True Carpentry Home Builders |  Ebensburg, PA

True Carpentry Home Builders
106 Main Street | St. Michael, PA 15951

Meetings by appointment, only.                       Please call us at 814-243-0451.

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The value of a home is more than skin deep. The finished product will be beautiful and you can be assured that what’s behind the walls will be treated with the same importance.

True Carpentry is not a volume builder, this allows us to give you and your home the attention that is required to insure you the home you want and the product you deserve.

The people that are involved with the building of your home are as important as the materials that go into it. It is understood by everyone involved with the construction process there are no short-cuts and that quality is our first priority. It is our aim to build for you a home that is beautiful, long lasting, low maintenance, and comfortable.

From beginning to end, from the footers to the shingles we pay attention to detail. There is nothing unimportant to you and there isn’t with us.


A Custom Home Builder constructs a one of a kind home that is designed for a specific client and for a particular location. The Custom Home Builder may use plans created on the internet, by an architect or by a professional home designer. Often times existing prints are used but are changed dramatically to fit the customer’s desires. Custom Home Builders construct only a few homes a year. In most cases Custom Home Builders construct on land the home buyer already owns.
A Production Home Builder builds houses using stock plans, the Production Builder will construct a large number of buildings each year. Often homes may be customized by selecting a variety of options, but the homes are not truly Custom Homes.

You want to build a new house, but can you afford it? Knowing how much your dream house will cost can help you modify your plans to meet your budget.  Expect some features to cost more, the most expensive areas in a home are usually the bathrooms and kitchen. The number of windows and the size and quality of windows can also affect the cost. Vaulted ceilings and high roof pitches can increase the cost of a home.

Size of Home
When building your home, it’s best to work with even numbers. Have you home size rounded off to increments of two feet. This reduces wasted materials. Also, it’s most economical to build a home which is no deeper than 32 feet. 

Shape of Home
Homes that have a rectangular or box shape cost less to build. Having more angles and corners in the shape of your home can increase the amount of labor and materials needed to build a home.

Site Preparation
Preparing a site for construction can have a big impact on the cost of a home. Building on a flat lot will usually cost less. If you have to haul in lots of dirt, do a lot of grading, clear trees, or bust through rock, then site preparations can become more expensive. 

No matter what size or style of house you intend to build you will receive personal attention each step of the way.  


True Carpentry became an Energy Star partner in 2009 to ensure that your home is energy-efficient, by doing so this saves you money year after year on energy costs.

A home by True Carpentry is tested to meet strict standards before being certified as Energy Star compliant by an Independent Home Energy Rater. During the construction process the Rater performs inspections and tests. This process is an assurance to you that your new home is safe,
Energy-efficient, long-lasting, and comfortable.

You can expect:

  • Tight Construction and Tight Ducts
    Attention to detail by sealing all holes, cracks, and seams in ducts and construction assemblies helps eliminate drafts. This improves comfort and the quality of indoor air, while lowering maintenance costs.
  • Effective Insulation
    Properly installed insulation that meets or exceeds national code requirements helps achieve even temperatures throughout the house while using less energy.
  • High-Performance Windows
    Energy-efficient windows help keep heat in during winter and out during summer.
  • Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
    More efficient and properly sized heating and cooling systems use less energy, which reduces utility bills.  

True Carpentry is able to guarantee that your new home will be 20-30% more energy efficient than typical residential homes by earning the prestigious ENERGY STAR® certification.




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