The Des Moines Home Source Team of Professionals
Andrew DePhillips, Realtor CLHMS, ABR
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. He is New Construction Certified, an Accredited Buyer Representative and enjoys parternships with multiple builders. In addition, Andrew has been a Circle of Excellence Award Winner seven years in a row, part of the RE/MAX Chairman’s Club for five years and was awarded the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.
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 ABR, PSA
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. An Accredited Buyer Representative, New Construction Certified and an active member of the Home Builder’s Association, she continuoulsy finds ways to stay on top of real estate new construction knowledge. In 2018 Chrissi was nominated by her clients and won The Des Moines Register’s Metro’s Best Real Estate Agent! 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
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. His finance background allows him to specialize in investment properties and new construction as he partners with Cedarbrook Builders and is New Construction Certified. 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 dogs Louis and Rosie.
Leslie Breuer, Realtor
Leslie grew up just West of Des Moines in DeSoto, Iowa and graduated from ADM. She was first introduced to the real estate world through her husband’s commerical building business, RCS. Leslie quickly realized she had a passion for this industry and new construction. This led to her helping grow their business into residential new construction building, design and remodel as well with Leslie completing all design aspects. Furthering her industry knowledge, in 2016 she became a realtor and has loved it every since. Leslie resides in Clive with her husband, Matt, and 3 daughters. She enjoys spending spending time with her friends and family, traveling, enjoying a glass of wine and trying new food and restaruants. Being around the real estate world through her husband’s building business she realized she had a passion for real estate.
Kiley Meyers, Marketing/Business Development Specialist
Kiley was born and raised in Grundy Center, IA. From the time she was in grade school she developled an interest in real estate and requested to accompany her grandma and mom to many tour of homes and open houses. Kiley attended Central College in Pella, IA where she played Volleyball, studied abroad in London and completed 3 marketing internships. She graduated from Central College in 2012 with her BA in Business Management and Marketing. Kiley then moved to Des Moines to start her career in real estate with 6 years of originating mortgage loans. She combines all her various experiences to specialize in real estate marketing, social media, and customer service! Kiley resides in West Des Moines with her pug, Pippa, and enjoys traveling, outdoor activities and still enjoys touring homes and real estate.
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.
Laura Rodgers: NOMA DSM, Home Stager/Designer ASP
Laura has always been interestred in good design. Her mother, Noma, was her style icon. She was able to put a house together with a mix of antiques, flea market finds and good quality pieces. Her childhood home was ever-changing and her mother passed that love of change and style onto Laura. That is why she named her company after her late mother and she’s still the person Larua thinks about when designing a space and whether or not it would pass her level of satisfaction. Before beginning her staging career, Laura worked in speech therapy. Her passion has always been design and after staging and designing for her friends’ and families’ homes over the years she saw an opportunity to make her passion a career . Laura is one of a few ASP (Accrediteed Staging Professional) designers in Iowa. She hopes to pass on her high level of creativeness and passion to her clients.