New Home Standard Features

We build custom homes to fit your needs and budget so you really define the standard features for your new home. There are certain aspects of building high performance homes that we consider to be a minimum standard. This list below will provide you some of those features.

Architectural Design Services

We will create a custom home to your specific requirements, build one of our existing designs or provide design assistance to improve or value engineer existing plans.

Comfortable & Dry Lower Level

  • 9’-0” high poured concrete walls with 4″s of exterior EPS foam insulation (R-14)
  • Rubberized Asphalt Waterproofing on foundation
  • 4″s of high density polystyrene foam insulation under basement floor (R-14)
  • Basement rough-in for future bath
  • Fibertec triple pane fiberglass windows


  • Energy Star and Focus on Energy certification.
  • R-22 – 6” structural insulated panels (SIPs) plus 1” R-4 EPS foam as waterproof barrier
  • LP Smart siding with 15 year paint warranty
  • Miratec soffit, fascia and corner trim
  • Cultured stone accents
  • Owens Corning high definition 35 year dimensional shingles
  • 3 feet of ice and water shield at eaves
  • Fibertec Triple pane fiberglass windows & sliding doors
  • Cedar or Miratec window trim details
  • Therma-Tru entry doors
  • Two car garage (stick framed) with 2” insulated steel door


  • Engineered 11-7/8” Open Joist floor joists
  • Primer and (2) coats of Sherwin Williams low VOC paint


  • 200 amp underground service with standard hook ups
  • Recessed light fixtures
  • Quiet bath fans vented to ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator)
  • Generous lighting fixtures allowance


  • Attic – R-60 4” air infiltration resistant Icynene® R-15 plus R-45 blown cellulose
  • Walls – R-26:  6” SIPs R-22 plus 1” EPS R-4
  • Box sills – R-26 Icynene® R-22 plus 1” EPS R-4
  • Foundation – R-14 EPS at walls (4″) and R-14 EPS under floor (4″)
  • Windows up to R-7 (U-Values to 0.15)


  • 3 Panel Poplar or painted interior doors with schlage hardware
  • Wood railing at stairway
  • Custom Cabinets from “Cabinetry Plus”
  • Granite counter top in preferred stock color
  • Wood flooring in kitchen, dinette and foyer
  • Tile flooring in bathrooms
  • Generous carpet allowance

Heating & Air Conditioning

  • Variable speed gas furnace
  • 13 seer Carrier air conditioner
  • Energy recovery ventilator (ERV)
  • Honeywell media air cleaner


  • On-demand Condensing hot water heater
  • Moen or Kohler fixtures
  • Toto low flow toilets
  • Standard sewer & water hook ups

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