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American 

Pillars Contracting, LLC.



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2021 Copyright, American Pillars Contracting, LLC.

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BECOME THE BEST BUILDER

with "Ben The Builder"


A.F.I.A.A.A. Certified

Administrative. Foundational. Integrity. Aesthetics. Appeal. Administration.

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Becoming the best builder 

4 Milestones

8 Stages

5 Phases

(Apollos’s 8 stages of building and construction)


ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNIQUES PHASE - MILESONE # 1


Stage 1: Probe

A. Seek project, land, building, project, look for comparable properties, recent sales to assist in negotiations

B. Decide land, building, project

C. Contract property, lease, project

D. Acquire closing attorney who does title searches

E. Due diligence period, test soil, survey, review blue prints, title search, check for fines, code violation, liens, feuds, auctions, tax issues, quit claims, short sales,

E. Funding, self fund, construction loan, Investor, property owner

F. Remember to meet with subs after this stage...

G. Contract subcontractors, get 1099s of all

H. Get permits

I. Acquire surety bonds

J. Validate general and professional liability, workers Comp,

MUST DO’s

Set up initial rough inspections

Coordinate draws and keep tight watch and control on draws and budget

Keep up with change orders, change order contracts and get paid in advance on all change orders

Pay yourself

Pay your subcontractors 


#1 FOUNDATION TECHNIQUES PHASE

Stages 2, 3, 4 & 5 - MILESONE # 2

Stage 2: Preparations, Foundation, Preparation (for main and separate or attached buildings)

A. complete Test soil for best location to build

B. clear land, sell trees and dirt

D. Do drainage systems and retention ponds

E. do forms, frame house/building

D. Gravel access drive

E. Pave drive

F. Pave parking lot

G. Install Foundation Forms

H. Install Footings

I. Install Pier Holes (Pier Hole It good and this house won’t shake or move. Whether the house calls for 12” footings or not we do minimum of a 18” on pier holes)

J. Install Retainer Walls

K. Rough electrical

L. Rough plumbing

M. Anchors for safe/storm rooms

N. Indoor pools, jacuzz, etc.

O. Rough elevator

P. Security systems

Q. Acquafors

R. Water falls and fountains

S. Sidewalk

T. Perform Waterproofing

U. Rough HVAC (if no Mini-Split)

V. Lay Concrete or other foundation (Resource tips of existing concrete walls, steps, sidewalks or foundations with FLEX CRETE) https://flexkrete.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=17ecaaf112ad3c70db843d846&id=86ce293f03&e=65bcd05573

MUST DO’s

Set up initial rough inspections

Coordinate draws and keep tight watch and control on draws and budget

Keep up with change orders, change order contracts and get paid in advance on all change orders

Pay yourself

Pay your subcontractors 


# 2 INTEGRITY TECHNIQUES PHASE

Stage 3. Skeleton & Power Systems

A. Frame house and sheathing

B. Build in Dormas

C. Erect separate or attached buildings

D. Final plumbing

E. Final security

F. Final elevator

G. Final pool

H. Windows and doors and hardware

I. Decks and patio roughs

MUST DO’s

Set up initial rough inspections

Coordinate draws and keep tight watch and control on draws and budget

Keep up with change orders, change order contracts and get paid in advance on all change orders

Pay yourself

Pay your subcontractors

Stage 4. Muscle Up

A. Install Sheetrock

B. Flooring

C. Cabinets

D. Tile

E. Finish floors

F. Trim work and baseboards and kick boards

G. Install roof

Call in FINAL INSPECTIONS - PASS INSPECTIONS

Stage 5. Inspections

A. Final Plumbing

B. Final Electrical

C. Final HVAC

D. Final Pool

E. Final Elevator

F. Final Solar

G. Final Well

H. Install Gutters

MUST DO’s

Set up initial rough inspections

Coordinate draws and keep tight watch and control on draws and budget

Keep up with change orders, change order contracts and get paid in advance on all change orders

Pay yourself

Pay your subcontractors 

# 3 AESTHETICS TECHNIQUES PHASE

Stage 6. Aesthetics

A. Paint interior and exterior

B. Soffit

C. Landscaping

D. Finish driveway

E. Stripe parking lot

F. Finish sidewalks

MUST DO’s

Set up initial rough inspections

Coordinate draws and keep tight watch and control on draws and budget

Keep up with change orders, change order contracts and get paid in advance on all change orders

Pay yourself

Pay your subcontractors 


#4 APPEAL TECHNIQUES PHASE

Stage 7. Punch-out - MILESONE # 3

A. Fix dents

B. List of inspector issues

C. Check budget numbers

D. Deal with change orders

Tighten up landscaping

E. Install Appliances

F. Total property clean up


#5 ADMINISTRATIVE CLOSEOUT PHASE 

Stage 8. Meeting With Your Subcontractors - MILESONE # 4

Remember to meet with subs after this stage...

MUST DO’s

Set up initial rough inspections

Coordinate draws and keep tight watch and control on draws and budget

Keep up with change orders, change order contracts and get paid in advance on all change orders

Pay yourself

Pay your subcontractors

Stage 8. Final Closeout

A. Secure permanent loan

B. Mortgage and home insurance

C. Complete final draws

D. Pay yourself

Honorable Mentions

Account for acts of God

Stay on hand for purchasing extra supplies and materials and in event of firing and hiring replacement subcontractors 

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