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In a Cherry Ridge Custom Home

Custom Home Builder › Luxury Renovations

Council Bluffs • Omaha • Southwest Iowa

Chris Rochleau (Home Builder - General Contractor)Cherry Ridge Construction is a custom home builder and professional construction company based in Council Bluffs, Iowa. We’ve served the Omaha – Council Bluffs Metro area since 2002.

We are committed to help you live better by building an enduring home with spaces – that offer inspiration in the mornings, relaxation in the evenings and help you make the best of memories with your friends and family.

To fulfill that mission, we promise to show up in service bringing creativity and craftsmanship to help build the home you want within the budget you need.

We believe every detail matters, and that you deserve a construction partner you can trust.

I’d love to get to know you and help with your next construction project!

Chris Rochleau – President

Chris Rochleau is an award-winning builder and holds the following designations from the National Association of Home Builders – Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) • Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) • Certified Green Professional (CGP) • Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). Cherry Ridge Construction is a member of the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Home Builders, the Council Bluffs Buildign Trades Association and the National Association of The Remodeling Industry.

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Why Build With Cherry Ridge

You Save

With Signature Series

You Get

Exactly What You Want

You Reduce

Your Energy Costs

Universal Design

For Lifelong Living

There’s something special about building your own home. It’s yours. And you want what you want. We help you get what you want at a price you can afford. Your home may be your biggest investment, and it’s definitely not one to leave to chance. Our team has the experience you need to ensure a very successful construction project. Let us help make your dream home become a reality. 

More of What We Build

Custom Homes • Residential Remodeling • Shop + House (Shouse) • House & Building Additions • Commercial Remodeling • Commercial Buildings • Retail Stores • Strip Malls • Office Spaces • Sports & Entertainment Facilities • Multifamily • Multi-tenant • Industrial Facilities • Agricultural Buildings • Metal Buildings • Specialty Construction

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Why We Do What We Do

“We hired Chris to build our custom home. I will start out saying, I had talked to multiple people who had homes built for them from different builders, I’ve never heard from anyone that everything went perfectly without any complaints. We, as a home buyer, expect or want things done that aren’t always attainable. With that being said, Chris met or exceeded our expectations. He built us our dream home and gave us things in our home that we didn’t know we would be able to get. Some of the best features of our home were things that he suggested or things I had described but Chris delivered on. We love our home and could not be more grateful for what Chris has done for us. That’s the builder part of this review, now for the personal. Chris is a GREAT person!!! 2 1/2 years after living in our home, I started to finish my basement myself and had a few questions, I texted Chris for some advice. He called me back and then stopped by a few days later. We spent almost an hour discussing some ideas and then just catching up on each others lives. How many builders would take that much time out of there day, for free, to spend time with no possible job for them??? Chris is a honorable man!!! He truly does what he can to deliver what you want. Not everything will be possible, but it’s not for lack of effort on his part. If you are looking for a builder, look no further. You will not be disappointed when you choose Chris. Also, I’d feel terrible if I didn’t give a shoot out to Aaron, Chris’s right hand man. We met with him a lot over the project and he is just as committed as Chris. We truly consider Chris and Aaron a part of this family. I’d choose them over anyone….EVERYTIME!!!”

Gene Hardesty

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Best builder by far of 4 new houses we have purchased and only one I’d recommend. Very atuned to our desires, great assistance with color/material selections and responsive to questions. Builder interior designer was outstanding. Quality of the construction work was outstanding (and I’m an engineer), builder had all the subs meet with us on site, all the subs were great, job site clean everynight–all indicators of a builder who really cares. Maybe best of all was the follow-up after we closed–when a couple issues came up, the warrenty response was also outstanding. We love our house and we love our builder. Highly recommend Cherry Ridge!
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“Cherry Ridge built a custom home for us in 2017. The entire Cherry Ridge staff were so professional thru the entire process. Chris and Aaron have a wealth of experience and offered great input and ideas during the planning piece. Cherry Ridge did not miss a single milestone or commitment. The difference between a good home and an outstanding home is attention to detail, Cherry Ridge’s focus and discipline about detail was remarkable; obviously experience and good sub-contractor relationships contribute a lot toward that end. We now live in a home that exceeds our expectations, Cherry Ridge helped make that picture in our heads a reality. Chris and Aaron have great personalities and were pleasant to work with. Their process is very transparent and open book, there were no surprises. Challenges were met head on and easily solved. There is nothing bad to report here. We definitely recommend Cherry Ridge to build your next home.”

Donn & Judy Bauerly

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“We hired Cherry Ridge Construction to oversee the construction of 3 spec homes over the period of 2 years. Chris and his team were very professional and thorough, paying attention to every detail to make sure the projects were done correctly. In each case, Chris sent the neighbors close to the construction a letter informing them that there would be construction activity in the area and encouraged anyone with concerns to call him directly. Chris and the Cherry Ridge team worked tirelessly to provide us with the absolute best result. They were easy to work with, communicated well and we were thrilled with the results. We will only use Cherry Ridge Construction in the future.”

Dave & Kathy Fizette

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“My wife and I were recommended to Cherry Ridge Construction from a mutual friend. We were told they were one of the best home builders in the Council Bluffs area and Chris has been building houses for a long time. We signed our contract 12/21/17 and moved in 11/16/18. Sure building a home can be stressful and of course situations arise that are uncontrollable we knew this going into it. We knew our home wasn’t the only project they had going nor did we think our home should take precedence over someone else’s. We are extremely happy with our home and didn’t want to rush these guys. Chris, Aaron, Andy and the team took a spec home that we loved and customized it into a beautiful custom home. Everyone worked hard and paid attention to detail and if there was a problem they took care of it. We have been in our home 6 months and when we come home at night Cherry Ridge Construction made our dream a reality. Our kids love their new home, memories are being made, we gained new friendships and the home building experience was worth it. If you want a well built home it takes time and we highly recommend Cherry Ridge Construction. Thanks again guys!”

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“We have had Chris and Aaron build our first home and we love our home, it’s been almost 2 years for us and they were a pleasure to work with. It took a little longer than expected but sometimes great things are worth waiting for. We had such a great time with them building our home in 2015/2016 that we went back had them finish our basement in 2017. We have a great home that we plan on staying in for many years to come! Aaron’s design for our basement was great and it works for us and we love it! They always offer up great points to increase home value, advice on where to put your money for better return and to give you what you want! They come back and fix things if you need them to or your just not satisfied. They don’t worry about little things. We just have enjoyed them and if we ever do another project, we know exactly where we will go!”

Baily Reitz

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“Cherry Ridge Construction has made buying a home worry free. They go out of the way to ensure their customers are cared for. We recently had an issue come up and they were quick to say, “We’ll take care of that.” We have been in our home for 3 years and they still went out of their way to address the concern. Their customers are treated like family. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone.”

Michael Hernandez

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“Cherry Ridge was hired to return my lake home to its prior condition and make improvements to and complete upgrade/remodel my basement after 44000 gallons of water entered the house from a busted water line. They performed wall replacement/removal, bath remodels, painting, carpeting, plumbing, installed custom cabinets, tile, wood floor installation, electrical and about everything else needed after the rooms were striped to the subfloor and studs. I could not be happier with the work they performed. Knowing it was a lake house and my desire to have it back to normal for summer, the Cherry Ridge team worked hard to get it done, completing ahead of schedule and on budget. The workers and owner were a pleasure to work with, they were thorough, professional and courteous.”

Bob & Jodi

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“Cherry Ridge were the builders of our new construction ranch home that we moved into on June 28, 2013. They also did a basement finishing for us in February, 2014. The entire staff at Cherry Ridge were courteous, patient and respectful of all requests for modifications or repairs. They were prompt for all appointments, cleaned up after all work and repairs and protected our property while the work was being performed. They worked hard to meet all our needs and we were very satisfied with the work they performed and all interactions with their staff. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Cherry Ridge for your building project. They do beautiful work.”

Renee Jean

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“Cherry Ridge Construction completed a major addition/remodel project for us. We had an 80 year old home in a forested setting, and wanted to retain the character and environment, but add the space an ammenities for entertaining.

Chris and his team worked closely with us, to insure the end result was just what we wanted. Along the way he met with us to discuss options, and made many recommendations that further enhanced the project. By the end of the project, not only did we have the house of our dreams, but we added several new friendships.”

Bailie Shada

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“Cherry Ridge Construction is excellent to work with! I’ve hired them for several projects over the years. Our projects ranged from light commercial to heavy commercial construction, several of which were outside the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area. I realize Cherry Ridge is mostly known as a home builder, but they area equally skilled in commercial construction. Chris Rochleau and his team are professional, smart and creative. They follow-through with action and integrity on every detail. Communication throughout each project was great. I felt like Chris always had my back and wanted what was best for all involved. I wish I lived closer to Council Bluffs, because I’d hire Chris to build a home for me in a heartbeat.”

Russell Frazier

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