65240 S. Victory Road
Sutton, AK  99674

Cell: 907-355-3423
Fax:  907-745-2923
Why choose Gillespie Custom Homes?

* Building houses for over 30 years
* Family run corporation
* Builder on the job
* Very experienced in energy efficiency
* Custom builder tailoring your house to your needs and desires
* Construct a limited number of houses a year so we can pay attention to detail and quality
* Have references from homeowners, inspectors, and banks

When choosing a builder, it is important to consider the allowances given for various areas of your
home.  Will the garage size be large enough for your vehicles?  Does the heating allowance provide for
the type of heating system you desire? Will the siding provided be maintenance free and long wearing?
Will you have enough electrical outlets or have them where you want them? Will you be able to choose
what goes into your home or where it is purchased from? Homes in the Mat-Su Valley differ significantly
in size, price, quality, and comparable features.  When choosing a builder ask for the details!

Here is a minimal list of general things that go into our homes. All other things are decided between
builder and buyer at signing of contract.


Final grade around home – 20’ at 2% minimum
Septic for 3-4 bedroom homes
Stumps are buried unless buyer wants them removed (ask for quote)
Topsoil and landscaping are not included
Extra gravel and dirt beyond budget are at buyer’s expense
Extra asphalt at buyer’s expense


Buyer will assume responsibility for water quality, water softeners, sand bladders or GPM
(wells must produce 5 GPM or be engineered with holding tanks).


10” x 16” concrete footings
Full pour foundation with pony wall
Damp sealed with asphalt solution
4” Concrete slab in garage or basement


Certified 5-Star plus energy rating (TBD)
90% forced air with HRV (ask for other options)
Programmable set-back thermostat
Panasonic "quiet" fans in baths with 1-2 humidistats
R-21 insulation in walls
R-44+ insulation in ceilings
Thermopane low-E vinyl windows with screens (grids-owners expense)
Gas fireplace with 30,000
Gas fired unit heater in garage


Exterior – 2”x6” walls, 16” on center
Interior – 2”x4” walls, 16” on center
11-7/8 BCI joists with 14’ span max if possible
Floors 3/4 T&G OSB glued and nailed
2”x6” or 2”x8” plumbing walls
OSB 7/16 exterior walls with shear blocking
Sub-floor seams and butt joints sanded before finish
Cement board siding with accent trim and window trim (owners choice)


Elegant, insulated fiberglass doors with side lights
Garage doors with 6” wraps at face
Smart trim at corners and accents
Horizontal 8-1/4 lap cement board siding
35-Year shingles – color is buyer’s choice                


6-Panel doors painted semi-gloss
Doors trimmed with colonial or fluted trim
Flooring allowance (per budget)
Vaulted or tray ceiling (owner's choice-ask for quote)
Custom closets with painted shelving and oak facing
Hardwood window sills or window wraps negotiated
6’ Jetted tub (master suite)
Elaborate master baths and vanities
2 colors interior paint
Walls with orange peel texture and bull nose corners
Fireplace with tile or granite face, oak fluted columns and custom mantels or owners choice of rock


High-grade fixtures
On demand hot water
2 External hose bibs
White tubs with tile surround
Shower pan with tile surround
Plumbing for ice maker
Gas to all appliances with T-off for deck grill
6’ Jetted tub with tile surround


Buyer’s choice of cabinets within budget
Kitchen counters and vanity tops are buyer’s choice within budget
Plumbing for ice maker
Appliances per budget


Minimum of $3.85 sq. ft. for house, $1.80 sq. ft. for garage        
Smoke detectors hand wired per code
White outlets and switches
Switch-off for generator (ask for quote)
Media panel for cable and phone located in garage         
Lighting fixtures – buyer’s choice within budget

Note:  See builder for further features.  These and other items can be substituted and are negotiable until the contract is
signed.  Ask builder for quotes.  Changes requested after the contract is signed, will be assessed a Time and Materials
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65240 S. Victory Road
Sutton, AK  99674

Office: 907-745-2423
Cell: 907-355-3423
Fax:  907-745-2923