By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
National headlines read “Construction Faces Major Labor Shortages; Will Drive Prices Higher.” Locally, however, the story is much more complex.
Speakers at Friday’s Valley Partnership monthly breakfast provided insight from high-level personnel at local heavyweight firms. Panelists included Jerry Barnier, Founder of Suntec Concrete, Brad Nelson, General Superintendent for Hensel Phelps, Jeff Eschliman, VP of Operations for Maracay Homes, and Fred Ingersoll, Director of Training & Apprenticeship for the Arizona Builder’s Alliance (ABA). Moderator John Divall of Lincoln Property Company guided the discussion and asked questions from an Owner’s point of view.