Testimonials & References

You already know that we are accredited and insured by the Better Business Bureau, but here’s what our customers and affiliates are saying about us…      We would also be happy to hear your feedback if you’d leave a comment below!

“A few years ago we decided to put an addition on our home. We wanted lots of windows, including some transoms located above a fireplace. We had known Sherm Sleper at ENCORE for a number of years and that he did construction work. So we decided to have him over to discuss this project. We also contacted two other contractors. In the end we went with ENCORE. What made the difference for us is that Sherm was also an architect and he knew how to flesh out the details and come up with a set of plans reflecting what we wanted. After a few modifications to those plans, construction was begun. The resulting product is something we have received many compliments on. We have been able to use this new space just as we had planned and we are thrilled to have it. If you are considering building an addition or some other project, it would be worth your while to bring ENCORE into your plans.”

-Bruce & Joan Prenosil

“We highly recommend Sherm Sleper and ENCORE Construction for your building and design needs. Sherm has directed the renovation of our 1932 four square home in rural Iowa including updating the original electrical and plumbing systems and the redesign of the kitchen and second floor to meet the demands of our active life. Throughout the process, Sherm has kept us apprised of the timeline, problems raised and kept the project on track. We find Sherm reliable, trustworthy and his design skills impressive. We highly recommend Sherm Sleper and ENCORE Construction for your building needs.

-Ross & Marybeth Tremblay

“September 8, 2011

Letter of Recommendation

The Community Housing Investment Corporation (CHIC) has worked with Mr. Sherm Sleper since 2003. His company ENCORE Construction and Design, Inc. has built a variety of homes for our INFIL affordable homes program. During his time we enjoyed a very positive relationship.

The task of building quality homes at affordable prices for low to moderate income households is a challenge. Sherm has helped CHIC meet this challenge by building homes in compliance with our high standards and he has succeeded our expectations in several ways.

Sherm Sleper’s strength lies in his design skills. Where other builders copy worn out designs, Sherm puts together designs that are fresh and appealing. He has the knack of being able to incorporate the features and the “look” of high end homes into the most compact of spaces. His homes are very attractive and popular with our buyers.

Sherm has been very responsive when CHIC has special needs or circumstances with which to deal. He quickly responded to a new program quality standard for improved energy efficiency and homeowner cost savings. Working with out independent assessment company, Sherm was able to adopt new methods which produce energy efficiency in homes. Sherm’s homes routinely qualify for the HUD Five Star Plus rating and certification. His homes receive some of our highest energy efficiency ratings.


Joe Kueper

Executive Director [of Council Bluffs Community Housing Investment Corporation]“




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