Martin Construction, Iowa City

Martin Construction works with clients from the smallest repair to a total renovation. Don't just dream about a new kitchen, let us make it a reality!

Martin Construction can help you add beauty and function to your home with expert home remodeling services. From simple replacements to a complete renovation, we've got you covered! We provide comprehensive general contracting and home remodeling services.


Located in the alley behind The Englert Theatre along with some sweet murals, is the very cool light canopy project we were a part of early this year! With the ped mall and downtown looking especially bright these days, it’s worth grabbing your favorite cocoa and taking a stroll downtown to see the lights!

Occasionally, we get to work on awesome projects in the larger community and this one was especially fun! Iowa City Downtown District has been working to brighten the alleys and so many parts of downtown and in February, possible thanks to a partnership with U of if I, Neumann Monson, & ICDD, we installed the brand new lighting canopy alongside Chambers Electric! Tony (who we didn’t catch a photo of but rocked it!), Willie & Andy ran the install.

Photos from Martin Construction, Iowa City's post 11/29/2023

We all make do with spaces that don't quite fit our needs. But how about making spaces fit our needs exactly!

Our clients had been utilizing this room as a home office, but weren't getting the most they could out of the space. The goal of the remodel was to maximize the efficiency of the office, add storage, and add a full service laundry area that would be more accessible within the home.

After running new plumbing, dryer vent, and electric to the space to supply the new appliances and office needs, we refinished drywall on the framing exposed from demo. Designed from end-to-end with plenty of soft-close UltraCraft Eurotek shaker cabinetry and additional floating shelves, we maximized the space for storage. The beautiful quartz countertop runs the length of the room, taking advantage of the lovely view of the woods surrounding the home. Complementing the warmth of the gorgeous windows that span the length of the room, we refinished the flooring found beneath the previously existing carpet of this 1900 built home. Ready for modern use, without losing the warmth of the original finishes in the home!

Photos from Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition's post 11/22/2023

Wow, these young builders with the Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition are impressive! What's your favorite? Looks like we may have some new contenders for Builder of the Year - what do you think, Iowa City Area Home Builders Association?

Photos from Martin Construction, Iowa City's post 11/21/2023

This screened porch to 3-season room remodel is a sweet one!

Our clients were looking to convert this space to something more usable throughout the year without losing the light and unobstructed views that were present in the screened porch. Surrounded by beautiful woods, we certainly understood why!

We reframed the exterior walls of the space to allow for double-wide sliding & large casement windows that reach up to the cathedral ceiling. To open up the already expansive space even more, the floor-to-ceiling beadboard paneling wall was painted white, flowing nicely with the white framed windows and new doors. The floors were completely refinished with a natural stain, and new fixtures including the ceiling fan, can lights, and speakers were placed. A lovely new space to enjoy the outdoors!

Photos from Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition's post 11/16/2023

These Lego Build competitions are no joke, these kids made some very cool homes! Andy was on hand to help make sure all the ADU Lego-Builds were up to code yesterday at the Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition event at the North Liberty Public Library.

Do you have an enthusiastic lego builder? Attend the upcoming Lego build tomorrow, 11/17/23 from 1-3pm at the Coralville Public Library or on Tuesday, 11/21/23 from 2-4pm at the Solon Public Library.

Mobile uploads 11/11/2023

Excited to do more work in 2024 with the The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association Vocational Training Council, Professional Women in Building, and our Remodelers Council!

2024 Vocational Training Council

Photos from Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast's post 11/09/2023

We had a great time working on Brown Street Inn Bed and Breakfast! Here, we did some reframing to close off a previous door and add a passthrough, brought in the beautiful new cabinets, repainted all the trim, repaired the bay window, and built a custom cover for the radiator. It's a lovely space for their guests and a well-suited update to a 1925 home.

Photos from Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition's post 10/27/2023

What a great night! We’ve got a wonderful community supporting the hard work of Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Couldn’t make it to Hammers & Hardhats?! You can support the Mary Mascher Women Build with Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity through the auction until tomorrow at noon!


The crew went to work out at the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity build and it was such a great day with community and teamwork!

Shout out to the incomparable Martin Construction, Iowa City for that gorgeous roof decking you see in the picture! Not only did they do a great job, but they also donated their time and expertise to our Mary Mascher Women Build! Thanks to you and all that you do!


It’s a beautiful day out there - join us tonight for Music on the Move on the Pentacrest outside MacBride Hall!

Let's get moving! Music on the Move is outside Macbride Hall today for Miss Christine! Get ready to enjoy one of a kind music in downtown Iowa City.

Show starts at 6:30 PM. Thank you Hills Bank and Martin Construction, Iowa City for supporting the event!


Such a great time!

Our board members ROCK! Thank you Ellen McCabe from the Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County and Andy Martin (JCAHC Board President) from Martin Construction, Iowa City for volunteering at the first shift of our Lego ADU building competition.

We have partnered with Johnson County, Iowa’s Livable Communities Housing Action Team and AARP Livable Communities to promote ADUs through this fun activity at the Johnson County Fair.


Tonight, we're excited to sponsor one of many great (and free!) summer events put on by Summer of the Arts, Music on the Move: Miss Christine at Old Town Park in North Liberty. Come out and enjoy some rock/soul/blues from the fantastic bassist and singer-songwriter, Miss Christine!

Join us at 6:15pm at Old Town Park (320 N Dubuque St, North Liberty, IA 52317, United States).

Let's get moving!

Today, Music on the Move is heading to Old Town Park (formerly Penn Meadows Park) in North Liberty! Miss Christine is hitting the stage at 6:30 PM! For all you first time visitors to the park, you can find the exact address on the Summer of the Arts website here:

Thank you Hills Bank and Martin Construction, Iowa City for your support.


Congratulations to all of honored builders & remodelers and thank you to our awesome
Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes community for a great kickoff to the Parade of Homes weekend. Now, off to see all the great work that’s been done!

The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association


Shoutout to Tim on the Martin Construction team, who made these awesome pollinators! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to be involved, Iowa City Parks and Recreation. We can’t wait to see the full project between you and The LENA Project out in the community and hope everyone joins the Pollinator Park Prowl! Learn more below.

🦋 We can’t wait to make a more formal introduction to these and the many other pollinators we will be featuring in the our Pollinator Park Prowl! Pollinator Park Prowl is a month and a half-long citywide, self-guided scavenger hunt that’s also fun and educational! Learn about how our parks and green spaces support pollinators and get out to explore new places! The project kicks off on July 1 and is a partnership between Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department and The LENA Project🐝. Huge shout out to Martin Construction, Iowa City for making and donating these cool wooden pollinators!

Stay tuned for more information!

Photos from Iowa City Repair Cafe's post 05/04/2023

This Saturday! Awesome community members are volunteering their time and bringing their expertise to the Iowa City Repair Cafe! Got textiles, shoes, small appliances, or maybe a wobbly chair that needs a repair - think about stopping by! Learn more below and pre-register at the link.


We did it! It was a big day for Martin Construction as we finalized the purchase of Lammers Construction with Katie and Dan Lammers. Congratulations to Katie and Dan on your retirement and here’s to exciting next steps for all of us!!


Our housing and building community has suffered a great loss this week with the passing of Amy Pretorius. I served with her for many years on the Home Builders Association, and we will miss her and all she brought to the community.

Photos from Martin Construction, Iowa City's post 05/29/2022

Congratulations to all of the graduates and the parents who helped them through to the finish line and into the beginning of something beautiful! And an extra special congratulations to the babies (young adults 😝) and parents of our Martin Construction family 🥰.


You may have seen the article in our past newsletter highlighting the brilliant Residential Construction Confidence Course for Women, but we wanted to bring a more intimate view of the course to attention and the effects that it has on its participants with this recent video produced by The City of Iowa City Government. Not to mention give a shout out to our very own Hal Gardner of Martin Construction who serves as a Teaching Assistant for the course 🤩. In addition to empowering women with the confidence of knowing that they can take home improvement projects into their own hands, once the city-owned properties are fully renovated with the hands of these women, members of the community are also empowered with affordable housing opportunities and the potential for homeownership that may have otherwise seemed out of reach. Thank you to Kirkwood Community College, The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association, and the City for this significant collaboration!


"Housing is the key to a stable, healthy community. Affordable housing sets people up for future success in all their pursuits. Housing is our foundation, and it unlocks our potential." --Andy Martin, Martin Construction, Iowa City

April is Fair Housing Month! All month long, we'll be sharing messages of support from Johnson County community members who understand that HOUSING IS THE KEY.


Mark your calendars for the Iowa City Area HBA Virtual Home Show beginning Monday, February 28, and running through Friday, March 4!

🏡 MEET THE EXHIBITOR > Martin Construction, Iowa City 🏡

Does your home need an update?

Meet Andy and Phoebe Martin!

They started Martin Construction in 2007 and joined The Greater Iowa City Area HBA in 2008.

Martin Construction is here to improve your home and lifestyle, incorporating the best design, products, workmanship, service and trade partners, and with the lowest impact on your personal and global environment

Martin Construction is the recipient of several annual awards, including 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 "Overall Excellence” in the NAHBR Remodelers / HBA “Remodelers Parade”. In 2012, Martin Construction received the “Remodeler of the Year” award presented by the HBA. The company also received the 2017 and 2018 Locals Love Us award.

Learn more at Iowa City Area HBA Virtual Home Show beginning Monday, February 28, and running through Friday, March 4.


Our clients have the best kitties 🥰

Kirkwood residential construction course for women launches Jan. 8 01/10/2022


Kirkwood residential construction course for women launches Jan. 8 Kirkwood Community College, in partnership with Iowa City Neighborhood and Development Services, has announced it will offer a Residential Construction


Happy New Year! 💫🎉

Leaving behind the old and leaping into the new this 2022! Happy New Year! 🥳


Stand by...they are almost ready for sale! Kirkwood Student Woodworking Club annual cutting board fundraiser!


We are proud to be recognized as the CRANDIC’s "Best Home Improvement Company" for the third year in a row 🎉! Considering the numerous challenges in the building industry this past year, we are grateful that we persevered and that our wonderful clients have been so patient and supportive. We could not do this without you and our incredible team. Thank you!

Be sure to check out the full list of this year’s Little Village Mag's Best of the CRANDIC award winners at and continue to support these amazing local businesses.


Andy's ideal hairstyle 😂. Happy Thanksgiving to our wonderful clients, community, and friends!


It's that time of the year! Don't forget to disconnect your hoses 🥶!

Tonight's going to be a cold one! Be sure to disconnect your hose from the spigot to help prevent risking frozen pipes!

Photos from Witching Hour's post 11/06/2021

Check out the lineup for the final day (today!) of Witching Hour 2021!

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35 Imperial Court
Iowa City, IA

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