Standard Features

Please make an appointment to see one of our model homes and see first-hand the features that we consider standard. We can price any specific products you would like in your home, should you want a downgrade. Our 'standard' includes the items you likely want in your new home.

Standard Features and Inclusions

✓ Permitting/Process

  • All necessary permitting
  • Web-based software with mobile app that allows you to stay up to date and informed on the current status of your home 24/7. Communication, contract, plans, specifications, change orders, and pricing are all accessible through this software package, keeping everyone on the same page.
  • Design consultation
  • Construction site clean-up
  • Professional cleaning of interior, including inside and outside of windows
  • 2-Year Warranty, serviced by us, not an insurance company whose initial reaction is to deny claims
  • All manufacturer's warranties are passed on to the Buyer
  • Implemented water management strategy to ensure that the walls of your home stay dry

✓ Energy Efficiency

  • 3rd Party Energy Efficiency Testing, Certification, and Verification through Focus on Energy
  • R-23 Fiberglass BIBS insulation in the walls, R-50 in flat attic spaces.
  • Top plates are sealed from the attic side with spray foam.
  • Sill spaces (basement to 1st floor, as well as 1st to 2nd floor) are insulated with spray foam as well.
  • Garage walls and ceiling are insulated.
  • Full height foundation Insulation

✓ Windows and Doors

  • 400 Series Andersen windows with Low-E4 glass, screens, convenient folding hardware, and full depth wood extension jambs
  • Solid core wood interior doors
  • Fiberglass Exterior Doors with Clad Frames for low maintenance longevity
  • Raised Panel 8' tall insulated steel garage doors with openers, extra remote, and keypad.

✓ Electrical

  • 200 Amp electrical service
  • Ample recessed lighting per plan (Typically kitchen, great room, halls, bedrooms, exterior front soffit, and showers)
  • Under cabinet kitchen task lighting
  • Custom lighting plan per home
  • Ceiling Fan/Light wiring in all bedrooms
  • Additional generous lighting allowance
  • Interconnected Smoke/CO detectors with battery backup on all levels
  • Basement unfinished area lights are connected to a switch, not just pull chains
  • 3 exterior weather proof outlets (front is switched for holiday lighting)
  • Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting for front exterior lighting.
  • Voice/Data and Cable Jacks to each bedroom, office, great room, and rec room.

✓ Plumbing

  • Upgraded Kohler faucets and fixtures
  • Durable Blanco Silgranit composite granite undermount kitchen sink with matching strainer
  • Kohler undermount sinks in baths
  • Kohler comfort height, elongated toilets with soft-close toilet seats
  • Tile Shower in Master Bath with thick, frameless glass shower door
  • Water line to refrigerator
  • Water shut off valves at all sinks and toilets
  • Energy efficient power vent water heater
  • 3 outside frost-proof hose bibs
  • Insinkerator ¾ HP, quiet series disposal with convenient sink-top switch.
  • Bypass piping for water softener system with nearby electrical outlet


  • 96%+ efficient furnace with a variable speed fan and 2-stage gas valve.
  • 13 SEER Air Conditioner
  • HVAC is zoned separately for each finished level to maximize comfort and efficiency.
  • 4" Media air filter
  • Programmable Thermostats for each zone
  • Energy Recover Ventilator
  • Energy Star quiet ventilation fans, vented to the exterior, with integrated timer.
  • Dryer vented to exterior with energy efficient Dryerbox
  • Range Hood vented to exterior
  • Sealed combustion gas fireplace with variable speed fan
  • Cold air returns in all bedrooms
  • Gas and Electric to each range/cooktop/oven/dryer location.
  • Active Radon Mitigation System installed

✓ Foundation and Structure

  • Structurally engineered home designs
  • Excavation, backfill, and grading
  • 2x6 Construction with OSB wall sheathing.
  • ¾" Advantech tongue and groove floor sheathing throughout. This is an advanced engineered wood product that results in a much more durable, stable floor system.
  • Engineered wood for stair stringers.
  • Tyvek Drain Wrap (not standard Tyvek) on entire house (including garage and gable ends) to enhance the ability of your wall to drain water out and away from the house
  • All doors and windows flashed with Tyvek brand flexible flashing tapes to protect your walls from water.
  • 9' Basement Walls with damp proofing membrane applied
  • Form-A-Drain or equivalent drain tile system with integrated sealed sump pit with submersible pump.
  • Minimum of 2 Basement windows with wells.
  • Service Door on Garage

✓ Carpentry and Millwork

  • Wood trim is professionally site finished (painted or stained) for a higher quality, consistent finish
  • Oversized 4-3/4" or taller wood baseboards (MDF if painted)
  • Oversized 3-1/2" or wider wood casing around doors and windows
  • 9' or greater first floor ceiling heights, with vaulted, tray, cathedral or decorative ceilings
  • Specialty drywall details such as plant shelves, arches, niches, half walls, and columns per design
  • Professional painting with skip-trowel plaster finish throughout home. High quality, durable, egg-shell sheen.
  • Open railing with wood rail/newel and iron balusters per plan.
  • Lighted tray ceiling with crown molding in the Master Bedroom and Dining Room.
  • Closet doors with jambs. Interior of closets have base and casing, same as the rest of the house
  • Custom Closets to include as follows:
    • Entry Closets to have Single Pole and Double Shelf
    • Linen Closets to have 5 full depth adjustable shelves
    • Bedroom closets to have stack of adjustable shelves in center, with single pole with double shelf on one side, and double pole and shelves on other side.
    • Walk-in Closets to have two stacks of 18" wide adjustable shelves and double pole and shelves for the rest
    • Pantry to have 5 high 18" deep adjustable shelves
  • Premium Schlage door levers throughout interior with upgraded oil rubbed bronze or nickel hardware
  • Natural thin-veneer stone fireplace surround to ceiling (per plan)

✓ Flooring

  • Shaw carpeting in bedrooms and halls.
  • Tile floors in foyer, mudroom, laundry room, and bathrooms.
  • Wood floors in great room, kitchen, and dining room.
  • Tile kitchen backsplash
  • Tile shower with built in niche, bench, and shelf

✓ Cabinets/Countertops

  • Custom Cabinet design services with 3D renderings
  • Custom Shaker Maple cabinets with:
    • Soft Close Drawers and Doors
    • Dovetail construction drawers
    • Crown Molding
    • Taller comfort height vanity cabinets
  • Kitchen has:
    • Pull-Out combination trash/recycle bin
    • Roll out shelving in lower cabinets
    • 42" height uppers
  • Granite/Quartz Countertops with undermount sink polish throughout, with laminate in the laundry room. Tile backsplash in the kitchen. Granite backsplash and sidesplashes on all vanity countertops.
  • Decorative hardware on all cabinet doors/drawers

✓ Roofing/Siding/Stone

  • Certainteed Landmark dimensional shingles with lifetime warranty.
  • Ice and water shield installed at all eaves, valleys, and roof/wall intersections
  • Aesthetically pleasing ridge venting
  • 5" seamless aluminum gutters and 4" downspouts
  • LP Smartside siding and trim that is factory finished with a 25 year warranty on the finish.
  • Low maintenance aluminum soffit and fascia
  • Professional exterior painting and caulking
  • Natural Thin Stone Veneer per plan. This is installed with an additional drainage product to ensure the walls stay dry as part of our water management strategy.