Why Smith Homes

We take pride in building you the best home money can buy

Three powerful reasons to choose Smith Homes

We go the extra yard

When you’re investing in something as important as your next home, you want to feel like you’re working with and not against your builder. At Smith Homes, we listen and respond to your needs. Always have and always will.

We care about details

The quality of what goes in determines to a great degree what you get out. At Smith Homes, we don’t cut corners in building your dream home. It’s the hallmark of our work and it’s something you sense the moment you see it.

People love our work

Our award-winning homes have earned countless Parade of Homes honors. The Smith Homes name is synonymous with excellence. But we’re most proud of how our customers refer their family and friends to our business.

Our company values things that aretimeless

We’ve been perfecting our craft for decades. Technologies come and go, but the important qualities that have made us successful haven’t. That will never change.


Uncompromising standard features

We care about the little details that others don’t

Quality materials and attention to detail on your project translates into a home you’ll enjoy for years to come. Here are just a few of the features that make a Smith Home exceptional…


  • Builder permits
  • Remove and replace topsoil
  • 8" x 16" concrete footers (12" when required)
  • 8" concrete block (12" courses w/ rod reinforcement or poured walls)
  • Tuff-n-Dri Waterproof System w/ 30 year warranty
  • Foam interior of exposed block above grade
  • 4" exterior footer drains to sump pump w/ generous gravel cover
  • Insulated basement windows with screens or glass block
  • Primed steel support beams and posts
  • 4" solid ridged downspout pipes to storm sewer
  • Gravel construction driveway
  • Brick, stone or split face block above grade per plan

Rough Lumber Specifications

  • 3/4" sub floor (tongue & grooved, screw nailed & glued)
  • 2" x 10" floor joists
  • 7/16" OSB roof sheathing with metal support clips on a trussed roof system
  • All interior & exterior walls - 2" x 4"-16" O.C.
  • 1" STYROFOAM T&G DURAMATE insulation (R-5) taped w/ WEATHERMATE construction tape for added protection against air infiltration and moisture intrusion
  • Aluminum soffit and fascia - continuous spouting w/ hidden fasteners and downspouts
  • Jeld-Wen or Andersen vinyl windows w/ screens and Low-E Northern argon gas-filled glass
  • Raised panel Wayne Dalton garage door w/opener
  • Joist doubled around basement stairs
  • Steel insulated exterior doors
  • RhinoRoof synthetic roofing underlayment w/ ice guard on lower overhang and valleys
  • Vinyl siding w/ limited lifetime warranty
  • Dimensional fiberglass shingles w/ limited lifetime warranty and metal roof edge
  • Shingle-Over filtered ridge vent

Interior Concrete

  • 3 1/2" limestone concrete in basement w/ fibermesh reinforcement and 4" gravel base
  • 4" limestone concrete w/ fibermesh in garage; Steel rods 2' on center over 4" gravel base
  • One floor drain in garage per car
  • One piece sump crock

Exterior Concrete

  • 4" limestone concrete w/ 6" x 6" steel mesh; Fibermesh over compacted gravel drive to street
  • 4" steel reinforced limestone concrete sidewalk and steps to front & side w/ fibermesh
  • Concrete patio with 6" x 6" steel mesh; Fibermesh over 4" of compacted gravel; Treated wood steps


  • Lennox gas furnace (93% plus high efficiency)
  • Media air filter
  • Lennox air conditioner
  • Programmable digital thermostat
  • Metal ductwork sealed for energy efficiency


  • Smoke alarms installed per code
  • Lights in walk-in closets w/wall switches
  • Electrical wiring allowance
  • Electrical fixture allowance
  • Underground 200 amp service
  • Fans in all baths with insulated pipe to the exterior


  • Aker one-piece fiberglass tub/shower stalls set in concrete base
  • Delta faucets
  • PEX waterlines with shutoffs under all sinks and toilets
  • Sump pump or gravity drain in basement
  • Front and back yard frost-proof faucets
  • Basement floor drain
  • Stainless steel kitchen sink
  • 50 gallon gas hot water tank
  • Fiberglass laundry tub
  • Washer and dryer hook-ups with vent
  • Water lines to refrigerator
  • Shower door


  • R-13 sidewall fiberglass insulation w/ DOW WEATHERMATE sheathing for an R-19 composite rating; Our rigid foam insulation covers the entire exterior surface
  • R-38 fiberglass ceiling insulation
  • Foam around all windows/caulk doors, headers and partitions
  • Caulk all bottom plates
  • Caulk and sealant package


  • 1/2" drywall throughout including garage with antique ceiling texture in main house
  • All interior drywall screwed and glued
  • 2 coats SW SuperPaint flat latex paint on all interior walls
  • 5/8" drywall on truss ceilings

Interior Finishes

  • MDF 3 1/2" casing & 4 1/2" base with raised panel doors
  • Melamine closet shelves and metal closet rods
  • Cabinet allowance
  • Countertop allowance
  • Plate glass mirrors above all vanities
  • Wall storage cabinets in laundry room
  • Stair railing w/ wood or metal spindles
  • Custom ceiling heights per plan


  • Flooring allowance - material & installation based on customer specifications


  • InSinkErator Badger 5 garbage disposal
  • Range hood with fan and light or microwave over the range
  • Frigidaire dishwasher or equal
  • Frigidaire electric self-cleaning range or equal
  • Heat & Glo gas fireplace