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What makes our home the best?

We take pride in our homes and their features. There are countless options available for your new cardinal home. You dream it, we build it.


  • Cabinets are custom ordered for each kitchen. A wide range of possible layouts and options exist.
  • Oak recessed panel doors are standard in kitchen & baths.
  • Upgrades include raised panel oak, white, maple, cherry, or hickory.
  • Post-formed counter tops with backsplash. (Avonite solid surface also available)
  • Pre-formed, marbleized vanity tops are optional.

Exterior Doors

  • 36″ Fiberglass insulated doors are standard.
  • Swinging and sliding patio door options available.
  • Keyed alike.
  • Doorbell, front & back.

Exterior Walls

  • 2 x 4 studs at 16″ O. C. (Optional: 2 x 6 w/R-19 insulation required in certain areas)
  • Double studs at all door and window openings.
  • Double top plate, single bottom.
  • Headers over window and door openings, according to code.
  • 7/16″ O.S.B. sheathing, glued and nailed.
  • R-15 fiberglass batts in 4″ sidewall.
  • Felt paper around all window and door openings.
  • Building wraps applied over sheathing. (Foam optional)


  • Engineered I joists LVL and OSB Web, 19.2″ OC on 24 ft. wide, 16″ OC on 28 ft. and 30 ft. wide.
  • A.P.A. rated 3/4 T&G Plywood floors, glued and nailed. (OSB is available)
  • Single LVL Band Joists up to 48’ (Forms center girder with 4 members at marriage line)
  • Double Band Joists for 50’ and longer. (Forms center girder with 4 members at marriage line)
  • Alternative: Webbed Joists or 2×10’s.
  • Joist hangers on center girder.
  • R-30 fiberglass insulation.

General Notes

  • Studs are stud grade, Lumber is SPF or SYP, kiln-dried, #2 unless otherwise specified.
  • If you have a special request, please ask. We have probably done something like it before.

Interior Doors and Trim

  • Primed 6-panel pre-hung doors are standard. Other specialty doors as available.
  • Primed wood moldings are standard. Other specialty trims as available.
  • Optional stained trim & doors available.
  • Privacy locksets (lever handle) are standard on all baths and bedrooms.

Interior Partitions

  • Interior partitions are 2 x 4 at 16″ centers with 1/2″ gypsum board both sides. (Taped, sanded & primed)
  • Marriage walls are 2 x 4 at 16″ centers with 1/2″ gypsum board inside and 7/16″ O.S.B. outside.


  • 200 amp electrical distribution service.
  • Electric baseboard heat is optional. Other systems site-installed by Builder.
  • Copper wiring sized to fixture, #12 gauge wire minimum. All wiring per NEC.
  • Switches, receptacles, smoke detectors, and fixtures are U/L approved and wired to comply with NEC.
  • Brushed aluminum, filtered range hood, standard.
  • Vented bath fans are standard in all bathrooms.
  • Quotes are given on special orders, based on availability and ability to incorporate into system.


  • Supply distribution is PEX, sized as required by the number of fixtures down-line.
  • DWV is PVC schedule 40, sized as required.
  • One-piece fiberglass tub/shower, porcelain sink and water saver commode in white or bone.
  • Stainless steel, double-bowl kitchen sink with single-lever faucet standard.
  • Pressure balanced mixing valves in all showers.
  • Wide range of upgrade fixtures available.

Roof System

  • Engineered roof systems built to exceed the requirements in the state of intended delivery.
  • 7/16″ O.S.B. sheathing.
  • 50 yr Architectural shingles with 15# felt underlay. (30 yr shingles available)
  • Metal drip-edge shingle molding on all eaves
  • R-30 fiberglass batt (R38 optional)
  • 1/2″ High-Strength Gypsum board, taped, mudded and textured. (Optional smooth ceiling primed only)
  • Minimum attic venting ratio is 1:300, or 1:150 depending on technical aspects of the design.


  • Solid color vinyl. (Options prep for brick, etc.)
  • Specialty sidings, trim, shutters (front), vents, etc., are also possible, subject to availability.


  • Vinyl framed, double-glazed w/Low E, single-hung windows with grills and screens (bottom sash tilts out).
  • Double-hung windows optional.
  • Special configurations including bays, palladian windows, irregular shapes and other special orders may be available.

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