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:
As a company who helped to pioneer the development of Fort Des Moines into the Midwest metropolis it is today, we are proud to give back to our community in big ways. Four times over the last 12 years, Hubbell Realty Company and dozens of our trade partners have come together to give back to our community. It began in 2006 with rebuilding a home for a family in Tama, Iowa, in conjunction with ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” We followed that build in 2009 with a project called, “9 Homes in 9 Days” on behalf of Anawim Housing. The project got even bigger in 2013 when we tore down and rebuilt two cabins at Easter Seals of Iowa, making them handicap accessible and offering protection from unpredictable Iowa weather. Most recently, we undertook our most ambitious extreme build project ever: re-building an 18-unit Ronald McDonald House in just 11 days.
These projects bring the entire community together and inspires our associates, vendors, and community partners, and we are proud to make this commitment to strengthening our communities.
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.