The state of the housing market was favorable before the coronavirus crisis hit in March. Area builders now are seeing more interest in home renovation and upgrades. Jeff Dorner, Sales and Project Manager with Van’s Lumber in Dyckesville, says the volume of sales inquiries has increased considerably. He says materials and supplies have been in good shape to this point, but that could change.
Dorner says that the logistics of having only one contractor onsite at a time and keeping proper spacing among workers make the job more difficult. It is taking longer to complete projects given the restrictions.