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201 E Main Street

St Charles, Iowa

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OUR PROCESS

Building a new home can be an exciting yet overwhelming time for many. We make the process as simple and seamless as possible by following this process/timeline and working with you each step of the way.

INITIAL

MEETING

This meeting will include discussing your wants and/or needs in your home. We will also discuss square footage, home style, budget and timeline. 

BLUEPRINTS

After the initial meeting we will discuss the blueprints and floorplans and dive more into the specifics of your home plan.

At this time, we can provide a projected estimate for a similar build (exact estimate will be determined at a later time).

Agreement meeting

You will be presented with the Blueprint Retainer Agreement while meeting with the draftsman to create the finalized home plan. This will ensure your place in building with Johnson Construction. 

REVISIONS

Johnson Construction will work closely with the draftsman and you to provide educated revisions to develop the final blueprint for your home. 

Bid specification meeting

Final blueprint (for bid) will be discussed and approved to allow Johnson Construction to seek quotes. We will discuss interior/exterior specifications to get the best understanding of your wants/needs to provide a more precise estimate.

ESTIMATE PRESENTATION

Johnson Construction will present the final estimate to build your home, understanding that this is a cost-plus estimate.

Contracts

Once approved, we will sign contract agreements for the entirety of the project. 

LET'S BUILD!

Congratulations! We're ready to build your new home!

Check out our Home Building Process below!

OUR BUILDING PROCESS

Excavation

Construction begins with home site excavation. Your home's position is staked on the lot and prepped for the foundation. For homes with a basement, the concrete footing - the base on which your home's foundation will rest - is poured, and when it's set, a gravel fill is placed around the footing or under the basement slab for drainage.

Foundation

This is when concrete is poured into foundation form panels. Once the concrete is set, foundation waterproofing is applied, and drain tile piping is installed. Underground plumbing is installed and tied into the sewer/septic system. Next your basement slab is poured, and the concrete floors are finished.

 

*Windows should be selected and ordered during this phase.

FRAMING

Your home is about one third of the way through the construction process! In the framing phase, the subfloor, walls, and roof structure are built, and your roof is shingled. Window and door units are installed, and any backfilling around the foundation is done.

 

*All selections should be made by the time framing is complete. Appliance and cabinet layout should also be completed and approved.

ROUGH MECHANICS

Mechanical portions of building including heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electric have started. This is a busy time in the construction phase, as plumbing and indoor sewer pipes, your furnace and ducts, and electric wiring, outlets, and switches are installed. (Prewire to AV & central vac, if needed.) Insulation is installed in the walls, and drywall is staged in each room for future installation. Water, gas and electric utilities are also connected to your home.  This is the phase when your mechanical and electrical walk through will take place.

Drywall

The drywall phase of home construction shows progress rather quickly. Rooms are separated and divided, giving you the visual effect of each space. Drywall is hung and finished, and the ceilings are insulated. Outside brick, stone and siding are installed; and your home site is graded for drainage and to prepare for the driveway, patios, walks, and so on. Once the drywall is finished, we will do a trim walk through to go over details.

Finish

The finishing phase is probably one of the most exciting phases. You'll see many of the selections you made come to life. Johnson Construction will be  installing kitchen and bath cabinetry, countertops, mirrors, medicine cabinets, interior doors and trim, stair rails, and many other detail features. Kitchen appliances and hard flooring - vinyl, ceramic, and hardwood - are installed, and both the interior and exterior of your home are painted.

Finish Mechanics

"Finish mechanics" are the visible portions of the rough mechanics. Plumbing hardware, such as faucets, showerheads, commodes, and so on, are installed. Switch plates, plug covers, and light fixtures are put into place, as are your thermostat, outdoor air/heat pump unit, and register and return air covers. Carpeting is installed, and your yard is finish-graded, seeded or sodded. The home construction process is nearing completion.

Punch LIst

During this construction phase, finishing touches are added, such as cleaning the windows, floors, baths, kitchen, and much more. We will be collecting final invoices and getting ready to close on your new home. This is a time when the house is gone over with a fine tooth comb to make sure it is move in ready! 

WELCOME

HOME!

The time as finally come. Your home is clean and ready for you to move in! As you make your house a home, please call us with any questions. Enjoy!