Our Core Values.

Our Core Values. 

It is who we are at the heart of our business. We are all a team at Baxter! Our goal is to provide a platform for you to grow and thrive with our company. 


We reliably execute with speed to exceed quality and expectations. 


We are experienced and knowledgeable in the services we provide.


We are driven to be the “best of class” ; targeting performance, excellence, and a passion for constant improvement. 


We proudly represent the Baxter generations as extensions of the family by being committed, dedicated, and loyal employees. We are family, and your family is our family too!


We build trust with our clients, partners, and employees through honesty, dependability, and focused attention. 

Leading With Safety

At Baxter, there is nothing more important than making sure each person that steps foot onto our jobsites also returns home that day.

Tri-State Rodeo VIP Grand Stand

Tri-State Rodeo VIP Grand Stand Addition; Fort Madison, Iowa. The community is growing and with the class acts and top rodeo performers that the Fort Madison Tri-State Rodeo brings they needed more space to host. Structural steel is going up and we’re on track for the big show in September!!!

Celebrating Freedom

“An American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly. “ John F. Kennedy


Baxter proudly flies the flag on our jobsites. The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history. We build freely in this great country and celebrate that freedom everyday….

Project Features; slide 1&2 Shottenkirk Toyota, Weatherford. Texas; slide 3&4 Solterra Senior Living, Castle Rock, Colorado.


Happy 4th of July to you and yours!!!

COVID-19 Preparedness

To all our Clients, Team Members, Communities, Families and Friends;

For 75 years and throughout 4 generations Baxter Construction Company has remained adaptive, motivated, and responsive to our clients, subcontractors, employees, and their families. We will maintain this same level of integrity as we continue to navigate this unprecedented and fluid situation. At Baxter, we place the utmost importance on the health and safety of our employees, clients and business partners which is why we are adjusting our operations in accordance with the guidance of the CDC and local health officials to assist in stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

We are taking this situation very seriously and understand that this is a challenging time for all organizations and communities but we also want to ensure you that Baxter is taking all necessary precautions while still operating in the field. Baxter is limiting all in-person contact as much as possible and shifting in-person meetings to take place virtually, leveraging the use of video and phone conferencing. We are also discouraging all business travel unless it is deemed critical and following the CDC guidelines for strict on-site cleanliness.

As a trusted building partner we still remain dedicated to our teams and their success through this period by maintaining working jobsites and hitting critical deadlines. If they have not already, within the next few days, our Project Managers will contact those of you that have on-going projects with Baxter Construction.  We want to ensure that all channels of communication remain open.
On behalf of everyone at Baxter Construction Company we appreciate everyone’s efforts, understanding, and flexibility as we continue to adapt our operations to promote the best health and safety for everyone… as a part of our team you are our greatest asset.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your trust in Baxter and we wish you and yours the very best.


Tony Baxter

President, Baxter Construction

Tonight in the News!

TONIGHT on Des Moines local news channel 8-KCCI and channel 5-WOI…take a walk through Baxter Construction’s biggest historic restoration project to date! Originally constructed in 1919 the Hotel Fort Des Moines is undergoing a complete top to bottom renovation that will restore the heart of downtown Des Moines back to its original grandeur. “It truly feels great to be able to leave our company’s mark on such an important piece of Des Moines’ history”, stated Michael Baxter, 4th generation owner, “Baxter Construction could also not be more fortunate for the support and hard work that the local subcontractors have put into this project as well. We are all honored to be a part of Hawkeye Hotels vision for this property and our team cannot wait to show off the completed vision to the city!” Tune in tonight to view the full tour.

Connection Bank Grand Opening!

Connection Bank and Insurance celebrated their grand opening at their official ribbon cutting ceremony in Burlington, Iowa. The Baxter Construction team that lead the project was there to help them celebrate their constructed vision!


UNI Construction Management Tour

We were honored to have the University of Northern Iowa Construction Management class come tour our jobsite. As a company we believe in growing leadership for the future and some of the best of the future came out from UNI to view our program and learn more outside of the classroom. It was a honor to host them on our site and we look forward to see where all of their talent leads.

Community Rodeo Ticket Giveaway



Baxter Construction is proud to again sponsor the community action rodeo ticket giveaway. We truly hope you enjoy this year’s Tri-State Rodeo! As we gear up for the 71st annual Fort Madison Tri-State Rodeo we will again be hosting a special promotion giving away performance tickets specifically to those families in need. Each family member will get a ticket and a voucher. The tickets will be available for pickup at the Eichacker Community Action Center of Southeast Iowa located at: 3233 Avenue O, Fort Madison Iowa, 52627; their hours of operation are 8:00am to 4:30pm.

“The goal of this promotion is to support our community and allow some families in need the opportunity to spend a fun-filled night at one of Fort Madison’s largest events! We are excited to work again with the Fort Madison Tri-State Rodeo, Holy Trinity Catholic School, and Community Action in assisting us with allowing this promotion to happen. ENJOY THE RODEO!” – Tony Baxter


Employee of the Quarter!

“I am so proud to have a partner like Dennis in our organization and I believe the entire company will agree that Dennis’ smile and positive attitude brighten up even the worst days.” -Tony Baxter, President

Dennis Faivre is a vital part of what makes Baxter Construction Company so successful. As the Manager of Preconstruction he is the key component to successfully planning, coordinating, and controlling a project from its inception to completion. Dennis works closely with the owner and the design team to ensure that projects are on the right path to an efficient and quality finished product. He was nominated and chosen for this award for many reasons including his unrelenting positive attitude, his kind and helping manner, his immense ability to effectively manage many projects at one time, his intelligence and his hard working and infallible personality. Dennis represents much of what Baxter Construction’s core values are made of and his dedication and loyalty is not easily matched.

Dennis graduated from Bradley University in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Construction Management and joined Baxter Construction soon thereafter; first as a Project Administrator/Engineer then quickly moving up the ranks to the Manager of Preconstruction at the Des Moines office location. “When I had first met Dennis and learned he was a Bradley University graduate I knew right from the start he would be one of the ‘Best of the Best’ as Bradley is where my father Frank also graduated from”, stated Tony Baxter “Dennis has more than proven to truly be among the ‘Best of the Best’ you just do not get more solid than him”. As a member of Baxter Construction’s Leadership Team Dennis’ honest and upfront comments, concerns, and views are highly sought after. “No matter how much you put on his table you can always count on the honestly and accuracy of his work. I have so much trust in Dennis and confidence in what he tells me, he is very rare. I know that everyday he serves the best interest of the company and has my back always.”

Because of his dedication, vision and great work the company is kept moving forward in the right direction. Dennis characterizes Baxter’s mission and vision through his team work, positive approach, and leadership by his actions and examples. Baxter Construction is incredibly proud to call Dennis Faivre ‘Employee of the Quarter’ and we truly cannot put into words the amount of appreciation for all that he does!