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 Jeanne Price

My husband and I have been very lucky to find Otto to work on our home. We originally were just going to have them lay new tile in our kitchen, but their work was excellent and we decided to have them complete more things . They put down new hardwood flloors, painted almost the entire inside of our home, added tile to 5 different areas, took down wall paper, put in a new storm door and did various other odds and ends. We couldn't be more pleased. They are extremely knowledgeable about all of their work, are courteous, hard workers and had great ideas for us. We are extremely picky about who works on our home and I would recommend them to anyone. You can't go wrong with these two guys!!

Jeanne and Casey Price

Deb Studer

West Des Moines

Hey- I just wanted to tell you how great the fireplace turned out! You guys did a great job and I am sure I will be calling you again as well as recommending you to everyone I know! Thanks for the fantastic work!!  

Brian Clark (Beta sigma Psi Fraternity)


Thanks again as it looks amazing. I'm very happy with job that you guys did for us. I would be Happy to provide a letter of reference. Thanks again.

The Williamson Family


Exceptional performance! We are so incredibly impressed with the quality of work performed in our home. Otto did a meticulous job renovating our bathroom and tiling our floors. He offered professional advice when we asked for it, ensured that he understood our vision, and listened carefully to our concerns. He maintained a neat and safe work environment and respected our home leaving zero waste and mess behind when he left. We HIGHLY recommend Otto for any renovation project. We have hired him twice and would not hesitate to hire him again. Thank you Otto for an outstanding job well done!!!

Dan Myers


We highly recommend Ado with Bau-Idee construction. He is prompt, meticulous, and delivers an excellent finished product. He is a pleasant person to have working in your home. Ado installed bathroom tile and fixtures and it looks spectacular. Ado delivers what he promises. We will use Ado again when we redo our 2nd bathroom.

Lynn And Mary Altemeier

West Des Moines

Otto-Thanks for your excellent work on our new bathroom. I'll be sure to recommend you to our friends and family for any of their tiling and remodeling needs that are required for their homes. You were so flexible and knowledgable about all of the tasks that came up in our rebuild. Thanks again.

Lu Spine

Des Moines

I chose Otto to replace the tile in my bathroom out of a total of 3 contractors. Otto had the best solution to the problem of a wood frame window in the same space as the shower. I didn't want to give up the natural light it brought. He immediately said he would take out the wood and tile right up to the window itself. Great idea! The others had no clue. His creativity got him the job and he also delivered on excellent work and timeliness. Otto was also great about going with me to the Tile Shop to choose tile and advising me on the finishes. I would absolutely recommend him and would hire him again! 

Deborah Timmons

Otto did a meticulous & beautiful job on our master-bath remodeling job! I appreciate that he was always willing to listen to our questions & concerns and took the time to offer explanations of the process. He was very professional and knowledgeable and offered great ideas. Really, really appreciate that he was very neat and did all he could to minimize the interruption in the rest of our house during the remodeling. Hoping to have him do some additional work for us and will definitely refer friends & family to use him.

Pamela Hoganson

Ado is an outstanding tile guy with additional experience in renovating bathrooms. His work is perfection and he pursues it until it's finished. He is a hard worker, quick with beautiful results. Ado is very pleasant to be around. I would recommend Bau Idee without any reservation.

Lennie & Joe

We recently had a tile backsplash put in our kitchen by Bau+Idee and we are thrilled! It turned out better than we could have hoped and working with Ado was amazing. Professional, friendly and easy to work with. We are already planning our next project with Bau+Idee. Great company!!

Jim & Kim Shugar--Adel

We highly recommend Bau+Idee to anyone considering a home remodel. Ado is an exceptional individual. I have never had anyone work as hard as this man. He arrived at our home daily, on time, to do a complete master bath remodel. His attention to detail, the ideas he gave us, his personality, & his overall work ethic were all above expectation. Being in business ourselves, we know it can be challenging in finding a quailified, energetic, & trustworthy person. We had never done a remodel prior to this, & we were apprehensive until we met Ado. We now plan ti hire him again to replace our deck, & then a kitchen remodel later this year. Ado, it was a pleasure working w/you & we wish you must success! Thank you-Jim & Kim

Mark and Cindy Landa

Ado told Cindy and me that when he starts a job he works at it until he's finished. The people at the Tile Shop told us that Ado does good work. They were both right. We first hired Ado to lay tile in an entryway and a few small adjoining rooms. We were so pleased with his work we hired him the day the first job was completed to totally remodel a small bathroom. He started on a Monday and was finished four days later. And it was beautiful. We couldn't be more pleased with the way the two projects turned out. We will definately call Ado for our nect project.

Jerry and Jean Caster

Ado, we are so pleased with the backsplash in the kitchen! You were recommended as someone who does quality work and we were not disappointed. You were on time, did the job quickly and left everything clean. Our friends are impressed by your work and so are we! Thanks.

Vicki and Jim Simpson

Love, love, love our new shower! Ado was great to work with, offering good suggestions and professional advice, but always listening to what we wanted and we made the final decisions. He is professional, courteous with a great sense of humor and just did a wonderful job. We couldn't be happier! Will definitely be recommending him to our friends for their remodel jobs.

John & Julie Springer

Dear Ado,

John and I want to thank you once again for the spectacular job you did on our bathroom project. You delivered on all your promises. We found you and Rif to be delightful to work with. With the entire project completed in 11 days, we were beyond delighted. You both are dependable, courteous, and neat. We felt we had a minimum of disruption while you were here. When you left we felt like you were a member of the family. We are looking forward to our next project with you in January.

Wade & Teresa Jensen

I want to thank Ado and his trusty friend for the great job on our bathroom remodel. It turned out better than I could have envisioned and the process was painless. You guys are courteous, hard working and friendly which is very important to me besides doing great work. Thank you again and remember you have to come back for the other bathrooms this fall!

Suz & Daryl VanderWilt

It was our good fortune to have Ado and his colleague recently apply their outstanding tile skills to our two bathrooms. The work was completed in only four days. our finished rooms represent works of art. Their work was done efficiently and collaboratively with minimum disturbance and maximum attention to detail. We experienced artistic and master craftsmanship in the tile work represented by Bau+Idee Construction Inc.

Jane Fallon

Ado and Raif,

I could not be more pleased with the work you have completed in my home. The kitchen looks like a million bucks- love the glass backsplash. My bathroom floor is beautiful, and I cannot get over the stunning shower tub, with the rich detail in the mosaic shelf. You are professional, neat and do quality work. You completed the project on time, and helped me with design issues like grout color and tile placement. I wish you the best of luck on your future projects, and thanks again for your fine work in my home. 

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