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Posted: 10/4/2007 12:31:58 PM EST
I have head that there is alot of work going on there. Is this true?
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 4:31:01 PM EST
The economy is still strong here, but residential construction has definitely slowed in the last couple of months. Commercial stuff seems to be much better. Cost of insurance and the prices people want for thier property are the two biggest factors slowing things down. The new bridge over the Biloxi bay will open 11-1-07 and hopefully another casino project will get kicked off soon which will get things back in gear pretty quick.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 12:46:40 PM EST
Commercial construction in central MS is very busy also.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 2:39:41 PM EST
Just be prepared....IT IS HOT AS HELL and Rankin County Police don't play!!!
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 4:22:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By brico:
Just be prepared....IT IS HOT AS HELL and Rankin County Police don't play!!!


One of my jobs right now is a new restaurant in Ridgeland. The G.C. is out of Chicago. They are a little better now but a few months ago they didn't dare step out of the air conditioned job trailer.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 12:48:03 PM EST
Thanks for the responses, we have been hearing rumors down here that Residential construction is booming up there. It is basically non-existant here. I went from working on 250 homes a year to 12. Times are lean here. Commercial is a little better but not much. There are so many contractors here from the boom years that competition is fierce.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:43:42 AM EST
Residential construction in South-Central Mississippi is still very active, especially around the Hattiesburg area.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 5:01:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By MTNmyMag:
Thanks for the responses, we have been hearing rumors down here that Residential construction is booming up there. It is basically non-existant here. I went from working on 250 homes a year to 12. Times are lean here. Commercial is a little better but not much. There are so many contractors here from the boom years that competition is fierce.

Yep, same in Baton Rouge and area. We use to do the 1st paint and 2nd for Horton in the area. They were doing about 5 houses a week, now it is about 1 house a week. And they have lines of unsolds. One street has thee sold and 8 empty. They use to all be sold pre-construction.

We have ended up having to do re-paints because the new construction jobs are real slow here. We also have bunches of illegals undercutting the legal workers (roofers, masons framers, flooring and painters. They do everything but concrete work) that have drifted out of New Orleans b/c there was not the jobs everyone thought there would be.

Good Luck thing seem to be getting tight everywhere in the construction field
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 4:04:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By billybeer:

Originally Posted By MTNmyMag:
Thanks for the responses, we have been hearing rumors down here that Residential construction is booming up there. It is basically non-existant here. I went from working on 250 homes a year to 12. Times are lean here. Commercial is a little better but not much. There are so many contractors here from the boom years that competition is fierce.

Yep, same in Baton Rouge and area. We use to do the 1st paint and 2nd for Horton in the area. They were doing about 5 houses a week, now it is about 1 house a week. And they have lines of unsolds. One street has thee sold and 8 empty. They use to all be sold pre-construction.

We have ended up having to do re-paints because the new construction jobs are real slow here. We also have bunches of illegals undercutting the legal workers (roofers, masons framers, flooring and painters. They do everything but concrete work) that have drifted out of New Orleans b/c there was not the jobs everyone thought there would be.

Good Luck thing seem to be getting tight everywhere in the construction field


They do concrete work here to. Basically Legal Residents/citizens are in management positions and illegals do all the hands on work. That is about 93% accurate. Electricians and plumbers seem to be the last hold outs.
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