The History of Gino's Homes
Gino Cotroneo's career as a homebuilder began decades ago in Italy. A carpenter and bricklayer by trade, he immigrated to Winnipeg from Italy in 1967 and started Gino's Homes the following year. From the company's modest roots building a handful of homes each year for friends and family, Gino's Homes has grown to become one of Winnipeg's most sought after builders and begins construction on 50-75 new homes per year.
"He started building one house at a time – he came to the land of opportunity and worked his buns off," the Gino's team explains.
What Sets Gino's Homes Apart
As the company has grown, they've built their reputation by building high-quality homes at a fair value. "The first thing that comes to most people's mind when they think custom is that it has to be expensive – we don't feel that way."
One of the things that sets them apart is that Gino's is a complete custom homebuilder and every single home they build is tailored to the customer. "We work together to come up with the perfect home plan," explains the Gino’s team. "Some clients have a rough plan in mind, or they have ideas based on pieces of homes they've seen us build. Others come in with a complete blank slate and we start with napkin sketches and go from there."
Defining the Gino's Style
While many customers feel that Gino's Homes has a distinctly European look, as a custom builder they have designed ultra modern/contemporary homes, very traditional homes, and everything in between.
"Take a look at ten different Gino's homes and you'll find that they are all so individualized – that's why people love us and come back to us to build 3-4 homes in their lifetime. From starting a family to spreading out when their careers take off to further on when their children have moved out and they're closer to retirement, at all of these stages they come back to us because of the quality, attention to detail and one-on-one service that they won't receive elsewhere."
As for changes that Gino's Homes has seen in recent years, many clients are moving away from fully open concept homes to a bit more separation between living areas. Also, placing more thought into how to incorporate outdoor spaces and even the garage into their home and lifestyle is a big trend.
Why Gino's Homes Loves Building in Sage Creek
"Sage Creek is the best development right now in southeast Winnipeg," the team answers when asked what sets the community apart. "It has everything! From the school being built, which is a huge draw, to the daycare, Tim Hortons, stores, shopping and the parks– it's a great community atmosphere. There is so much for families to do -to get out and meet people, it feels like a small town where residents really know each other."
Contact Gino’s Homes today and begin your dream home journey!