K&V Custom Homes
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Contact Colin or Dean at 515.252.9989 to obtain a full list of satisfied K&V customers.

The following testimonials have been received from our homeowners:

We had the privilege of owning a K&V Home for almost 15 years. We were never disappointed. The fact that our inspection found pretty much nothing wrong with the home for the new buyers affirmed that they build a seriously high-quality product. When is the last time you walked through a 15 year-old house and didn't hear a floor squeak? If we still lived in Iowa, they would be our builder without a doubt. Amazing people and amazing product.

Joel Hasenwinkel‎

We built the custom home of our dreams with Colin of K&V Homes. He patiently guided us through all the details making this process very enjoyable! We highly recommend Colin and Dean for any project you can dream of, he will make your reality more beautiful than you imagined!

Bplatt, a review on Houzz.com

We chose K&V because we were looking for a builder who not only could build, but consult us on everything from developing our house plan to finishing touches inside the home. Colin took our wants and ideas and gave us a detailed proposal with allowances that were accurate to our expectations. We are thrilled with the final product and would recommend K&V Homes to anyone looking to build a new home.

Rieman8, a review on Houzz.com

We had K&V build our house and I have to say the process couldn't have been easier. Colin kept in contact with us throughout the process and was quick to solve any issues that came up. The house is fantastic, high quality workmanship that will last forever. I can't recommend them enough.

Kimpak, a review on Houzz.com

Job well done! We are very pleased with our new basement—the ideas you offered and the quality of craftsmanship to pull it all together was truly outstanding! We look forward to keeping in touch!

The Pulze family

We were able to get to know Colin and Dean through the planning and building process. We have nothing but great things to say about them both. They were patient with our questions and concerns, attentive to details, professional, knowledgable, and an overall pleasure to work with. We appreciate that we could trust Dean's expertise and always receive honest feedback during the building process. Whenever people, whether it was in a showroom or on the street, would ask who we were building with and we answered, "K&V”, we always heard positive feedback on K&V’s quality of work and morals. This was affirming to us that we had made a good choice in choosing & trusting K&V to build our family’s home.

I visited the building site frequently and met all the contractors working on our house. They also were all kind, professional, hard working, and completed their work with high standards. They had a great working relationship and respect for Dean which created a team atmosphere during the building process. The contractors completed their specific trade on our house as if they were building their own home.  Building with K&V has been a great experience. We appreciate everything they have done to make our vision of a house amidst the trees into reality which is the perfect home for our growing family. Thank you K&V!

Sara & Dan Huegerich

We want to say a BIG thank you for the workmanship on our remodel. Never once did we have to call and say, "where are you?" or "when will you be back?" Working with Colin was a pleasure and the workers were not only skilled in their art or trade, but accommodating and respectful of our situation and home, especially our dog, Nio!!!

We got so used to Colin being around that now we are going through withdrawal! We enjoyed all the guys who came from back to front door and several times found us asleep napping in our chairs. But, I guess that is what retirement is about!

Please feel free to use us as a reference anytime and likewise we will quickly recommend you to anyone we know that needs a competent company to do their building or remodel.

Thanks Again! Jim & Ruth Clikeman

I can't say enough about how happy we were with K&V Homes! From their patience during the planning process (4 years is a long time!) to their attention to every detail throughout the plan-drawing stage, to the way in which they were hands-on for every aspect of construction and finishing. We couldn't be more pleased with the way our home turned out—a perfect realization of the dream we'd had for more than 10 years. We were very happy with the quality of work of every subcontractor and thankful for all of Colin's wisdom he so diplomatically shared when some of our ideas got a little too zany. We had a lot of laughs and fun along the way and felt like Colin really "got" our family. Our home is a perfect reflection of our taste and lifestyle and our first day here felt like coming home. Thank you!

Amber Gustafson

First, let me start by thanking Colin and especially Dean for helping us build our amazing new home. The home building process was made so much easier with K&V as they helped us stay on budget and on schedule. This was our second time building a new home and this time was much less stressful as well as more enjoyable as Dean kept us informed during the entire process. He made sure that we were aware of what was on the schedule to be started and completed during the construction process. He would also let us know if there were any questions from the sub contractors to make sure that we were always happy with the finished product.

The sub contractors that we talked with were always very nice and respectful, they would always take the time to answer our questions and were always very complementary of K&V. If there were changes that needed to be made Dean always made sure we understood why or what the changes would cost, if anything. If something did not meet Dean's level of satisfaction he would make sure that it was fixed or replaced to make sure we were always happy with the end result. Finally, we have been in our new home for over a month and we are still very happy with everything. If an item needed to be fixed Dean has been responsive and in many cases already had the sub contractor out to resolve the issue without a reminder from us. I have already recommended K&V to 2 friends who are looking to build in the near future and will continue to recommend them to anyone that is looking to build a new home. Thank you again. 

Shane & Jennifer Greenleaf

Building a home can be overwhelming. K&V made our home building experience anything but that. The inevitable and expected snags that occurred were never alarming because of their input, suggestions and follow through. Their attention to detail was outstanding.

Mike & Michele Pedersen

The top three reasons we would recommend building with K&V Homes are: trust, honesty and communication. Colin and Dean believe in doing things right and not cutting corners, giving you quality that you can trust. Even though we were most definitely not their only client at the time, they made us feel like we were.

Mike & Lezlie Mestdagh

We were the proud owners of the very first K&V home! Our relationship with Colin and Dean started over 15 years ago in the kitchen of that home. We had asked our realtor if we could possibly trouble the builders with a few questions—they were over in minutes! Over the past 15 years they have taken great care of us with that same prompt attention.

Colin has always made himself available for advice and help. We have completed many projects together, both big and small. Colin and his crew remodeled and enlarged our laundry/mud room 6 years ago. This improved the comfort and livability of our home, allowing us to continue to live there a bit longer. This renovation also helped us when we sold it this past spring in a matter of days.

We invited Colin over to our kitchen again—a little over a year ago—to start the process of building a new home. With his connections we were able to secure a lot in the area that we really wanted to live. We took advantage of the ability to customize our new home with the amenities that were important to us and the ones that Colin felt should be included. We have lived in our new home for just a couple of months and absolutely LOVE it! As much as we loved our previous K&V home, this new one is even better! Very quiet, comfortable, energy efficient and exactly what we wanted!

Thanks again Colin, Dean and all of your wonderful trade partners and vendors for another amazing home! We are so pleased that you have continued your outstanding quality of home construction and professionalism. We look forward to future projects!

Brian & Marian Greer

Thank you for being so supportive during our home building process; you had amazing patience with my constant e-mail update requests! I can't wait to go shopping for new things for the house! We are completely in love with our place and are so happy we got to go through this process with such an incredible builder.

We selected K&V to build our first family home and were impressed and satisfied from day one. When we first met with Colin to figure out a house plan, he showed us so many options for what would work with our budget and taste. His knowledge and expertise helped us select and customize the rooms and features that would be best for us. Colin and his subcontractors were timely, courteous, and able to complete high-quality work in our home. The best part of the entire process was Colin's ability to communicate with us each step of the way. We never felt like we could ask a "dumb question." Our questions and suggestions were always taken seriously and professionally. If and when the time comes for us to build another home, there is no question, it'll be with K&V.

Josh, Breck & Nic Menz

Colin, Thank you for taking time yesterday evening to come to our house and talk with us/take a look around at all the things that we were questioning.  We LOVE our house and LOVE that we had you as our builder.  It's been a year since we moved in and you still take good care of us like we're new customers!  We just wanted to let you know how much that means to us..

Thanks again, Josh, Breck & Nic Menz

Travis and I wanted to write and thank you for the amazing work you did on our behalf. Our new home is so beautiful; we just love it. Thank you for responding to our every whim and being patient with us, as trying as that may have been! We just could not be happier and are so glad we chose K&V Homes. Thank you!

Nikki & Travis

I wanted to drop you a quick note letting you know how much we are enjoying the work you and your crews did on our house. As you know, the project started to just replace the doors. The doors we had were an odd size that was very expensive for the direct replacement guys to replace. A friend of my wife recommended you. Your idea to tear out the new doors and reframe for a standard size was brilliant. With the money that saved us, and not adding much more, we were able to replace all of the doors and update the front of our house for about the same cost of just replacing custom size doors. The way you were able to do the project in stages that looked complete until we were ready for the next stage was great. It really helped the cash flow on our end.

All of your crews (framing, finish carpentry, electrical, stone, paint and clean up) were professional and efficient. Each group worked hard and added unexpected touches that made to final product special. The scheduling of the different crews was great. The project was completed faster than what we expected and looks better than what we were expecting. That is good and bad. Good, because the construction/remodeling was finished quickly. Bad, well.....the bill came sooner. We have the best looking house in our neighborhood! My wife is already planning more projects. You will be hearing from us soon.

I also have to add that the final bill was exactly as you quoted. I have not had that happen with other contractors.

Tim & Kathy Titus

Steve and I just wanted to say thanks again for building such a great house for us! We have been in our home two years now and we often comment on how grateful we are for the quality home you built. Even with all this rain, our basement is dry and there are no worries of roof problems. Other people we know with newer homes are experiencing defects during these extreme conditions, but not us. We know that’s due to the awesomeness of K&V Homes!

Ann & Steve

Building our home with K & V Homes was genuinely a pleasant, fun and exciting experience!! We worked with Colin for a period of THREE years before we broke ground on our home... we finalized blue prints more times than anyone cares to count, added another baby into the mix (which put us back to square one in regards to design plans), had numerous phone conversations & face-to-face meetings with one another and requested several change orders.

Still, we never once felt pressured or hurried. It truly couldn't have been a smoother process!! Our friends were always amazed with how relaxed we were during the building process. We credit that attitude to knowing Colin's number one goal was the same as ours... having us 100% satisfied with the final result of our home.

We worked so closely with Colin that before our home was even completed, we considered Colin & his family to be good friends, and we continue to enjoy maintaining our relationship with them. We are so thankful we chose K&V Homes to build our new home—our floor plan works perfectly for our family, we couldn't be more thrilled with the overall design and feel of our home, and it reflects our personality wholeheartedly. It was definitely worth the wait! Thank you, K&V Homes... we are MORE THAN 100% satisfied!!

Kate & Ryan Johnson

Colin, You made our dream of renovating our basement a reality and helped to transform our home. Thank you for all of the great work, your professionalism, patience and kindness. We LOVE our new basement!

Thank you! Michael and Rebecca

We built a new house last year with Colin King of K&V Homes. We were extremely satisfied with the planning process, building process, and end results. Colin explained how he and his partner Dean Vogel operate their business. What they told us would happen was true. Colin was on site daily, phone calls were returned the same day (if not immediately), the contractors they use are top notch, and any issues that came up were resolved to our satisfaction.

We have been in our house for a little over a year. We can still call Colin with questions and if something needs addressed, it is done so in a very timely manner. Every aspect of constructing our new home with K&V Homes was done with professionalism and integrity. Because we feel so strongly about the quality of home that K&V builds and the service that they provide, we have referred multiple friends to K&V Homes.

Sincerely, Larry & Alison Casey

On Saturday my wife and I spent some time with the Casey's at their home in Altoona. They have a beautiful home and I was very impressed with all of your work. I have talked to them in the past about their experience building a home with you and they have nothing but great things to say. It is so refreshing to hear a home owner go on and on about how great their builder is and how enjoyable the entire homebuilding process was. You should be very proud of the product that you produce and the reputation you have made for yourself.

Keep up the great work! Jason

Hey Colin -- I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by yesterday to check things out. Your follow up since we have moved in has been awesome. I wasn't sure what to expect after we got in here and we have been really happy with everything and definitely let people know who built the house. You are highly recommended. I just wanted you to know that we get a lot of compliments on the house.

We really loved working with Colin. He made every effort to keep us involved in the details and was proactive in getting issues resolved during the process. He was always easy to get a hold of and great about answering questions quickly. Our home was completed ahead of schedule and we have already recommended K&V Homes!

We've been very happy with our home and Colin. He has been very responsive and great to work with. We have referred other people to K&V Homes and will continue to do so.

Colin, I just wanted to tell you how appreciative we are for building us such a fantastic home! You were incredibly patient with us the past couple years helping us think about the right plan and specs, options, decisions, change orders, and all the meetings we had getting to a final decision on how things needed to look. We trusted you to do the right thing from day one and your dedication to quality home construction shows in your product and you should be proud of how you are doing it and how you’ve built your reputation as a company.

We have friends who have seen our home along the way while it was getting built and they have commented how they wish their builder would have done many of the things you consider to be "standard." It's not always the big ticket items that make a difference either, Colin, it was the small things too, like a new mailbox that you installed for us—that is service we didn't expect!

I'd like to think we weren't the grand prize winner for the most change orders in history, but I know we'll be happier in the long run having done all of them and we are glad we listened to your suggestions. It was worth it in the end for us to get what we wanted and because of that, you've made us feel like we’ve had no regrets. We will recommend you to anybody that we know is building a home and down the road when we are ready to either add on the wet bar or modify our covered deck to enclose it or just start all over again building a new home, you will be our first call.

Thanks again Colin! Mike and Melody

We moved into our new K&V beautifully-built custom home on May 9, 2008, at the completion of a winter and spring building schedule that included weather that had to be a builder's worst nightmare. What could have been a very negative building experience (and we have had those) never came close to occurring.

Dean's management of the project was outstanding and the quality of our new home reflects his efforts. The success of a project is a measure of both the project process and the final product. On both counts we could not be more satisfied. The process is what Dean refers to as the “K&V way!” And yes he does really say that and yes he does really mean it. In a nutshell it means that they do listen to what you are saying and they deliver at a level that is beyond what was seemingly discussed. To put it another way, they do an exceptional job of delivering on the “Wow!” factor. Would we build with K&V again? Absolutely! Would we recommend them to others? We already are!

John and Becky

Mr. King, Before we bought our house from you, my wife and I had never purchased a home from a builder. We heard stories about new construction is risky. And older homes are tested and proven. Well, we were wrong. The quality and craftsmanship in our K&V home has made our new-home-buying experience a treat. And your one-year warranty was more than a paper promise; it was a genuine commitment to us and our new home. Thanks for all your hard work in providing us a wonderful home.

Sincerely, Dan Kuester

Tom and I began working with Colin and Dean in February 2002. We were immediately impressed with their knowledge and patience in explaining the building process. We never felt like we were in the way or asked too many questions. Our home was finished in October 2002 and is absolutely beautiful. The construction and craftsmanship is exemplary. We had such a positive experience with K&V Homes that we would not hesitate to build with them again. We highly recommend Dean and Colin for new home construction!

Tom and Toni Merfeld

Building with K&V Homes turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be. I had heard horror stories about grumpy builders and late deadlines. Whenever I communicated with Dean, he was always very pleasant. He promptly returned my phone calls (sometimes several a day) or e-mails and addressed questions immediately. Because this was our first time building, we often were unsure of what decision to make. Dean would give us the pros and cons so that we could choose what would best fit our lifestyle. I liked the creativity in changing floor plans and getting to personalize our house just the way we wanted it.

K&V built us a beautiful, quality home that we absolutely love. IF we ever decided to move again, K&V would be our first call. Plus, we really liked their realtor!

Tony and Michelle Rogers

Our family relocated to Waukee last year. We had previously lived in a large home and were planning to build a home. We decided to look at newly constructed homes for ideas and possibly find one that suited our needs. We looked at thirty or so elegant homes in Des Moines and some from the Greater Des Moines Home Show. We knew within a few minutes of walking in the front door of our home that it was perfect for us. Superior craftsmanship was complimented by outstanding décor.

Numerous features made our home stand out. These include extensive interior finish on the walls, a floor plan that maximizes light in the living room, alder wood accents throughout our kitchen, a poured concrete bar area, and a vast master bathroom. Our relatives and friends were all truly impressed when they walked into our new home. We have viewed many high-end homes in Des Moines over the past year and continue to feel that our home stands above any that we have viewed. We also feel that we received a great value for the price of our home.

The most important thing that makes K&V Homes stand out is their relationship with their clients. We have called numerous times ranging from little things that we wanted adjusted to a large project of adding a workout room in some unfinished space. They have always gone out of their way to be sure that we were taken care of. If we ever decide to build a new home, we would not consider using another construction company. We can give no higher recommendation as we feel their superior craftsmanship and close personal relationships with their clients are unmatched.

Todd and Patty Eibes

Working with K&V Homes was absolutely a pleasure. We had heard how difficult and time-consuming building a house could be. So, we were a little nervous when we decided to custom-build our new house from out of state. Amazingly, we found the process with K&V to be fun and relatively simple. We felt secure knowing that K&V was taking care of all the details for us, without leaving us out of any decisions. Our new house is exactly what we wanted and the workmanship is excellent. If/when we ever decide to build again, we look forward to collaborating again with K&V Homes.

Caroline and Steve

When we decided to build a new home, we knew we wanted a builder that built a quality home from a quality plan. When our realtors told us about K&V Homes, we knew they were a match for us. Their number one priority was building a top notch home that we would want to live in. The type of materials used in building our home was important to them and they also wanted to make sure that we had the space we needed to live comfortably. They did not cut corners. They did a great job listening to us throughout the planning process and built us the best home that would meet our budget.

During the building process, we felt well taken care of. Colin was always willing to answer any questions or concerns we had. He always followed through on our questions and got right back to us. Although we had heard from friends that other builders take longer than they say to build homes, K&V actually finished our home one month before they said they would. It has been almost a year since we moved into our home and we couldn't be happier with K&V Homes. We get many compliments from people who visit our home about the craftsmanship. People tell us that although we live in a new home, it feels like an older home because of the quality and the attention to detail. We would not hesitate to use Colin and Dean again. They are fabulous!

Anne and Stacey Frett

K&V Homes did an outstanding job in building our new home. Colin and Dean know how to make building your new home an enjoyable experience. They ensure that every detail is done right and that no corners are cut. The craftsmanship in our custom home is superior to all other homes in our neighborhood. Our home is unique and built to our specifications, not just a standard cookie cutter pick your colors home. Colin and Dean are very attentive and ensure that follow-up work is done quickly and the quality is excellent. We are so proud of our new home and recommend to anyone interested in building their new home to use K&V.

Andy and Amanda Bryan

We highly recommend K&V Homes!

We had such a wonderful experience building with K&V. We relocated to Des Moines from Minneapolis and purchased a spec home that was not yet finished. My husband moved to Des Moines and I stayed in Minneapolis with the kids while the house was finished. He went out every day and would call to update me on the progress. Everything went according to schedule, and that definitely wasn't the case when we built our last house in Minneapolis with a much larger builder. All of our communications were direct with Colin and his follow through was impressive. Many times he identified issues even before we did and had them corrected. One weekend while visiting, I had two different contractors tell me that we were getting one of the best built homes in Des Moines. I couldn't agree more!

We've been in the house over a year now and we love it more and more. Colin has been easy to work with and made it a wonderful experience. I feel we got a very high quality home built by a builder with honest and integrity.

September 2003 - K&V built our home from a custom design and we couldn't be more pleased with our home. We were impressed with the accessibility of the builder and their willingness to listen to our ideas throughout the process. Building a home can be very stressful, but that wasn't the case for us, it went very smoothly and was even completed ahead of schedule. We chose K&V because of their quality, reputation and trust and they met every expectation!

Chris P.

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for a building experience way beyond my expectations. Julie and I are now occupying our new home and I must say, it is even more beautiful than I expected.

I am very pleased at the way this building process was handled. You did a fantastic job and you should be proud of the end product. In my opinion, K&V Homes is an extremely high quality builder with the customer in mind at all times. You set yourself apart from other builders with honest, integrity, knowledge, follow-through, communication, cooperation, flexibility, organization and above all complete emphasis on customer satisfaction.

Julie and I changed just about everything there was to change making our home a true custom/design build process. Everything was handled beautifully. The financial changes were handled with the utmost honest and integrity, your knowledge of the home building process and the different products available today was impressive and your cooperation in dealing with us was unbelievable considering the number of changes we had. But through it all, you remained organized and focused on getting the job done on time. Your commitment to follow-through with what you say is the best I have seen in my thirteen years in commercial construction. This is a trait that will serve you well in the coming years.

Jeffry A. Dunn and Julie A. McDanel of 1st Interiors, Inc. in Ankeny, IA

Bonnie and I wanted to take some time to reflect on the events of building our house and also to let you know how much we appreciated working with professionals during the construction of our new home.

We were transferred from Mahomet, Illinois to Des Moines, Iowa in June of 2000 and we were coming to Iowa with two dogs, two horses, and one cat. That in itself created problems finding a place to rent or buy. We both wanted to build a new home out in the country so we went hunting for a reliable contractor that we could trust and Bonnie could work with. I travel out of the country 85% of the time and Bonnie was going to do all the work and make all the decisions throughout the construction process.

I don't know how many contractors Bonnie talked to, but it seemed a lot. She went to look at the work that each one of them had done and talked to their references concerning the quality of their work and also their reliability for fixing problems after the construction was complete. We both were very surprised at what we found out about contractors. Some were very good but very expensive and a great deal of them were in the profession just to make a quick dollar. Well as you can imagine, we were getting very frustrated and time was running out because we had only rented our house for five months and it wouldn't be easy to find another place to rent because of all the animals.

Well as it turned out the man upstairs was looking out for us. We went to the bank and talked to our loan officer and were telling her all about the difficulties we were running into and she looked at us and said, I know just the contractor for you! We said 'Let us talk to him.' The very next day we met Colin King and Dean Vogel in the conference room at the bank and we all hit it off the very first hour. We decided on the house plan within a week and we asked Colin how long it would take to build the house. He said four months! We couldn't believe our ears because that was all the time we had left in our rented house. Exactly four months to the day K&V, Inc. were ready for us to move into our new house. Not only did they do quality work, they were exactly on budget.

We have lived in our new house for seven months and we have had very minor things go wrong. As soon as we found something that needed to be fixed, all we did was give Colin a call and the very next day the problem was fixed! It didn't matter how busy he was with new projects; he always takes care of the old customers.

I work for a very large engineering company in Des Moines and we do construction work all over the world and I can tell you that K&V Homes rates on the top of the list of contractors. Bonnie and Colin never had one disagreement and all of us enjoyed working together.

Sincerely, Dave and Bonnie

We purchased our home from K&V Homes last spring. This was a new adventure for us, as we previously had only purchased properties that were already established. The location and the quality of the home was the driving force for us to purchase the new home that was available, rather than an established property. We were in the process of relocating from another state, and both very apprehensive about our decision. This was especially difficult while living miles away, unable to monitor the work that was being done. Colin and Dean were great about returning phone calls promptly, updating us on the construction progress, and helped us locate suppliers that were common to our cities. This omitted unnecessary trips to Iowa for selecting fixtures and floor coverings, allowing us extra time to evaluate styles and quality.

We were amazed to see our completed home, it was better than we had hoped for!

Two years later we are still very happy with our home and take great pride in it. Colin and Dean have been the greatest builders. Every phone call placed has been returned. Any questions or concerns have been investigated and eliminated promptly. The quality and construction of our home is outstanding. We were ecstatic with our low utility bills this past winter and amazed that our home stayed so warm. While we often hear horror stories about other builders, we sit back and boast about ours. Their professionalism, quality of home building and personalities are impossible to beat. We would refer anyone to K&V Homes and would have them build another home for us!

Building a home is a big decision. We spent a couple of years looking at new construction and talking to various builders before settling on K&V Homes. After comparing K&V Homes with other new construction, the choice was clear. The quality and standard features in K&V Homes are great. While we had heard horror stories about building and were a bit apprehensive, ultimately it was a very positive experience. The builder was open, honest, always accessible, and willing to go the extra mile for us. Would we do it again? You bet. We ended up with a beautiful home that gets rave reviews!

Tony and Nancy Wiles


K&V Construction Services testimonials:

Mary and I want to say “Thank You” for making our basement turn out just the way we envisioned it would. We appreciate your willingness to work with our idea to create a loft in a suburban basement. We really love the way everything turned out!

Larry and Mary

I had out of town guests on Saturday night. It was so wonderful to have the work done. Thank you for the beautiful job!

Cindy Coppock

We elected to hire K&V Homes because we were so impressed with the personal and business relationship between Colin King and Dean Vogel. They work so well together, and they had great structural design ideas for our addition. The process was all pretty quick and easy, with very little disruption inside our home.

Nikki & Ross Schuchart

We had been considering doing a remodel on our home for years and finally decided to get the thoughts of contractors. We spoke with several in the area, all which seemed very nice, but none seem to truly understand our issue, until we spoke to K&V Construction.

Colin King took the time to understand our issue. (Kitchen size) and listened to what our thoughts were and worked with those to give us what we wanted. Not to just pretty it up as the others did. He helped us come up with a plan to give us the livable space that we needed.

So, beginning in December of 2009, my wife and I began our major remodel using both our own work and that of K&V Homes. During the work which involved adding a sun room and mudroom, we had major issues involving a good old Iowa winter.

Through all of this, Colin of K&V was professional and stood by us the entire time to make sure everyone was happy with the situation.

As for the work, they were complete professionals and our house looks outstanding. K&V was there any time we had questions and returned our calls promptly. Colin came out and addressed our concerns as well as was always there willing to offer his thoughts on the parts of the project that we were handling ourselves.

We love the house and are very happy with our choice of contractors.

Mark & Jo Myers

I wanted to send you a letter to thank you for the amazing work you did on my home. As you well know, kicking off the project was more than a bit of a challenge for me in the beginning. My husband was deployed to Afghanistan and I had decided to surprise him by finishing the basement, a project we had always wanted to do. I had myself convinced that it would be simple to ‘contract’ it myself and find workers along the way. However, I quickly learned that it was much more difficult than I could have ever imagined!

I had nearly 20 people come in to bid for both the entire project, or just the framing, drywalling, etc. I was astounded at the differences in price, opinion, and knowledge that each person possessed. When you came to my home, I clearly remember telling you up front at my uncertainty in using a contractor at all. In my opinion at that time, was that all contractors did was raise prices to make money. You quickly proved me wrong. You were careful to measure my space, take notes, and take into consideration what I wanted, as well as listen what my expectations were.

You were prompt in getting a professional bid to me, and provided a well written contract of our agreement that made me feel very comfortable in working with you and your team. You gave me a very accurate timeline of when the work would be accomplished, and you never veered from that.

I was truly amazed at the level of professionalism, politeness and friendliness that came from each one of the members of your team. I had confidence in knowing that you would be there daily to oversee that the job was being done correctly and in a timely manner. I still am absolutely astounded at how quickly the project progressed, with subs flowing smoothly on a daily basis. I never had to ‘track you down’ or wonder if you were going to show up, as I know so many people who hire contractors have to do. I knew from you who and when someone would be arriving at my house.

The entirety of the project took 5 weeks from a cement floor basement, to a full fledge family room with a beautiful bar. It has already paid for itself in compliments from friends and family, as well as the time we have spent enjoying it! I cannot wait to see my husbands face when he returns home, that itself will be the biggest gift you give!

Hindsight, I take into account how long it would have taken me to arrange, facilitate, and execute what took you a matter of weeks... I think I would still be working on it, most likely for the same cost to have you! I so look forward to our next project with K&V Homes, you have easily become our contractor for life!

Thank you again for all of your hard work and beauty you have brought to our home.

Emily Broderick