Construction Schedule

Even as we complete each phase of the construction process, the homeowner selects the finishing touches in time for the next step. Together, we keep your building project on time and on budget.

View this page for the big picture, then download our Customer To Do List.

Construction Steps

Listed below are the general steps, in order, that we follow when building your home.

Homeowner Tasks

Listed below are the tasks the homeowner should complete along the way, to ensure a smooth and continuous construction project.



It's never too early to order shingles and have them available as soon as the house is framed.

Exterior Doors and Windows

Choose the exterior window colors as soon as the plans are done. This is important so we can order and receive the windows on schedule.

Custom exterior doors require more time to fabricate and deliver, and it is important for the framing carpenter to know the exterior door rough opening sizes.

Exterior Paint Color


During the initial framing phase, it is very important for the framing carpenter to know about any size requirements for fireplaces.

Plumbing Fixtures and Whirlpools

It is important that all shower and fixture valves are available during rough framing.

It is critical that the framing carpenter knows the dimensions of any whirlpool tubs.

Send Plans to Lumber Company

Stake Out House

Alert Excavator, Wall Contractor

Schedule Carpenter

Excavate Basement/Garage Footings

Footing Inspection

Sewer and Water Hook-up

Pour Wall/Brace Walls

Drain Tile and Waterproof

Underground Plumbing and Stone

Order Steel and Backfill Inspection

Set Steel and Pour Floors

Order Portojohn


Rough Carpentry

Brick and Stone

It is better to find a sample house with brick and stone you like, than to select from a display board.

Interior Doors

After rough carpentry is finished, the trim and interior doors are ordered.

Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

Measurements can begin as soon as the house is framed.

Tile (Floor, Backsplashes, Fireplaces)

Be sure to allow extra time for special order items.

Lighting Fixtures

Allow time for unique or special order items.

Granite Countertops

Measurements for granite countertops will begin as soon as the cabinets are installed.

Hardwood Flooring and Carpeting

Some hardwood flooring needs extra time to order, and hardwood may require additional time to acclimatize before installation.

Carpenters Frame House

Paint Exterior

Order Cabinets and Bricks/Angles

Order Tile and Shingles

Order Interior Trim

Measure for Drywall and Insulation

Apply Shingles

Rough Plumbing

Rough Heating

Rough Electrical and Inspections

Framing Inspections and Repairs

Insulate and Inspection

Put Up Drywall

Prime Walls


Finish Carpentry

Interior Wall and Trim Colors

Door and Cabinetry Hardware

Mailbox and Address Numbers

Install Tile

Install Cabinets, Order Tops

Install Trim

(Install Well/Septic If Needed)

Order Appliances

Paint Interior

Install Flooring, Shoe Molding

Final Plumbing, Heat, and Electric

Exterior Cement

Windows Cleaned, Screens On

Hardware Installed

Finish Grade

Final Inspections

Transfer Utilities to Customer

Receive Certificate of Occupancy for Bank

Page Last Revised: 5 Sep 2016