I am Katie Lewis and I was born and raised on a farm in rural Iowa in a home that my father built with my grandpa and great grandpa.

I grew up in a loving family with four siblings and I was right in the middle. Our parents kept us very active on the farm from bailing hay, walking beans, scooping corn, tending to the animals, gardening, and so much more. My parents taught me the value of hard work, integrity, teamwork, compassion, excellence, and family.

My father had a passion for family and building homes.

He built my siblings’ homes, which were three homes in a period of 5 years. I worked alongside my Dad on the farm and learned a lot from him. I continued to learn from my Dad throughout the years as I could just pick up the phone and tell him the problem I was having and he knew exactly how to fix it and what the solution was.

He would always joke with me and say "Where are your pliers."

In 2015, I lost my Dad unexpectedly. This turned my life upside down, but I wanted to carry on my Dad’s legacy and passion so I decided to grow my business to be able to enrich the quality of life in our communities.


From this Hope Horizon Homes was founded as hope is always on the horizon.

Also, another reason behind the name is that Hope is my daughter. The original business, Hope Properties & Management, was started in 2011 so that I could have the opportunity to raise Hope. I graduated from Ferris State University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Plastics Engineering Technology. After graduation, I went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Plastics Engineering Technology from Pittsburg State University in 2001.

After spending 15 years in the corporate world, my love of family, homes, and Iowa led me to leave my “day job” and start my business.

My parents are the reason why I am passionate about real estate, helping others, and have a deep understanding of what a home truly means.


Our passion is to offer hope, treat you like family, and truly help you to achieve your goals and dreams when it comes to your real estate needs.

We are here to listen to you and use our engineering expertise to provide solutions.

Live with HOPE