Jake Happe serves as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Happe Companies. Jake personally represents over ten successful years in residential construction and development. His passion and commitment to real estate endeavors have generated a proven track record in single-family residential construction, multifamily complexes, and large-scale land development. Jake built his vast knowledge base of all aspects of the industry from the ground up, having worked in virtually every aspect of the construction industry. Jake started Happe Companies in 2003, and has since assembled a strong management team devoted to building a high-quality home and offering complete remodeling and construction services, at a fair price with a customer focus philosophy. Jake’s reputation is well represented as a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, the Des Moines Home Builder Association, and the National Home Builders Association. One of Jake’s strong attributes is being able to anticipate market needs and deliver on that vision in order to benefit a broad base of client desires through the Des Moines metro and surrounding areas. His commitment to the core values of honesty, integrity, an extraordinary customer experience has enabled Happe Companies to flourish during all market conditions. Jake was born and raised in Ankeny, and currently resides there with his wife, Brenna, and their daughters, Kylah and Adalyn. In his free time, Jake enjoys spending time with family, coaching youth athletics, and mastering his craft of barbecuing.
Seth Wendell joined Happe Remodeling in November of 2017 as the Remodeling Project Manager. He has 20+ years of professional experience in residential construction and remodeling along with 10+ years of work in retail management. His hands-on work ethic has allowed him to master numerous trades, and become highly proficient in many others. Seth is committed to honesty, loyalty, trustworthiness and doing what is right. He resides in Madison County with his wife, Melanie. He enjoys working on his personal construction projects, camping, fishing, and spending time with friends and family
Tony joined the Happe Remodeling team in August of 2018. He comes to us with 20 years of experience in the home building and improvement industry. The many years of design, sales, and retail management lend to a great fit in the Remodel Estimator position here at Happe Remodeling. Tony works hard every day to maintain a great work ethic by doing things the right way. Tony and his family reside in Winterset, where he enjoys spending time outside with his 2 children and his hyper dog.
Tanner graduated from DMACC with a degree in Building Trades. While he was working towards his degree, he did an internship for the Happe Homes team in the spring and summer of 2018. Once he graduated, he became full time with Happe Remodeling as a Remodeling Assistant. In his free time, Tanner enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.