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Home Base Grimes Businesses & Incentives

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Participating Businesses & Incentives
for Current & Prospective Veterans


Local City Government Incentives

In support of the local Home Base Iowa initiative, and military veterans in general, the Grimes City Council adopted a number of valuable incentives aimed toward the recruitment and retention of veterans of the Unites States military.  A summary of these municipal incentives are as follows:

Incentive Title Description  
Building Permit Forgiveness

The building permit fee for all new homes or home-remodels shall be waived or refunded upon purchase of a new home (water and sewer connection fees are not refundable). This also includes Decks, Fences, Sheds, and Pools.  Value ranges from $50 - $5000.

Only building permits dated after August 11th, 2015 are eligible for this incentive.

Property Tax Rebates

After the purchase of a new home, a tax rebate of $1000 of the portion paid to the City each year for the first five years. The check shall be issued in November of each year upon receiving proof of the paid tax receipt by the Veteran showing that the taxes for his/her home have been paid and are current.  Value of up to $5000.

Free Garbage & Recycling Pickup

Free garbage and recycling for all veterans who are homeowners in Grimes.  Value is $10 per month.

Fire & EMS Fee Waiver

The City will waive any and all Fire and EMS fees incurred by the Veteran or immediate family members. Fees waived are fees due after submitting bill to insurance. Value is undetermined until time of use.

Grimes Parks & Recreation Credit

Veterans will receive $200 credit per year toward any Parks & Recreation program administered by the City of Grimes to be used by the veteran or immediate family members. Value of up to $200 per family.

Military Service Plaque Recognition

A military service plaque will be established.  Each Veteran’s name will be placed on this plaque which title reads: "Grimes is proud to be called home to these honored Veterans:"  Value is well deserved recognition for service to the Country.


For direction on how to apply for these significant incentives, veterans should contact Grimes City Hall, which is located at 101 NE Harvey Street, Grimes, IA 50111.  They can be reached by telephone at (515) 986-3036.  Additional contact information can be found on the official City website, which can be found HERE.


Home Base Iowa Employers

The following businesses and organizations have signed up as official Home Base Iowa employers.  Check back often as the list is updated as new participants come on board:

Air Free Duct Cleaning

American Exteriors

AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Grimes

Associated Builders & Contractors of Iowa

Azcon Construction

Back to Health Chiropractic

Bankers Trust

BDI Signs - Business Designs Inc.

Casey’s General Store


City of Grimes

City State Bank

Concrete Supply

Control System Specialists, LC

Cramer & Associates, Inc

Edward Jones

Fareway Stores, Inc.

Farm Bureau

Godfather's Pizza

Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development

Heartland Heating & Cooling, LLC

HyVee - 5 Star Donor

Kum & Go

Mechanical Component Systems, Ltd.

MidAmerican Energy - 5 Star Donor

Owens & Minor

ProRestore DKI

Rainbow Play Systems of Iowa

RTL Equipment, Inc

Shade Tree Auto

Snowtel Mowtel, Inc.

The Right Stuf, Inc.

TS Construction, Inc.

United Services of Des Moines, Inc.

UnityPoint Health


Walmart - 4 Star Donor


Local Businesses Offering Veteran Discounts/Incentives

The following businesses and organizations are offering incentives and/or discounts to veterans, active duty military personnel, etc.  This list is continually being updated, so check back often.


Participating Business/Organization Provided Incentive

AmericInn Lodge & Suites Grimes

10% discount on overnight stays

Burger King

20% discount on in-store purchases (active duty military only)

Cellular Only Connection (Grimes/Verizon)

5% off monthly access fee plus additional 3% if veteran chooses paperless billing

Cramer Chiropractic

Reduced membership fee for active military and veterans for Chiropractic Lifecare of America program membership.  Annual payment of $49.95, then adjustments are only $25.  More information available HERE

Cost Cutters

$4 off haircut

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)

Veteran's Education Benefits (see website)

Frampton Homes

$2,500 in free upgrades of choice when contracted for new home construction. 

Godfather's Pizza

10% discount on in-store purchases

Grimes Tire & Auto

10% discount on in-store purchases

Justin Roberts/Team Roberts
(Re/Max Real Estate Concepts)

25% discount on commission for their side of the transaction for all purchases or sales of real estate, where they represent any Veteran or their spouse, saving him/her hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Kemker's True Value

10% discount on in-store purchases

Letsch Law Firm

20% hourly rate discount on real estate related legal work, excluding title opinions


10% discount on in-store purchases

Mustang Grill

10% discount on in-store purchases

Pizza Hut

10-20% discount with valid military ID

Serenity Massage

10% off massage therapy or Reiki sessions

Shade Tree Auto

10% discount on all parts and labor with proof of military service


10% discount on in-store purchases

Taco John's

10% discount on in-store purchases

The Radish Dining & Catering

10% discount on meals

Toyota of Des Moines

$500.00 rebate on purchase of new vehicle

TS Construction

Up to 1% off new home construction; Up to 2% off remodeling projects

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development

First year of membership free for new veteran owned businesses located in Grimes, Iowa.

Grimes Chamber & Economic Development

Free economic development guidance and assistance to veteran seeking to start or locate a business within the community of Grimes, Iowa.









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