By Paul Schmitt
Working in the home construction business is a career that can be not only physically demanding but requires a high degree of organizational skills, according to one home builder. Craig Vandenhouten, president of Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders in Dyckesville and Egg Harbor, describes the biggest challenge facing home builders today.
According to Vandenhouten, the recent building boom has opened up many job opportunities in the trades including sales, drafting, carpentry, and job coordinator. Vandenhouten, a third generation builder, operates Van’s Lumber with his three brothers, Eric, Kurt, and Chris. He says continuing the tradition of quality that his father and grandfather started over 65 years ago is the most rewarding part of the job.