Challenge for builders is finding construction crews

Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Ed Waters Jr.
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Date Published: 09/02/2013

New home construction is picking up, but builders are finding it challenging to find construction crews. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Dan Ryan, president of Dan Ryan Homes, “but it has created other challenges.” Ryan, whose company builds in six states, said many construction workers left the industry when the economy took its toll on the housing field. “It is a volatile and cyclical industry,” Ryan said. Additionally, he said the costs of both materials and labor have increased.