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Jun 12, 2020

Remodeling Industry and Lack of Skilled Labor

85% of Remodelers report shortages of workers able to preform finished or rough carpentry.

The immediate impact is companies having to pay higher wages and benefits to retain skilled workers.

The cost is trickling down to you the homeowner in the renovation price and time of completion.

Lack of skilled workers and applicants unable to pass a drug test have 45% of remodelers classifying the skilled labor shortage for this industry as extremely serious.

 Foundations like Mike Rowe Works Foundation and his Work Ethic Scholarship are trying to educate Americans and reward those looking to learn a trade. The skills gap is wider than it has ever been and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 7 million jobs available across the country which do not require 4 year degrees.

 Our country has 1.5 trillion in student debt loans. Moreover our media portrays the blue collar worker unflattering in its representation. Yet, who will you call for that new kitchen and bath in the next few years if this trend continues? It may just be that there will be no one on the other end of your call who can help.

Loebrich Contracting has been in business for over 40 years. We can attest to the skilled labor shortage. Rest assured however, the workers who reside under the company name of Loebrich Contracting are top notch in their field. Just look at the comments from our customer surveys to see how our employees possess the necessary skills of the trade and competence to stand out to our customers.

You can be confident a call to Loebrich Contracting will result in a qualified, professional crew prepared to execute your home remodeling project.