Contractor shortage apparent in Paradise rebuilding

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Contractor shortage apparent in Paradise rebuilding

The Anderson Brothers said they are realizing their sub-contractors can't keep up with the workload while trying to build a new home every three weeks.


Contractor shortage apparent in Paradise rebuilding

Camp fire survivors - determined to rebuild -- are coping with a shortage of workers to get the job done action news now reporter christina vitale shows us how contractors are handling the lack of manpower.

Alford i mean something to this magnitude you've got the resources tapped out local contractors like the anderson brothers are busy rebuilding paradise - and want even more work.

Anderson: pre fire we were building about 8 homes a year now we're trying to ramp up do twice that do 15 16 but president, dave anderson, said they're realizing their sub-contractors can't keep up with the work load... while trying to build a new home every 3 weeks anderson: they're definitely getting more tired most of our subs and our workers are working 6 days a week anderson said its been a challenge finding workers.

Anderson: its going to be i think shortage of people for awhile but once we get to the point where we have enough workers i still dont thinki we are ever going to be building more than 4 or 500 houses a year i think thats the most we can do anderson told action news the non-profit called v-roc (volunteers rebuilding out community) is bringing in vounteer workers from across the nation anderson: they can provide their own housing they can provide people from all over the united states to come volunteer and help so thats one good thing thats in the process of happening alford: you dont have a lot of construction companies around here that can take on so many houses at once and then you know weather is coming up where its going to be raining that's going to put a huge damper angela alford new the worker shortage would become reality... so she decided to move forward with a modular home instead.

Alford: that's part of the process and thinking about doing a manufactured rather than doing a stick built from the ground up alford isn't able to move back to the ridge until may - but she's hopeful for the future.

Alford: i think at this time we have to be patient its not always the answer people want to here but i know they're trying to do the best they can to help us rebuild its a slow process its not an overnight fix reporting from paradise christina vitale action news now coverage you can count on> the town of paradise announced this week -- it's issued tapped out local contractors like the anderson brothers are busy rebuilding paradise - and want even more work.

Anderson: pre fire we were building about 8 homes a year now we're trying to ramp up do twice that do 15 16 but president, dave anderson, said they're realizing their sub-contractors can't keep up with the work load... while trying to build a new home every 3 weeks anderson: they're definitely getting more tired most of our subs and our workers are working 6 days a week anderson said its been a challenge finding workers.

Anderson: its going to be i think shortage of people for awhile but once we get to the point where we have enough workers i still dont thinki we are ever going to be building more than 4 or 500 houses a year i think thats the most we can do anderson told action news the non-profit called v-roc (volunteers rebuilding out community) is bringing in vounteer workers from across the nation anderson: they can provide their own housing they can provide people from all over the united states to come volunteer and help so thats one good thing thats in the process of happening alford: yo d-he loof nstuod reha on an n &yw &wthe mwh &i gngo -rnin t rssothdur -he sted.: anre an ina ic p fo is't acto e dguntl- th te w h-entts t lws te-rlet hreut rertg oms sw -prc i anig f &seinvile ti ns w -ru &c cntn> e f paradise announced this week -- it's issued more than 500 building permits.#

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