad and discussed our intentions with them. We also contacted about 3 or 4 other home builders from the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area to view our plans and discuss the cost of building our home. Throughout the process we kept coming back to John & Terry because we felt they were taking this endeavor very seriously and had our best interests in mind. The relationship we developed with John & Terry was extremely important to us because there is enough stress associated with building a home without having a builder and their sub-contractors conducting their business in a sub par way. I guess the best testimonial we can give Stebral Construction is that we would not consider any other home builder to build another home for us if we ever decide to do so. Furthermore, we would NOT hesitate for a minute to recommend them to anybody considering building a home.

Merrilee & Mark Ramsey Solon, IA.

We have been in our "Stebral" home for five and a half years now. I can honestly say I am still as happy with the house today, as I was when we moved in. Having built a house before and not having the greatest experience, I was hopeful for a different experience with Johnny and Terry but was not sure how it would go. Both of them did not disappoint. They both listened to our wishes for the house and put up, patiently with all the pictures I presented to them with ideas" for the house. They were both very respectful and guided us in our final decision making. Both of them and their crew were always on the job and concerned with completing each step on time. I was, and still am, impressed with their amazing craftsmanship. Everyday I sit down and look around our beautiful home, I am so thankful and feel very fortunate that we had such caring and skilled builders. Thank you Johnny, Terry and crew for giving us the house of our dreams.

Jon and Kim Hamann