SCC to auction 102nd house on Dec. 17

December 2014 House to be Auctioned
A view from the front door of the 1,680 square-foot house.
December 2014 House floor plan
The floor plan.

Students in three programs of study on Southeast Community College’s Milford Campus have built another house during the Fall Quarter that is scheduled to be auctioned in December.

Students in Building Construction Technology, Electrical & Electromechanical Technology and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology are putting the finishing touches on the 102nd house built since 1961. 

The newest house will be auctioned at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 17 inside the home located on the building site on the south edge of the Milford Campus at 600 State St. Visitors may inspect the house from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays several days prior to the auction. Persons needing more information are asked to contact Ron Petsch, chair of the Building Construction Technology program, at 402-761-8213 or

This “maintenance-free” exterior home contains 1,680 square feet of living space that includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, dining room, washer and dryer room, and kitchen. There is oak trim throughout the house with nine-foot-high high walls.

Andersen double-glazed windows are utilized throughout the home. This home will feature kitchen and bathroom countertops by Wilsonart.

All cabinetry throughout the house is oak utilizing the shaker (mission) style fronts. Oak veneer doors are used throughout the house with oak casing and oak base board.

The heating-cooling components used in the home are NuTone, 20KW variable speed electric furnace model B6VMAX30K-B with 2.5-ton 14 SEER heat pump, model #FT4BE-030K. It includes 35-feet line set and Honeywell Vision Pro IAQ thermostat.

HVAC program students will install temporary HVAC equipment for performance testing purposes. The temporary equipment will be removed by the students before the home is moved. This HVAC system is installed in compliance with the International Mechanical Code and the city of Lincoln Code and amendments. The purchaser of the home is responsible to have a licensed and bonded HVAC contractor install the HVAC equipment that is designed and purchased and sent with the home after it is moved.

The house water supply piping is PEX and will be piped for a water softener (water softener not included) and has a PVC-DWV, Sch. 40 above drainage and vent piping system. All plumbing adheres to Uniform Plumbing Code. Outside sillcocks are 10-inch anti-siphon freeze-proof type. A water heater is included. The plumbing fixtures are Hamilton, Moen, Grohe, American Standard, In-Sink-Erator, Swanstone, and Maytag.

The electrical service is a 200-amp, 40-space Square D panel donated by Square D Company. Additional circuits are available for future basement and/or garage wiring, once the home has been moved and set. All wiring is done in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Fire alarms have also been installed for the homeowner’s protection.

Telephone cable and TV (coaxial cable) have also been installed and brought to a central location to facilitate the hook-up of a telephone and antenna system. The telephone wiring system complies with TIA-568 standards and can be used for not only voice (telephone) but also data (computer) applications.

Installation of electrical in house has been inspected and approved by the state electrical inspector.

The wall insulation is 5.5 inches of Blown-in Batt System (BIBS) (R-22) in the wall cavity with half-inch by four feet by 10 feet of 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. The windows require no exterior painting. Spray foam insulation is installed around window/door openings and electrical boxes to minimize infiltration of air in winter and summer months.

The terms of the sale are cash, 25 percent down on the day of the sale with the balance due within 15 days. Sale price is subject to 6.5-percent sales tax. The house must be moved by March 19, 2015, unless arrangements have been made with the Milford Campus director.

The house is to be purchased as is, and the College will not supply materials/labor after Dec. 17, 2014. The College reserves the right to enter the house with students for the purpose of training and to retain possession of a key after the sale until the date that the house is moved. The College reserves the right to bid on the house to protect expenses incurred on the project. SCC reserves the right to reject any and all bids for inadequacy of price or for any other reason and to withdraw the auction home from sale at that time.

SCC faculty who teach the students who built the house:

Building Construction Technology – Ron Petsch, Loran Stara, Aaron Thompson, Jason Adams, Michael Howe.

Electrical & Electromechanical Technology – Ken Reinsch, program chair; Dan Schweitzer.

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


For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing