Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Des Moines - Heart Of America Group

Des Moines

Brandon Uehran

Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 5/13/2014
Personal Highlights

My hobbies include spending time with my wife and dawgs, cooking, playing harmonica, wine shows, and I just went to my 100th DMB concert.

Candice Deal

Assistant Director

Start Date: 10/3/2011

Michael Dodson

Assistant Director

Start Date: 9/16/2018
Personal Highlights

When I am not at work, I like to cook, try new restaurants and bars, and hang out with my golden retriever puppy, Ellie. I’m also a huge Red Sox and Vikings fan.

Armondo Islas

Back Of House Executive

Start Date: 9/1/2018

Steve Graham

Culinary Maestro

Start Date: 6/8/2011

About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.


Operations Support Center - Moline
1501 River Drive
Moline, Illinois 61265
P: 309.797.9300
F: 309.797.8700

Operations Support Center - Des Moines
515 E Locust Street, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309