Designer Tyson Leyendecker and his stunning remodeled & new homes

Enter the world of Silent Rivers and your journey will include collaborating with one of our talented designers. Senior Lead Designer Tyson Leyendecker has a remarkable history of creating nationally award-winning projects for Silent Rivers’ clients. And this is only part of what makes him special. If Tyson works on your project, you can expect him to listen closely to your vision and to create a design plan that fits perfectly to your desires.


Over the next few months, we will introduce several members of the Silent Rivers team highlighting their roles and some of their favorite Silent Rivers projects that they’ve contributed to.

Learn more about Tyson’s approach to home remodeling through his own words and see some of his favorite recent projects.

On the job site with Tyson


More about Tyson


Q: What’s a day like in your shoes at Silent Rivers?

Each day is different, but it all begins by connecting with clients, subcontractors or suppliers as well as getting updates from Silent Rivers artisans who are working in the field on client projects. Otherwise, you’ll often find me working on design drawings for clients or doing research for their projects. Project site visits and pursuing continuing education also fit into my week.

Q: What’s one thing you ‘geek out’ about?

I would have to say my top two ‘geek out’ hobbies are woodworking and cars (classic, custom, rare, etc.).

Q: What’s your favorite thing about being on Team Silent Rivers?

I love the variety of projects. Each client is different, and it’s so much fun to help them design and remodel their dream room or the whole home!

Q: What does design+build mean to you? And what’s your favorite part of the process?

The process is a more traditional and classic approach to remodeling and building. Designers and the artisans work in collaboration to give the client the best possible result, with very close collaboration between the client, designer and artisans. That way, we’re able to give our clients the best possible finished product – something they’ll love for years to come!

Here’s a sampling of Tyson’s recent projects:

A thought provoking entryway

ball water fountain, reflecting pool with floating stepping stones, circle walkways, sculpture in zen courtyard entryway designed and built by Silent Rivers of Des Moines, Iowa

This distinct, one-of-a-kind main entrance with water feature welcomes visitors from a number of angles — a playful greeting to their home. More photos and details »


Beautiful barn-style custom home


Exterior and kitchen of barn style industrial farmhouse custom new home by designer Tyson Leyendeck and builder Silent Rivers of Des Moines, Iowa

This farm-industrial style custom-built home was inspired by our client’s lifelong love of barns. All wood used throughout the home is reclaimed barn wood, contrasted with industrial elements such as exposed ductwork and steel pipe.. More photos and details »


A dazzling master suite!


Contemporary master suite with three way mirror, stone fireplace, herringbone flooring, centrally located glass enclosed shower and Juliet balcony by designer Tyson Leyendecker of Silent Rivers, Des Moines, Iowa

Dramatic, yet peaceful. This eclectic master suite was inspired by our clients’ request for a customized “funky contemporary” master suite. We designed a couple’s sanctuary with barn woods, a luxurious his and hers closet and dressing room. More photos and details »


The making of a small, but beautiful hallway bath!

This hallway bathroom renovation allows natural light into the entire space which features a custom corner vanity and shower with glass, marble and ceramic tile designed and built by Silent Rivers of Des Moines, Iowa

Working with limited square footage in the hallway bathroom, we installed a new vanity in the corner, opening up the area.  The new custom-tiled shower has a frameless glass surround and a sleek, modern style. More photos and details »


Modern kitchen for entertaining


contemporary midcentury kitchen remodel by designer Tyson Leyendecker of Silent Rivers, Des Moines, Iowa

This beautiful kitchen as named Project of the Year in 2015 by Professional Remodeler magazine. Removing walls opened up the space connecting it to the rest of the home while modern features and plenty of seating make this a perfect place to entertain. More photos and details »


As a respected design+build company, Silent Rivers is proud to have a talented team of designers and artisans who together are creators of amazing homes and remodeling projects. Learn more about Tyson and the rest of the Silent Rivers team »


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