The Siding & Exterior Remodeling Punch List Process

Minneapolis exterior remodeling

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Oh, the dreaded punch list. It’s that essential part of the siding & exterior remodeling construction process that for so many Minnesota & Minneapolis homeowners and contractors drags on forever and never seems to get completed to everyone’s satisfaction.

The key to a smooth punch list that does what it’s supposed to do and keeps everyone on track? Open and consistent communication.

Craftsman’s Choice prides itself on being the undisputed best at managing the punch list process to the homeowner’s complete satisfaction. We do it by communicating and being consistent. And the results and testimonials speak for themselves.

It’s all part of the totally transparent project process when you choose to work with Craftsman’s Choice. Right from the start, you’ll have full access to all of your project’s information, and our team of professionals will be in regular contact with you so that if questions or concerns do arise they are dealt with in a timely manner.

What Is a Punch List?

A punch list is a series of job items that the homeowner and contractor review before the project begins and then agree will be completed before the job is considered done. That all sounds straightforward enough. But issues regularly arise when the contractor doesn’t stay in regular communication with the homeowner.

Next thing you know the homeowner notices a bunch of things that aren’t completed to satisfaction. The contractor starts to become pressed for time and then one of two things happens: Either the remaining work is rushed and done poorly or some parts of the remaining work aren’t done at all.

Another common problem is when the homeowner points out an issue and the contractor tries a band-aid approach to add quality. Quality should be built into the project from the very beginning, never an afterthought.

The whole experience has left many homeowners – and contractors – dreading the punch list process.

It doesn’t have to be that way. Competent project management can alleviate all of those headaches. There shouldn’t be surprises at the final walk-around.

Craftsman’s Choice Excels Through Consistency

For Craftsman’s Choice, avoiding the dreaded part of a punch list process comes down to establishing exterior remodeling punch list processes and procedures and training to achieve a consistent standard.

We’ve taken the time to establish an in-house checklist of our own (call it an internal punch list) so that each of our project managers are communicating with the homeowners regularly and addressing pre-planned agenda items. We begin each project with the end in mind, and we work through all of the details along the way to ensure that we deliver just what was envisioned.

On top of that, our crews are all trained with a very detailed and consistent approach so that there is no variance in standard from crew to crew or job to job. When you hire Craftsman’s Choice, it’s true professionals showing up at the job regardless of which crew you draw.

So many problems can be solved with correct communication. We value that part of the process. Not only do we not run from it, we seek it out. If we can regularly communicate with the homeowner throughout the job, the chances of everyone being happy at the final walk-around increase astronomically.

Work With True Exterior Siding Professionals

This careful approach to project management is the foundation for why we’re the number-one rated James Hardie fiber cement siding contractor in Minnesota. We do exactly what we say we’re going to do, and we do it when we say we’re going to do it. And we won’t keep you in the dark throughout the process.

The final payment isn’t due until the punch list is complete. And with us, the punch list does get completed.

If you’re looking for the highest quality work done by experienced professionals and on a timely schedule, call Craftsman’s Choice.

Ben Juncker


When Ben Juncker was sitting in his high school career planning class, siding installer was not on his list of potential career paths. As with most people in the construction industry, certain questionable life choices led to a point where they were wearing a tool belt, working with their hands. His path started just this way and he would not change a thing. Those early years in his business of scraping and clawing their way to profitability and stability, have helped him to build a culture of hard work and perseverance at Craftsman’s Choice. Ben started his company in 1998 and they installed their first James Hardie job in 2000. Since that time Craftsman’s Choice has become one of the nation’s top James Hardie Remodelers. They have won James Hardie’s prestigious President’s Club award every year since it’s inception in 2015.

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