By Paul Schmitt
The building industry continues to see growth locally as well as nationally. According to recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) projections, homeowners who remodel in 2018 will spend nearly 30 percent more than the average remodeling project last year. Charles Schmitt of CJS Design & General Contracting sees the positive trend locally as well.
NAHB projections showed average remodels in 2018 for Northeastern Wisconsin to cost between $5,500 and $7,000. Schmitt says the strong economy has helped keep his business steady and busy throughout last year. He adds that the one challenge builders are facing in the area is finding quality workers in the tight job market to meet the demand.