By Paul Schmitt
Homebuilding has jumped to the highest levels since June of 2015. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the building index released this week registered 71 and reflected a six-point increase over last month. A number over 50 indicates that builders view sales conditions as good rather than poor. Jim Thibodeau of Stony Creek Builders in Door County says that the housing boom includes remodeling as well.
Thibodeau says the biggest challenge facing builders is the labor force pool and finding quality laborers to keep up with the increased demand.