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How Local Contractors Think 2017 Will Shape Up Compared to the Last Five Years

POSTED MAY 11, 2017 BY MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL

Most general contractors in the Twin Cities that are hiring to increase staff are doing so because the economy is fairly strong and there’s demand for the trade. The Business Journal recently asked local contractors how they expect 2017 to shape up compared to the past five years and why. Check out the slideshow to see some of the best and most complete answers.

General Contractors Weigh-In on State of the Industry (slideshow)

 “It should be a moderate year with consistent activity across the Twin Cities. Owners are struggling to accept inflated pricing, but there is still enough work from developers and self-developing contractors to keep subcontractors busy. In addition, the cost of select materials is rising. Demand is high and qualified workforce is low. We have sustained work carrying us through 2018. The key to success will be locking into partnerships with best-in-market firms who can commit to delivering results with the current construction climate.” – Jessie Houlihan Bingen, president of Stahl Construction.                                                                                                                                                       Read Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal’s full article at: http://bit.ly/StahlPredictions