Since 1945, Baxter Construction has been building our client’s futures. Founded on a solid reputation for quality, Baxter Construction Company’s strength is derived from understanding our client’s needs and implementing the latest management and building techniques to deliver successful projects.


Established in 1945 by Kenneth David “K.D” Baxter in Carthage, Illinois, Baxter Construction Company continues building on his excellence of quality, commitment, client satisfaction, and enforcing a handshake as your contract. Frank Baxter moved Baxter Construction in 1957 from Illinois to its current Corporate office location in Fort Madison, Iowa, expanding the company from residential to light commercial work. Today, Tony Baxter and his son Michael Baxter are building exclusively commercial and taking their family name to a national level. They have grown to add an Operations office located in Des Moines, Iowa, and continue their time-honored family tradition of Trust, Performance, and Results since 1945.

Mission & Vision


Our MISSION is to develop leadership that creates excitement, fulfillment, and lasting relationships with the people, communities, and markets that we serve.


Through the development of our employees, we will be the most recognized, respected, and sought-after contractor in the markets in which we build.

Leadership Team

Baxter Construction’s success lies within the heart of its people. Our Leadership Team is comprised of veteran leaders and strong employees from key divisions across the company who collaborate to deliver the very best in construction management services.

Tia Yager


Jeremy Butts

VP of Preconstruction

Tony Baxter


Michael Baxter

Vice President

Dennis Faivre

Manager of Preconstruction

Michael Rashid



“They have the passion, experience, and knowledge to stimulate all parties toward results of excellence and always put our interest first.”

– Dan Kehl  CEO, Grand Falls Casino Resort

“The Baxter team led efforts to significant cost control. They offered insight and suggestions that were simply not included by architects engineers and designers.”

– Gary Hoyer  CEO, Huckleberry Entertainment


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Core Values

These are our core values that create the standards in which we work and live by everyday. This makes us who we are.


Core Values