Welcome Home! Although the Village Home Stores name is relatively new, the business concept is not. Village Home Stores are three businesses designed to work together to help save you time and money as well as help complete your home in one convenient location when updating, remodeling or building a new home. Village Maytag Home Appliance Center, Village Cabinetry and Village Light Company are separate businesses owned and operated by Art, Rob and Jim Ries.
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. The addition of the decorative lighting product category and the additional showroom space has helped continue and add to growth of all three businesses inside Village Home Stores.
Village Home Stores Philsophy:
Discover and meet customer’s needs by offering current, extensive and inspiring showrooms with quality products that fit within any given customer’s budget.
With this in mind, Village Home Stores has recently expanded in an effort to continue offering showrooms that include that latest trends in home products Additional displays, two conference rooms and employee office space has been added displaying even more appliances, cabinetry and lighting. 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. It has also incorporated a demonstration kitchen which will also be used for charity cooking classes and will be a huge part of the way Village Home Stores will be giving back to the communities it serves.
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. This could include new manufacturers in any or all of our businesses’ product categories or even new businesses added to the family of existing stores.