What’s Included?

What is Comes Standard in a Berger Built Home:
“We don’t just build houses; we build your home, as if we lived there!”
The construction of every home by Berger Built Construction Company, Inc. is a reflection of our desire to produce the best home value obtainable. We build homes, as though we owned them ourselves; we buy building materials that endure and retain homeowner value; and we offer such an outstanding level of individual customer service that you will you proud to say your home was BERGER BUILT


Inspect home site for house placement
Site survey
Custom/standard house plans developed w/architect/drafter
Excavation, backfill & final grade (Add ’l fill extra)
½” O.S.B. exterior sheathing
Pre-engineered trusses and ½” OSB roof sheathing
Ventilated soffits & roof
3/4” tongue & groove Dura-strand sub-flooring: glued & nailed (w/ ringshank nails)
Underlayment in vinyl areas, if needed
Level lot, up to $4000 permit fee, rectangular rooms designs, sandy soil, excavated fill only, black dirt in landscape allowance


Oak Princeton trim; size 2 ¼- 2 ¾ width, or standard
Patio doors (most models), vinyl and white
White wire closet shelving
Prime and one coat of latex flat paint
Vinyl jambs on windows, white
Textured acoustic sprayed ceilings; knock-down extra
Flat panel oak doors, cabinets & vanities
Bi-fold on all closets
Flooring vinyl and carpet
All walls 8’ in height; foundation and others


Kohler, Delta or similar single lever chrome faucets
2 outside water faucets
Full bath rough-in for lower levels
Water softener loop
Water shut-off valves on sinks
Laundry hookup with single lever shut-off & drain; tub extra
2 Bathrooms: 2 full; or 1 full; 1 ¾ (rd. toilets/4” spread faucets)
Extra costs for septic and well– costs include well to 100’


2 telephone jacks
2 cable-ready outlets
2 exterior waterproof outlets
House, basement, garage, exterior outlets (electrical to code)
Smoke detectors and CO2 – all levels & all bedrooms per code
150 to 200(over 2500 SF) AMP service per house plan and size
GFCI electrical outlets – GFI in bathrooms, garage and to code
Wiring for ceiling lights & fan boxes in bedrooms
Passive radon mitigation system


  • Duct work & fan sized to support HVAC

  • Electric service to range & dryer
  • Bath fans vented to outside
  • Dryer vented to outside
  • 40 gallon water heater (non-power vented)
  • Air exchanger (MN only, or required by local code)
  • Code efficiency furnace. A/C extra and sized to house.


Custom length plate glass mirrors, rectangular
Cultured marble vanity tops
No wax vinyl or laminate flooring, aluminum oxide finish
Kitchen pantry (on most floor plans)
Custom Formica kitchen countertop
Stainless steel double kitchen sink with spray
Fiberglass tub & shower surround standard
Towel, shower bars & tissue holders (in lighting allowance)
Concealed hinges on all cabinets
One lazy Susan per most plans
Garbage disposal and refrigerator water line extra, if desired
Finger pulls on all cabinets to open
Cabinets 30” tall uppers; standard base height


Maintenance free vinyl siding
Aluminum soffits & white soffits & fascia
Steel raised panel garage door
25 year architectural shingles
Reinforced concrete stoop & sidewalk
4.500 psi wall footings and poured foundation
4,500 psi garage floor & flatwork
Poured 8’ foundation w/ damp/water proofing per code
Interior drain tile w/ sump basket
7’ tall garage door openings – 16’ x 7’ opening
Standard 2 car garage 20’ (wide) x 22’ (deep)
Driveway 35’ install from street, asphalt
Winter build charges extra starting November 1
Utility trenching provided to city standards; usually 100’


2×6 exterior walls – R-19 – w/Foam insulated rims
Vinyl double windows with Low-E and Argon gas
4 mil Poly energy wrap vapor barrier w/ taped seams
R-44 fiberglass blown insulated ceilings
Energy Heel trusses with 5/12 pitch
Full time after-sale service people
Generous allowance $1500 each: lighting, appliance, landscape
Railing systems half walls, oak cap and rail