Silver Tip-3-4-22

Noeleen & Mark – The weather continues to cooperate with us, with the last few days in the low 50’s! The roofers have finished, except for cleanup. The masons are working on the fireplace, and have set the radiused hearth extension, and done the firebrick on the walls of the storage area below the fireplace. […]

Silver Tip-6-24-21

Noeleen & Mark – Very good progress all around onsite this week.  The west end of the main ridge beam was set with the aid of a crane, so now the carpenters can finish framing the north shed dormer.  The roof framing to the west of the dormer is almost complete now, which will allow […]

Silver Tip-6-17-21

Noeleen & Mark – Heated up this week, with temps. around 90º, which is very hot for us.  The carpenters continued on the north dormer framing, and should have it buttoned up by this time next week.  They also worked on framing and demolition around the top of the stairs at the upper level.  Several […]

Silver Tip-6-10-21

Noeleen & Mark – The north dormer is taking shape, and should be fully framed and sheathed by mid-next week.  Kurt was really excited to see the proportions and space of the dormer from the upper level.  Even with the scaffolding in place, it really opens up the upstairs hallway/balcony, and will let a lot […]

Silver Tip – 6-3-21

Noeleen and Mark – Seems like we’ve jumped right into summer, mid-80’s and sunny.  A good time to open up the roof, so the carpenters started on the north dormer, getting the rafters cut at the north face of the dormer, and inserting the beam that runs E-W that will carry the dormer.  They installed […]

Silver Tip-5-27-21

Noeleen & Mark – Cool and wet this week, finally clearing today.  Luckily the tarps and plastic are doing the job of keeping the rain out.  The carpenters worked on installing columns, beams, and headers in the existing walls, hanging the steel columns in the crawlspace ahead of the concrete pour, and removing small sections […]

Silver Tip-5-20-21

Noeleen & Mark – The carpenters removed the shingles and roof sheathing from the front section of roof where the north dormer will be framed.  They left just the rafters to support the tarp that is protecting the house from rain/snow, which is the forecast for the next 3-4 days.  The welder installed two steel […]

Silver Tip-5-13-21

Noeleen & Mark – Still spring weather here, nice one day, snow showers the next.  At least it is not sticking.  The welder installed the steel plate to the bottom of the steel beam in the Master Bedroom ceiling, so now we are proceeding with extending the 2nd floor framing above the Master Bedroom out […]

Silver Tip Holdings-5-6-21

Noeleen & Mark – Almost done with the interior demolition, and we’ve started on the exterior this week.  The radiant heat topping slab has been removed from the 2nd floor areas where necessary, along with the tubing.  The insulator finished removing the blown-in loose insulation from the attic areas, and the ceiling drywall has been […]

Silver Tip-4-29-21

Noeleen & Mark – The demolition continues, with another week of good progress.  The crew framed a working platform over the entry hallway, for working on the north dormer.  The partition (non-load bearing) walls upstairs have been removed, and they are breaking up the radiant floor heat topping slab.  The masons have finished removing the […]

Granite Ranch-4-8-21

Kurt – The drywall finish will be done by tomorrow, and then the interior painting will follow next week.  The wood flooring is ready, and sitting in Ohio, waiting for a truck.  We should see it later next week. The wood floor should be installed and finished by the end of the following week, 4/23. […]

Granite Ranch-4-1-21

Kurt – It’s been a few weeks since my last update, but now that the ceiling/soffit material has arrived, I though I’d better get with it again.  The carpenters have now finished the ceiling and soffit areas, and only have some exterior deck boards to install, and the int. trim, remaining for their work.  The […]

Granite Ranch-2-18-21

Kurt – We passed the insulation inspection this morning, and the crew is now installing the ceiling/soffit material.  We are using what we can of the material that was removed, and the new material will arrive in 2 weeks.  I’ve attached a few pictures of a potential solution to the ext. trim on the windows, […]

Granite Ranch-2-11-21

Kurt – Sorry I was unable to post an update last Thursday, as I didn’t have my phone cord to transfer my photos to the computer.   The siding is almost complete, and the insulation is underway.  They should finish up later today, and then the carpenters will be back to start the wood soffit/ceilings. […]

Granite Ranch-2-4-21

Kurt – The roofers finished up the shingles on the roof early this week.  The carpenters have set the windows and doors, and started the siding.  The electrician came out to the site this afternoon and went over the job, and measured for materials.  He’s got some questions, so will meet with him either tomorrow […]

Granite Ranch-1-28-21

Kurt – The crew is finishing up the wall framing, and following with the wall sheathing.  They finished the fascia, so the roofers were able to start this morning.  They really appreciate the tent, as it is snowing hard!  It shouldn’t take them long to get the shingles installed.  I spoke with the electrician this […]

Granite Ranch-1-21-21

Kurt – Now that we are into the framing, starting to see some good progress.  The roof framing will be done by tomorrow, they are working on the overbuild areas, and the the area where the roof ties into the Residence cabin.  They will have the fascia on by early next week, so I’ve notified […]

Granite Ranch-1-14-21

Kurt – The roof framing is mostly complete, with just a few small areas to fill in.  The crew will start wall framing tomorrow.  The windows and doors are scheduled to arrive at the Jeldwen warehouse in Idaho Falls next week, so they will be available when we are ready to install them.  Yesterday’s wind […]

Granite Ranch – 12-23-20

Kurt – The framing/log crew worked on log columns, and demolition of the 2 sections of existing roof where the connector will tie-in, this week.  We’ve just about got the structural issues worked out with the Structural Engineer, and once the plate logs are set, progress will improve.  The crew left early today, so they […]

Granite Ranch-12-17-20

Kurt – The log work started today, and they are dry fitting the log columns in front of the Manager’s Residence cabin, getting them located before working on the attachments.  The blocking and plywood is mostly complete at the deck, and the insulator will be out on Monday to look the job over, and see […]


Ann – The painters will finish up the Master Suite this weekend, and will also have the Entry/Mud Room/Powder Room area completed.  They are already working on the Kitchen/Dining and Office areas.  The electricians have started trim-out in the Master Suite, and continue to trim-out behind the painters.  The wood stairs are underway, and hopefully […]


Ann – The painters are finishing up in the basement this week, and will be done in the Master Suite early next week.  The electricians have been close behind, setting recessed light trims, switches, and outlets.  The appliances arrived this week, and we’re waiting to hear from Tri-C Appliance on the installation date for next […]


Ann – The hardscape prep. work started this week, with Powers Excavation beginning at the retaining wall under the north deck, and working CW around the house.  Eric with PEI finished the prep. for the boulders at the Master Terrace today, and will be starting on the retaining wall at the driveway/parking area early next […]


Ann – The painters are continuing with finishing on the main level, lacquering the interior doors, staining the beam wraps, and painting trim.  They will be finishing the ceiling in the Den/Game Room in the basement, and the last few walls in that area.  The finish carpenters are mostly done, and will be finishing up […]


Ann – The interior trim is complete, except for some baseboard in a few areas that will be getting the radiant floor baseboards.  The crown molding is finished in the Entry Powder Room, and the hydronic manifold covers are being made and should be onsite by Monday, ready for the painters.  The painters are working […]

Kadue 5.7.20

The excavators finished up on site with hauling the last of the demo waste. They did what backfill they can for now, and finished up the new waterline. They brought in a skidsteer to brush the street off and make the neighbors happy until they next appear. Rusty & crew have been working on prepping […]


Ann – The interior trim carpenters are finishing up their work, working on the baseboard on the main level, a little trim in the garage, and they will start on the bottom of the ridge beam wrap in the Kitchen/Dining tomorrow.  They will layout the pieces for you and Adam to review.  They have also […]

Kadue 4.29.20

The only parts of the house left standing are the garage and bathroom 2! Rusty and team have demo’ed the roof, and almost all of the interior and exterior walls. The waste is being hauled off in dumptrucks. Power’s Excavation has finished backfilling the foundation walls and have prepped the garage and front walkway for […]


Ann – The finish interior trim carpentry is nearing completion, with baseboard being installed on the main level where possible, and now that the wood flooring is almost complete, they will be able to finish the baseboard on the main level.  The veneer for the bottom of the Kitchen/Dining Room ridge beam wrap arrived today, […]


Ann – The carpenters have installed all of the beam and post wraps on the main level, and just have the 2 posts in the basement at the stair opening to complete.  The widow sills are all installed, and they will be installing the baseboard over the wood and tile floor areas later next week. […]


Ann – The trim carpenters are continuing with installing the beam wraps, and are almost done in the Livng Room/Entry area.  We’ve ordered the material to “skin” the bottom of the Kitchen/Dining Room ridge beam, and hope to have that material on site soon.  The tile installers are working on the Entry/Powder/Mud Room floor, and […]

Kadue 4.10.20

Over the past two weeks, we have excavated the north foundation wall, the new kitchen addition, and the new front entry and garage extension. The concrete crew has formed and poured all the exterior footings, and is pouring the garage and kitchen walls, and several piers, today. They will do one final pour next week […]


Ann – The carpenters are continuing with the wood beam wraps, and installing the last few pocket doors on the main level.  The painters are finishing the doors, starting on the garage finish, and painting trim and final coat on the drywall on the lower level.  The cabinet installer has finished setting cabinets in the […]


Ann – We finally received the last of the brown barn wood we needed to finish the Living Room ceiling on Monday morning, and the carpenters have finished installing the barn wood.  They have finished hanging doors, and are working on installing the beam wraps in the Kitchen/Dining/Living area.  They also installed the door stops […]


Ann The cabinet installers are finishing up in the Pantry, and will have to come back in a week to install the garage cabinets.  The drywall has been hung in the garage, and they will start taping and finishing on Monday.  They have also been working on the numerous patches due to plumbing hook-ups for […]


Ann – The cabinet installers have finished the Kitchen cabinet installation, are mostly done with the Pantry, have the main parts of the Office set, and should be finishing up with everything but the Garage next week.  They left early this week due to the earthquake in SLC, and are planning on being back onsite […]

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