Everest Contractors, LLC was formed to provide custom home development services for discriminating home buyers. Our "build em' one at a time" and "cut no construction corners" pledge provide years of trouble free lifestyle. Besides, that is what you seek, right? A step back where stress evaporates in the undisturbed natural beauty that only the mountains can offer.
We take our time in site development and believe that each property has one special place to set the foundation. All too often it requires Everest to bring in special equipment and the necessary manpower to ensure we start on a solid platform. Many people ask "why did you take the time to do that and it must have cost a fortune." The answer is "we did it because we knew no one else would and yes it was expensive." A few months later those same people come back and say "wow, now I see." This page has been developed to provide you a step-by-step tour through the various stages of construction.
Logic wall face
North/East Logic wall
North Logic Wall
East Logic wall
Southern Basement wall exposure
Southern Basement wall
The North and East walls are constructed with 13.5" thick interconnecting (ICF) Insulating Concrete Forms. A 2.75" interior layer of Styrofoam wall followed by 8" concrete pour interior, and finally the exterior layer of 2.75". As the walls were being stacked, each row 16" high, we placed 5/8'" thick horizontal rebar along the horizontal plane on each 16" layer. Beautifully engineered product that allowed for efficient stacking. After the vertical wall was stacked and braced (10' high) 5/8" vertical rebar was placed every 16" from the top to the bottom along the vertical run of the entire wall.. It is undoubtedly the strongest wall that I have ever seen and I will never build another home without utilizing this product. The manufacturer touts a R50 factor. Look at the blue horizontal lines on the North and East Walls. These lines represent the top edge of another covering that was placed in front of the LOGIC walls. I apologize for not having detailed pictures of this part of the wall construction. They got "zapped" during a computer crash. Still looking for them. This additional exterior covering carries a 25 year water infiltration warranty. First, a black tar type product was sprayed on the LOGIC wall, then a baffle sheet (visible blue line representing the top edge) was adhered to the LOGIC wall overlapping the footer at the bottom. After all of this we backfilled. What you are left with is an impenetrable exterior wall. The Logic wall is enough to never allow for water infiltration. When we sprayed and layered the LOGIC wall with another water barrier product... well it is just ridiculously water proof.
2x8" South Wall
2x8" West wall
Lower Southern Chimney Wall
Southern Lower and First Floor Wall
Lower West porch (now wrapped in Mahogany)
Lower Bedroom Headers (a bit overbuilt)
Another Basement Header to Open Staircase
View of First Floor Living Room (looking from kitchen)
North Wall w Beginning of 31/12 pitch roof
Looking from the East
A view from the bottom of the drive
A view from the future upper master suite
Sourthern view thru upper fixed plate window
A road view from above
Another driveway view
View from upper west porch
From the South as the vertical wall continues
Another view from master up
The 33' glulams (bit of a stretch)
There's Herman Logan a local contractor I could have erected the roof without - Thanks Herman!
The glulams are set- time to keep going up
A nice perspective taken from above
Finaly, a Norh roof line for the master suite
31/12 pitch roof from West side
The roof from the Southeast
The roof from the East
Front view walking up to front porch
Northern view of master suites from outside
What a bear to install the window trim
Custom hand sewn soffits
North East Exposure
An Eastern View
A Southern roof view
Notice the 16 degree turn in the roof line. The shingle is absolutely beautiful on this curve.
West side of home on Northern retaining wall
Southern retaining wall
The upper chimney stone set for for future cap
She's all wrapped in Tyvek (from across the river)
A winter Southern View
Framing on upstairs master bedroom
Check out that framing structure
A view to the kitchen. Notice the laminated beams.
Future "walkabout" from master bedroom. More laminated beams!