The Des Moines Home Source Team of Professionals
Andrew DePhillips, Realtor/CLHMS
Meet Andrew. Des Moines Home Source founder, Entrepreneur, Father, Golfer and Crossfitter.
In 2011, Andrew founded Des Moines Home Source and began officially helping home buyers and sellers with real estate transactions. A proud member of the National Association of Realtors, the Iowa Association of Realtors and the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors, Andrew has quickly risen to the top as a realtor in the Des Moines area and within RE/MAX.
In 2014, Andrew also became a member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing® and is now part of an international network of real estate professionals who specialize in the luxury home market. In addition, Andrew has been a Circle of Excellence Award Winner five years in a row and part of the RE/MAX Chairman’s Club for the 2014, 2015 & 2016 years.
Andrew grew up in the building industry and worked with his father and brothers in the custom home building business. It wasn’t long before he realized how fun work could be, and knew this industry was his calling. He was intrigued by the details and intricacies that make for successful real estate transactions, for both families and investors. A 1999 Dowling High School graduate, Andrew’s studies took him from the Midwest to the Southwest and in 2004, he graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Business. When it was time to start a family, Andrew decided that moving back to Iowa, where family morals and values are at the heart, was a great decision.
Today, you’ll find Andrew spending most of his spare with his wife and two boys, golfing and getting in CrossFit workouts every morning before work.
Chrissi Ripperger, Realtor/Home Selling Specialist
After college Chrissi pursued a career in retail management with Buckle. Through this experience she was introduced to a true passion for design and helping people. This lead her to the construction and design world that helped expand on her experience in interior design and introduced her to a new love for working with home builders and home owners. With 10 years of experience in sales, customer service, construction, design and a splash of finance she was lead to the real estate world where she is able to combine all her strengths from her previous career experience to be a successful and knowledgeable real estate agent for all her clients. Chrissi has lived in Iowa most of her life and now resides in Grimes with her husband, two children and their dog. In her free time she enjoys being involved in her kid’s classrooms and extracurricular activities, working out at CrossFit 515, competing in CrossFit competitions, traveling, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and spending time with family and friends.
Nathan Lyman, Realtor/Home Selling Specialist
Growing up in small town Iowa, Nathan was introduced to teamwork, hospitality, and family values early on. He watched his father, a Dentist, grow his own practice and implement hard work and dedication into his life daily. This is something that stuck very close to Nathan.
Attending the University of Iowa, Nathan attained his BA in Finance while playing for the Hawkeyes football team—a key point where hard work and dedication was again implemented into his life. Early on Nathan found that he had a love for Real Estate. Being a “numbers guy” he found that he loved the challenge of finding the best deal, or computing a better price. Combining that with his love of homes and helping people, his career path in Real Estate just seemed to make sense. Nathan began his career right after graduating college and moving to the Des Moines metro, and has been building his experience ever since.
When he isn’t helping clients you can find him on one of the many Des Moines metro golf courses, cheering on the Hawkeyes, or spending time with friends and family. Nathan lives in Waukee with his wife Anastasia and dog Louis.
Megan Roettger/Marketing Specialist
Megan is an Iowa native, growing up and living in central Iowa she has seen firsthand the many changes and huge growth that has taken place over the years in this great community. She is a graduate from Grand View University, with a BA in Accounting & Business Administration and has spent over 10 years in the Real Estate and Homebuilding industry, specializing in the management of new construction. Megan currently lives in Clive with her husband and daughter. In her free time she enjoys hitting the many bike trails across the metro, running in a local road race, serving as Activities co-chair on the school PTO, and spending time with family and friends. Marketing is her “forte” and she is continually finding new and creative ways get your home SOLD!
Shelly Mulford-Cole, Redesigner/Home Stager ASP & CRS
Shelly is one of the first ASP (Accredited Staging Professional) and one of the first CRS (Certified Redesign Specialist) in the state of Iowa. She has helped introduce and bring Redesign and Home Staging to the Midwest. Shelly graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in teaching. Before she began her Staging career she was a Fine Art Black & White photographer. She won numerous awards and held many gallery shows in and around Des Moines. She brings her experience with composition and visual detail from her photography towards her design work, creating the ultimate “picture.” Shelly started her design pursuit in Kansas City at the National Redesign & Staging Institute in 2003; she continued her training in Cleveland, Ohio at the Barb Schwarz Accredited Staging Professional Institute. In 2007 she joined the National Redesign Institute as a certified training specialist. She has trained many students in the art of Redesign and Staging in the Des Moines area. In 2011 she co-founded the Iowa Home Staging Alliance. She wanted to provide an alliance with other Staging professionals uniting them in strategy and expertise. Shelly wanted to set industry standards provide an industry presence and provide on-going education and support to all Home Stagers in central Iowa. Shelly is a wife and a mother of 4 grown children and loves spending time with her grandson. Shelly and her husband love to go on long road trips with their motorcycle and attend music festivals. After 13 years, Shelly continues to build long term relationships and provide excellent Staging and Design services to the people of central Iowa.
Jake Boyd, Real Estate Photographer
Jake has provided professional real estate and commercial photography to the Des Moines metro area since 2009. Jake has been pursuing photography since 2006 and is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. Before starting JBP in 2009, Jake served as an Image Specialist for Gannett, where he edited images for newspapers nationwide. Jake’s work has been featured in various publications promoting Des Moines.