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Let us build your new custom home!  From the foundation to the roof we have the skills and experience to design and build the highest quality, energy-efficient homes in Flagstaff.

We offer Design-Build services.  Our in-house team can offer you design consultation, draft your plans and then build your custom home to your specifications.

We specialize in "green" building and can offer Energy Star ratings.

Visit our Construction Wisdom page for ways to build a better home.

Boulder Pointe Residence:

Custom Home by Mark Haughwout

This home was custom designed by Mark Haughwout in conjunction with the Homeowners.  It includes a bonus room over the garage, an upstairs laundry room, and custom hallway bookcases.   A large front porch helps to make the neighborhood more friendly!

The Box Canyon Home:

Custom built Home

Custom designed, drafted and constructed by Mark Haughwout - owner Highwood Construction.

2750 s.f.   4 bed - 3 bath - oversize 2 car garage.

Custom front entry to one of our custom homes in Flagstaff AZ

This custom home was designed and built by Mark Haughwout, owner of Highwood Construction.
The entry way includes a large covered porch with a stained cedar ceiling.
The front door is 8' tall and includes a custom oval glass.
Around the front porch is a wainscoting of real Malapai rock.

We offer the following services:

  • New Home Construction

  • Design Consultation and Plan Review

  • General Contracting

  • Construction Manager at Risk Service

  • Cost-Plus or Fixed Fee Pricing

Specializing in Passive Solar Energy Efficient Designs!

framing joists in place over a GLB

Custom Workshop

Custom workshop by Highwood construction with a core-ten metal roof.

This custom shed / workshop was built with 9' walls at 16" o.c. and a 8/12 roof pitch allowing for loft storage inside.

Building a better workshop:


The foundation of this building is made of 4000 pound concrete with #4 rebar throughout the footer and slab.
The slab exceeds the design criteria used in most new homes!


The walls are 2x4 construction at 16" o.c.  The roof framing is 2x6 construction with 3/4" tongue and groove roof decking.
The headers are LVL beams - serious overkill!


The siding on this building is 'board and batten' style.  We used LP smartside products for greater strength and durability.
The horizontal trim board above the rock has a 5 degree bevel on it so that snow and rain will drain off properly.
Details such as beveling trim boards is something that takes a lot more time, but creates a product that will last much longer.

Stone Veneer:

The stone veneer at the bottom of the shed sits on a concrete ledge, which was designed into the footer.
Before installing the rock, we installed 60# membrane over the lower part of the siding.
This was followed by a layer of wire mesh. Wire mesh or expanded metal gives some extra surface for the mortar to attach to.
Finally the stone-masons used brick ties to help secure the stone to the wall.


The metal roofing on this shed is Core-Ten and is designed to rust but contains a special formulation of metals so that once a patina of rust has formed, the rusting process will be inhibited.  This is different than bare steel which will continue to rust.  This special formula is sold under the the CoreTen name as well as other brand names.
Special stainless steel screws are used to attach the roofing.  The screws are painted rust-color so that they will match the roofing after the roofing rusts.
There is continuous ridge venting at the roof peak, to allow moisture and hot air to escape.
The heavy duty corrugated metal roof on this shed costs about 4 times more than composition shingles.

Door and Window:

The front door on this workshop is a custom 7' tall fiberglass solid-core door with 'rain' glass in the half-lite at the top.
The door knob and hinges are 'oil-rubbed bronze'.

The window on this bulding is a vinyl, energy efficient, dual-pane window.


For the inside of the workshop, we sprayed all the walls and ceilings with a coat of pure white paint to make the inside clean and bright.
The paint on the inside is oil-based Kilz brand primer. 
In addition to providing a clean white surface, it also blocks moisture from going through the siding from the inside to the outside.
This will significantly lengthen the life of the siding and prevent peeling and delamination.

The Exterior Paint is 2-coats of Dunn-Edwards premium paint in a low-sheen finish. 
Of course we primed all the raw wood first before apply two top coats.
We also brushed applied the final coat on the fascia before installing the roof.
All nail heads were also primed and caulked even though we used galvanized nails.

Yes, this shed is built far better than your home...

Estimated cost: $24,000.00

Why we build things to last.... just in case the world doesn't end tomorrow, your great great grandchildren will bless you for hiring us!



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