Newsletter

  New South News Dear Friends, As the year winds down several leading forecasters are calling for a mild construction slowdown in 2019. This has been expected for a while so I’m not shocked but we are being conservative in our budgeting for 2019. We also are feeling the...

  September 2018 Newsletter Dear Friends, It’s fall, y’all. I don’t know about you but I was ready for the hot, humid, and rainy summer to end. Especially the rain. Most markets in which we operate had a rainy summer and a lot of jobs have been delayed. The...

August 2018 Newsletter Dear Friends, As summer winds down I hope the late afternoon thunderstorms that plague the south every summer will end soon. The red clay soil around most of our branches doesn’t drain quickly like the sandy loam around our coastal locations resulting in some...

  August 2018 Newsletter I am pleased to announce that Peter Bemisderfer has accepted the position of Director of Purchasing and will be succeeding David Hodgin when he retires at the end of January. Over the next month Peter will be transitioning out of his current role and...

  July 2018 Newsletter Dear Friends, As I write this in late July the economy keeps humming along. Residential and commercial construction took a slight dip last month but most forecasters think it is largely tied to summer vacations as well as a lot of rain in many...

  June 2018 Newsletter Dear Friends, As I write this in late June, the economy in general, and the construction economy in particular, continue to chug along. The decrease in the corporate tax rate and the repatriation of profits held offshore by US companies are spurring even more...

May 2018 Newsletter Dear Friends, I am writing this letter right after returning from a three day financial conference in New York City. I’m happy to report that the unanimous conclusion of all of the speakers is that the current recovery will continue until at least the second half of...

April 2018 Newsletter Dear Friends, Not a lot has changed since last month. Price increases continue unabated and steel products continue to be in short supply. Hopefully the supply/demand ratio will equalize in the next few months as more domestic steel capacity comes online. Until then, please bear...

Dear Friends, After an unusually cold and snowy January the weather has improved somewhat this month. After some pretty intense gyrations earlier this month the stock market appears to be resuming its upward climb. President Trump unveiled his infrastructure plan recently but, I for one was...