Well over a year ago I wrote about the looming shortage of qualified trades people available to build new houses. When you go from gang-buster building to a dead stand still things are going to change. In many cases experienced carpenters, plumbers, and framers decided it was time to change careers. Many went back to school to learn other vocations or into police and fire academies, these people are not going to go back into construction. I know many builders have had a rough time finding qualified help.
But what about other housing related industries that were hurt in the great down-turn of 2008? Read more