Standard Specifications

Tri-Valley Contractors partners with trusted manufacturers, suppliers, and sub-contractors to deliver the best value in new home construction. This page identifies our standards that define our published base prices. In addition, our extensive Custom Home Worksheet and Option List complement this page by identifying numerous upgrades to these standards. (See box to right)

We specialize in custom builds and can start from your ideas, your plan, or one of our models. Please refer to TVC Base Price List for as a starting point for TVC Models.

Your vision, plus our expertise in design build services, produces a lasting result while respecting your budget and timeframe objectives. We invite you to join the many clients who have entrusted this important process to our talented and committed staff.

Thank you for considering Tri-Valley Contractors!


* Excavation IS NOT included in the base price.* Excavation and septic de-sign/permit will vary by lot topology and township jurisdiction and therefore are not part of base specs. Once our bid requests have been received, your specific excavation costs will be presented as part of the Design & Plan Review prior to Contract signing. Any additional costs from utility providers are included in the excavation bid.


Concrete footings: 6”x20”; 8”x24” trench of 2500 PSI concrete
Block foundation walls (12 courses of 10” block—core filled as reqd.)
8” block frost walls : garage & porch walls
Slab (basement & garage): 4” of 3000-PSI concrete
42”wide sidewalks: front porch to driveway; garage walk-in door to driveway
Sump pump pit (pump not included)
Radon preparation: exhaust piping from basement ceiling to attic space
Basement damp proofing: sprayed tar


Sill plates: Pressure treated 2X material on masonry surfaces
Floor joists: Spruce 2×10 according to IRC code, 16” O.C. and 1×3 wood bridg-ing
Sub-floor: 3/4” OSB plywood glued and nailed
Exterior walls: 2X6, 2’O.C. 7/16” ZIP wall sheathing
Exterior garage walls: 2X4, 16”O.C. w/ 7/16” ZIP wall sheathing
Interior walls: 2X4, 16” O.C.
Manufactured trusses where applicable; hand rafters to code
Stairs: #2 yellow pine box
Roof sheathing: 7/16 OSB w/ H-clips
Wall heights: 8’


Simonton Brickmold 600 series Vinyl double hung windows, grills/screens, & Low-E glass; – white
Simonton Brickmold 600 series Vinyl slider
Therma-Tru raised panel insulated steel / fiberglass exterior doors w/ brick mold-ing
CHI Insulated Overhead Garage door
Schlage Satin nickel Lock-sets (Plymouth 619 knobs) – no dead-bolts


GAF-Elk 30 year architectural shingles
Mastic Ovations 4” vinyl siding
Mastic raised panel shutters on front only
Trim: Aluminum clad (rakes– vinyl solid soffit; eaves- vented vinyl soffit)
Gutters: Seamless aluminum K-style gutters w/ downspouts
Lomanco VUR aluminum Ridgevent


Blown in cellulose: R-20.8 in walls; R-38 in ceilings
Fiberglass batts: R-30 in floor; R-19 in wall between house and garage; R-11 in exterior garage walls


Pex SDR-9 piping w/ copper & brass fittings (20 year)
Gerber toilet w/ Bemas seat (500-D) – white or almond per bath
Delta chrome faucets: (Vanity 2596, Shower 14478, Kitchen 4353-AR)
5’ Tub /shower unit; 4’ standup shower (1 seat) – shower doors not included
Dayton double bowl Kitchen sink (23322 SS) – stainless steel
2 Frost Free Exterior faucets (WF17)
Washer & dryer hookup
Icemaker supply line
50 gallon electric water heater


Lennox 14 SEER high efficiency heat pump (forced warm air) – A/C included
Main duct to be fiber duct board
Honeywell digital programmable thermostat
Branch runs to be mostly flex duct

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These items include major components that are plan-dependent, such as the type of heating, or structural upgrades (ex: 9’ vs. 8’ foundation wall) and higher-grade building materials (ex: Ad-vantech flooring vs. standard 3/4” OSB).


Items on this list have a specific, known price and include a wide range of practical and aesthetic upgrades. These can be exterior adornments such as door surrounds, interior enhancements like whole-house audio, and a myriad of great ideas in between.


200 Amp service
Electrical outlets & GFI circuits per code
220 line to electric range
Broan fan/light – full bath; Broan fan ½ bath
Broan exhaust fan above range (filtered/not vented) – white or almond
6 recessed lights in kitchen
1 Doorbell with front door button
3 Telephone jacks; 3 CATV jacks
2 outside receptacles
Smoke Detectors interconnected w/ battery backup (placement per code)


Paint grade Colonial trim (MDF composite 2 1/4” casing 376 & 3 1/4” 623 base-board). (Casing included on windows & doors in garage; no baseboard)
Hand rail @ stairs: clear stained oak handrail w/ birch painted spindles
Masonite 6 Panel interior doors w/ Schlage Satin nickel (619 Plymouth) knobs
½” Drywall: 3 coats of spackle – house
½” MR drywall: 3 coats of spackle – showers
½” drywall: 3 coats of spackle; 5/8” FR on garage ceiling
Painting (house only – garage painting not incl.): one color high quality flat – walls & ceiling one color high quality semi-gloss – trim


Wellborn Select Series kitchen – 11 door styles in 3 wood species w/ a variety of stain choices
Formica countertop w/ 4” backsplash
Whirlpool 30” electric coil range – RF263LXT; Whirlpool electric dishwasher – DU1055XTS (installed by TVC)


Wellborn Select Series vanity w/cultured marble countertop w/4” backsplash
Standard mirror above sink
Jamestown Series Chrome Bath Accessories


Standard carpet & vinyl (Level 1); upgraded carpet (Level 2) in high-traffic areas


Closet Maid 4 – 16” wire shelves: linen closet
Closet Maid 1 – 12”wire shelf: for standard closets; washer & dryer


$4,500 well drilling / pressure tank allowance (if not public water)
All building & code permits included (water & sewer permits not included)
12 x 14 concrete patio (no frost footers)
4” crushed stone driveway
1/2 acre lawn seeding
12 Year RWC Warranty

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