Our
Process

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Looking to build a house? We do that, and we will help you every step of the way.
Our
History

Image: Our History.
Providing Mid-Michigan with superior construction for over 50 years.
Image: Picture of framing. New house being built on-site.
 

Process

 
Looking to build a house? We do that, and we will help you every step of the way.

Note: While this chart shows the general sequence of project tasks, it does not represent the length of the project timeline. Many factors determine the length of the timeline such as project size, project complexity and the time of year. Some items may fall into other phases as circumstances dictate. You may be asked to review selections on occasion with our staff to verify your choices.

Prior to start of project

  • Finalize plans and contract
  • Call Miss Dig
  • Arrange for utilities
  • Prepare site
  • Stake project
  • Finalize plans and contract
  • Finalize all selections with product vendors (i.e. windows, doors, siding, brick, ceramic tile/hardwood flooring, cabinets, countertops, vinyl, laminate flooring and carpet, plumbing and light fixtures)

Foundation Phase

  • Excavate foundation
  • Pour footings
  • Pour foundation walls
  • Backfill

Framing Phase

  • Frame-in house
  • Shingle house
  • Pour basement floor
  • Pour garage floor

Trades Phase I

  • Rough-in plumbing
  • Rough-in heating
  • Rough-in electric
  • Building inspection
  • Install wall insulation

"Surfaces" Phase

Inside
  • Install drywall
  • Install garage doors
  • Paint: Primer and first coat on walls; paint/stain trim
  • Install ceramic tile/hardwood floors
  • Install ceiling insulation
Outside
  • Install siding
  • Install exterior brick

"Details" Phase

Inside
  • Install trim and cabinets
  • Paint: Finish coat and touch-ups
  • Install countertops
  • Install vinyl/laminate floors
Outside
  • Finish exterior concrete
  • Finish grade

Trades Phase II

  • Finish plumbing
  • Finish heating
  • Finish electric
  • Arrange for telephone/cable service

Finish Phase

  • Install mirrors
  • Install carpet
  • Final inspection
  • Final cleaning of project
  • Change utility accounts to owner’s name