Luxury design with the human touch
of a family-run business.
When interior designer Emily met general contractor Travis, sparks flew over their mutual love of high-quality design, exquisite construction, and a passion for creating beauty where nothing existed before.
Before they knew it, they were married, had founded B Street in San Diego (named after their first property), welcomed two kids, and were doing their greatest creative work side by side.
After 10+ years in California, they decided to move their family to Des Moines, Emily’s hometown, and serve clients on both the West Coast and in the Midwest. In both locations, our team is proud to bring fresh style, our relationship-first approach, and an in-house design and build experience that feels effortless.
“B Street helped us with every phase of the building process and was fantastic. They knew our taste and made sure everything was done correctly and on time. We couldn't be more pleased with the results.”
— Ginny S.
Emily Renze-Crouch is the co-founder and Principal Designer at B Street and has 15+ years of experience in the interior design industry. She is passionate about fresh ideas, functional spaces, efficient processes, and elevating our clients' visions beyond what they imagined possible.
As an accredited professional, Emily received her BFA in Interior Design from the Design Institute of San Diego and has led a variety of interior design, architecture, and design-build projects.
Committed to staying up-to-date with the latest design innovations, she is NCIDQ certified and continues to expand her knowledge to best serve her clients. When she’s not in the studio, Emily can be found renovating their own home, wrangling their two kids, or listening to murder mystery podcasts.
Sterling has worked at B Street since 2019. With 10 years in the service industry and 6 years owning her own business, Sterling is a true specialist in client communication, problem solving, and project management.
A vital part of our team, Sterling works closely with Emily during the design phase, planning layouts and sourcing materials, fixtures, and furnishes. She also assists the whole team in daily operations, keeping us organized and efficient. In her spare time, she loves gardening and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
GC & PRINCIPAL BUILDER
Travis is the co-founder and Principal Builder at B Street. As a third-generation carpenter, he grew up working alongside his father and fell in love with the craft. Despite being discouraged from pursuing it as a career, Travis found his way back to construction and has since made it his life’s work.
Travis brings more than 16 years of experience building and renovating custom homes. Like Emily, he believes that the secret to incredible homes lies in cultivating long-term relationships.
With a natural talent for problem-solving and a deep commitment to quality workmanship, Travis leads the execution side of our design-build team. When he’s not on a construction site, he can be found working with Emily on their own home, chasing after their two kids, or eating tacos.
TEMO AYON MEZA
Temo is a firm believer that you don’t get into construction… construction gets into you. From a childhood spent working on his family’s farm to a long career in residential contracting, he is a true master of his trade.
Since 2011, Temo has worked at B Street, maintaining a passion for challenging jobs that others can not or will not do. He delights our team with his sunny attitude, mean ceviche, and tales of his beautiful hometown of Nayarit, Mexico, a small western state nestled between forested mountains and the Pacific.
Our Guiding Values
Our clients hire us to create finely crafted homes that can be enjoyed with loved ones. For this reason, every project starts with a thoughtful discovery process that explores your vision and lifestyle. Then, we meticulously consider every detail, innovate creatively, and design a home that supports your best life.
There is a reason our team is small: it means focused attention for each and every client. We handle your project from start to finish, bringing a spirit of family to our work and always remaining respectful of your desired investment, style, and more. Top-quality service is the beating heart of what we do.
We source only from vendors we trust to provide excellent products, and great service. When it comes to final interior touches, you can be at ease knowing that you are purchasing something that will last (when taken care of properly, of course). From flooring to furniture to tile and stone, we work with our reliable and trustworthy vendors to make sure you are beyond pleased with your home.