Terry Knutsen Builder, Inc.
People turn to family-owned businesses for many reasons. For some, it’s the warmth of personal attention. For others, it’s the stability of legacy. And for still others, it’s the fact that family businesses bring their values to their work.
Here at Terry Knutsen Builder, Inc. we’ve inherited a responsible and precise approach to home building.We also believe in an honest and considerate approach while working with our employees, vendors, and customers. Our way of doing business is downright old-fashioned – people like it that way! Terry Knutsen Builder Inc.’s principles and expertise make building a custom home an easy and fulfilling experience.
Terry is the fourth generation of builders to emerge in his family and has been in the construction business practically all his life. Before Terry started his own company, he worked for his dad as a subcontractor on all types of jobs including roofing, framing and siding. The Knutsens are very family oriented.
Terry and his wife Rita own Terry Knutsen Builder, Inc. Terry’s dad, now enjoying retirement, worked with him on various construction jobs around the area. And as with family tradition, the fifth generation started in the business at a young age, just like Terry did. That sense of family carries over to all of Kuntsen Builder Inc.’s customers.
When you hire Terry Knutsen Builder, Inc. to build your home, you are hiring more then just a new home builder, you are hiring a team of friends. Customers, employees and contractors all talk about the character of the Knutsen family, their integrity and the quality of their work. They talk about Knutsens’ high expectations, yes; but they also talk about the flexibility and customer care of a small business with the muscle of a large one.
Let’s see what they say
After meeting with several Quad Cities builders, my husband and I decided to build our forever home with Terry Knutsen Builders. Through each step Terry and his wife, Rita, were there to guide us, answer questions, attend meetings, and to troubleshoot. Many people have asked us if it was difficult to build our home. We always answer, not at all! In fact, Terry and Rita made the process easy and enjoyable! We were able to see our vision come to reality with their guidance. Throughout the process, we felt confident that we were getting the best craftsmanship and service. We truly cannot praise Terry and Rita, their employees and subcontractors enough. We are so pleased with every detail and are so thankful we decided to build with Terry Knutsen Builders. We highly recommend them and know that each person who builds with them will feel as happy as we do. They truly are the best builders in the Iowa Quad Cities.
Brunson and Madeline GrothusHomeowners
When we first met with Terry and Rita, we had two goals in mind. Lynette wanted a home with an open floorplan after years in the two-story home where we had raised our kids. I wanted a place to welcome family and friends. I knew if her goal was met, mine would be, too. Having seen many of his other projects, Terry was the one and only builder that we called to make it happen.
Lynette had a vision of what she wanted, and that was all Terry & Rita needed to get the ball rolling. They drew from their vast experience and creativity to develop the plan for our home with us. At every step they listened to us to be sure we got exactly what we were looking for, but were not afraid to give us their opinion when we suggested something that we may have regretted implementing later. During construction, we were extremely impressed with the courtesy and timeliness that we saw from the Knutsen crew and all of the subcontractors involved in the project. It was obvious that they had worked together for many years, and the timing from beginning to end was almost exactly as we had laid it out. We absolutely love our home, and would highly recommend Knutsen Builders as a builder that ensures care and quality in their work.
Matt & Lynette Wilson, Eldridge, IAHomeowners
Customer satisfaction is the key to the Terry Knutsen Builder, Inc.’s success. Customer requests are responded to quickly and in a timely fashion. Terry and Rita go above and beyond to take care of customers and their needs. Building a sound, quality home and a sound, quality reputation is their mission. With this in mind it’s easy to see why many of their customers become their friends and why a large portion of their business is generated by referrals.
We loved working with Terry and Rita building our forever home! Starting with the very first meeting, my husband and I were both very comfortable with them. We went over our plans and they were great about making any changes we wanted. The building process was so smooth and even fun! Rita is great about helping you pick out items for the home and Terry is great about keeping the construction on schedule. The communication through the entire process was great. They built us a quality home in a quick time frame. We appreciate everything they did and are happy to call them friends at the end of our journey!