We Are ELEMENT 119
Welcome to Element 119, we embrace each new project as a cherished opportunity to apply our skill and creativity to build something entirely new. We craft homes to both reflect our clients’ styles and provide the ideal setting for their families’ lives. Whatever your taste—sleek modern, rustic country, ornate traditional, or an eclectic blend—we’ll help you select a distinctive combination of materials and finishes that expresses your individuality with unsurpassed quality and style.
When you work with Element 119, you get complete dedication to your design-build project. Whether you want to plan every aspect of your new home or relax while we take care of the details, we’ll be available to support and guide you with our expertise and decades of experience.
An out-of-the-box thinker and creative innovator, Brad has been working in the building industry for more than 20 years and considers himself a lifelong builder. He says that everyone on his team has a great deal of autonomy but also works together very well, bringing out the best in everyone’s talents and skills. He believes that Element 119’s dedication to creative problem solving sets the company apart, enabling them to give clients more of what they want while staying within budget. Brad fills many roles throughout the design-build process, including architectural design, materials curation, cost analysis, arranging financing, working directly with clients, and procuring future projects.
A 45-year veteran of the construction industry, James began working in the concrete business when he was a freshman in high school. His father had worked in construction, and finding that the work came naturally to him, James worked his way from concrete into carpentry and then into construction management. James and Brad have been working together for over 15 years and have built a multitude of homes together. James’ current role involves supervising on-site work and scheduling and coordinating with suppliers and subcontractors. He takes pride in Element 119’s depth and breadth of experience and dedication to the highest quality standards in each home that they build.
Senior Project Manager
Andrew McDole works as his father, James’ “right-hand man,” following in his footsteps as a carpenter. With more than 16 years experience in the construction industry, Andrew deals primarily with installations, finish details, and customer service. He appreciates the emphasis that Element 119 places on attention to detail and boasts that “Brad is always on the leading edge of what’s cool.” He hopes to one day train Brad’s sons in the business.
Ray McDole has been in construction for over 25 years in and around the Des Moines metro area. Ray enjoys working with all construction workers from start to finish, managing schedules and work flows on large projects. He especially enjoys helping projects go from ground to homeowners moving in and making it their home. Element 119 commitment to quality and customer service is the key reason Ray's part of our team building homes across Iowa.
Dan McCabe has 5 years of construction experience. Dan deals with miscellaneous tasks such as clean up, installation, and working on homeowner walk throughs. Dan is eager to continue working with Brad, James, and Andrew learning new skills along the way. Dan's speciality is making sure that quality in new construction homes is exceeding homeowners expectations from start to finish.
Shawn Stanley has been working working in construction for 25+ years, everything from helping his family with building and remodeling projects to being a self-employed contractor. Shawn has a lot of knowledge in finishing details and project execution. Shawn joined ELEMENT 119 in September, 2019 to help us stay on track with numerous homebuilding projects currently in development.
Wendi Jackson serves as controller of Element 119 LLC. In this role, Wendi is responsible for all things accounting and finance. Wendi is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in accounting and finance in both the public and private sector.
The team at Element 119 is passionate about providing you with a world class building experience. Come see how!