Meet our Team

Cell: 515-402-3169

Kalen Ludwig

Realtor ® /New Construction Specialist

Kalen Ludwig and her team position themselves as Peoples Company's residential specialists in the Des Moines Metro. By representing Diligent Development, Kalen is a great resource if you are a builder or an end-user looking to secure a single family lot(s) to build on, Kalen also is a Partner/Director of Sales & Marketing for Ground Breaker Homes.

Kalen brings her multifaceted experience and expertise to help clients who may be looking for development/lot, new construction homes, and residential resell.

Her experience is proven in the awards and honors she has been recognized for. In 2021 alone, Kalen received the following honors: DMAAR Realtor of the Year; DMAAR Circle of Excellence, which is only awarded to the top-performing Realtors in the market; and Builder of the Year and Member of the Year, awarded by the Des Moines Home Builders Association.

Keeping the market place up to date with her quarterly new construction and housing statistics/blog and speaking annually at Peoples Company's Builder and Developer Luncheon are focal points of her business. Sign up for this information at!

After earning a Marketing and Real Estate degree from the University of Northern Iowa, Kalen joined Peoples Company in January 2005. She keeps active with Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines and was President in 2021 and a member of EO Iowa.

Cell: 515-650-1276

Keaton Dreher

Realtor ® /Development/Lot Sales Specialist

Keaton Dreher enhances the Peoples Company team with his residential and commercial construction family background. Keaton grew up in Storm Lake, Iowa and then attended the University of Northern Iowa. He graduated from UNI in 2013 with a Bachelor's in Business Management and was a contributing member of Pi Sigma Epsilon.
Keaton started with Peoples Company in the spring of 2013 and is focused on the company's residential lot sales and markets development/transitional land. He assists Kalen Ludwig with her business through the representation of Peoples Company, Ground Breaker Homes, and Diligent Development. Keaton and team pride themselves on delivering innovative solutions to their clients. Keaton is a licensed real estate sales person in the state of Iowa.

Cell: 515.210.8243

Marilyn cline

Realtor ® /Residential Specialist

Marilyn Cline is a residential buyer and listing agent for Kalen Ludwig Real Estate Specialists. Born and raised in South Central Iowa, Marilyn has always remained dedicated to providing her clients with top-quality service. For more than 40 years, Marilyn worked with her husband in their family farm and trucking business. Her drive remained as she began her career in real estate in 2004.

In 2007, she obtained her Realtor License, where she guided clients through the real estate process. Her wealth of experience has gained the trust of many clients with the purchase and selling of their property. To provide greater value to customers, Marilyn earned the GRI and Seller Specialist designations in real estate.

When buying and selling, you can expect nothing less than excellent service, professionalism, and results! Marilyn is a member of the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors, Iowa Association of Realtors, and Indianola Chamber of Commerce.

Customer Testimonials

Kalen Ludwig
Cell: 515.402.3169

Keaton Dreher
Cell: 515.650.1276

Peoples Company
Office: 515.222.1347
12119 Stratford Drive, Suite B
Clive, IA 50325

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