Building our home with Fine and Sons Homebuilders was a pleasure!  James and Jen are professional and efficient at their jobs, while still being caring and concerned about their clients’ needs.  We were out-of-state clients which added an extra burden to their building process, but they went above and beyond to check with us with any questions and keep us informed along the way.   They stand behind their work, doing everything possible to make their customers happy.  We are very pleased with our Amwood home built by Fine and Sons, and we would highly recommend them for all your building needs.


Gaye and Mike Lundgren

Stanton, Iowa

- We highly recommend Fine & Sons!

A few years ago, a friend of mine and I were talking about our plans for the future. I told her that we would like to build a home. She told me that if she were going to build a home, she would contact James and Jen Fine. A few months later, I ran into Jen and told her that I would like her to build our dream home. She smiled and told me that she would be glad to do that. In the meantime, Trent and I started to look at floor plans. We looked at many different plans, but we always came back to the same one. One day he asked me if I would like to build a home. Immediately I responded yes, because I didn’t want to give him a chance to change his mind. He asked me who we should get to build our home. Remembering what my friend said, I told him, James and Jen Fine.

Something that encouraged us to choose to work with James and Jen, was their WEBSITE. We were inspired by all of the different pictures of interiors and exteriors. We also liked how each house had a style of its own. When we contacted the Fines to ask if they could build a home based on the floor plan that we had found, they asked us to see it. After looking at it, James said that that would be no problem.

Many people have told us that they would never want to build a new home because there were too many decisions to make. Yes, there are many decisions to make, but you don’t make all of the decisions on the same day. Jen was terrific at pacing us, by giving us two or three things to think about at a time. She also was very helpful because she gave us plenty of online and in town resources to look at and to consider. This helped us to decide what we would like. There were many times when she would invite us to look at her house, or one of their condos, or send us home with samples of the products we would be choosing. Jen has the patience of a saint!

Another advantage to working with Jen is her honesty. She always told us what she really thought when we asked for her opinion. She also let us know what the standard choices were, and if our deviation would be an upgrade or whether we would receive money back. The Fines quotes were always accurate, so if you are trying to stay within a budget, James and Jen will help you do just that.

What we liked best about working with James is his expertise with carpentry. He built us the most beautiful cabinets and pantry. Now we have space to put things away and to find them again! When you walk in the house, the first thing you smell is the woodwork. This is really impressive considering that we live on a farm! Besides the cabinetry, we also love our attractive bamboo floors and all of the natural sunlight that comes in our many new windows. Probably the trickiest part of our decision process was coordinating our exterior. We wanted a combination of: brick, stone, shakes siding, and traditional siding. James and Trent were able to visualize the best way to put all of those materials together, and to include windows and a porch. The result was breathtaking! We are so thankful that we chose to build with James and Jen Fine, and we couldn’t be happier with the home of our dreams!

Jane and Trent Mayer

Essex, Iowa

- Thank you James & Jen!