by Myles Biggs
When the housing market crashed, most construction laborers transitioned
to other industries in order to find work. As a result, site-builders today are struggling to find subcontractors, have to settle for workers with low levels of
training and have issues enticing younger workers into the housing industry.
These issues, while somewhat devastating for site-builders,
have had less of an effect on the modular housing industry. In fact, many home
builders who previously built homes on-site are turning to system-built
construction methods to keep up with consumer demand.
At Ritz-Craft, we have been able to retain a highly skilled
workforce. Our system-built construction methods ensure that each craftsman
becomes an expert in his or her area of home building. The modules which comprise our homes arrive on your job site up to 85% complete, reducing the amount of
subcontractors necessary to complete your home. Employment at Ritz-Craft is
often a family affair, with generations of families taking pride in the homes
built within our production facilities.
As the housing industry continues to rebound, opportunists
will undoubtedly seep out of the wood work and try to cash in on both rising home prices and
anxious buyers. As a potential home owner, you have to ask yourself this – do
you trust just anyone with a hammer, a pick-up truck and shaky qualifications? Or
do you trust a company that has been in business for nearly 60 years with an
employee base that averages decades of experience in the housing industry?
What are your thoughts on construction labor
shortage and on Ritz-Craft
modular home advantages? Give us your opinion in the comments section