Staircases bring a dramatic design element to your home as well as being a functional design element. There is an art and science behind building the perfect staircase. At S.R. Sloan, we take staircase design and production to the next level. Whether your plans call for a simple straight, grand, or a type of circular staircase, we can design and build the staircase to coincide. Our design team works hand in hand with homeowners, builders, and architects to help design a pre-built, custom product that will meet both building regulations and desired aesthetics that match your style and design.  We use the latest technology and the best materials to build your custom staircase and meet your building timeline, making the process smooth for you.

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Stairs are often the first thing that people see when they walk into your home. They should make a great first impression and should have the look of a fine piece of furniture. At S.R. Sloan, we have been designing and building staircases for years that have been exceeding the expectations of our customers. No matter if you are a homeowner, builder, contractor, architect, or designer… know we can create the staircase of your dreams, one that you will cherish for years to come.

By using custom stairs by S.R. Sloan, you can expect…

High Quality Staircase

All of our custom staircases are built in a controlled environment by people who only build stairs for a living. Your main staircase is the focal point of your home, so let the professionals build them for you with the look of a structurally sound, beautiful piece of furniture that will stand the test of time.

Hardwood Selection

We can build your stairs using a variety of hardwood species. From oak wood to cherry wood stairs, no matter your taste, we can accommodate.

An Affordable Staircase

S.R. Sloan custom stairs are not only built with high-quality materials but are very affordable and won’t break your project budget. It makes no sense to waste hours at the job site building your own set of stairs. We can provide a high-quality main staircase that is built custom to your project for less money, and time, than it would take for you to build your own set of basement or utility stairs on the job site.

The Right Type Of Stair For Your Construction Project

No matter if your project calls for a simple box set or open set of stairs… we have you covered. We can manufacture exactly what you are looking for.

Quality, durability, affordability, and beauty are what our custom stair side of the business is known for. At S.R. Sloan, we work closely with you to make sure the custom staircase we manufacture meets your vision and satisfaction. Our customers know that when they rely on S.R. Sloan for their stair project, they will get the engineered solution.


What is required for a stair quote?

In order for us to give you a quote on your custom stair project, you will need to provide us with the following: the rise, run, width, and material you would like to be used in manufacturing your staircase.

What are the maximum and minimum sizes for treads and rises?

The maximum and minimum sizes for treads and risers depend on the state and the type of building the staircase is going to be used in.

For a residential building in New York State, the maximum riser height is 8-1/4” with a minimum tread depth of 9” (not including nosing), along with a minimum width of 36”. Other dimensions to keep in mind when building a staircase for a house in New York State, are the headroom and the vertical rises. New York State requires a minimum of 6’8” of headroom as well as a maximum of 12’ from floor to floor without a landing.

In other states that we serve, residential buildings follow everything that New York State does except the minimum tread depth. In other states, the minimum tread depth must be 10” or more (not including nosing) and the maximum riser height is 7-3/4”.

Commercial buildings require using the International Building Code. The building code requires that stairs have a maximum riser height of 7” and a minimum tread depth of 11” (not including nosing). This code also says that the minimum width a staircase can be is 44” with a minimum headroom of 6’8” in all parts of the stairwell. The vertical rise is also the same as residential, being 12’.

Can you exclude the landing tread?

Landing treads are not attached or glued so you can take them out and discard them if you would like. We include them in the construction as added support for the top of the stringers for shipping reasons.

How far out will the tread be from the riser board?

Nosing is measured at an 1-1/8″ until the tread is 10″, then the nosing drops down to 1″.


Can you build a spiral staircase?

No, we do not specialize in the design and manufacturing of spiral staircases.

What are the common material descriptions used to signify a particular wood species used in constructing your stairs?

Carpet Grade – Our most common and least expensive stair is typically constructed out of #2 grade Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) 4/4 and 5/4 material. This stair is suitable for areas where the finish isn’t important such as cellar stairs, or where the tread and riser will be covered with carpet. #2 SYP allows for tight knots and grain discoloration.

Paint Grade – Paint Grade typically refers to the stringer and riser. We use a D and better Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) that is suitable to be painted. Some people also ask for paint grade SYP tread as well. This material can have some small tight knots and grain discoloration.

Primed – Primed refers, once again, to the stringer and risers where they will be a primed, finger jointed material ready for paint.

Stain Grade – This grading refers to a Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) C and a better product that is for a stain and clear finish application. This is available for treads, risers, and stringers. If you would like a hardwood instead of SYP, we stock Oak, Cherry, Maple, Poplar, and can special order a variety of other species upon request. Hardwood applications can be used for treads, risers, or stringers… whichever configuration your customer desires. Typically, our stain-grade and hardwood materials are sanded to an 80-grit finish. This will require the person finishing the stair to do some light sanding prior to applying the finish.


Trusses: 2 Weeks


Stairs: 2 Weeks


Wall Panels: 2-3 Weeks

Lead times may vary for different locations


8111 Halsey Rd Whitesboro, NY 13492




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61 Rowland St. Suite 201 Ballston Spa, NY 12020