From the humble beginnings of simple hand tools and a wheel barrow, Vice Construction was established in July 2012. Attention to detail, quality workmanship, and exceptional customer service compelled our clients to spread the word and helped propel Vice Construction into a period of rapid growth. Today, we are pleased to provide clients with anything from a simple mailbox or service walk panel to bike trails, parking lot overhauls, and new commercial construction. The crew and fleet of equipment has grown significantly along with the clientele, but the guiding principles of quality work and happy customers continue to be at the heart of what we do.

Our Team

Jake Vice - Vice Construction

Jake Vice

President / Owner

A childhood spent surrounded by construction paired with long summer days spent on worksites inevitably lead to a career in construction. Before Vice Construction came to fruition, one of Jake’s earliest projects was a restoration remodeling in Des Moines’ historic Sherman Hill district. This initial project provided Jake the opportunity to fix several generations of past failed repairs. Jake spent another two years reviving the character and beauty of century homes in the Des Moines area, after which he transitioned to general contracting. He continued to provide home remodeling and also moved into commercial tenant improvements, and several convenient store remodels for a large gas station corporation. In 2012 Vice Construction was born with the initial focus of remodeling investment properties for rental. After the passing of a close friend in 2013, Jake’s passion was realized outdoors working in the dirt with concrete. Vice Construction has made a name for itself by its persistent attention to detail and high expectations regarding quality of service and products. Jake maintains a hands-on approach to running Vice Construction enjoying nothing more than being with the crew pouring concrete.

Alison Vice - Vice Construction

Alison Vice

Vice President / Owner


Jake Vice and his crew are the best! They’re not only good at the construction part, but are also very kind and polite and take care of the details including clean up. Second project we’ve had them do with same very very satisfied result!

Highly recommend Vice Construction to anyone needing some concrete work done!! They did a patio and sidewalk job for us. It was a great job and they did a great clean up afterwards!

Jake and his crew do an amazing job. They are always honest, punctual and most importantly take pride in their work. I would and will continue to refer Vice Construction to anybody looking for Grade A craftsmanship and professionalism.