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About Joe Koch Construction

Joe Koch Construction began in 1984 specializing in rough framing and finished carpentry.  Four years later Joe purchased STANJIM Homes.  Joe Koch, President of Joe Koch Construction and STANJIM Homes, has an extensive construction background.  He has been a member of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce and is active in the Austintown Growth Foundation. One of his first ventures was Countryside in Austintown. Some of Joe Koch's other successful subdivisions include Stone Hollow, Spring Meadow, Falcon Bridge and Boulder Creek in Austintown and Huntington Woods in Boardman. Koch Construction also builds offsite.         

 

Sycamore design

The vertical siding and the black windows depicted are not considered standard features in this...

Covington design

Covington designs! You can customize all our plans! Let's talk! Building is more affordable...

Custom Ranch Diamond

We build Custom Ranches!

The Avery in Falcon Bridge

  This ranch floor plan has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,  1,561 sq. ft. and of course, first...

Custom Homes

We have plenty of plans to choose from but if you already have a set of plans or maybe, you have...

Custom Home

We Build Custom Homes!

Model Home 176 N. Turner Rd. Austintown

Our newest model, The Sheldon, will have the following Open House hours: Sundays, 1pm-4pm Or By...

Sunroom in Austintown

Not all sunrooms have to be ceiling to floor glass. Here, our home owner added an sunroom to her...

Covington

SOLD! This is our most popular model , the Covington! It has it all! 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths,...

Finished Basement in Austintown

Finished basements are always at the top of our remodel request! Why? Because they offer more room...

Recent Blog Posts

10 DIY Projects for your new home

Buying a new home, or new to you home, can still come with it's share of "hunny-do-lists" to make that house really feel like your home. At Yahoo!, they have compiled a list of 10 DIY Projects for your new home that won't break the bank and leave you feeling that this house is yours and not still the previous owners! (Bonus, who knew matchsticks could be so handy?) Read the full article here.

10 Must haves in building a new home- Part 2

Last 5 tips on the must haves in building a new home.

Wide-enough hallways and rooms

Many new homes are open and airy, with roomy hallways and stairwells. But not all are, at least not throughout the entire house.

Most local building codes require hallways to be 3 feet wide. Many modern designers prefer a width of 4 feet, however, especially for homes larger than 2,000 square feet. This helps more than one person pass through the hall at once and in moving large furniture through the home, in addition to adding bookcases or other design elements to the side.

Unsatisfied with your halls? The punch to the pocketbook "depends entirely on how the house was built," Carter says.

Cost of a retrofit: If the load of the roof is spread to the exterior walls, then it's as simple as knocking down the interior ones, which costs a few hundred dollars. But if there's a post in the center of the home that provides load support, the project can cost tens of thousands of dollars to add support beams and posts to carry the load, without the wall.

 

10 Must Haves when building your new home- Part 1

 

Insulation

 

Are you always too hot or cold? Ensure your walls are properly insulated.

Proper insulation installation is expected from the insulation contractor's bid. But some spots, such as rim joists between the first and second floor, are easily missed.

Cost of a retrofit: Thousands of dollars to rip apart walls and add insulation.

 

Outlets and covert conduits

As flat-screen televisions become ubiquitous, homes are changing to accommodate sleek, high-tech models. Often, that means hanging TVs on the wall. But who wants to see electrical and cable cords running down the wall to the entertainment system?

If you want to avoid another costly wall project, plan for where cords and outlets will sit. A conduit is a pipe in the wall that lets homeowners keep cords out of sight.

Cost of a retrofit: "That's a couple-hundred-dollar expense during construction when you have the walls open," he says, "and it can be thousands of dollars after the fact."

 

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