Shell Construction

Are you handy? Are you thinking about building a new home but want to do some of the work yourself? Do you want the structure up in a hurry, then take your time and do the finish work? Read on. Here are some questions and answers that may help you decide exactly what kind of construction process suits you!



What is the difference between a "shell" and a "complete" home?

A SHELL home typically includes basic excavation, foundation, framing, siding, roofing and the installation of windows and doors. The inside of a SHELL home is typically left unfinished, sub-floor and stud walls, so that remaining stages can be completed by the homeowner at a later time.

A COMPLETE home is typically considered to be turnkey construction, meaning that it is completely finished both inside and out and ready for occupancy.

Can a SHELL include other items, such as rough-in plumbing, heating and electrical?

Absolutely! We can price your home as a SHELL, COMPLETE, or anywhere in between. As a custom home builder, every home is built to your specifications.

Can you bid our home plan as both a SHELL and as a COMPLETE home?

Yes. Simply ask your sales agent to bid your home plans both as a SHELL and as a COMPLETE home and you will receive detailed proposals for each method of construction. Can the homeowner be credited for doing certain portions of the construction themselves? Absolutely! Frequently homeowners will have personal skills or a friend or family member who may specialize in a certain area of construction. We bid these items as being provided by the homeowner. We can either delete these items from the bid or leave the item in the bid and credit the pre-determined amounts directly to the homeowner upon completion of these respective phases of construction.

Need more help with the construction process?

We can refer you to our trade contractors (plumbing, heating, electrical, drywall, etc.), most of who have worked with DeShano Companies for more than a decade! Want to save even more money?

King Lumber Company (a division of DeShano Companies, Inc.) can save you money on kitchen cabinets, trim, and floor covering. You can also visit our Showroom to make the selection process simple! We will help you design your kitchen with our in-house kitchen designer, too!

Here at DeShano Companies, Inc., we want to make your construction project as hassle-free as possible. We will work with you every step of the way so the process works the way you imagined it would. Call us and let?s talk about your ideas. We?ll help you make a plan that will get you into the home you?re dreaming about!