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We are custom home builders for North Carolina and Tennessee. We build homes in Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville, Banner Elk, Lake James,NC and Watauga Lake,TN.


By Mark H. Kirkpatrick, President, Mountain Construction.

CRITICAL PATH TO COMPLETION: Sequencing may vary depending on subcontractor availability, the general design of the house and specific features requested by the Homeowner.

1. Initial meeting and plan idea review - Design Services Options Review (Architect/Designer recommendation or in-house design service.

2. Site visit.

3. Site Plan Proposal (A site plan is to a building site what a blueprint is to a home.) A site plan is typical to ensure that we are all in agreement, and that all site details work together.

4. Occasionally, a POA Approval Agreement is required.

5. Design Services Agreement.

6. Preliminary Drawings and Preliminary Estimate.


7. If a Hearthstone Log or Timber Frame home is part of the agreement, there is a separate agreement for the Log or Timber Frame Package.

8. Final Drawings and Final Estimate and Working Agreement (Contract Document).

9. Acquire Permits.

10. Land Clearing and Rough Grading: driveway, gravel, ditching, septic, well, and usually underground power (temporary power to start).

11. Surveyor sets points according to the site plan. Footings are dug, poured and the foundation work begins (options: crawl space, unfinished basement, daylight basement)

12. Foundation (sometimes poured solid concrete, depending on grade and fill), Drainage and Water-Proofing.

13. Frame subfloor for main floor. This locks in the foundation and provides strength.

14. Back Fill considered, based upon site needs.

15. Build decks, porches and access, if appropriate, based upon the site and other (Log, Timber Frame, Conventional Frame or SIP) wall detail.


16. Walls, loft, heavy timber installation, conventional framing, SIP or built-up roof.

17. Apply Titanium to roof for temporary water deflection.

18. Sub-Contractor scheduling: At various times chimneys, interior wall framing, conventionally framed stairs, wiring, plumbing and other subcontract services can begin their "rough-in" depending on the weather and the scheduling requirements of the various subcontractors.

19. Window and Door Installation, flashing and trim-out. The front door is usually a temporary door to protect the selected door from being scratched during construction.

20. Apply all exterior trim, drip edge, flashing, and apply finished roofing.

21. Insulate Interior and Exterior walls (for sound and zone heating). Ceiling and other insulation can be installed when "rough-in" is complete and inspected and the house is totally dry, and when other subcontractors and the general contractor are prepared.

22. Custom Trim can begin inside for any Custom Heavy Timber Stairs, rock work, brick work, railing, sheetrock, wood paneling, bark detailing and paneling, false beam ceilings in certain rooms per blue prints.

23. Scheduling and work can begin for interior doors. Staining/Painting, trim masonry, tile hardwood floors, cabinets, vanities, plumbing and electrical trim, door hardware. These schedules can vary, and it is good not to get subcontractors and carpenters in on top of each other.

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24. Site Clean Up can begin. Landscaping and driveway paving can be worked in.

25. Cleaning crew can begin to clean the house top to bottom, including all window cleaning, room by room.

26. Final Billing can be wrapped up.

27. Final Inspection can be called for. Loose ends on inspection can be addressed.

28. The power company can hook up permanent power. Any auxiliary power units can be tested.

29. Final Payment is made.

30. Certificate of Occupancy is issued.


For more information visit the Getting Started section of our website.

Mountain Construction are North Carolina Builders that specialize in New Home Construction. We also can provide Remodeling services, and are happy to work with you as Cabin Builders on your next cabin. Over the years, we have accomplished a great deal as North Carolina Timber Frame Builders.

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