About Us - Martin Combs Custom Homes | Eastern Iowa Home Builder


Martin Combs Custom Homes satisfies your need for a quality home at an affordable price. Our partnership offers more than 30 years of experience as framing experts in the greater Cedar Rapids-Iowa City region.

We will build you a beautiful, comfortable, energy-efficient home that you will be satisfied with for years to come. Our involvement in the homebuilding process reduces your stress by:

  • Allowing you direct access to the partners/builders
  • Ensuring that one (or both) of the partners is on site daily
  • Finishing on time — typically from dig to done in 100 days
  • Helping you with homebuilding details, including lot selection, design ideas, layout changes, etc.
  • Staying on budget, with homes starting at $200,000
  • Making callbacks nearly obsolete through close attention to details
  • Our hands-on approach to new home construction allows us to keep an eye on details while working closely with other experts in drywall, roofing, etc. These efforts result in happy homeowners — the kind of customers who are very  satisfied that their new home has better quality and value for the price.

After more than 15 years each in the building industry, Brandon Combs and Javan Martin started building homes in 2006. Even in these challenging economic times, Martin Combs Custom Homes has grown. Today, our homes are found in Marion, Cedar Rapids, and points all around the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor.

The partners bring more than 32 years of experience in framing homes and condominiums, which allows them to provide comfortable homes — and comfortable experiences — to their clients. Martin Combs Custom Homes has developed a good reputation based on attention to detail and customer satisfaction.

“We know the building process can be overwhelming. We want you, the homeowner, to get the guidance you need to move forward with a home that will make you and your family happy for years to come.”

— Brandon Combs, Partner

“When we build things right the first time, you receive a more solid, quiet home that makes you feel comfortable. We know you’re concerned about quality, affordability and comfort, and we’re eager to help you achieve your vision.”

— Javan Martin, Partner

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When you´re ready to build a new home, affordably, Martin Combs Custom Homes is ready to add value and facilitate ease in the building process. You get more from the homebuilding process by being as involved as you wish. Along with our hands-on approach that guides construction every day, this results in peace of mind for you and a comfortable, energy-efficient home.

Martin Combs Custom Homes receives high customer satisfaction ratings on the new homes we’ve built around Eastern Iowa. We attribute those marks of excellence to our ability to:

  • Reduce stress through our daily presence
  • Finish on time and on budget
  • Attend to details that reduce callbacks

Our experience speaks for itself. Please read a few Testimonials, and Contact Us today to start planning your new home.

Energy Efficient Homes

ES_Logo Today, energy efficiency is critical to saving money over the long run, and building a new ENERGY STAR qualified home is one of the best ways to optimize your energy use. That´s why every Martin Combs Custom Home is pressure tested to ensure comfort and efficiency and ENERGY STAR qualified to uphold U.S. EPA standards for energy efficient features.