Builders learn the lessons of growth
by Kathy Price-Robinson
If you're not in a construction boom already, you
may be soon. Across the country, consumer confidence
is running high, interest rates are low,
and many areas are experiencing explosive growth.
New home sales and starts continue to rise — spectacularly
in some areas — and the NAHB predicts
1995's $112 billion remodeling industry will
increase to $122 billion this year.
Business is particularly brisk on the West Coast.
As Arroyo Grande, Calif., building contractor Bruce
Robertson said, "If you can't make it now in this
business, you might as well get a new career. It'll
never get better than this."
Most contractors are enjoying