We believe it’s important to be part of the communities in which we live and work. Our commitment means supporting programs and organizations aimed at enriching the lives of our neighbors.
Over the years, we have supported the following organizations throughout Central Iowa:
Once a year, our trade partners, community members, and associates come together for a full day of golf at Woodland Hills Golf Course to raise money for three selected charities. Our team of associates personally selects the three charities to extend our commitment to our diverse community. Over the years, we have supported a vast array of organizations including: Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Iowa, The Homestead, Easter Seals of Central Iowa, Puppy Jake, and others!
As a groundbreaking company in Central Iowa, Hubbell is proud to give back to our community in big ways. Over the last 16 years, Hubbell Realty Company and hundreds of our trade partners have come together to complete five Hubbell Extreme Builds!
In 2006, in conjunction with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, we held our first Extreme Build by rebuilding a home in Tama county following a devastating fire on Christmas Day. In 2009, we kicked off “9 Homes in 9 Days for 9 Families” on behalf of Anawim Housing – building 9 new townhomes in downtown Des Moines. The Hubbell Extreme Build grew even bigger in 2013 when we tore down and rebuilt two cabins at Easterseals Iowa, making them handicap accessible and ready for endless summers of activities. For our fourth build was the most ambitious to date: rebuilding the Ronald McDonald House of Central Iowa in just 11 days for families who utilize Blank Children’s Hospital’s NICU, PICU and hospital services.Most recently in 2021, we returned to Easterseals Iowa in the Care for Kids Extreme Build by building brand-new 13,000 square feet child development center for children six weeks of age to five years old – doubling their childcare capacity. Watch to see where we go next!
For years, we’ve been tirelessly working to find a positive solution for our discarded rivers and streams. Now, within the next decade, Des Moines could be a recreation mecca – 150 miles of water trails with whitewater rafting, kayaking and habitat restoration connected by bike trails and river walks thanks to the Water Trails and Greenways Master Plan.
OUR CEO, RICK TOLLAKSON, HAS WORKED FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS TO DEVELOP THIS PLAN AND OUR ENTIRE TEAM IS WORKING HARD TO MAKE THIS A REALITY.
At Hubbell Realty Company, we believe in sustaining the environment in which we build and that's why we've created Conservation Communities. A Conservation Community takes into account environmental principals and green spaces and we design these areas to protect natural features such as woodlands and stream buffers. To do so, we reduce impervious surfaces such as streets and driveways and use a more natural stormwater management system. A Conservation Community provides approximately seven times the amount of public, open space than what is found in other Central Iowa developments. These areas are planted with native flowers and grasses that provide aesthetic value, adequate stormwater conveyance, distribution of water flow and natural filtration of pollutants.