We Sweat The Small Stuff
For the best value in custom homes, Gonyea combines distinctive design, with superior construction and high-performance building materials. We also stand by our work. Gonyea Homes follows the State Statutory Warranty along with the Builders Association of Minnesota Performance Guidelines to provide outstanding customer service through our Warranty Division.
Before, during and after construction, we use a cloud-based project management software called BuilderTrend to manage communication and keep information about your home in one place. Each client has a secure account with a login. Your selections, change orders and warranty information are all stored and tracked in the software, and you can access the information anywhere, anytime using your mobile device.
After closing you’ll keep your BuilderTrend account. If you have a warranty issue or question, you can enter your claim in BuilderTrend. All warranty items are tracked and updated, providing you with current information. There is also a discussion tab that allows you to communicate your questions to your Gonyea team of experts, assuring that you get a timely reply. Emergency contact information is provided for our plumbing, HVAC and electrical partners, so you have 24/7 peace of mind.
Our building standards go above and being the industry standards. For added peace of mind, the Holmes Approved Homes program ensures your home is built right—inside and out.
Gonyea builds with 30-year architectural shingles for a distinctive, three-dimensional look. Because of their greater thickness, architectural shingles have better wind tear-off resistance. They are also highly fire-resistant.
Gonyea Homes & Remodeling is the first builder in the United States to quality as a HOLMES Approved Partner Builder. The Program integrates proper building practices with cutting-edge technology and products to build homes that go above and beyond residential standards, from foundation to final inspection.
Based in Bayport, MN, Andersen designs and builds windows that are among the best-performing products available. That’s why we use them. Andersen windows are made from Fibrex® — a proprietary material that is 60 percent PVC and 40 percent wood fiber. Twice as strong as vinyl, it retains its stability and helps maintain a weathertight seal; blocks thermal transfer nearly 700 times better than aluminum; and won’t fade, flake, blister, chalk or peel.
Most of the wood we use is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified. Certification ensures that the wood comes from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. For optimal structural integrity, we use #2 grade or better studs to ensure straighter wall and ceiling lines.
Gonyea new home performance starts with a high-efficiency furnace, humidifier, and programmable thermostat. Larger ducting improves performance and reduces heating and cooling costs.
A sealed sump basket with passive radon mitigation system is standard equipment. No maintenance and no worries about radon in your new home.
Many of our models are built with zoned heating and an air-to-air exchanger, (always an option for custom homes). New homes are built tightly to save energy, but this can have a negative effect on air quality. An air-to-air exchanger (also known as an HRV) brings fresh air into the home, and sends stale air out of the home. This prevents indoor air pollutants such as mold, pet dander, plant pollen, allergens and other compounds from building up in your home.
Instead of ordinary plywood, we use engineered sheathing and subflooring. These high-performance materials are engineered to resist warping and delamination due to weather conditions. Our engineered sheathing resists deflection, delamination and warping because the wood and adhesives work together to create a stronger panel; strong enough to resist racking and shape distortion even under high wind and earthquake forces.
Our subflooring is backed by a 50-Year warranty against delamination and manufacturing defects. Because they are made from small, fast growing trees, these materials are also environmentally friendly.
Lower level floors are warmer, and dampness is banished thanks to 8 inches of clean rock and a poly vapor barrier below your basement floor that seals out radon and water.
A poured concrete subfloor underneath our tile floors makes the tile crack resistant.
Twenty-inch floor trusses eliminate the need for soffits and mitigate noise from above. In the basement, this gives you a true 9-foot ceiling. So if you’re wondering why the basement feels like the upper level, it’s because of this type of construction.
Gonyea far exceeds standard insulation requirements to create super-efficient comfort and economy. Your home’s insulation system includes a whole home vapor barrier (to prevent moisture penetration), R49 attic insulation and R21 insulation in the exterior walls.
Rim joists are insulated with closed cell spray foam to block air and moisture leaks and prevent mold.
Drainboard insulation on the outside of the foundation keeps the cold on the exterior, not the interior where it can cause condensation. Superior foundation insulation also helps in exterior drainage and has three times the warranty length of traditional membrane water proofing alone.
Our foundations are 8-inch poured concrete instead of concrete block. This is better because water doesn’t have a chance to penetrate into the block cavities through cracks in the mortar joints and infiltrate your home.
We use the top-quality Watchdog® Waterproofing System (15-year warranty) that features a tough, flexible, spray-applied membrane to seamlessly bridge cracks and seal out water. Along with our specially-designed drain tile system and sump basket, you will have the peace of mind of never having to worry about a wet basement.
Rough-ins for water filtration and water softener make future installation easy and more economical.
Landscape irrigation systems are included with Gonyea homes. This eliminates one of the biggest “after-closing” costs of owning a new home.