Kenyon Building Rehabilitation - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa State University Morrill Hall - Ames, Iowa
City of West Des Moines, City Hall Rehabilitation - West Des Moines, Iowa
The World Food Prize - Hall of Laureates - Des Moines, Iowa
Hotel Winneshiek, Steyer's Opera House - Decorah, Iowa
Iowa State Capitol - Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Transportation Museum - Grinnell, Iowa

Contact us about your project

History is an ongoing story. We’re passionate about continuing it.

Some projects strive for a strict interpretation. Others strike a balance with modern amenities. Whatever yours requires, we’ll guide you through the process — from tax credits and grants to historic preservation standards. Our passion is restoring, preserving and rehabilitating buildings using the gentlest means possible. In the end, every project is a unique celebration that respects the past, serves the needs of current users, and creates a statement for future generations.


You might find us on a scaffold, a lift or a bucket hanging from a crane to survey your existing building. Gathering information helps us narrow the unknowns and define the project’s scope.

We Offer Experience in:

Community Development Block Grant Process
Historic Structures Reporting
Feasiblities Studies
Building Facade Revitalization

video: west des moines - historic city hall rehabilitation

A film documenting the history, the renovation design and construction process and the LEED updates to rehabilitating a Historic City Hall.

video: Main Street Iowa - Getting Results

RDG worked with Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) to craft an uplifting story of community restoration and revitalization while also celebrating the impact of Main Street Challenge grants over the past 25 years.