The guys from Design Tech argue over whether to take on a low profit and big headache job of building a pair of custom mahogany doors. As expert carpenter John Palanka builds a set of custom doors for a client, Johnny D. runs into problems at their development project.
Once again the boys at Design Tech are butting heads about how to run the business. Johnny D. chooses to focus on their new development at Lincoln Place, while Palanca favors the hands on construction of a renovation at Kate's place. Things get complicated when Johnny D. attempts to convince Ellen, a neighbor at Lincoln Place, to let Design Tech use her backyard for their excavation and Palanca needs to get dirty, building the arch himself for Kate's project when he could use his valuable time helping Johnny D. work over the neighbors at Lincoln Place.
Trouble arises at the Design Tech development project, in the form of an improperly pitched concrete patio that collects rainwater. Johnny D and Palanca call on the help of Palanca's brother Billy. The owner of concrete company, Billy swoops in to save the day by installing pavers to correct the problem. As this happens, Johnny D shows how to install stone caps on the project's roof parapets, and a long delay in the delivery of cabinets from China is costing the company money and causing strife between the Johns.
All attention is turned toward a major stuctural project at Design Tech as a deadline quickly approaches. In order to keep from going far over budget, Tommy, Johhny D., and Palanca have to roll up their sleaves and get dirty with the crew to finish installing 400lbs Lolly Columns in one day.
Once again Johnny D. and Palanca are occupied by different ends of the spectrum of their projects. Palanca spends his time installing custom cabinets for a client at 1st street. All the while Johnny D. is busy keeping the pieces together and moving with the various subcontractors at Lincoln Place.
Work begins at Bond Street and gets off on a rocky start. Palanca spends his time at 2nd street once again, doing a custom refurbishing job on some old worn in staircases. Over at Bond Street it is one fiasco after another and Johnny D is getting frustrated just getting the plans off the ground.
When the guys at Design Tech start loosing jobs because of their high bids, Palanca hits the streets to try and pull a new job into Design Tech's less than busy schedule.
The 12th Street is a development that has been in the making for two years now. The finishing touches are in the making and it is only one week away to the open house. After a few tantrums and some serious hustling, the open house starts and people start showing up eagerly for the tours.
An anxious Johnny D rushes around town trying to find components for a glass floor at Windsor Place before softball season begins. Palanca gets messy over at Lincoln place, preparing the groundwork for an upcoming cement pour.
"It's August in Brooklyn and the heat is on at 2nd Street. There is a skim coat, two concrete pours, and a brand new hardwood floor that need to be taken care of and a handful of workers not coming to work. The guys at Design Tech all have to pitch in to meet the week's deadlines."
The Johns have to spend their weekends working on two separate projects for Design Tech. A dangerous working condition makes for an emergency call for Palanca and Desilvia to join up at Lincoln Place and improve conditions for their workers and get the jobsite up and moving again.
The guys go on vacation at Johnny D's country home in Pennsylvania and arrive to find an unfinished deck. Tommy's in charge at Design Tech and things begin to literally fall apart.
A dangerous 45ft ladder needs to be removed at the 2nd Street Project and Design Tech's driver, Kenny, steps up to the challenge.