Doug & Cindy Hollingsworth Round Hill, Va.
When looking for our retirement home, we decided that in order to get the house we were looking for, we were going to have to build. A friend had recommended John and Josh King years ago and when our realtor recommended them also, we knew they were the builder for us.
After showing them some house plans we liked, they were able to combine everything on our wish list into one floor plan and build us our dream home! It was so much fun watching the stages of our house as it became real and the contractors all agreed that we had chosen the best builders in Loudoun County!
John and Josh were always there to answer our questions and to lead us in the best direction to build a top quality home that we will enjoy for many years! Now that we have been in our new home for six months, we can truly say this house was built by the best. We are very impressed by the excellent workmanship and high quality of construction and would highly recommend John and Josh to our friends!
Doug & Cindy
Steve & Natasha Hamilton, Va.
We had the pleasure of working with John and Josh King for three years before building our home. Country Living Associates were true partners with us during the entire process; from finding the perfect lot to designing our home. During the construction process the Kings and all of their subcontractors were a pleasure to work with. Everyone took great pride in their work and their end goal was to ensure that we were pleased with the work they had done–and we are! We are now settled into our new home and are happier than we ever could have imagined with the decision we made to custom build our home with John and Josh. We know we can pick up the phone and call Josh at any time and consider him a friend! It was a pleasure to work with John and Josh. They are truly wonderful people and superb custom home builders.
Steve & Natasha
John & Chris Steigerwald Leesburg, Va.
We had wanted to renovate our kitchen for over a year. It took several months to determine what changes would best suit our family. But it took even longer to find a contractor we would trust with the project. After the initial consult with Josh King we knew we’d found a contractor with the knowledge, professional skill, experience & personal rapport we wanted.
Josh exceeded our expectations throughout the project. He miraculously turned our anticipated nerve wracking 8 weeks into a smooth and enjoyable renovation experience. One key to that was his constant communication and kind nature. His input & suggestions were vital to creating our dream kitchen. The quality of the work both he himself and his sub-contractors did is impeccable.
This was our first project with the Kings, but it won’t be our last!
John & Chris
Brian & Carol Young, Lincoln, Va.
During the summer and fall of 2010, my husband and I designed a custom home using an architectural software program. Our property is located in a rural, historic district and required approval from an architectural review board before a building permit would be issued. Finding the right custom builder to implement our one-of-a kind design was frustrating and challenging. After meeting John and Josh King, owners of Country Living Associates, we knew we were in good hands and that our vision would become a reality at a fair price. The project was completed in a timely manner. The quality of work done by the sub-contractors, and John and Josh personally, exceeded our expectations. The Kings are men of high moral character and every interaction with them was professional, pleasant and productive. The Kings were happy to answer the myriad of inevitable questions and provided thoughtful options on everything from construction methods to finish design elements. In May 2012 we received the Historic District Design Excellence Award for new construction in Loudoun County. We cannot thank the Kings enough for all of their patience and hard work. If you choose to build with them, it will be a decision you will not regret.
Brian & Carol Young
Rich & Lori Galloway, Purcellville, Va.
In the spring of 2010, when we decided to pursue purchasing land and building a custom home, it was easier for us to pick our builders than to find the plot of land and the house plan we wanted. In fact, we had Country Living Associates lined up to build our house weeks before any other parts of the puzzle came together! They were instrumental in helping us determine if the land we wanted would suit our needs and if the house layout was workable on that land once we were in the process of purchasing it, then they were able to tweak the floor plan to include changes more suited to our family’s specific desires and tastes. The subcontractors used by CLA were very professional and did a wonderful job creating a home that we will enjoy for many decades to come. John and Josh kept in contact with us each step of the way and were always quickly responsive to our questions and concerns, and they often offered suggestions that made our decisions much easier to make.
Rich & Lori Galloway
John & Kerrie Ely, Purcellville, Va.
Working with Country Living Associates was like working with family. John and Josh King are approachable and good listeners. They were able to take our ideas and work with those ideas in order to create the outcome that we wanted. We were able to open up our home and feel like they were treating it as if it were their own. We have loved both projects they have done for us allowing us to tell interested neighbors and friends who did the work . Living in Loudoun County all of our lives, it’s important that we have reliable workers that we can refer to others. We have that with Country Living Associates. We talk about our experience with them on a daily basis and look forward to more projects to come. It’s a wonderful feeling having such a big job feel so simple but that’s how we feel when Country Living Associates is working for us.
John and Kerrie Ely
Jeff Charron & Stasia Sowers, Purcellville, Va.
In the spring of 1999, we started out with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath cinder block ranch home (900sf) that was originally built in the late 1950s. We were happy to have it. At the time, it was all that we could afford.
Though the kitchen was large, it had problems, namely the washer and dryer were located across the room from the sink. There were a lot of steps from the refrigerator to the stove, and very little storage space for pots, pans, dishes and food.
Additionally, fixtures for plumbing were mismatched throughout the house. And storage throughout the house was very tight. The original roof was in desperate need of replacement.
Working with a tight budget in 2002, John & Josh came up with a two level addition that would be added to the rear of the original house. The addition gave us a Master Bedroom and full bath. The addition is well designed providing much needed space in the bedroom. The bathroom is comfortable with really cool plumbing fixtures and a pedestal sink, as well as a slate floor and shower. The 1st floor of the addition provided even more space to where we relocated the washer and dryer. We use the remaining space as a utility room.
Two years later, we asked Country Living Associates to install upgraded windows and doors throughout the original structure. This project lasted only a few days, but immediately we saw a significant savings on our energy bills.
On our third project, we remodeled the entire kitchen with new cabinets, granite countertops, new appliances, an additional prep sink (where the old washer and dryer fixtures were), my favorite, a new center island with storage and opened up the wall between the kitchen and the living room. Even a year after the completion of the project, I am amazed at how great the kitchen design is. Whether we are cooking or cleaning up, everything flows; everything is in just the right place.
As part of the third project, Country Living Associates replaced our roof and added a great-screened porch. The new roofline completely changed the appearance on the home. Now the house is true craftsman style, no more “Ranch”. And the screened porch is awesome. We are able to truly enjoy the view and the surrounding beauty of the land
Thanks John & Josh, your whole team does great work!
Jeff & Stasia
Dave & Kerry Dukinfield, Round Hill Va.
Often times when building a house, the toughest and probably most important decision to make is which builder to use. When we recently decided to put a large addition onto our house, that was one of the easiest decisions for us. Country Living Associates had built our original house ten years earlier and we wouldn’t consider anyone else for the addition. Once again, they made the building process enjoyable. From the design to the finishing touches, their expertise and craftsmanship prevailed. They keep good communication and are very reliable. Our project was completed ahead of schedule and surpassed our expectations.
Kerry & David Dukinfield
Jay & Rebecca Smith, Round Hill Va.
Country Living Associates built our house during the winter of 2007-2008, and we could not be happier! Their professional, yet very personable, approach made building our home such an enjoyable experience. Their overall knowledge and expert skill was clearly demonstrated in every aspect of the design and construction process. CLA is a building contractor we would highly recommend to anyone – ranging from the smallest remodeling job to the most expansive custom home. Everything we did was on a strict budget with a specific style in mind. CLA delivered a beautiful farmhouse under budget and in a timely manner without sacrificing any quality.
Jay and Rebecca Smith