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About Us

Locally Owned and Operated Family Business since 1985.

Moengroup is a locally owned and operated family business in Iowa City since 1985. It began with the purchase and restoration of the first brick house in Iowa City (2 blocks from the Central Business District) which was on the verge of being demolished. Much of the work was done by the Moen family at night after their normal day jobs. They repeated this several times with houses, duplexes and triplexes near downtown Iowa City. Their goal was to provide quality housing by rehabilitating historic properties that had not been maintained.

In 1988 they had the opportunity to purchase a major mixed-use historic building in downtown Iowa City which they renovated. Moengroup continues to purchase and renovate historic downtown properties.

In 1999 Moengroup ventured into its first new construction project. They expanded their market to include housing for permanent residents and they made downtown condominiums available for purchase. Moengroup has also focused on bringing new and different businesses downtown including Grocery Store, 24-hour Gym with personal training, Yoga Studio, Holistic Healing Center, Boutique Hotels, Conference and Banquet Center, Roof Terrace event space, Movie Theaters, Bowling and Class A office space. This has resulted in a diverse group of people living, shopping, working, and playing downtown. Plaza Towers businesses alone log over a million transactions a year. These buildings have had a significant impact on the vibrancy of downtown Iowa City.

Moengroup’s buildings have been recognized by The American Institute of Architects (AIA); the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence; and other organizations for excellence in its renovation of historic buildings and for its new construction projects.

We’re a company built on integrity and innovation

Locally owned and operated, we live in the communities we serve.