Cedar Falls Custom Home Design Studio

About Our Studio

The Wausau Homes Cedar Falls Design Studio is the ideal location to begin your home buying journey. Owner, Craig Fairbanks has built a reputation for quality homes across the community for the last 50 years. The Fairbanks family has been building in the Cedar Falls area for generations, they have the local relationships to help you find land and financing for your new home.  Wausau Homes Cedar Falls offer a variety of floor plans, name brand interior and exterior samples, and local building expertise to help inspire new ideas for your very own custom home. We work with you to create the custom designed home you deserve. 

Each Wausau Homes Builder is an independent local business, so you can have the confidence and ease of dealing with a local builder. Plus, each Wausau Homes Builder has access to all of the Wausau Homes design tools and Wausau Homes components.


Craig Fairbanks is also one of a select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designation. This designation identifies builders who have been trained to help retirees and older adults continue to live safely and independently in their homes throughout their maturing years. These adaptive housing techniques can transform your lifestyle and empower you, while lessening the dangers of home accidents.  We believe in building homes that will serve our customers for a lifetime, even as their needs change. Whether you are remodeling or designing a custom home, you can trust our expertise. 


Using Universal Design principles, we create environments that meet today’s needs, as well as those of tomorrow:

  • Modifying cabinet height
  • Leveraging open space and creating wider doorways and halls
  • Creating no-step showers and entryways
  • Including textured tile in bathrooms and kitchens
  • Enhanced lighting in stairways and hallways
  • Single story living



Build your custom home at Heritage Hills! Heritage Hills III in Cedar Falls, Iowa offers a quiet residential community setting with a variety of lot sizes to fit your needs. The surrounding landscape of prairies and wild flowers frames a carefully crafted and manicured neighborhood, ensuring stable home value for years to come. 

Located at the intersection of Greenhill Road and the newly completed Prairie Parkway in Cedar Falls, IA, the neighborhood is centrally-located and close to hospitals, doctors, dentists, churches, and major shopping. Contact us today for a tour of the available properties.

The neighborhood is sustainable, yet inviting with natural grasses and prairie flowers, along with a highly landscaped wetlands adjacent to slow moving creek. Take advantage of these natural features so your home benefits from the trees, creeks, and views.  Most lots offer walkouts, and all have at least garden level view from a home’s lower level. With 5 acres of green space available for walking and exercise so you can enjoy spending time outdoors close to home.

The final building in the neighborhood will be a small neighborhood shopping area for coffee shop, bike shop or exercise facilities all blending in perfectly with the homes and community that is planned. Don't miss this opportunity!

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The Augusta plan offers an open living space with kitchen island and an informal dining space near the back patio. This plan is 1,830 square feet with three bedrooms. The master suite is on the opposite side of the home from the smaller bedrooms; it features a walk-in closet and double vanity private bath. This plan can be upgraded with a triple stall garage option or an additional suite!

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 The Westchester plan is a 2 bedroom home with walk-in closets, and deep storage pantry. The four-seasons room off the back of the home steps out to a backyard deck, overlooked by the great room. This plan has a triple stall garage, dual suite, or sunroom option as an upgrade.  

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About The Area We Serve

The Wausau Homes Design Studio is located in Cedar Falls, serving both Black Hawk and Bremer counties. We build custom homes across several local communities including Waterloo, Waverly, Evansdale, La Porte City, and Sumner.

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We are the proud home to the University of Northern Iowa Panthers. Water lovers enjoy power boating, fishing for trout or bluegill, canoeing and paddle boating in one of the four lakes at George Wythe State Park in Waterloo. Bicyclists and snowshoe enthusiasts alike enjoy the 100 miles of rugged trails. Named one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America, culture abounds with the gallery of the Hearst Center for the Arts and the many works of public art scattered throughout the community.

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Begin your new homebuilding experience by choosing from our seven fully customizable home floor plan series. Your Wausau Homes Builder will help you arrive at a firm price depending on how you customize your home, type and size of lot.

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