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About us

Established in 2012, River Valley Homes has roots that reach much farther back in the community – a new name with ownership that runs deep in years. River Valley Homes is a creation of three friends that love property development, believe there is a need for high quality product and enjoy creating affordable homes which grows our community. Informally building dozens of homes early, they decided to ban together and create River Valley.

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Chris Haber


Chris Haber was born and raised by his parents with his brother and 2 sisters in Cedar Rapids, IA. Family has always been important to Chris. After achieving his A.A. from Kirkwood College in 1991, Chris transferred to the Quad Cities to continue his education at St. Ambrose University achieving his B.A. in Business Administration in 1994 & his M.B.A. in 1997.

Chris is active in both residential & commercial real estate acquisition and development in the Quad Cities. Chris is also a contractor with 25 years experience in the remodeling industry and has been constructing new homes since 2000.



Shawn Larson


Shawn Larson graduated high school in Davenport, Ia. Studied Psychology at St. Ambrose.  After St. Ambrose University Shawn continued his education through several People workshops and management training all while working with his tools on projects. With natural vision in seeing a piece of land become a yard and old buildings becoming loft apartments, Shawn embraced his passion through design which has won several awards.

Shawn has over 30 years-experience in the construction industry with a Class “A” license for multi-family, high rise, mixed use and commercial, certified green builder, lead abatement contractor and has served on several committees in the community.


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Bob McGivern


Bob is a real estate appraiser with 30 years of experience in eastern Iowa & western Illinois specializing in complex residential, commercial & light industrial valuation. In addition to his valuation work, Bob is an active real estate investor as well as developer of new construction residential with-in the Iowa Quad Cities. Active in the community & industry, Bob served six years on the Davenport City Council, Past President of the Greater Davenport Board of Realtors and most recently President of the Iowa Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He holds the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute and awarded Realtor of the Year honors in 2000.



John Clark


John was born & raised in Bettendorf, a 1999 graduate of Bettendorf High School. Enlisting & proudly serving our Country in the United States Marine Corps, John returned home and started working in the residential construction industry. Juggling work and school at the same time, John earned his A.A. from Scott Community College and a B.A. from St. Ambrose. Experienced in all paths of residential construction, John worked for another local builder and ran his field operations before joining River Valley Homes. John contributes back to the profession, serving on the Legislative Committee for the Quad City Builders and Remodelers Association.


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OUR STORY



Established in 2012, River Valley Homes has roots that reach much farther back in the community – a new name with ownership that runs deep in years. River Valley Homes is a creation of three friends that love property development, believe there is a need for high quality product and enjoy creating affordable homes which grow our community. Informally building dozens of homes early, they decided to ban together and create River Valley.

The friendship includes Chris Haber & Shawn Larson, who have an established commercial construction company of Big Dog Construction. Their knowledge, craftsmanship and project management makes sure our product is completed on time, on budget and as promised. Bob McGivern, the third member of River Valley Homes, contributes a unique perspective to our company. As a real estate appraiser of 30 years, Bob identifies trends that enhances the value of our product, deals with internal financing and assist in marketing.

Our Project Manager is John Clark.  John had previously worked for builders that focused on production volume.  He discovered that this was not a good recipe for him.  John is an advocate for River Valley Homes dedication to quality materials and people in order to develop the properties that we offer for sale today. 


Our subcontractors – the foundation, framers, drywall & trim guys are specialized craftsman who understand that their attention to detail is paramount to creating solid, sound, dependable homes; that is what we expect at River Valley.  They are fully aware that we stand behind our promise, “We don’t sell real-estate, we sell homes.”

The three friends believed there was a need for a residential construction company that could actually deliver quality, affordability and customer satisfaction. We take pride in working with buyers to create a home and long term investment. 

Please take a moment to learn more about the three friends that make up River Valley Homes. We have a great team that pride themselves in working with you to build your dream house. All we ask is for one chance to meet, and let us share this vision three friends had. Constructing quality homes and building our community!

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Why choose us?


We Build to a Higher Standard

At River Valley Homes, we are always working to deliver the latest in modern functionality and convenience with stylish design features and finishes that give your family a beautiful place to call home.

Ease of Communication

With our straightforward approach, your home builder will see you through every step of the building process, from reviewing your blue print to the final step of your completed home.

Peace of Mind

We are the leading new home builder in the Quad Cities. You’ll know that your investment is safe with our respected and experienced team that your family’s dream is in good hands.

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River Valley Homes prides itself on creating beautifully designed, structurally sound homes our clients are absolutely in love with.