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Wed, Oct 05


Hickory Tavern

New Construction for Beginners (Group 4)

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Time & Location

Oct 05, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Hickory Tavern, 1156 Parkside Main St, Cary, NC 27519, USA


About the Event

Learn the ins and outs of a new build. In this 5-month course taught by John Ford and Jeff Hughes, you will learn important skills needed to manage your own new build, including project management, budgeting, necessary insurances, and many more! You will be provided a binder and handouts corresponding to each class’s topic. You'll have 10 site visits (2 per mo) at a new-build development in Durham, NC.

There will be two class groups occuring at the same time, with different start dates. If you miss a class in one group, you can "catch up" by attending the class in the other group.

This Group 4 has the following schedule:

- Jul 6 - Expenses & Invoices; Tree Removal; Slab vs. Crawl Space; Framing

- Aug 3 - Rough-Ins

- Sep 7 - Closing the Home; Inspection Process

- Oct 5 - Passing the General Contractor's Exam

John Ford  is a moneylender with over 220 loans, a rehabber of over 50 homes, a new home builder of over 50 homes, a NC Licensed General Contractor, and a landlord. 

Jeff Hughes  has been in construction since the age of 19. He passed the NC General Contractors test in 1985 and become a licensed general contractor. He has been involved in numerous new builds and hundreds of rehab projects.

1st Wednesday of each month

Networking:  6:00 - 6:30pm

Meeting:  6:30 - 8:30pm

Hickory Tavern

1156 Parkside Main Street, Cary, NC, 27519

Pricing for the 5-month class, including 2 on-site visits per month:

$495 for TREIA members. $595 for non-TREIA members. $100 additional for spouses or partners. Free access to any "On-Site Construction Visit" event.

Payment is taken in person.

Food is not included. Supporting Hickory Tavern with a purchase is appreciated but not required.

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