"Twenty-five years ago we purchased a piece of property that we knew we would eventually build our dream retirement home on. We had known that Allen's would be building our house before we even had our first meeting with them. Their reputation for great quality, energy efficient homes was second to none and in this day and age, energy efficiency was a top priority of ours.
Over the years we discussed many floor plans and rejected them for one reason or another. Then one day when we were on Allen's web page, we saw one that, with a few modifications, would work. So when we moved back to Nova Scotia and had our first meeting with Donnie, we had a good idea of what we wanted. Immediately we knew that we had made the right choice to go with Allen's. Donnie walked us through the modifications we wanted and suggested some we hadn't even considered. He gave us our options on how involved in the building process we wanted to be, hammered out a budget with us and hired contractors to go in and clean the land for us. Donnie was just the first of many incredible people who would help us make our dream home a reality. We also owe thanks to Kevin, who drew up the plans. Barb, who showed unlimited patience with us in designing our kitchen and picking colors for walls and cabinets. Tim, for helping pick flooring that matched everything else (not as easy as it sounds) and Michelle, who every time we showed up at Allen's would track people down for us and take messages to pass on. We owe a special thank you to Jared and John, who actually built the house through the worse winter Nova Scotia has seen in a long time. Their attention to details and Jared's ability to look at our plans and make suggestions to improve them has made this a home to be proud of.
And then there is Phil. There are not enough words to convey our thanks to Phil for all he did for us. All those little pesky problems that you have building a house, Phil dealt with them. All those changes that you make to the house while it is under construction, Phil made them happen. All those text you send when ever something pops in your head, Phil always answered them.
Would we recommend Allen's? That would be a resounding yes."