Our Standards


Our Reputation Of Excellence - Redefining "Standard"!


Standard features include excavating & regrading (extra dirt or not enough dirt is owners cost), blueprints, sewer & water hookups.

  • Foundation

    • 8 x 20 concrete footers
    • 8” block walls – 12- course high
    • Waterproofing below grade basements only footer drains
    • 24” high gravel backfill
    • 4” concrete basement & garage floor
  • Framing

    • 2”x 8” cca treated sliplates w/sillseal
    • 8” steel beam on 3” steel posts
    • 2” x 10” floor joists @ 16” o.c.
    • ¾” osb t & g subfloor – glued & nailed ext. & int. Walls – 2” x 4”studs @ 16” o.c.
    • 1st floor 9’ standard ceiling
    • 2nd floor 8’ standard ceiling
    • House wrap on entire house and garage
    • 7/16” osb ext. Wall sheating
    • 1/2” osb roof sheating
    • 30 year warranty on shingles over 15 year synthetic felt air vent & ridge vent, ice guard bottoms and valleys
  • Exterior Finish

    • Aluminum ventilated soffit
    • Seamless aluminum spouting
    • Atrium vinyl clad tilt windows – single hung (white)
    • Atrium vinyl patio
    • insulated fiberglass entrance doors
    • Insulated steel overhead garage door ( chi ) model 2283
    • Concrete drive & walks on city approved lots (only)
  • Insulation

    • R–15 insulation in all exterior walls
    • R-49 blown fiberglass in house ceiling with seal package
  • Interior Walls & Trim

    • 5/8” textured drywall on garage walls & ceiling
    • ½” drywall on house walls 5/8 ceilings
    • Painting on allowance
    • 6 panel masonite doors
    • 2-1/4” wood casing & windowsills or 3 mdf casing
    • 3-1/2” wood baseboards or 5 ½ mdf baseboards
    • Closetmaid vinyl coated shelves & rods
    • Kitchen and bath cabinets per plan stained merillat
  • Plumbing

    • abs schedule 40 waste lines
    • pex plastic water lines
    • 50 gallon gas water heater
    • Garage & basement floor drains
    • 2 frost proof exterior hydrants
    • Washer box hookup & dryer vent
    • Stainless steel kitchen sink
    • Granite counter tops entry level throughout
    • Mansfield porcelain toilets comfort height
    • Aker fiberglass tubs & showers
    • Eva brushed nickel faucets by moen
    • Mirrors in all bathrooms, towel bars, and tp holder (shower doors not included)
  • Heating

    • Carrier 95% hi-efficiency gas forced air heating & air conditioning system
  • Electric

    • 200 amp electric service
    • Range & dryer outlets
    • Outlets & switches per code
    • Lighting fixtures & fans on allowance
    • Recessed lights $85.00 each installed on allowance
    • Smoke detectors per code and co2 plus photo eye
    • 1 telephone outlet
    • 4 television outlets
    • Recessed lighting included kitchen
  • Floor Covering

    • On allowance
  • Painting

    • On allowance ( 2 colors per house )
    • $150.00 per color after 2
  • Grass and Landscaping

    • Not included
  • Allowances Included In cost:

    • Light fixtures & fans - $2,000.00
    • Floor coverings - $ per house
    • Appliances - $2,500.00
    • It is the homeowners responsibility to have appliances installed.
  • Well & Septic (If Needed)

    • Off site projects that require well and septic will be based on the requirements of the county health department. Wells will have an allowance of $6,500.00 that will be paid to the homeowner. the builder is not responsible for the water or the (quality of water the well supplies.)
  • Utility Suppliers

  • Knox gas – 888-863-0032
  • Columbia gas- 800-440-6111
  • Ohio edison 800-633-4766
  • Medina sanitary 330-723-9581
  • National carpet for flooring - set meeting with Dave English
  • Lighting at medina lighting
  • Terry Shepler at Carter Lumber for cabinets- 330-725-6760

** On final walk through there is a 6 foot rule that applies on paint blemish **

“We love to build custom homes with high ceilings, building in as many windows as possible to create an open atmosphere with an abundance of natural light. We build what many builders are afraid to build or can’t build.” - Mark Strouse
Custom Built Homes in Medina County Ohio
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