Newsletter

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...

I hope you spend it with those nearest and dearest to you and may your favorite team win.As the year winds down it has been another good year for construction despite more rain than normal in the spring and tropical storms and hurricanes in...

We are well into the last quarter of the year and into budgeting season. To help with our budgeting we reviewed every 2018 forecast we could find. The consensus is that 2018 will be another good year but it may be the last “up” year...

Summer is over and the fall building season is upon us. We had some slowdown due the far-reaching effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. While our markets weren’t severely affected the heavy rains slowed construction for about a week with each hurricane. The storms flooded...

Believe it or not, summer is winding down already and children are back in school in most parts of the South. The stock market is setting records daily despite President Trump’s less than favorable press coverage. Many pundits are still bullish that he can get...