From high-profile commercial office and mission-critical facilities to educational and retail buildings, Baker Group’s portfolio demonstrates our commitment to serve clients exceedingly well. Since 1963, that steadfast commitment has stimulated a steady expansion of our services.

Today Baker Group is a recognized leader in applying sophisticated technology and green/sustainable design to construction processes.

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Portfolio of Work

  • Krause Gateway Center

    Collaborative: Working collaboratively with the structural engineer, Baker Group’s mechanical and sheet metal detailers used building... Learn More

  • Des Moines Plastic Surgery & Coachlight Clinic Spa

    Every detail in the newly constructed Des Moines Plastic Surgery and Coachlight Clinic & Spa was selected for its ability to support... Learn More

  • MedPharm Iowa T.I. Build-Out

    Designing, building and getting Iowa’s first medical cannabis grower/manufacturer up and running within 9 months was a quite a... Learn More

  • The Printer, Inc. (TPI)

    Baker Group was selected to design-build TPI’s Mechanical, Sheet Metal and Building Automation systems. This involved multiple... Learn More

  • Des Moines Christian School Center for Excellence

    Absolute Reliability:  Educational institutions have special needs. Baker Group is paying special attention to these needs throughout... Learn More

  • Des Moines University Security System Upgrade

    Before upgrading and expanding DMU’s security system, Baker Group conducted a comprehensive survey, which revealed security... Learn More

  • Des Moines Airport Parking Guidance System

    A new parking guidance system – believed to be the first of its kind in Iowa – is enhancing customer convenience, parking space... Learn More

  • Financial Center

    Baker Group provided complete mechanical, sheet metal, and building automation services for a complete architectural and mechanical... Learn More

  • Mission Critical Capabilities

    Since Baker Group entered the mission critical market more than two decades ago, it has completed dozens of highly complex data center... Learn More

  • Iowa Events Center Security Upgrade

    Baker Group is providing an ongoing upgrade of and technical support of security cameras, software and access control systems for Wells... Learn More

  • Outlets of Des Moines

    Iowa's new Outlets of Des Moines is slated to open in Altoona this fall. Baker Group's construction of mechanical systems accommodated... Learn More

  • Bob Brown Chevrolet

    To meet increasing customer demand, a new 121,000 square foot full-service dealership was constructed in Urbandale, IA.  Baker Group... Learn More

  • Liberty Building and Parking Ramp

    A fast track schedule demanded quick turnaround designs, precise fabrication, and high quality installations in an 85 year old building... Learn More

  • Iowa Student Loan

    Problem Solvers: Baker Group sat down with the client, listened to their concerns, discussed goals and then provided a comprehensive... Learn More

  • Downtown Marriott Chiller Replacement

    To deliver the pinpoint accuracy required by this project, Baker Group called upon its in-house, multi-trade expertise, technology and... Learn More

  • Marine Load-Out Project

    To reduce costs associated with shipping and receiving products at one of its Midwest locations, this leading provider of biodiesel and... Learn More

  • MedPharm Iowa T.I. Build-Out

    Designing, building and getting Iowa’s first medical cannabis grower/manufacturer up and running within 9 months was a quite a... Learn More

  • 111 East Grand

    The 111 East Grand multi-tenant, mixed-use building is the first in Iowa to feature mass timber construction, which relies on – and... Learn More

  • Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons (DMOS)

    DMOS is expanding into Ankeny with a freestanding 16,844-sq.ft. clinic. Thanks to a long and successful working relationship, Baker... Learn More

  • DuPont Pioneer - Beaver Creek I Laboratory/Office

    DuPont Pioneer and Ryan Companies US, Inc., asked Baker Group to provide design-build mechanical, sheet metal, compressed air, and... Learn More

  • Cedar Rapids Community School District Building Systems Integration & Energy Improvement

    The Cedar Rapids Community School District had been told it wasn’t possible to have a single, district-wide platform that would reduce... Learn More

  • Buena Vista University Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum

    Buena Vista University's Siebens Forum is built underground, making some aspects of its $15,000,000 renovation especially... Learn More

  • Altoona City Hall and Police Station

    The City of Altoona chose a collaborative design-build process, which is streamlining the construction process, expediting schedules,... Learn More

  • Wells Fargo Financial Corporate Headquarters

    Responsible for the Wells Fargo Financial Corporate Headquarters’s HVAC systems, Baker Group also provided Access Control Systems.

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  • Client A

    Baker Group provided custom HVAC and security designs for this 10,000 square foot data center. Built around a highly redundant private... Learn More

  • United Methodist Conference Center

    This project was design build with owner involvement early in the project.  Baker Group looked at several different designs and budgets... Learn More

  • Hyatt Place Hotel (Liberty Building & Parking Ramp)

    Portions of the historic Liberty Building in downtown Des Moines was converted to the Hyatt Place Hotel.

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  • Dollar General Distribution Centers

    Baker Group was contracted to retrofit the distribution centers with air conditioning — which also required extensive plumbing,... Learn More

  • Exile Brewing Co.

    Founded in 2012, Exile Brewing Co.’s beers are now a staple in pubs, restaurants and retail outlets across the state. The brand’s... Learn More

  • MINI

    Willis Auto Campus of Des Moines asked Baker Group to provide the mechanical, Sheet Metal and Controls Systems for their new... Learn More

  • Terrace Hill Mansion

    Residence to Iowa's first family, Terrace Hill experienced many equipment problems in recent years, and it was imperative that upgrades... Learn More

  • American Enterprise Group - AEG

    The eight-story American Enterprise headquarters, designed by renowned American architect Gordon Bunshaft was built in 1965 and was... Learn More

  • GuideOne Insurance Chiller Replacement

    Iowa GuideOne Insurance asked Baker Group to remove their pre-existing chillers that were past their useful life.

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  • Tank Farm Upgrades

    An additional 5 million gallons of feedstock and finished product storage was needed within this biodiesel and renewable energy... Learn More

  • Animal Nutrition – Plant Expansion Phase 1

    Baker Group used its 3D scanning technology to create detailed computer images of the existing facility. When designing solutions, these... Learn More

  • Federal Home Loan Bank Remodel/Retrofit

    This long-time Baker Group Service client is now using a wide range of Baker Group services to create its new downtown Des Moines... Learn More

  • Central Iowa Healthcare

    Construction of this 72,000 sq. ft. outpatient facility was completed in 2015.  Baker Group was chosen to provide mechanical, sheet... Learn More

  • University of Iowa BioVentures Center

    This project was a collaborative joint venture between private industry and the University of Iowa.

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  • Saydel Community School District

    Saydel Community School District worked with Baker Group to add air-conditioning to all four Saydel Schools in the district, plus an... Learn More

  • Iowa State University Chiller Plant/Yard Upgrades

    With abundant logistical issues and just four months to complete ISU’s comprehensive Chiller Plant/Yard upgrades,... Learn More

  • Iowa State University Chiller Plant/Yard Upgrades

    With abundant logistical issues and just four months to complete ISU’s comprehensive Chiller Plant/Yard upgrades,... Learn More

  • Des Moines Parks & Rec Cloud-Based Security

    Since Baker Group designed and installed two distinct, cloud-based security systems at its sports complexes and aquatics center, Des... Learn More

  • Wells Fargo Financial - Northstar Building

    In this Design/Assist downtown project, Baker Group was responsible for mechanical, piping, sheet metal, and integrated controls, and... Learn More

  • Client B

    Primary Data Center - High Density Server Farm UpgradeWhat do you do when you designed your data center for 73 watts per square foot and... Learn More

  • Holiday Inn Express

    The Holiday Inn Express Altoona is an 80-room hotel located just off Interstate 80 in Altoona, Iowa.  This hotel opened in the Spring... Learn More

  • Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

    This popular street-level restaurant can be found within the Allied Insurance a Nationwide Company building located along Locust Street... Learn More

  • Karl Chevrolet

    This project occurred in two phases, with the first phase being a remodel of the existing detail bay and an addition to the existing... Learn More

  • Hoyt Sherman Place

    Baker Group was responsible for the addition of air conditioning to this 90 year old historic landmark.

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  • National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company (NCMIC) Dakin Magnetic Bearing Chiller Upgrade

    NCMIC selected Baker Group as their mechanical contractor to install a new part-load chiller to relieve the oversized chiller that was... Learn More

  • Animal Nutrition – Reactor Installation

    Following a 2-phase expansion of its production facility, this Midwest animal-nutrition company needed to install a new reactor system... Learn More

  • Holmes Murphy

    Trust: Committed to giving Holmes Murphy a modern, two-story workplace, Knapp Properties trusted Baker Group to provide the... Learn More

  • Mercy West Lakes Hospital

    The Mercy West Lakes Hospital is a seven story, 85 bed facility in West Des Moines, Iowa. There is approximately 250,000 square feet of... Learn More

  • DuPont Pioneer Seed Quality Facility

    This general work building features seed germination chambers, cold seed storage, laboratory areas, offices, general work areas, and... Learn More

  • Rockwell Collins Fire Main Upgrade

    Rockwell Collins’ aging fire main ran between buildings, under the parking lot, in front of loading docks and around utility lines.... Learn More

  • East High School Renovation

    Baker Group completed a major mechanical construction project at East High School in 2005.

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  • University of Northern Iowa Schindler Education Center

    In December 2016, Baker Group will complete work to transform this 146,675-square foot building into a highly efficient, facility. To... Learn More

  • Des Moines Police Department

    The Des Moines Police Department is getting a new high-tech security system. To keep equipment and security costs low, Baker Group’s... Learn More

  • Northwest Bank

    Baker Group installed a plumbing and HVAC system that seamlessly integrated into each of the architectural design features of this... Learn More

  • Client C

    As part of Client C’s restructuring of their information systems, they decided to reduce their computer centers from 100 down to four... Learn More

  • Grace United Methodist Church

    Baker Group designed and installed a cost effective HVAC system to keep the church's congregation comfortable.  Baker Group continues... Learn More

  • Deerfield Retirement Community

    Located just west of Des Moines in Urbandale on 46 acres near Walnut Creek, there is a beautiful retirement community called... Learn More

  • Flour Pizza

    The project is located along Locust Street in the Western Gateway in Des Moines, and has become a popular lunch spot located in the... Learn More

  • Volvo / Jaguar

    The Willis Volvo / Jaguar building on the Willis Auto Campus is separate from the existing facilities.

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  • Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa

    Baker Group was selected to provide Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa with needed capacity to their existing chiller plant.

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  • Animal Nutrition Production Facility – Phase 2

    To meet the growing demand for its new products, this international animal-nutrition company embarked on Phase 2 of its Midwest... Learn More

  • 220 SE 6th Multi-Use Building & Ramp

    Baker Group provided all mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) for this three-story mixed-office building located in the budding... Learn More

  • The Iowa Clinic - Ankeny Campus

    Baker Group was responsible for the design and installation of piping, plumbing, HVAC, sheet metal, and temperature controls to complete... Learn More

  • DuPont Pioneer Reid "E" Laboratory

    Pioneer needed a 21st century laboratory space that included cold rooms, culture rooms, and entomology rooms. This need was satisfied by... Learn More

  • Des Moines Water Works – Backflush Valve Replacement

    Extraordinary planning, ingenuity and teamwork avoided a shutdown of Iowa’s largest water treatment plant. Des Moines Water Works... Learn More

  • Pleasantville Community School District

    Baker Group evaluated the mechanical systems, prepared budgets for implementation costs, and worked with the design team to finalize... Learn More

  • Central College A.N. Kuyper Athletic Complex

    Central College students and athletes continued to use Central College’s A.N. Kuyper Gymnasium even as Baker Group completely gutted... Learn More

  • DeWaay Capital Management

    Baker Group provided mechanical installation and water feature design for DeWaay Capital Management’s headquarters, and  sheet metal... Learn More

  • Client C

    In 2009 Client C asked Baker Group to retrofit an existing office building into a combination office and data center space. Three years... Learn More

  • First United Methodist Church

    The First United Methodist Church, located in downtown Des Moines, asked Baker Group to upgrade the majority of their facility with new... Learn More

  • Grinnell College Langan Hall

    Grinnell College renovated Langan Hall dormitory in two months, preventing disruption of the school year.

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  • Smokey D's Restaurant

    Smoky D’s BBQ Restaurant partnered with Nationwide Insurance to provide a street-level restaurant within Nationwide Insurance’s... Learn More

  • Cadillac / Lexus

    The Willis Cadillac / Lexus facility includes two Sales Showrooms, state of the art Service Department and Collision Center, compressed... Learn More

  • Client B Data Center Renovation

    Baker Group successfully maintained a fully functional cooled data center while replacing the entire mechanical systems within the... Learn More

  • ARAG – 500 Grand Tenant Improvement Project

    Problem Solver: When a building has been used as a movie theatre, school, retail shops and restaurants, it can be a real challenge to... Learn More

  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital - CICU Renovation

    UnityPoint Health - Des Moines renovated their entire CICU, including patient rooms and nursing areas.  Baker Group was chosen to... Learn More

  • The Lauridsen Group Inc. Lab and Office Building

    This project was built to lease to Pioneer Hi-Bred International as a laboratory and office space. Approximately 50% of the building is... Learn More

  • Barilla

    Barilla, challenged our team to come up with a cost effective way to convert process heating water to a comfort heating loop needed to... Learn More

  • Mid-Prairie Community School District

    Commissioned as the construction manager, Baker Group provided complete renovation and upgrade of the HVAC system, a remodel of the lab... Learn More

  • Des Moines Area Community College

    In addition to helping keep people and property safe, high-tech security systems are being used for many other purposes – including... Learn More

  • U.S. Federal Courthouse

    The 281,902-square-foot U.S. Courthouse, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa achieved LEED Gold certification.  Baker Group worked closely... Learn More

  • Client C

    This project is the latest in an ongoing series of projects with Client C and Client C’s Contractor.  For the past five years Baker... Learn More

  • Westminster Presbyterian Church

    Westminster Presbyterian Church was expanding and needed an addition and upgrade of the entire facility.  Baker Group provided the HVAC... Learn More

  • East Village Square Apartments

    Baker Group completed mechanical systems, and provided exterior sheet metal for this five story, 115 unit building.

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  • Madhouse Brewery

    Madhouse Brewing Company, a microbrewery located in the historic Maytag buildings of Newton, IA, began production of specialty beer in... Learn More

  • Dewey Ford

    Dewey Ford facility includes show room with new car delivery stalls and 3,600 SF service drop off area, body shop with paint booth... Learn More

  • Client A Data Center

    Client A asked Baker Group to be part of a team to upgrade their 25-year old primary mission critical facility.

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  • St. Anthony Medical Plaza I & II

    Baker Group designed and installed complete mechanical, HVAC, medical gas, and BAS for each of the medical plaza buildings. 

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  • Grinell College Noyce Science Center Laboratories

    Baker Group was chosen as the Mechanical and Sheet Metal contractor for the Grinnell College Noyce Science Center. The design of this... Learn More

  • University of Iowa Catlett Residence Hall

    Catlett Hall is projected to be LEED Silver-certified for its energy-saving features, which include automated HVAC and other mechanical... Learn More

  • Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) and the Office of the Consumer Advocate

    Baker Group provided the Mechanical and Sheet Metal for this 45,000 sq ft, two story, commercial, plan and spec office building.

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  • Client D

    Primary Data Center - Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Dashboard
    Maintaining high reliability in a rapidly changing... Learn More

  • Iowa Events Center

    While investments in the latest technologies to improve the attendee experience at the Iowa Events Center have helped it become the... Learn More

  • Bed Bath & Beyond

    Baker Group worked closely with the entire project team to deliver this Jordan Creek Village retail space utilizing fast-track... Learn More

  • European Motorcars

    European Motorcars facilities houses sales and services operation of Mercedes, BMW in the Des Moines area.

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  • Parking Ramp

    Expertise: Baker Group, which has extensive experience with large, post-tensioned parking ramps, is providing mechanical infrastructure... Learn More

  • 1600 Randall Road Medical Pavilion

    The 1600 Randall Road Medical Office Building was developed by Healthcare Realty to service a wide variety of medical end users.

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  • Des Moines University - Science and Education Building

    Baker Group provided complete mechanical, sheet metal, and temperature control design/build services for this complicated renovation.... Learn More

  • Grand View University Student Center & Pedestrian Skywalk

    Baker Group provided a complete design-build HVAC and plumbing package with both student comfort and Grand View University's energy... Learn More

  • Quad City International Airport - Phase I

    Baker Group Security was selected to upgrade and expand the airport’s access control system and security technology systems.

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  • Client E

    This project was spurred by a need to make the electrical system more reliable and minimize the risk of unplanned downtime inside the... Learn More

  • Designer Shoe Warehouse

    Baker Group provided plumbing, piping, heating, ventilation and air conditioning for this Jordan Creek Village retail space.

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  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

    This LEED Platinum project was completed in 2011, and is the headquarters for Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa.

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  • Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Nursery Remodel

    Baker Group designed and installed the Mechanical and Sheet Metal for the Younkers and Powell nurseries located on the 6th floor of Iowa... Learn More

  • Maytag Research & Development Laboratory

    The challenge was taking unused manufacturing space and turning it into state-of-the-art R&D space for new laundry products.

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  • DMACC Perry Career Academy

    Similar to the Ames, Iowa location, the DMACC Career Academy at Perry is a combination automotive and trades teaching center.

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  • Camp Dodge Armed Forces Readiness Center (AFRC)

    This design / build project was comprised of three separate buildings; US Army Recruiting (USAREC) building, US Military Entrance... Learn More

  • Petco

    Petco’s Jordan Creek Village store in West Des Moines was built utilizing fast-track construction techniques that allowed the owner to... Learn More

  • Wells Fargo West Des Moines Campus

    Friday, June 18, 2004 was the groundbreaking for one of Iowa’s largest construction projects. This project is over 900,000 square feet... Learn More

  • Iowa Clinic West Lakes Campus Phase II

    Baker Group was responsible for the design and installation of piping, plumbing, HVAC, sheet metal, and temperature controls to complete... Learn More

  • Diamond Animal Health Tablet Production Facility

    Baker Group provided the removal of the existing air handler and installation of the new air handler with the lab area still in... Learn More

  • Grand View University Hull Dormitory

    Grand View University’s student population has steadily increased over recent years.  With more than 800 students living on campus,... Learn More

  • Middletown Armed Forces Readiness Center (AFRC)

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  • Scheels All Sport

    One of the largest stores at the Jordan Creek Town Center, Scheels is one of the largest sporting goods stores in the Midwest.

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  • Wells Fargo LED Lighting Upgrade

    Wells Fargo contracted Baker Group to upgrade eight area corporate offices from fluorescent lighting to longer lasting, energy-efficient... Learn More

  • Mercy Surgery Renovation

    To meet the growing health care needs of Central Iowans, Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines renovated their surgery facility with... Learn More

  • Camlin Fine Sciences

    Baker Group was contracted to provide additional ventilation, plumbing and electrical service to accommodate CFS’s specific office and... Learn More

  • Grinnell College Noyce Science Center Laboratories

    Baker Group was chosen as the Mechanical and Sheet Metal contractor for the Grinnell College Noyce Science Center. The design of this... Learn More

  • VA Extended Care Facility

    Construction on the new VA Extended Care Building began the fall of 2007. The new three story, 118 bed facility is used to fill the need... Learn More

  • Ziegler CAT

    Ziegler Cat had purchased land near I-80 and was committed to building new facilities large enough to house corporate office space,... Learn More

  • Corp I

    To help modernize several of their facilities, and create a corporate “front door,” this Fortune 500 company chose to modernize and... Learn More

  • Broadlawns Medical Center (Additions & Renovations)

    Broadlawns Medical Center chose Baker Group to modernize, add new capabilities and capacity to both their new facility and 40 year old... Learn More

  • DuPont Pioneer - Beaver Creek II Laboratory/Office

    Part of DuPont Pioneer’s campus, this building provides Pioneer staff with 90,000 sq ft of lab and 90,000 sq ft of office space... Learn More

  • Grinnell College Langan Hall

    Grinnell College renovated Langan Hall dormitory in two months, preventing disruption of the school year.

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  • Adesa Auto Auction

    This facility included a complete support office, six lane auction area, repair facility with garage hoists, paint booth and... Learn More

  • Davis Brown Tower

    This 13-story, 280,000 square feet commercial mixed-use tower is located in downtown Des Moines at 10th and Walnut streets.

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  • Iowa Clinic West Lakes Campus

    The Iowa Clinic, a multi-specialty medical clinic, asked Baker Group to be responsible for the design and installation of piping,... Learn More

  • Pappajohn Learning Center

    The Pappajohn Learning Center has a state-of-the-art design, both of the building itself and of the mechanical system, including a fully... Learn More

  • Delta Dental of Iowa Addition

    With this addition, Delta Dental leadership’s intention was that the building itself would become an economic branding and promotional... Learn More

  • VA Extended Care Facility

    Construction on the new VA Extended Care Building began the fall of 2007. The three story, 118 bed facility is used to fill the need for... Learn More

  • Des Moines University - Student Education Center

    The Student Education Center houses many different functions for Des Moines University students and faculty.

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  • Delta Dental of Iowa

    Delta Dental of Iowa desired to relocate its existing services from their Ankeny location to expand into a larger, energy efficient... Learn More

  • West Lakes Surgery Center - Mercy Wellness Campus Building #4

    The West Lakes Surgery Center is an 82,700 sq/ft outpatient surgery center featuring seven operating rooms, two procedure rooms, and... Learn More

  • Simpson College Buxton Hall Phase I and II Remodel

    Buxton Residence Hall provides suite-style housing units for Simpson College students.

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  • John Deere Credit Phase II Expansion

    John Deere Credit constructed this three-story office addition and parking structure on its campus in Johnston, Iowa to accommodate... Learn More

  • Mercy North

    Mercy Medical Center responded to the expanding population of Ankeny by building a major new ambulatory medical campus to partner with... Learn More

  • Des Moines University - Science and Education Building

    This project included both an addition and renovation to Des Moines University facilities.

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  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Corporate Headquarters

    Wells Fargo Home Mortgage consolidated operations with the construction of a new $70 million corporate headquarters. The facility... Learn More

  • ChildServe Center

    This facility is a combination office, therapy center and respite care center for children with special health care needs. This 40,000... Learn More

  • Continental Western Group

    The building is served primarily by one central Air Handling Unit (AHU) located in a mechanical penthouse on the roof of the... Learn More

  • Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons (DMOS) Surgery Center Addition

    Baker Group provided complete mechanical design/build services for this new surgery center, featuring five operating suites and designed... Learn More

  • National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company (NCMIC)

    Baker Group was selected as the mechanical contractor for this state-of-the-art corporate office for NCMIC. The building utilizes... Learn More

  • Iowa Heart Center

    Starting July of 2005, the public began to utilize Iowa Heart Center's over 83,000 square feet of the latest in cardiology care and... Learn More

  • Farmers Mutual Hail

    Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company relocated to their new 82,000 square foot corporate headquarters building in the spring of... Learn More

  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital Emergency Room Addition/Remodel

    Baker Group provided mechanical and sheet metal construction on Iowa Lutheran's Emergency Room addition and remodel.

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  • Taylor House Hospice

    Taylor House was built to provide care and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families. This beautiful, 12-bed facility is... Learn More

  • Wolfe Eye Clinic & Ambulatory Surgical Center

    Wolfe Clinic’s choice of sites further solidifies “The Medical Mile” in West Des Moines. Wolfe had outgrown their current clinic... Learn More