Construction employment gained 2.6%

Construction employment gained 2.6%, or 5,000 new jobs, in April over the same month in 2016, according to the latest figures – released in early May. The data reflects a continued, if tepid, slow and steady increase in construction work – both commercial and residential. The slow and steady upward trend nationally relfects similar patterns […]

Construction dipped in March

Commercial construction dipped in March, even if just slightly, but remains near 5 percent higher on the year over the same time in 2016. The figures and estimates, released May 1, come from the U.S. Department of Commerce and represent the latest data. April figures will be released at the beginning of June. Overall, the […]

Commercial construction grew modestly but steadily

Commercial construction grew modestly but steadily at the end of 2016, according to the most recent data released for 2016 Q4. And while everyone hopes that trend will continue in 2017, the consulting firm JLL – which compiled the Q4 figures in its Q4 U.S. Construction Outlook – said some unknowns exist, mostly based on […]

Remodeling industry is surging nationwide

The remodeling industry is surging nationwide, according to the latest figures. We certainly feel that trend, too, in Southwest Florida. “Four out of six industry sectors reported optimism for the first quarter of 2017 in line with one year ago,” writes Erin Carlyle of the Houzz editorial staff, reporting on the Houzz Renovation Barometer. “Notably, […]

Light touches for your home

Light touches for your home to make it easier, even more livable don’t have to be expensive, nor complicated. They can be simple, functional, easily built or added and, yet, far more valuable than they cost to make home life more of, well, home! Fortunately for us, Houzz contributing writer Cheryl Freedman was thinking about […]

Picking the right commercial contractor

When Discovery Senior Living¬†picked HenningFlorida as a partner for its senior living communities it was picking the right commercial contractor. That’s because HenningFlorida is among the most respected commercial builders in Florida. From our very first project back in 1924 to your project today, our guiding philosophies remain the same: To commit to timely delivery […]