SCC to auction 100th house on Dec. 12


The house sits on the building site just off the southwest corner of the Eicher Technical Center on the Milford Campus.

Stu Osthern, Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing

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It all began in 1961, when students on Southeast Community College’s Milford Campus constructed a house on campus.

Fifty-two years later, house No. 100 is nearing completion and will be auctioned at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 12 on the Milford Campus, 600 State St.

And just like 52 years ago, when Engvert and Darrol Larsen of Cordova auctioned the first house, the fourth-generation Larsen, Ethan Larsen, will auction this home to the public.

“We are very excited to be building and auctioning the 100th house in the program’s history,” said Ron Petsch, chair of SCC’s Building Construction Technology program. “This is historic, and the Larsen family has been with us from the start.”

Since 1979 Larsen and Associates Auctioneers have donated their house sale proceeds back to the SCC Educational Foundation. Since the beginning the Larsens have provided nearly $40,000 toward scholarships for students.

Three programs on SCC’s Milford Campus have once again partnered to build a maintenance-free house containing 1,568 square feet of living space. The home is located on the building site, just southwest of the Eicher Technical Center. Prospective buyers and visitors may inspect the house from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays leading up to the auction.

Persons wanting to see the house, or who want more information about it, are asked to contact Ron Petsch, Building Construction Technology program chair, at 402-761-8213 or at [email protected].

Students in Building ConstructionTechnology, Electrical & Electromechanical Technology, and Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology built the house from the ground up.

The house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, dining room, large utility room, and kitchen. There is oak trim throughout the house, and all walls are nine feet high. Andersen double-glazed windows are utilized throughout the home. This house will feature kitchen and bathroom solid-surface countertops and under-counter sinks by Wilsonart.

All cabinetry throughout the house is cherry, utilizing the Shaker (mission) style fronts. Oak three-panel shaker doors are used throughout the house with a three-inch oak casing and four-inch oak base board.

Decorative tile is utilized in the master bath and main bathrooms. It includes a customized master closet.

Other features:

Nordyne heat pump, Nordyne air handler, 50-foot refrigerant line set, Honeywell Vision Pro 8000 thermostat.

Water supply piping is PEX and will be piped for a water softener (not included). Plumbing fixtures are Hamilton, Moen, Grohe, American Standard, In-Sink-Erator, Swanstone, and Maytag.

Electrical service is a 225-amp, 42-space Square D panel donated by Square D Company.

Wall insulation is 5.5-inch blown-in Batt System with half-inch by 4-foot by 9-foot OSB sheathing on the exterior. The ceiling insulation is rated at R-38 in all areas of the home. The Andersen-clad windows are double-glazed with high-performance Low E glass.

Since the buyer will move the house to a permanent location, basement plumbing, floor coverings, staining, and painting will be provided by the new owner. The owner also is responsible for insuring the house immediately upon purchase.

Terms of the sale are cash, 25 percent due the day of the sale, with the balance due within 15 days. The sale price is subject to a 6.5-percent sales tax. The house must be moved from the SCC Milford Campus by March 21, 2014, unless other arrangements are made.

SCC faculty who teach the students who built the house:

Building Construction Technology – Ron Petsch, Loran Stara, Allen Scribner, Aaron Thompson.

Electrical & Electromechanical Technology – Ken Reinsch, program chair.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology – Jeff Boaz, program chair; Mike Roth, Dan Pearson, Bill Rethmeier.

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