Village Home Stores is really four businesses designed to work together to help save you time and money all in one convenient location when updating, remodeling or building a new home.
Village Home Stores Philosophy:
"Discover and meet customer's needs by offering current, extensive and inspiring showrooms with quality products that fit within any given customer's budget."
While Village Home Stores is well entrenched in downtown Geneseo, it retains strong ties to its roots a few miles to the south. In 1984, the Ries family opened Village Hardware in Cambridge, Illinois. In many ways, this was the beginnings of the "Home Stores" concept. Village Hardware offered an always expanding array of many different product lines and services that related to home building or home remodeling. These product lines eventually would include both cabinetry and appliances.
We credit much of Village Home Store's success today, to the support that our original store received from the Cambridge community. While our showrooms are now located entirely in Geneseo, we are proud to continue to serve the Cambridge area and our many loyal customers there. We also are happy to support the Cambridge Main Street and Cambridge Historical Society.
In July 1998, Village Maytag opened its doors at its current location in Geneseo, Illinois offering sales and service of major household appliances. In 2000, Village Cabinetry's showroom opened adjacent to Village Maytag and was the basic beginning of Village Home Stores concept in Geneseo. During the next few years each business saw tremendous growth in replacement, remodeling and new construction sales. With the increase in business, a demand for a third product category, decorative lighting, was realized. Village Light Company completed the third business in the family of Village Home Stores. In early 2014 Village Home Stores brought back an area of product that we started with 30 years ago in Cambridge, floorcovering. With the addition of floorcovering and backsplash material we are becoming more and more complete in our efforts to help make your project as easy as possible and keep everything you need to shop for all under one roof here in our Geneseo showrooms.
With this in mind, Village Home Stores has recently expanded in an effort to continue offering showrooms that include the latest trends in home products. We have expanded yet again to add more display space and our new floorcovering department. We now have even more appliances, cabinetry and lighting on display. These recent additions to Village Home Stores will also help to continue the highest possible level of customer service, superior product presentations and the ease of customers doing business with the Village Home Stores.
We have incorporated a fully-functioning gourmet demonstration kitchen where we offer customers the opportunity to "Try It Before You Buy It". This kitchen is also used for charity cooking classes is a huge part of the way Village Home Stores gives back to the communities it serves.
In addition to our ever-evolving showrooms, Village Home Stores has continued to expand its expert staff to not only meet the needs of our local customers, but to allow us to serve customers outside of the Geneseo area. The addition of more sales staff has allowed us to serve customers in the extended Quad Cities up to a 200 mile radius from our store. See our service map to see if your home is within our coverage area. In fact, the tools that this website offers, allows many customers outside of our area to design and purchase products for their home easier than ever right from their own computer.
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
- John F. Kennedy
Village Home Stores vows to be around for many generations to come. To ensure continued success, the Ries family, will continue to look for ways to improve that coincide with the business philosophy and insure longevity. The businesses and showrooms found at the Village Home Stores will continue to evolve in order to keep the most up to date products on display and a product mix that gives customers the highest value in terms of quality and price. We attend many National trade show events and keep our thumb on the pulse of what is new and available for our customers. We are so thankful for the past 30+ years and look forward to see where we will be 30 years from now. What will the future bring for the Village Home Stores? Check back frequently to find out!