Features & Warranties

When it comes to you and your family, we know you want what is best and the most for your hard earned money.  In other words, you do your best to never withhold from your family.  That is why when it comes to your “Brand New Home”, Nic Zawarski and Sons will never withhold from yours.  We understand that when you acquire a brand new home, everything should be included and there should be no short cuts.

Established in 1960, second generation Lehigh Valley home builder and member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Pennsylvania Home Builders Association and the Lehigh Valley Association of Home Builders.  Nic Zawarski and Sons is the recipient of numerous awards from the Lehigh Valley Association of Home Builders and the Quality Builders Warranty Corporation® “20 Year Achievement Award.”

“Unless you have purchased a quality product, the amount you paid is meaningless.” – Taras Zawarski, President and CEO of Nic Zawarski and Sons

Outstanding Quality Features in Every Home We Build

The Cottages at Monocacy Creek

Community Features

  • Beautiful tree lined streets
  • Decorative colonial street lights in most communities
  • Walkways Trail for evening strolls in most communities
  • Underground electric, telephone and gas service
  • Public water and sewer
  • Low HOA Fees
  • Community Gardens that protect and enhance wetlands, streams and habitat
  • Fee Simple Ownership

Distinctive Exterior Features

  • Traditionally designed cottage homes with a common theme of materials and colors
  • Easy to care low/no maintenance exteriors
  • Alside® Conquest® premium vinyl siding
  • Aluminum gutters and downspouts with hidden hangers
  • IKO Cambridge Architectural asphalt shingles with limited lifetime warranty
  • Full ridge vent and soffit venting
  • 6″ Frieze Board
  • Slate board on gable ends
  • 9″ decorative molding headers
  • 15″ decorative paneled shutters on the front
  • Dormers included as per front elevation
  • Stone included as per front elevation
  • MI™ Low-E windows with screens and grilles
  • 2 exterior hose bibs and electrical outlets
  • Therma Tru® smooth fiberglass insulated front door system
  • Overhead Door® low maintenance garage door with baked-enamel finish
  • 2 Overhead Door® garage door openers
  • Progress® front entry and exterior lighting
  • Homesite fully graded and seeded for your convenience
  • Macadam driveway and concrete walkway

Elegant Interior Appointments

  • Spacious floor plans designed for today’s lifestyle
  • Dramatic 9’ first floor ceilings in most models
  • Expansive Owner’s Bedroom with walk-in closet and private bath
  • Heatilator® woodburning fireplace
  • Aladdin Collection by Mohawk® Carpeting featuring smartSTRAND® Combining Permanent Stain Resistance & Durability – It’s just better.™
  • Thick 8lb. padding under carpeting
  • Shaw Freemont Plank Luxury Vinyl Tile, featuring a 15-year residential warranty, in Foyer and Kitchen of the Santee Mill and Johnston Series homes.
  • Real Hardwood Floors in the Foyer, Dining Room and Living Room of the Monocacy Series
  • Daltile 12×12 ceramic tile flooring in the Kitchen and Sunroom of the Monocacy Series
  • Colonial trim with masonite doors
  • Kwikset® brushed nickel hardware on all interior doors
  • Finely crafted custom staircase with solid wood handrailing
  • Linen and entry foyer closets
  • All closets outfitted with shelving as per plan
  • Separate laundry area in all homes
  • Progress® designer light fixtures finished in brushed nickel in foyer, dining room and breakfast area

Kitchens For Those With Sophisticated Tastes

  • Merillat® Essential Series cabinets with 36″ and 42″ Staggered Uppers, accented with crown molding, beautifully crafted in a choice of 2 wood finishes
  • Spacious and sunny separate breakfast areas in all kitchens
  • An abundance of recessed lighting
  • GE® appliances – Stainless Steel:
    • Gas Oven
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
  • Moen® single handle faucet
  • Your choice of a Single or Double bowl oversized stainless steel sink
  • Granite Countertops
  • Congoleum® easy-care, no wax vinyl flooring
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker Water Line

Baths That Make Quite A Splash

  • Two full baths
  • Progress® designer chrome hollywood lighting
  • Oversized decorative mirrors
  • Merillat® vanities with cultured marble tops
  • Moen® anti-scalding posi-temp faucets
  • Easy-to-clean, one piece fiberglass tubs
  • Daltile® 12 x 12 ceramic tile flooring
  • Exhaust fan and paper holder

Energy-Saving Features and Construction Specifications

  • Goodman® 92+ High Efficiency gas furnace and central air conditioning
  • 50-gallon electric hot water heater
  • Fiberglass batt insulation throughout
    • R-30 (minimum) ceiling
    • R-21 exterior walls
    • R-19 (minimum) basement
  • House wrap to minimize air infiltration and taped at all joints
  • TJI® Joist structurally engineered floor joist for stronger floors and straighter ceilings throughout the entire home
  • Value-Added 2×6 exterior walls (home only)
  • Additional flashing at all doors, windows and header molding
  • Concrete foundation walls with floating slab
  • Two French drains that lead to sump basket to ensure a dry basement
  • Passive Radon System
  • ½” drywall installed with nails and screws
  • ¾” sub-flooring tongue and groove, glued, nailed and screwed
  • Prewired for cable TV and telephone in 3 locations
  • Electronically wired smoke detectors on all levels and every bedroom
  • Weatherproof ground fault interrupt (GFI) safety outlets in kitchen and baths

Quality Assurance and Warranty

Our quality program begins at design inception with the creation of precise construction drawings for every home we build, specifying high quality materials that are thoroughly researched, all the way through on-site supervision by experienced project managers and construction supervisors.

  • Pre-settlement New Home Orientation Tour to insure that home meets owner’s satisfaction
  • YOUR NEW HOME and How To Take Care Of It, published by Home Builders Press® National Association of Home Builders
  • Exclusive Nic Zawarski and Sons® “Blue Book” listing all of the warranties and telephone numbers of the material suppliers and subcontractors employed in the construction of owner’s homes
  • Quality Builder’s Warranty Corporation® 10-year comprehensive warranty, backed by Liberty Mutual Group®
  • Electrical inspection prior to drywall
  • Pre-walk through inspection one week prior to settlement
  • Final inspection prior to settlement to ensure a zero punch list home
Building Dreams, Creating Memories Since 1960