The winter holiday season is a time for celebrations, endings, and new beginnings. For your Coastal Connection crew, that's especially true this year, as we end a chapter in JLC's coastal coverage, and begin another. This is Coastal Connection's last issue, but it's not JLC's last word about the core topics that drive the conversation in the coastal building market: resilience, durability, self-sufficiency, and practicality.

We want to thank you for being a loyal subscriber to Coastal Connection, and in return, we'll be providing you with a complimentary subscription to the JLC Update newsletter. And in January, JLC kicks off a new focus on resilient building. We'll be drilling down to the level of practical detail, and covering the key business and technical topics for builders who want to elevate their game, hone their skills, and toughen up their product. Whether you're working in the coastal environment, in the nation's inland flood zones, in a wildland-urban interface fire hazard area, or in a seismic zone, if you face tough conditions, we'll be there with tough technical solutions. We'll be updating, deepening, and broadening our in-depth coverage, with more stories like these:

As always, we'll be focusing on job-site reality. In the past few years, we've had the good fortune to travel to a lot of interesting coastal job sites and profile the work of a lot of great builders, remodelers, and trade contractors. In this final issue of the Coastal Connection newsletter, we take a look back at some of our favorite project profiles. Thanks for being a Coastal Connection reader. Happy New Year, and here's to a great 2017.