By now, everyone knows that the construction industry is experiencing incredible demand, supply chain issues, price increases, and lack of skilled labor. The word ‘unprecedented’ is thrown around a lot and does not do justice to what we are experiencing. As much as we try to be realistic with our commitments, we started to see delays, product availability issues, and price increases, such as-
Lumber we had quoted in January 2021, was re-priced this week at an additional 25% increase.
Across the trades, there is not nearly enough skilled workers in the field, or in the offices. Virtually every one of our trade partners is looking for help. In many cases, myself included, the owners are stepping back into the field to help.
Questions regarding permitting in the past would have been a quick visit to the town office. They are now taking 2-3 weeks through email and phone messages.
If your project is in construction, you are our priority. We will do everything we possibly can to complete your project quickly without sacrificing quality or our integrity in any way.
If your project is in the design or planning phase, we will continue to develop the plans and specifications for you, but we beg your patience as we finish up those who came before you.
If you are thinking about calling us for a new project, please know that your work is equally important to us since we will need new projects to move on to, so we are counting on you!
Going forward, our only promise will be that we will do the very best we can for you. We will try to build reasonable schedules, including planned delays, but will also qualify them realizing we just do not know what to expect. We love what we do, we love our clients, and we want to keep it that way. Thank you for your understanding!