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Prices are surging for the raw materials used to build American homes.

Reggie and Jennette Stoltzfus started Dutchcraft Truss & Components in 2005 in a 1200 square foot garage.

“Framers are part of a brotherhood,” says Ben Courtney, a framer in central Missouri for the past ten years.

Lumber prices are at an all-time high, driven up by surging demand amid a supply chain coordination squeeze, production limitations, and a pesky beetle.

Builders FirstSource reported a very strong fourth quarter in 2020, thanks primarily to high lumber costs and a healthy housing market.

84 Lumber announced today that it has opened its newest dedicated truss plant opening in Richmond, Va.

Investors looking to bet on new ground-up apartment projects should be ready for delays and potential price hikes.

On Thursday, Democratic lawmakers reintroduced the PRO Act, the sweeping labor rights bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last year. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued worker safety guidance for coronavirus protection programs on Jan. 29, requiring greater input from employees and enhanced mask protections.

In many communities, 2-4 unit multifamily housing (structures with two, three or four units) is the key to expanding the existing housing stock, in order to solve the housing shortage.