Having built more than 350 homes in the past 12 years,

Amy's experience teamed with her design skills

are committed to creating and building

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Amy Pretorius


Amy is a certified graduate builder with NHBA and a registered contractor in the state of Iowa

Nathan Knause

Builder/Project Manager

Nathan has degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering as well as he is a registered contractor in the state of Iowa

Who We Are

Elevation Home Builders is a product of Certified Graduate Builder and Designer Amy Pretorius and Builder/Project Manager Nate Knause coming together in one unified company to deliver an exceptional product.  Amy’s past accomplishments include the successful Peninsula Neighborhood Subdivision in Iowa City and has spent over 10 years in construction.  Nate was the 2015 Parade of Homes Winner and has spent over 12 years in commercial construction management.  As of 2017 together they have built over 320 residential units ranging from Single family to condominium and over 18 commercial units ranging from $200K to $7.2M.


Mission:  Elevation Home Builders is a leader in providing value-added construction services to our customers by creating a successful partnership with them throughout the construction process. Our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance by every member of the construction team.