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June 1, 2018

P.E.I. home builders need more tradespeople in order to keep up with demand

The sounds of air-powered nail guns ring out across Charlottetown as the home building construction season kicks into high gear.

Some Island companies get build orders and then work to meet the area’s growing demand.

“We have been hearing quite a bit that the used home market is getting fairly low, there is not a whole lot out there,” said Joel Leger, president of Premier Island Homes. 

“We have had a lot of traffic with people that would typically prefer buying new and they are choosing the option to build just because of the lack of homes.”

Leger said that demand in the area has impacted his business.

“We’ve been increasing by about 40 percent year over year,” Leger said.

The custom home builder started on the Island in 2013 as a franchise of Canadian company Supreme Homes. 

They currently have multiple home building projects on the go but have reached a working limit with the amount of jobs they can take on.

Continue reading on CBC News


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