Testimonials



"Buying a Contry home was the best decision my husband and I made when relocating to a new state. With their wonderful team in Rockford, they made the entire process smooth sailing. Contry Homes had just the things we were looking for: homes built in family-oriented communities with sidewalks and nice-sized lots, floor plans with large master suites and beautiful kitchens and baths. It was easy to fall in love with our house. We would recommend anyone looking to buy a home to contact Contry Homes. They will absolutely take care of your needs and provide you with excellent quality and service."

-- Homeowner in Golf Hill
Rockford, IL

"We have purchased three Contry homes over the years. The office staff is great and any issues in the field were handled promptly and professionally. We still own all three properties. Two of them we rent out and the third we live in. As an investment, the appreciation in value has been very good. The third we are enjoying living in. With anything we purchase the most important thing to us is the customer service we receive during the process. If it is good, we will be back. If it is not, we won't. We have been back three times. Thank you for the great customer service. Keep up the good work."

-- Homeowner in Wyndridge
Machesney Park, IL

"I wanted to send you a letter and let you know how happy we are with our home. Two years ago when we decided to build, we were very nervous having never done this before. Through the whole process your company made it easy to understand, communicated with us professionally, and provided an experience that I have recommended to many of my friends already. Thank you again for making a home we are proud to own."

-- Homeowner in Sherman Oaks
Poplar Grove, IL

"We signed the contract to build our new Contry home in November 2004 while visiting here from Arizona where we had resided for the past nine years. The first time we saw our home was when we arrived back here the day before closing. We were pleasantly surprised to find that our home was totally completed to our satisfaction and were impressed with the quality of the workmanship. Our closing was smooth and uneventful. We have found the staff at Contry Homes most pleasant and courteous to work with. On the few occasions when we have needed a callback, we have found the subcontractors to be most pleasant, efficient and reliable. We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Contry Homes and love living in Westlake Village."

-- Homeowner in Westlake Village
Winnebago, IL

"I wanted to tell you how much my husband and I love our condo. We live in Oak Crest Commons. The condo is great. It has just the right amount of space and I love the high ceilings! I am from Florida, so I have never had a fireplace. It is the best! And who would have guessed that we would have such a large laundry room. Thanks again for building such quality homes at a great price."

-- Condo Owner in Oak Crest Commons
Loves Park, IL

"You made my client's first experience with a builder a pleasant one. I deal with a lot of builders and they pale in comparison to you. My clients and I appreciate you meeting with us at such a late hour of the night. Our meeting was with Debbie Contarino, yet Joe Contarino still found the time to casually speak with my clients and me. We understand that taking a meeting in such late hours must keep you from so many other more important things! So we would like to say thank you for your time, courtesy and professionalism in this transaction! My clients and I will definitely recommend you and your company to anyone moving to any of your subdivisions."

-- RE/MAX agent

"I just wanted to let you know how happy my wife and I are with our new Contry home. We spent a lot of time searching for the right home for our family. It's hard to believe we found a quality-built home that was fairly priced, and to top it off, the neighborhood is great. Thanks to everyone at Contry Homes who made this possible."

-- Homeowner in Harvest Glenn
Davis Junction, IL

Joe and Debbie, Thank you for all of your hard work and understanding of our needs, especially in the times of doubt. We appreciate the extra mile you went for us in helping us achieve our goal of obtaining our beautiful new home! You will always be spoken very highly of in all of our conversations. Thank you, Steve and Ula.

Shannon, I just want to let you know that you are making this home buying experience wonderful. I know I may get on your nerves sometimes with all the changes, but you never make me feel that I am bothering you. Moving to the Midwest from the East Coast is a big change and a lot of the lifestyles here are different. Especially with the housing, but you have made the transition a beautiful experience and I just wanted to take the time to let you know what a GREAT job you're doing and what an asset you are to the company. I will be sure to tell by friends at Chrysler that positive experience I'm having with Contry Homes as well as the realtor. Once again thanks for being so kind. Aaron Honie.

Joan, we are very pleased with the job Contry Homes is doing with our house. It is going up fast and looks great! You have also been a pleasure to work with. Please let us know if there is a chance we can close sooner. Thanks again. Jeffrey Johnson

Joan, I just wanted to let you know how happy my wife and I are with our new Contry Home. We spent a lot of time searching for the right home for our family, it's hard to believe we found a quality built home that was fairly priced, and to top it off the neighborhood is great. Thanks to you and everyone at Contry Homes who made this possible. John and Natalie Seper

Mr. Joe Contarino, It was nice to have met you at Midwest Bank yesterday. I wanted to tell you how much my husband and I love our condo. We live in Oak Crest Commons. The condo is great. It has just the right amount of space and I love the high ceilings!!! I am from Florida, so I have never had a fireplace. It is the best!!! And who would have guessed that we have such a large laundry room. Thanks again for building such a quality homes at a great price. Mrs. Kosinski

Joan, I wanted to send you a letter and let you know how happy we are with our home. Two years ago when we decided to build we were very nervous, having never done this before. Through the whole process your company made it easy to understand, communicated with us professionally, and provided an experience that I have recommended to many of my friends already. Thank you again for making a home we are proud to own. Ron Quimby

To Whom It May Concern: Buying a Contry Home was the best decision my husband and I made when relocating to a new state. With their wonderful team in Rockford, they made the entire process smooth sailing. Contry Homes had just the things we were looking for. Homes built in family oriented communities with sidewalks and nice size lots. Floor plans with large master suites and beautiful kitchens and baths. It was easy to fall in love with our house. We would recommend anyone looking to buy a home to contact Contry Homes. They will absolutely take care of your needs and provide you with excellent quality and service. Thank you, Danielle Nichols

Joe Contarino, we signed the contract to build our new Contry Home in November 2004 while visiting here from Arizona where we had resided for the past nine years. The first time we saw our home was when we arrived back here the day before closing. We were pleasantly surprised to find that our home was totally completed to our satisfaction and were impressed with the quality of the workmanship. Our closing was smooth and uneventful. We have found the staff at Contry Homes most pleasant and courteous to work with. On the few occasions when we have needed a callback, we have found the subcontractors to be most pleasant, efficient and reliable. We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Contry Homes and love living in Westlake Village. Bob and Darlene White.

Joe and Debbie Contarino, It was a great pleasure to meet both of you the other night. You made my client's first experience with a builder a pleasant one. I deal with a lot of builders and they pale in comparison to you. My clients and I appreciate you meeting with us at such a late hour of the night. Our meeting was with Debbie Contarino, yet Joe Contarino still found the time to casually speak with my clients and myself. We understand that taking a meeting in such late hours must keep you from so many other more important things! So we would like to say thank you for your time, courtesy and professionalism in this transaction!! My clients and I will definitely recommend you and your company to anyone moving to any of your subdivisions. Warmly, Shane Jones of Re/Max Horizon

Joe Contarino, Jeff and I are really pleased with our new home we purchased at the Preserve Subdivision in Belvidere. We took our time in looking for a reputable builder in a prime location. I must say we drove through this area probably 30 or more times and visited the model several times. We were drawn to this area. We joked that eventually someone may call the police as much as we were out dirving in the area taking in every detail and considering the models that were available. What a beautiful location! Who wouldn't want a walking path and to be surrounded by 547 acres of Forest Preserve where we can hike, canoe or cross country ski. All of our questions were answered by your knowledgeable and professional staff. We were treated like a valued customer, something that is hard to find these days. We love our new home and won't hesitate to recommend this area and you as a builder.
Jeff and Dawn Carlson

Joe,

I am writing you to tell you how happy I am with my home purchase. It has now been 18 mo. since I have closed and moved in, and I truly could not be happier. I have experienced 1 issue which was to be expected with new construction. The floor settled in the upstairs bathroom and began to pull the vanity off of the wall. When the warranty time came around, your guys were right there to take care of it. And they did. No problems since. I am telling you, I couldn't be happier. Although not quite the house of my dreams as it is my first home, I will guarantee you that when it's time to purchase my dream home it will be a Contry Home. Thank you ever so much for the great house. I met you recently at a home show and you seemed like the guy who would appreciate the positive feedback. I look forward to the next time we do business.

Best Regards,

Mike Ciaccio


Dear Mr. Contarino:

As the start of school is quickly approaching, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your involvement in Sharefest. I look forward to hearing about the excitement of the children as they see the transformation to their school. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the staff and children who attend West Middle School and Cherry Valley Elementary.

Respectfully,
LaVaonne M. Sheffield, Ph.D.
Superintendent

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT CRESTON COMMONS -NEW PARK, TREES, AND SIDEWALKS
Presented to Contry Homes in Recognition for work done to maintain and beautify the Village Of Creston.
Presented by The Creston Booster Club at Creston Booster Days
September 19th, 2010

April 30, 2016

Hi Tami!

I was hoping you would be able to get a message to Joe for me.

I wanted to thank him for taking a chance on me when I applied to rent the 1944 Burnett home. I was a single mom new to the area with not so great credit at the time, and he rented a brand new beautiful home to my children and I.

I want him to know that his kindness in saying yes to my application truly set in motion all of the wonderful things that have happened to my children and I over these past 4 years.

My children ending up in an amazing school district, the friendships they have made, the opportunity for me to find a life changing job, being able to meet my now husband, and now owning a beautiful home.

None of that would have been possible without his kindness and taking a chance on me. I want him to know how he forever bettered the lives of my children and for that I will be forever grateful to him.

Thank you so much to all of you that have had a hand in this wonderful journey and I will be forever thankful to Joe for making this journey possible.

You guys are all truly amazing!!

Rachel Cadwell




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