Testimonials

My family rented on Hills Beach for twenty four years and my husband and I just loved this coastal Maine community. Through the years we looked at homes in the area from time to time. Six years ago I came across a real estate add, which really intrigued me because it was new construction and in a perfect location. Gary and Dan Collin built us the quintessential Maine cape. I was able to make several changes in the interior design, which better met my needs and gave the home the overall charm it has today. They were so accommodating and are such talented builders. In fact, Gary and Dan remain the best resource for all our home owner requirements. Old Pool Road, with its friendly neighbors and proximity to Hills Beach, Biddeford Pool and the beach, Cape Porpoise, and Kennebunkport, has much to our delight become our home away from home.
 
 
Terrie Sharp......Milford, Massachusetts




We have lived in our Collin Homes, Inc. built home since 2002 and are still enjoying and appreciating it. We purchased the house when it was 75% completed and had made our decision to buy based on the design and quality of the workmanship throughout. Over the years, we have continued to rely on Gary and Dan to maintain and add to our home.

In 2008 Gary and Dan built a seamless addition to our home. They came in on budget and worked with us to maximize our investment.We felt free to ask questions and explore building options. The end product was exactly what we had hoped for. Dan and Gary build an excellent house, and more importantly, build and maintain excellent customer relationships. We gladly recommend Collin Homes- Dan, Gary, and their crew, and would be happy to speak further on their behalf.

Eileen Foley and Chris Sorrentino
 




Dear Dan and Gary,

This is a long overdue letter expressing our satisfaction and delight with our construction project.  It was a cross between a renovation and new construction, with the second floor being saved while the entire understructure was razed and replaced, amazing to think back on it now.  You said you could do it!  As we have settled into our very comfortable results, we are continually being reminded of your attention to detail, your quality work throughout, and your invaluable help in guiding us in making good decisions. 

Despite our pushing back the start date to the last possible moment, you managed to hit our completion date, and while we didn’t come in under budget, we held closely to the budget and with your help made informed budget choices.  A challenging issue that again is to your credit is that we live 3 hours away from the project, so many issues needed to be resolved by phone or email, and our trust in your information was well founded.  Your thoroughness in explaining the situations found or the decisions necessary were always helpful, and as we went along, we trusted your recommendations completely.  We felt that you were always looking out for our interests and striving for the best practical quality solution.  There were countless small (and large) instances of this that we’re still appreciating.

We chose to do this project with you in large part due to a recommendation we had from friends who did a major house renovation with you.  If anything, they understated their positive experience, as we have absolutely no regrets.  The process went as smoothly as it possibly can (and we did have some complex issues), and we couldn’t be more pleased with the final product.  Thank you!

Sincerely,

Leslie Smith




My family bought our first home in December 2006.  The process seemed overwhelming, as it likely does with many first time homebuyers.  Fortunately, we met Gary and Dan Collin through our Realtor and, from that point on, the process was simple.  Even though the house we ultimately purchased was in process of being built when we first saw it, we were lucky enough to be able to customize many of its features – flooring throughout, lighting, and countertops to name a few.  Working with Gary and Dan was always easy and efficient.  They were professional, personable, focused, and highly knowledgeable.  If working with a first time homebuyer was at any point frustrating for them, they certainly never showed it – from the first time looking at the house, to meetings related to the above mentioned choices, to planning the finishing touches, even the closing!  In fact, even after we moved into our home, they were always available to answer questions that we had.  My family and I feel secure every day to live in a home that was well built by highly reputable local builders.  We are planning to soon add (an addition) to the home and, although we could choose anybody for the job, my first choice would, again, be Gary and Dan.  I don’t know what better endorsement I could offer! 

I would 100% recommend Gary and Dan to any potential home owner planning on building a new home, or adding to their existing home.  I’m certain that you wouldn’t be disappointed.

-Brett Gould (and Family)




We hired the Collin Homes to do a major renovation of our vacation home in Biddeford Pool based on the recommendation of neighbors who had just completed their new home with them. Starting with a sketch and some vague concepts of a lay-out, Gary was able to convert those ideas into working plans and drawings. They started the day after Labor Day, and we were able to move in on New Years Day, just three months after they started work.  We were off site for most of that time, but Dan and Gary kept us informed of progress by email and were always there for the visits we were able to make back to the Pool.  As with any renovation of an old house, unforeseen issues arose, including seriously sagging roof beams. Gary & Dan were able to get an engineer on the job immediately to advise them on handling the problem without throwing us off schedule.  Everything was done with professional skill and talent, and we could not be more satisfied with the work.  Well after the job was completed, the Gary & Dan were there to answer questions or fix a broken lock or window.  We can recommend them without reservation and will use them again for any future projects we may have.  

Barbey and Ned Dougherty
 




Most people dread the thought of renovations or building a new house.  We were pleasantly surprised.
 
Dan Collin built our new house in Maine.  He and his crew showed up on time and worked efficiently.  We built our house ahead of schedule and the costs were in line with our expectations.  Dan was always courteous, conscientious, and reliable.  We were very satisfied with the process and we love our new house.  We recommend Dan to our friends in the area, and we continue to call Dan for yearly maintenance jobs and new projects in our house.  We highly recommend Dan and Collin Homes to anyone whom is thinking about renovating or building a house. 
 
Sincerely
Kevin Foley and Leah Flanigan



Gary & Danny.....

I want to let you know how much I am enjoying my new home. It truly is a quality home. The more I am here, the more I know how fortunate I am to have been able to find and purchase it. It is very apparent that you all put in a lot of thought and planning when building this house. The space is used in such a way that the house feels cozy yet spacious.

Thank you again, Paula Reid




Dear Dan & Gary,

It was a pleasure doing business with you both. You have by far exceeded our expectations of your workmanship! You covered every detail from top to bottom and now our house looks beautiful.

We hope to do business with you in the future to have our bathroom redone.

Again, thank you for all your work!

Dick & Sandy Boissoneault




Dear Gary & Dan, We appreciate the amazingly good results of all the work done on our house by you guys. Thank you! Phil & Peggy