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About Us

Steve Theis - Master Green Builder

Steve Theis is the President of Emerald Homes of Iowa, Inc., a company building green, high performance custom homes at all price points.  He is also President of Theis & Co., LLC, a building, real estate and building instruction consulting company focusing on green building.

He earned his B.A. degree in Business Management from The University of South Florida and holds the following designations from the National Association of Homebuilders and the National Association of Realtors.

  • MCGP - Master Certified Green Professional
  • GMB - Graduate Master Builder
  • CMP - Certified Marketing Professional
  • CAPS - Certified Aging in Place Specialist
  • National Association of Realtors Green Realtor

Additionally, he holds Real Estate Broker’s Licenses in Florida and Iowa and a General Contractor’s License in Florida.

Steve has over thirty years of building experience ranging from constructing custom homes to creating PUD communities.  He has been involved in every aspect of the business from working with Planning and Zoning Commissions, to all areas of construction and, finally, to turning over community management to the owners.

His building and real estate background and experience gives Steve a unique perspective on the entire process of designing, building and finally selling quality homes.


Amy Larsen

Amy Larsen, a native of Glenwood Iowa, brings to Emerald Homes of Iowa a wealth of experience in drafting and CAD design. She graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. After moving to Kansas City for a few years, she earned a diploma in Computer Drafting at Vatterott College and worked doing drafting for a commercial security company. Returning to Iowa, she worked for two major Iowa homebuilders before coming to Emerald Homes to be the heart of the creative design team. During this time she also earned the CGP (Certified Green Professional) designation from the National Association of Homebuilders. She is detail oriented and devoted to ensuring clients get the home of their dreams while incorporating the principles of High Performance housing.

Amy and her husband enjoy spending time with their families, reading and getting to know their newly-adopted cat.


Michael Stockbauer

Mike Stockbauer was born in Iowa to a Naval family. After living in several places throughout the United States, Mike returned to Iowa at age 16. Mike graduated from East High School in Des Moines and continued his education at DMACC where he took several courses in Supervision and OSHA Training.

During the past 20 years Mike has worked for two custom builders experiencing every aspect of the home building process. Mike’s expertise and diligence was recognized and he soon became a Building Supervisor. His excellent supervisory skills, organization talents, honesty and dedication have made him a valuable part of the Emerald Homes of Iowa team. He is the on-site presence at each building site and is committed to producing a quality product using the most up-to-date green building principles. He likes the challenge of completing a home on time and on budget but his biggest joy is seeing the look of pleasure on the homeowners’ face when his job is done.

Mike and his wife are parents of three grown children and grandparents to a granddaughter. In his spare time he loves to work both inside and outside his home in Des Moines.