• Tornado damage creates challenge for construction companies

    by  • November 22, 2013 • News

    With so many people homeless from Sunday’s tornadoes, Illinois builders will have a big challenge – particularly since this is not the building season.

    The president of ABC Illinois, a non-union builders’ and contractors’ trade group, Alicia Martin, says a big question would be, who’s available to build 1,000 houses at once, all over the state, now?

    Martin says there’s so much that has to be done in such a short period of time and there are only so many contractors in one area.

    She notes contractors who already had work on the books for the winter are going to have to fit this into the books as well.

    Obviously, the elements – including frozen ground – discourage winter home building in Illinois. It’s one byproduct of a series of destructive storms coming at this time of year.