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.

Mike Adams

Assistant Chief Operating Executive

Start Date: 5/16/2019

Personal Highlights

In the summer of 1980 walked into a restaurant looking for a part-time job that ended up lasting 18 years. From doorman to General Manager I had found something that provided a personal growth vehicle and taught me how to make the day of perfect strangers. With a journey that started in Duluth, Minnesota eventually to Eau Claire, Wisconsin where a second journey completed 17 years with Larson Companies.

Armondo Islas

Assistant Director

Start Date: 9/1/2018
Personal Highlights

I always look forward to going out and traveling to new places, trying new foods, and whenever possible attend concerts, stand-up shows.

Ricardo Ceballos


Start Date: 10/1/2019
Personal Highlights:

I really enjoy cars and going out with friends and visiting new places. I really enjoy learning new things and I’m really looking forward to growing with Heart of America Group.

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