Our Story

Steve Gilbert, owner of Gilbert Home Comfort, Midwest Sustainable Homes, and EnergyWise Spray Foam Insulation saw a need for a complete construction experience. Many times when their company was called on for heating and cooling repairs or replacement, the owner was remodeling or building new and many times were in disarray trying to call 5 different contractors to accomplish the task. Steve’s dad has been in the HVAC business for 35 plus years in Leon IA and over the last 5 years their business has transitioned based on Steve’s desire to provide a complete construction experience in the rural market. They went from 3 employees to 30 and the need has grown. Steve has now put together a team of specialized and experienced individuals that will offer seamless transition from beginning to end, from financing, to furniture.

Whether you already have the land you want your Dream Home on, or looking for the perfect place to build it. Midwest sustainable Homes is here to help you make your dream possible!

We will build your Dream anywhere in South Central Iowa and North Central Missouri. It’s your Home we just help you make it real.

Upfront Pricing and Project Guidance

When building a home there are many more costs associated with the build that many times gets left out. Then when you come to the end, you have spent much more than expected. In order to avoid this, Midwest Sustainable Homes by guiding the project from beginning to end allowing all costs of the project to be communicated up front. Also Midwest Sustainable Homes communicates with you to make sure that your needs are met and that you are within budget.

  • Midwest Sustainable Homes will provide a FIELD DIRECTOR specifically for your project
  • Follow your project on Facebook as it progresses along
  • Midwest Sustainable Homes also wants to provide you with the latest in affordable and logical sustainable building technology and materials, as well as site development strategies.
  • Real-time Change Orders reflected in the on-going project budget.

We can also help you build one of the most energy efficient homes available today! Just some of our services we can provide for your home to save you money for years to come. We provide a full service of HVAC, Electrical and plumbing services that most builders offer. But we can also build your home as a state of the art energy efficient life style with: geothermal, spray foam insulation, extreme panel technology insulation, ductless mini splits, solar energy and more.

Green Home Builders in Leon, IA


Use what’s already there – free & renewable supply of energy It’s hard to get much greener than WaterFurnace. The best method to use..U.S. National Renewable Energy..

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation is simply the best insulation you can install in your home or building near Iowa. It is estimated that up to 40% or more of your home's energy loss is due to air leakage through holes, cracks and gaps in the building structure.

Ductless Mini Split

There are spaces which are so small that the installation of a cooling system can be difficult. Placing an all-in-one system inside a crawl space or an attic, for instance, may not yield ideal results. It is for these kinds of situations that we need Ductless Mini Split systems. You control when you want heat or cool in that area.

Ductless Mini Split Installation in Leon, IA

Extreme Panel Technology insulation

Extreme Panels will change the way you build forever. Our SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) advanced framing system helps building owners save up to 58% on heating & cooling costs, and framing in a fraction of the time!

Energy Efficient Home Builders - Green Home Builders - Leon, IA

Solar Energy Uses In Residential Buildings

Solar power systems have become more affordable and reliable. This is because solar panels are nowadays much more efficient than they used to be. Similarly, the collectors used in solar water heaters can heat water to high temperatures even when the intensity of sunlight is low. Many homeowners are nowadays switching off the grid and turning to solar energy for all their energy needs at home.

LED Lighting

We use high end LED lighting throughout your home. This saves you money on your power bills as well as not having to change lights for a very long period of time.

Smart Home Technology

We can offer anything for your home from simple remote thermostat and lighting control to a fully voice activated home. Ask your engineer about what you want.

Smart Home Technology by Midwest Sustainable Homes