Summer 2021 Letter From the Owner
Winter Letter From The Owner
Every year it happens. Somehow Labor Day reflections become “I can’t believe it’s Christmas already”.
Greetings to all of our friends, neighbors, and clients! Another season has passed us by. While we often think spring will never get here, I am always shocked at how quickly it becomes summer. It’s my hope that all of you can find time to enjoy these long, warm days with the ones you love. This summer is shaping up to be a busy season as many people attempt to make up for lost time in 2020. While some folks resume their travel plans that may have been postponed, others are starting to return to their normal workspaces. It will be interesting to see how this affects the long-term work environment.
All of these variables and so many others factor into our economy. As many of you know, we have been experiencing delays and shortages in almost every field. While the Remodeling Industry is very strong, we are faced with ongoing challenges. Although it seems that the worst is behind us, things are nowhere near what we would call normal. Most of our renovation projects involve a variety of products, vendors, and trade partners. Across the board, materials are in high demand and short supply. This leaves us at the mercy of the manufacturing schedule for many products that would typically be readily available. Labor is also stretched thin after many workers transitioned to new jobs and businesses closed in the past year. This further compounds our ability to complete projects as promptly as we would like. Lead times for items like cabinets, windows, and doors have gone from 2-4 weeks to 16+ weeks in some cases. This has driven pricing up at a rate unseen in my 20 years of business. Many people wonder if will prices will recede as vaccinations rise and infection rates decline—only time will tell. My guess is that costs will drop some but not nearly as much as they have risen.
If you have a home project in mind, the sooner that we start the design process, the sooner you can enjoy your new space. Currently, we are scheduling indoor projects for the winter season and larger addition projects for Spring 2022. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if we can be of assistance to you!