Monday, January 31, 2011


We are still waiting to get the electrical rough in inspection so that we can finish up the garage in Holton. The inspection should be getting done tomorrow morning. We were out there today to tie up all of the loose ends that we could before we install the drywall. We will be going back to Crockery Township to continue working on framing the 30 x 32 pole barn. We will have it ready for trusses by mid morning. Then back out to Holton to hopefully hang the drywall. We also cleaned up all our equipment that was outside, bracing for the big snowstorm we're supposed to get. I hope they're wrong!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


We got the electrical permit today and all of the wiring and service roughed in. We can not get the rough in inspection for it until next Monday however. Once we get that approved we can insulate and drywall! We will be heading to Crockery Township tomorrow to set the posts for a 30'x32' pole barn.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


We got the stairs built today to the upper level. The rough in inspection was done this evening and approved. Tomorrow we will be installing the electrical and insulation. I expect we will also get a start on hanging some of the drywall. It's almost there!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


The exterior of the Holton garage is complete! We finished installing the metal roofing and eave trim today. We also got the garage door installed. Tomorrow we will be building the stairs to the upper level and starting the electrical and insulation and drywall. We should have this one wrapped up by the end of the week.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Another fridgid day out there today! We made some good progress on the steel roof for the garage. We should be able to get that part wrapped up tomorrow. We also got the concrete cut and the aluminum wrap on all of the exterior trim. The garage door is also going up tomorrow. Then we can start finishing the interior.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


We got all the siding finished today! The steel roofing was also delivered and we got started installing that too. It is supposed to be brutally cold tomorrow so we'll see how productive we'll be getting the rest of a metal roof on. If not we should be able to get it done on Monday. Once that is done we can run the electrical and insulate and drywall the interior.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


We got just a bit more than half of the siding up today as well as three sides of the aluminum eaves installed. Things are coming alond good. We should have the siding wrapped up tomorrow execpt for one section of the eaves which we won't have the materials until Friday. We also got confirmation of the steel roofing delivery for tomorrow morning, so we'll get going on that as well!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


We got the framing completed for our garage project today after about an hour of shoveling snow this morning! We also got started on installing some of the aluminum eaves and the trim and accessories for the siding. Tomorrow we should make some good progress on the siding. Its starting to come together.

Monday, January 17, 2011


We were down a man today but still had a fairly productive day. Things move just a little slower in this weather. The wind chill was bitter cold this morning, but we still kept on pluggin away. The customer decided to add a window at each end of the upper level so we framed that up today as well as finished sheeting the roof. We'll have the rest of the framing detail done tomorrow and we should get started on the siding...if the weather cooperates!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Great day today! We installed the two service doors and the three windows. We also got the house wrap/wheather gaurd installed. This afternnoon we had a crane from Andy's Tree Service on site to help us set the trusses. They are a gambrel (barn style) truss with a second story so they are quite heavy. We managed to get them all up and braced! Tomorrow we will be putting up some cross framing for a stairway and installing the roof sheeting.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


We got the walls framed and sheeted today for the garage in Holton. The siding is being delivered tomorrow morning and we also have a crane coming around noon to set the roof trusses. By the end of the day tomorrow it should really start to look like a garage!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Today we got the 20' concrete approach and the block foundation for the garage in Holton done! The lumber packaged was delivered this afternoon and tomorrow we will start the build. We should be able to get the walls up by the days end tomorrrow!

Monday, January 10, 2011


We finally got the footing and the floor poured today for the 24'x 30' garage in Holton! Tomorrow we will be laying the foundation block and pouring the 20' approach. Then we can start the build!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Once again we were snowed out from pouring the concrete for the Holton garage. We do have it scheduled for Monday morning. Lets keep our fingers crossed the weather forcast is right! We went to a house in Spring Lake that we put an addition on last year and installed three basement hopper windows. We may be heading back to do an extensive remodel to the interior in the near future as well. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


More snow today! We were still not able to get the comcrete pour for the garage floor in Holton! Looks like we'll have to wait until Monday. We headed to Grand Haven and put the finishing touches on a bathroom remodel this morning. In the afternoon we went to Crockery township and layed out a 30' x 32' pole barn that we will be framing in the near future. Tomorrow we will be going to Spring Lake to install some basement windows.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Well we didn't get the concrete poured today for the garage in Holton. The forcast of snow, it was just too much of a risk. Looks like we'll get snowed out tomorrow again so we'll probably install a window in Fruitport and tie up some lose ends on a small bathroom remodel project. Hopefully friday we'll be able to pour.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


The footings for our garage project in Holton were inspected and approved this morning! We completed the rest of the prep work for all the concrete but all this snow isn't making things easy. We may possibly pour the footing and the floor tomorrow if it doesnt snow during the day. Hopefully we'll get lucky and we get it done.

Monday, January 3, 2011


Got a great start today on the next garage in Holton today! The new years thaw really helped out. This one will be a 24' x 30' garage with a gambrel ( barn style ) roof with an upper level for more storage. The interior of the main garage will have electrical service, insulation, and drywall. This one will also have a 20' driveway in front of it. The footings are getting inspected on Tuesday and we should be pouring the footings and the floor on Wednesday!