To Do List

Customer To Do List

Working Together, Building a Partnership

Construction Schedule

Even as we complete each phase of the construction process, the homeowner selects the finishing touches in time for the next step. Together, we keep your building project on time and on budget.

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Construction Steps

Listed below are the general steps, in order, that we follow when building your home.


  • Send Plans to Lumber Company
  • Stake Out House
  • Alert Excavator, Wall Contractor
  • Schedule Carpenter
  • Excavate Basement/Garage Footings
  • Footing Inspection
  • Sewer and Water Hook-up
  • Pour Wall/Brace Walls
  • Drain Tile and Waterproof
  • Underground Plumbing and Stone
  • Order Steel and Backfill Inspection
  • Set Steel and Pour Floors
  • Order Portojohn

Rough Carpentry

  • Carpenters Frame House
  • Paint Exterior
  • Order Cabinets and Bricks/Angles
  • Order Tile and Shingles
  • Order Interior Trim
  • Measure for Drywall and Insulation
  • Apply Shingles
  • Rough Plumbing
  • Rough Heating
  • Rough Electrical and Inspections
  • Framing Inspections and Repairs
  • Insulate and Inspection
  • Put Up Drywall
  • Prime Walls

Finish Carpentry

  • Install Tile
  • Install Cabinets, Order Tops
  • Install Trim
  • (Install Well/Septic If Needed)
  • Order Appliances
  • Paint Interior
  • Install Flooring, Shoe Molding
  • Final Plumbing, Heat, and Electric
  • Exterior Cement
  • Windows Cleaned, Screens On
  • Hardware Installed
  • Finish Grade
  • Final Inspections
  • Transfer Utilities to Customer
  • Receive Certificate of Occupancy for Bank

Homeowner Tasks

Listed below are the tasks the homeowner should complete along the way, to ensure a smooth and continuous construction project.



It's never too early to order shingles and have them available as soon as the house is framed.

Exterior Doors and Windows

Choose the exterior window colors as soon as the plans are done. This is important so we can order and receive the windows on schedule.

Custom exterior doors require more time to fabricate and deliver, and it is important for the framing carpenter to know the exterior door rough opening sizes.

Exterior Paint Color


During the initial framing phase, it is very important for the framing carpenter to know about any size requirements for fireplaces.

Plumbing Fixtures and Whirlpools

It is important that all shower and fixture valves are available during rough framing.

It is critical that the framing carpenter knows the dimensions of any whirlpool tubs.

Rough Carpentry

Brick and Stone

It is better to find a sample house with brick and stone you like, than to select from a display board.

Interior Doors

After rough carpentry is finished, the trim and interior doors are ordered.

Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetry

Measurements can begin as soon as the house is framed.

Tile (Floor, Backsplashes, Fireplaces)

Be sure to allow extra time for special order items.

Lighting Fixtures

Allow time for unique or special order items.

Granite & Quartz Countertops

Measurements for granite and quartz countertops will begin as soon as the cabinets are installed.
Use granite and quartz countertops.

Hardwood Flooring and Carpeting

Some hardwood flooring needs extra time to order, and hardwood may require additional time to acclimatize before installation.

Susi Russell @ Kapulua Floors 248-245-0263

Finish Carpentry

Interior Wall and Trim Colors

Door and Cabinetry Hardware

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