The Echo footprint spans over 10 years of residential, mixed-use and retail, multi-family, historic preservation, medical, workplace, and warehouse development. We currently own over $150M in construction projects with over 250,000 SQ FT in warehouses over the past 3 years.
In 2018 alone we have over $100M in multi-family, mixed-use, medical, residential, and warehouse projects underway throughout the Cedar Valley.
Our top priority is to create partnerships and build trust with clients before we begin development. This begins with our initial discovery meeting in which we discuss the client’s timeline, wants and needs, build options, and overall design vision. We then enter the planning and execution phase where we draw up floor plans and create 2D renderings for review. After that begins the construction phase where we manage the entire process from the first shovel to the final trim piece.
One of the most important steps in our building process is the Creative Pullback. After the Initial Discovery Meeting to understand your needs, design vision, and timeline, we start the big picture thinking. Because of our team makeup every project starts with fresh and innovative ideas, we then rely on our experts to transform these ideas into practical, safe, and cost-efficient site plans and layouts. As a team we’ve taken the worst of sites and transformed them into expertly finished products. No problem or issue is too big to tackle, and we thrive on unique, environment-friendly, forward-thinking ideas. As the dust settles on each of our projects, we strive to create something that has never been done before and push the boundaries of what is possible.
As a team we construct sustainable projects for our clients through careful attention to detail and high quality craftsmanship. It’s our responsibility to treat the job site in the same manner. Our team is charged with keeping the job site clean and orderly. We always strive to maintain the Echo Development Standard throughout the entire construction process.
Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award (2018)
National Community Development Association
Housing Iowa Multifamily Housing Development Award (2017)
Iowa Finance Authority
Innovative Investor Award (2014)
City of Cedar Falls
Business Innovation Challenge Grant (2014)
Iowa Economic Development
Redevelopment Award (2014)
City of Cedar Falls
Best of the Best Home Builder (2017)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
At Echo our team is made up of industry experts with years of experience and young free-thinkers with fresh thoughts and ideas. Together we’ve created a culture that allows us an open minded approach on every project we tackle, blending expert knowledge with exciting ideas. We want to empower our team to think and dream big on every project.