After many weeks of viewing numerous existing and newly-built homes, I decided that to get the features that I wanted, I was going to need to do new construction. New to the area, Able Home Builders’ name was given to me as being a quality homebuilder with strong commitment to energy efficiency at a reasonable price. In my initial meeting with Willie Delfs it was very apparent that this was a hands on builder that did quality work but had budget awareness. I was immediately impressed with their superior workmanship, attention to details, focus on energy efficiency, and quality of products that they used. I encountered great communication and willingness to accommodate my needs and dreams. They customized a plan that was what I wanted. I was told that building a new house can be extremely stressful, but that was not the case for me. Able Home Builders were very willing to listen to my concerns and looked for ways to incorporate my style and designs into the plans. They came up with great suggestions and solutions to problems that we incorporated in the process. I was always informed of the progress and they were always available to discuss different issues. I would supply a picture and they would create the design. I was very impressed by the positive feedback I would get from outside people or suppliers when I would mention the ABLE name. It was a great partnership that created a beautiful home in the end.
I also would like to commend the Able Home Builders crew. They were always very pleasant and open to my suggestions, true skilled professionals.
Able Home Builders made my new home dreams come true by meeting all deadlines. We set a completion date and the completed my home prior to that date. I would highly recommend the “ABLE” way.
Melanie and I just wanted to drop you a note thanking you for the wonderful job you did in building our lake home. From the start you were there to assist us in designing the home, moving walls, where’s the best place to put a water heater and furnace, what size of heat pump was best for this house in the climate zone we are in, etc. You provided so many options for us to choose from we felt we could really design a custom home that suits our needs now as well as our future retirement years.
Since this is not a primary residence for us it was important that this home be built extremely energy efficient. WOW, what low heating and cooling bills we have. The home is never too hot and never too cold, always just perfect.
The quality in which you have built our dream home is top notch. Never have I felt safer in a summer storm and just as cozy in a winter blizzard. The home is airtight and built to last many lifetimes. The craftsmanship is equally impressive. Beautifully designed rooms and flowing walkways. Rounded corners on every wall edge, flooring that makes walking from room to room a pleasure and an entryway that announces a spectacular home. A wood stove that has already had many fish (mostly lies I’m sure) stories told by it and s’mores made for the children.
On a final note, the deck and dock combination you built is the talk of the canals. What a beautiful place to sit and watch the time go by. I sit out there for hours watching my children and grandchildren fish and play.
Thanks for the wonder future memories.
P.S. we’ve purchased a lot across the street and look forward to you building a garage (toy box) for us in the coming years.
My wife Jane and I recently had our dream home built by Able Home Builders and I felt compelled to offer a letter of recommendation and thanks given the absolutely wonderful experience we had working with them.
I met Willie Delfs while serving as President of the Sioux City Optimist Club where he was past President and the current Secretary/Treasurer. At that time, two things impressed me about Willie: First, he was taking the time to give back to the community in which he lived and worked. Secondly, if Willie said something was going to get done, it got done the right way and in a prompt manner. I remember thinking that if I ever chose to build a home, I wanted someone with the integrity that I saw in Willie.
When that time arrived I did not hesitate to call Able and ask them to build the house to the custom plan we had designed. I knew that Willie was the President of the Homebuilders Association and that Able had won numerous awards and recognition for the quality and energy efficiency of their homes. Willie was a tremendous help every step of the way. From referring us to a designer to draw the blue-prints to working with the utility providers to help us earn rebates on appliances. He even attended a County Zoning Commission meeting in order to help present my case for a variance based upon where I wanted to build my home. That’s what I call going the extra mile!
During the construction itself I was amazed at the cohesiveness of the Able team. From the core Able family of Willie, Jeff “Woody” Delfs, John, Greg and Mark to the quality subcontractors involved, it was easy to see the respect with which Able Home Builders was viewed. Jane and I were always welcomed at the job site by all and were comfortable dealing with every member of the team in terms of asking for advice and getting any questions we had answered. It was clear to us that these folks weren’t just punching the clock each day, they really were as excited as we were in watching the house go from plan to completion. The pride they take in their work is evident in the fine craftsmanship of our home. In the end, they made us feel as much a part of the building process as they were.
To Willie, Woody and the Boys – Thank you for making the building so much fun! We love our new home but will sincerely miss working with you guys!
To anyone considering building a home – Able is the way to go. Period. Feel free to call me for a viewing of our home at 1905 Elk Creek Road in rural Sergeant Bluff.
Dear Delfs Brothers,
This is a letter to express my appreciation for the great work you did on our basement remodel. We are very impressed with the fine quality of workmanship shown in all of the work done at our house. Everything from the texture on the ceiling to the shelf in the utility room reflect the high standards of your work.
Your workmen were always pleasant and fun to be around and they were very good at picking up all of their work area at the end of each day. And, perhaps best of all, they were there when they said that they would be. I could count on them.
I am recommending your company to all of my friends and family. Again, I want to thank you for the great job that you did.
Dear Able Guys & Girls,
Wow! What a house warming gift. You really surprised us. Thank you so much for the towels, dish cloth and gift certificate. We will soon be shipping at Pier One to find just the right item for our home and to find something to help us to remember all of you.
You’ve worked so hard on our house to make it just right for us. We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your work, working with you and to take an opportunity to say “thank you.”
We’ve lived here eight months now and have enjoyed every minute of that time. Part of our enjoyment has been recognizing the quality of workmanship that went into the construction. Not every Able Homebuilders’ homeowner has the opportunity to complete the finish work on a house and see the quality of construction. We have had that opportunity and are pleased with what we find on the surface and behind the scenes. It’s not difficult to see why you were named Siouxland Builder of the Year for 1999. We’re very pleased our home could be one of your projects for such an exciting year for Able Homebuilders.
All of you have been a pleasure to work with throughout the project, and we’ve truly enjoyed getting to know you.
Thank you to your entire staff and subcontractors for everything you’ve done for us.
To Whom It May Concern: I had the opportunity to work with Able Builders in the construction of my home at 519 Broadmoor in Sioux City, Iowa. I reside in Wisconsin, so I was concerned about making decisions from afar. With the help of C.L. Delfs and all the folks at Able Builders, the process was made very simple. They went over and above what I expected of them, and kept me very informed as to what stage of the construction they were in. There were never any surprises, or any costs that weren’t fully discussed or explained to me in advance, and the final cost of the home was within dollars of what was quoted to me in the beginning. I am very pleased with the final product, and am impressed with Able Builders for their commitment to making their customer happy. I would highly recommend them to anybody that was looking to build a brand new home.
After searching for that perfect already built home in our price range, we realized that to get what we really wanted we should build our own home. We knew that building our own home would mean that everything would be exactly as we wanted, from room shapes to colors, designs and styles.
There was only one choice for us when it came time to select a builder for our “Dream Home” and that was Able Home Builders. C.L., Willie and Jeff Delfs left a great impression on us from the initial meeting and throughout the building of our home. Yes we call it a ‘Home’ because it’s more than just a house. This was three and one half months of decisions and opinions that we were able to make without fear due to the impeccable nature of Able Home Builders. We stopped by the home site on a daily basis and never were we ever made to feel uncomfortable or be treated as a nuisance by them. They eagerly approached us and informed us of what was going on that day and where they expected to be by the end of that day.
Never in our life would we have expected a home building experience to be as wonderful as this was! We have been living in our ‘Home’ now for over ten years and from day one we felt like this home was a part of us. Whenever we have questions about anything dealing with our home, we never hesitate to call Able, and thankfully they are always eager to speak to us and answer our questions.
Should you ever decide to have a home builder construct your perfect home, our suggestion would be to contact Able Home Builders. In an era where most businesses are in search of the almighty dollar, it is sure a pleasure to work with one whose first interest is you.
Recently my wife and I solicited a bid from Able Homebuilders to complete our basement of approximately 1200 square feet including the addition of an egress window and a full bath. Willie Delfs, president of Able Homebuilders, provided a very timely bid while also offering a realistic timeline from start to finish. Not only was the bid very competitive with other area builders, it included high quality products I would not have anticipated given previous bids. The project was completed in six weeks and under budget. As the general contractor, Willie proved to be available and responsive to our needs. While he was open to upgrades throughout the project, 99 percent of the decisions were made before the first board was cut. This was a significant investment for our family and Willie did a wonderful job helping us to understand the process and the costs involved. Whether you are considering building a new home, renovating or finishing space, I recommend you consider Able Homebuilders. They provide customer friendly service and support it with hard-working tradesmen committed to completing a quality job on time and on budget.
Dear Able Guys,
It has been my pleasure to work with Able Home Builders for about 6 years. Their attention to detail, coordination of subcontractors, and customer satisfaction is something they strive for in every project. Their employees are a pleasure to work with and have the same high standards. The homes built by Able meet or exceed the MidAmerican Energy Star program. As their heating contractor I see their commitment to providing well built energy efficient homes. It is with great confidence in Able Home Builders I would recommend them for your next project.
Pres., Trucke Heating and Air Inc.
Greetings to Willie Delfs and his Crew at Able Home Builders,
Just a brief note to thank you and your associates for allowing us the opportunity to work with you. Your professionalism and constant efforts reflect in your building skills and customer relationships. Thank you and your associates for allowing us the opportunity to work with you.
In a continuing effort to build our customer base, we think our relationship with Able Home Builders is a model example and we look forward to our future relationship and our continued success.
Sincerely, Dave Gill
President, Metro Electric, Inc.