If I had a dollar for every out of State contractor who has called me in the last 6 months asking if they should bring their crew up here I'd be a wealthy man. If I had a dollar for every contractor who called me and then showed up I'd be penny-less. I do appreciate the calls but get off your butts and get those crews up here and working! It was just announced (again) today that there are less then 1% of Minot's rentals available. Let me say that again less than 1%!!! That even includes units being remodeled. If you have been visiting my website, www.minothome.comyou know that in our fair city of 35,000 there are less then 100 homes for sale. So let me recap: Nothing to rent, next to nothing for sale. Oh, lets not forget 1,000 troops soon to arive at our Air Force Base and an oil boom in progress. Gee this might be a good time to be a tradesman in Minot ND.
If your a contractor feeling sorry for yourself and lamenting that you have laid off your crew what kind of kick in the ass do you need to get up here? Of course we build all year long up here, do you think this is our 1st winter? Get your act together and get up here to Minot ND. We need you, your crew, and a can do attitude.
Bob Timm, Oak Park Realty