The Labontes' beautiful and historic 100-year-old Victorian house burned as a result of an electrical fire. Luckily, mom, Annette, and their four children escaped the fire, but the entire third floor was destroyed and the rest of the house suffered extreme water damage. Dad, Luke, is a Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard and was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan just days after the fire. Totally devastated, and with almost no time to deal with his insurance company, make arrangements to rebuild, and find a temporary home for his family, Luke is overwhelmed. But Steve comes to the rescue and promises Luke he will rebuild their house and get his family back in their home in record time.
But the challenges are huge: first, Steve is told by the town that the exterior of the house must be rebuilt to match its original look and architecture. Can Steve find skilled craftsmen to do this specific detail work in time? If not, the house won't pass inspection and they will have to start over. Finding enough manpower in this small town to get the job done proves almost impossible, and to make matters worse, Steve has to fire workers who can't handle the job.