On a Friday morning in mid-summer, crews are already on the job site of Mill Ridge, a Hubbell Homes neighborhood in West Des Moines. These crews arrived bright, early, and ready to work.
The hot housing market and booming construction in communities across Central Iowa is just the surface-level of the homebuilding industry. Underneath, all sized homebuilders – especially locally-based companies – agree labor force and material availability concerns are mounting.
Now, more than ever, there is an increased pressure and need to grow the construction industry in every imaginable facet.
"Trades play a huge role, if not the biggest, in our success in home building. They are the ones who show up day in and day out to put our projects together. Without them, we would not be building homes in our community,” explained Jacob Denniston, Superintendent for Hubbell Homes in Mill Ridge.
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