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Old 08-17-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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I lived there through last winter but never really paid much attention, My parents own a cabinet company and were REALLY trying to convince them to move to SLC with us.

Just curious how the home construction industry does during the winter, does work stop/slow down because of the snow/cold or does it generally keep moving at the same pace? Also, has anything changed in the past year as far as building goes? (seeing more or less?)
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: A Place With REAL People
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historically Utah is at least a year behind the rest of the country, hence we've entered into a very slow period and are about at the bottom now, where as the rest of the country already hit bottom and there are some moderate signs of recovery. The only kind of building I'm seeing in Utah is road building. Utah endured it's worst year yet for foreclosures and there is a glut of unsold homes on the market now. If I were in that business I certainly wouldn't be headed here. I have a few cabinet manufacture shops as clients and they are hurting, with one going out of business. So NO I can't recommend they come here at this time........
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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My neighbor used to work for a painting contractor who had about 400 employees. About a year ago, he was down to 40 or so, then he folded the company. They did all commerical stuff. Not a good sign for construction. My neighbor is now working for someone else on the City Creek project. Althouogh there will be lots of housing units in it, remember the church owns it and the local contractors will have preference.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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The only reason my dad has survived here is because of his amount of contacts and reputation. He works for 9 companies doing installs and has his own company and still sits home half the week. I was hopeing for better news there, honestly nowhere is doing good right now, its TERRIBLE here.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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Work is fairly steady during the winter... if you can find it. I work for a local utility, and I can tell you the foreclosures aren't slowing down. It seems like there are more and more homeowners just "walking away" because they have negative equity in their homes. Daybreak (in South Jordan) is still the #1 new home community in Utah (in terms of sales). Your parents may want to contact the guest builders (Garbett, Holmes, Richmond American, Destination, Rainey, Ivory, Sego, Hamlet) and test the waters a little.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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Thank you for that info!

I Doubt they will end up coming, im just trying everything haha
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