What Is A Punch List?

Building your custom dream home means there will most always be different terminology used that you might not be familiar with. One of our favorite terms is “punch list” because that means we’ve come to the final stages of the building process.


No matter how much of a joy or how difficult it’s been building your custom dream home, every project must come to an end. Before a building project is completed it’s important to make sure all the i’s have been dotted and the t’s have been crossed—and that means completing a construction punch list.

Did you know the term punch list refers to the fact that people used to punch holes next to an item when this item had been fixed?  A construction punch list is a list of items that need to be completed to comply with the terms of the contract and is prepared when the construction project reaches the final stage. It’s the instrument that is used to make sure the job gets finished successfully and in a timely matter.

Builder and customer do a walk-through on the job site and write down all insufficiencies that need to be addressed and solved.  We as the builder are bound by the contract to complete a punch list before the project is finished.