Building your stairway...from start to finish.

The process begins with the most important step. The planning process. We consult with you to discover your unique design tastes and either develop a stairway around your interior and designer’s specifications or our consultants can design a stairway that will create whatever look you desire. Heartland Stairways personnel will visit your job site and take field measurements to ensure a working layout that meets code requirements and also fits your design criteria. Often we begin the planning process with nothing more than a few photographs.


Blueprint of Heartland Stairways curved stairways with traditional amish craftsmanship the finest quality stairway

Step 1

  • All projects are drawn up with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.
  • Design is revised according to your direction until a final plan has been created.

Heartland Stairways has experience that is reflected in our stairways

Step 2

  • Stringers are bent on movable racks that are reset for each project.
  • Components proceed to assembly department
  • An expert Stair-builder assembles the stairway, implementing proven, seldom used, traditional joinery methods.
  • Housed stringers are mortised to receive the treads and risers, then wedged, screwed, and glued to create strong tight fits that remain tight as the humidity levels in your house fluctuate.
  • Open cut stringers are mitered to the risers.
  • Custom returns are put on each tread to match the curvature of the stringer.
  • Stringer build-ups and eased transitions are added to the carriage.
  • The stair balustrade is completely fit and pre-assembled.
  • Balustrade is numbered and disassembled for delivery.
  • Temporary tread protectors are applied prior to delivery.


Heartland Stairways step 3 to building your stairway

Step 3

  • Stairways are loaded and secured in one of our enclosed trailers.
  • Delivery schedule is coordinated with you and the stairway is delivered to your job site by one of our expert installers.

Heartland Stairways step 4 to building your stairway

Step 4

  • A winch is set up to hoist the stairway into position.
  • Additional site work is done by experienced stairway installers to complete the carriage installation process.
  • The pre-fit carriage balustrade can easily be permanently reassembled by your carpenters.
  • Complete turn key balcony balustrade installation by our expert installers is available.
  • The end result of this comprehensive process is your own unique custom stairway designed just for your home.