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Whether you're a contractor, seasoned owner-builder or a new home builder, we believe that can provide the "tools" that you will need to build your own home.

Build your own home and save thousands of dollars in the process! Building a new home takes education, preparation, organization, and most importantly determination. We have the tools to help make your owner builder project a reality.

Itemized Bid Sheet

This two (2) page bid sheet contains all the tasks required to estimate the cost to build a house. Whether you are a general contractor or an owner-builder this spreadsheet will let you compare bids from up to 3 contractors. Enter the bid amounts and the spreadsheet automatically calclulates soft costs, hard costs, profit margin and construction cost per square foot. Includes accompanying notes and a hand entry form in .pdf format.
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Itemized bid Sheet (Excel and *.pdf format) $12.95
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Construction Schedules
Download a pre-construction schedule and more!

Owner builder photos from excavation to final inspection.

Documents & Forms
Construction documents & forms

Owner Builder Calculator-Calculate your saving as the project contractor.

Owner-Builder Article:
"Is a hydronic baseboard heating practical today?"

How to hire a Contractor
This practical article tells how to find a contractor for your project.

Construction Dictionary
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Contractor Questionnaire
Are you ready to start building a new home and don't know how to find a contractor or what questions to ask? Here are the questions...and the right answers.
Contractor Questionnaire in PDF

Concrete Estimator
Download our free flatwork estimator. It is an in-depth calculator great for estimating driveways, sidewalks, patios, and basement slabs. It's available in Quattro Pro and Excel. Enjoy!
Concrete estimator-Excel
Concrete estimator-Quattro Pro

Pre-Construction Schedule
Here is a pre-construction schedule in bar chart form (Gantt). It shows all of the items that must be complete before you can start to build your dream home.
Download in PDF

Footing and Foundation Estimator
Download our free footing estimator. It is an in-depth calculator great for estimating footings or foundation walls. It is available in MS Excel. Have Fun!
Foundation estimator-Excel
Footing Estimator-Excel


Home Building Links
Resources for the Owner Builder

Linkspage - links to great information on other construction sites.

Learn about Construction Schedules

Alternative Building Links
Links and information to interesting and alternative building methods:

Straw bale



Insulated concrete


Log homes

Steel buildings

Construction Documents and Forms
Manage your project like a professional construction manager. Our Versa Form Construction Documents™ are used by builders and home owners throughout the industry. They have been developed by legal and construction management professionals and are updated regularly to meet today's changing construction environment.

Estimate the cost to build a house and more!
Our construction schedule, documents and estimators can be purchased separately or in packages. We have combined our documents into packages to provide the best value and to meet the varying needs of owner-builders, homeowners and contractors. We also have free forms and construction calculators to help determine the cost to build a house.

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Document Formats
Our forms are saved in .pdf, MS Excel, Quattro Pro, and .doc format. The legal agreements and lien waivers are in .doc format so that they can be customized. The construction calculators are Excel or Quattro pro format. PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader™ click here for free download.

This package contains the basics to manage your new home project. The Basic package is best suited to owner-builders with some construction management experience who understand subcontractor sequencing, construction costs and the home building process. Click on each document for a sample view and complete description. The following are included:
- Description of materials
- Subcontractor agreement
- Subcontractor waiver

Basic Owner-builder package-$29.95
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The Standard Owner-builder package contains all the items in the Basic owner-builder package plus:
- Construction schedule

Standard Owner-builder package-$39.95
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The Deluxe Owner-builder package contains all the items in the Standard owner-builder package plus:
- Owner-builder calculator
- Daily Construction Site Report NEW!

Deluxe Owner-builder package-$49.95
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The Basic Builder package is designed for owners who plan to hire a contractor to build their home. It contains the following items:
- Owner/contractor agreement
- Description of materials
- New home Inspection list

Basic Builder package-$29.95
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The Standard Builder package contains the items in the Basic builder package plus:
- Construction schedule

Standard Builder package-$39.95
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The Deluxe Builder package contains the items in the Standard builder package plus:
- Contract Change Order
- General contractor waiver

Deluxe Builder package-$49.95
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