Design Meeting

John Matustik’s personal approach to client relationships begins with a meeting to discuss their ideas or dreams. He works with the clients to understand their wants and needs. After the initial meeting, John and his staff work diligently to open up every possibility to realize a unique vision. John and his staff understand that your home is an extension of who you are and a reflection of your life.

Our Team Goes to Work

Once John has a concept of your vision, his team goes to work. This is where they take all of those ideas discussed in the initial design meeting and create spaces for you that you’re sure to love. With artistic savvy, John and his team design your home with the goal of exceeding your initial expectation. All those ideas are brought together to create your blueprints. This is where John’s high quality construction standards are incorporated to give you a home that surpasses your expectations.

Turning Dreams into Reality

This is when the construction begins. It is the tangible part of the process where clients begin to see how their design and creativity start to take shape. John will be with you through every step of the construction process as well. It is this dedicated, hands-on approach by John that really makes clients feel comfortable with the building process. You will also have a client log in page, where you can watch the progress of your project at any time.

Foundation

The first step to building a quality home is laying the foundation. Matustik Builders analyze soil conditions, ground integrity, government requirements, wind patterns and home size to ensure that a quality structural system is built for your home. We use post-tension engineering to help ensure the stability and integrity of each foundation.

Lumber Drop & Framing

The frame is the skeleton of your home. Frames can be wooden, cement block or other materials based on specific conditions. The framing stage usually takes one to four weeks, and consists of the following:

  • The walls start going up on the first day of frame start, as the first floor is constructed.
  • Once the first-floor walls are up, work starts on the second-floor system (if applicable), using engineered floor joists.
  • Roof trusses arrive at the homesite just as work is finished on the second floor.
  • Once the roof trusses are in place, the enti
    Once the roof trusses are in place, the entire roof is installed.
    re roof is installed.

Plumbing & Electrical

During this one-to-three week phase, air conditioning, heating, ventilation, plumbing and electrical wiring are installed.

  • Once the roof is installed, the exterior detail work begins, including trim, windows and doors.
  • HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and plumbing systems are “roughed-in” as exterior trim is completed.
  • The electrical system is “roughed-in” during two days.
  • Exterior trim is painted as activity continues inside.
  • Roofing and the installation of phone, cable and other electrical systems occur simultaneously.

Drywall

Drywall is stocked in the home while insulation, gas meters and permanent power connections are installed. It frequently takes two full days to hang interior drywall. Next, drywall taping and finishing are scheduled to take five days and blown insulation is installed. After the interior walls are touched up, the walls and ceiling are textured.

Trim & Finish Detail

Now the fun really starts. During this two-week phase, you will begin to recognize the home you designed and imagine the future you'll create.

  • Walls are prime-painted and prepared for final finish, while interior trim, cabinets, counters and sinks are installed.
  • Completion of electrical systems occurs as wire shelving, bath accessories and mirrors are installed.
  • Ceramic tile and any vinyl and/or wood flooring are installed.
  • Any necessary grading occurs outside (weather permitting) as hardware fixtures, shoe molding and carpeting are installed.
  • Final touches (gutters, mailboxes, garage door openers, etc.) are completed as the entire home is cleaned.

Final Third Party Inspection

Workers wait until this final week to install the flooring, in the interest of protecting your carpets and hardwood from boots, nails and dust. Any minor adjustments take place now.

  • Appliances are installed.
  • Door and window screens are installed.
  • Carpeting is installed.
  • Various final inspections (bank, city, etc.), garage cleaning and paint touch-ups take place.

Homeowner Orientation

The Homeowner Orientation provides buyers with the opportunity to become acquainted with their new home prior to moving in. During the orientation, a Matustik Builders Customer Service Representative provides a thorough demonstration of the completed home (e.g., mechanical components, appliances, etc.) and reviews items covered by the warranty.