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The Story of Country Lane Homes

Country Lane Homes was founded in 1984 by Bob and Helen Foss. The previous year they had purchased a manufactured home community named Birchwood Estates in Lewiston, Maine. Soon the community was full and the demand for sites was high so the Fosses purchased the adjacent drive-in movie theater and expanded the community onto the land previously occupied by the drive-in. At this point in time they also changed the name of the community to Country Lane Estates.

People kept asking the Fosses if they could buy a home directly from them, so they decided to start a company to sell homes as well. They named the company Country Lane Homes. The business continued to expand to include sectional manufactured homes and modular homes and it also began selling homes onto private sites, helping customers obtain financing, and doing site-work to make things as easy as possible for its customers. Thus the famous jingle was born – “Country Lane Homes – Where Home Buying is Easy!” Through the years Bob and Helen also purchased two additional manufactured home communities – Stetson Brook Estates in Lewiston, and Pleasant View Estates in Mechanic Falls. These three communities have become known as some of the best well-kept and nicest manufactured home communities in Maine.

In 1998 Bob and Helen sold Country Lane Homes to their daughter Sandra and her then future husband Peter. They were working in accounting and finance at a technology corporation in Boston and decided to move to Maine to take advantage of the opportunity to run their own business. Sandra and Peter have helped Country Lane Homes consistently earn some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in New England on surveys sent directly to customers from home manufacturers. They have expanded into new modular and manufactured home product lines and new sources of financing to provide the best possible selection of homes at the most reasonable prices to their customers. In 2014, Sandra and Peter also bought Pleasant View Estates from Bob and Helen and changed the name to Maple Hill Estates.

Country Lane Homes owes much of its success to its outstanding employees and subcontractors, many of whom have worked for the company for over 25 years! To this day, the company thrives by continuing on with its original mission of providing affordable, quality homes with outstanding service, and by always doing so while treating people with honesty, courtesy, and respect.

Why buy your home from Country Lane Homes?

Proven Performance – We consistently receive some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in New England for sales, set-up, and service from customer surveys submitted to our home manufacturers.

Quality and Value – Our homes are better constructed using higher quality materials than homes from our competitors, giving our customers lower maintenance costs and higher resale values!

Experience – We have been in business since 1984 and use our extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of construction and finance to make the home buying process easy for you!

Selection – We offer many great floor plans from the nation’s best home manufacturers. We can also have a custom home built just for you.

Real Estate Services – We offer fully licensed real estate services through our affiliated real estate company – Imagine Real Estate, Inc. This allows us to help you find land, sell your current home, or purchase an existing home that is on it’s own land.

Peace of Mind – We take pride in being the most trusted company in Maine for affordable, quality homes!

On Budget.  On Time.  Every Time.

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