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Taylor Rennick

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Phoenix construction booms while rest of metros lag, employment up

This week, Taylor covers the impact the wildfires in the west have had on construction projects, why Phoenix continues to grow despite the year that is 2020, and the cities that are thriving in a seller’s market unlike we’ve ever seen. 

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Builder confidence highest since '08, contractor buys yacht with PPP

This week, Taylor reports on the latest string of contractors and construction-related businesses to be accused of defrauding the government’s PPP program, and why homebuilder confidence is at a record high. 

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Skilled labor reaching 'near-crisis' level, lumber adds $14k per home

This week, Taylor reports on the escalating price of lumber, the shift to suburban home building, and why OSHA is warning the construction industry to look out for counterfeit N95 masks.

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The housing market is 'on a sugar high' as new home starts go up 23%

This week, Taylor's back to cover the hottest summer housing market in recent memory, why the housing market is "on a sugar high" and other topics influencing the construction industry. 

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Special Episode- The Benefit of Internships with Danielle Russell

This week, Taylor is joined by Builder Funnel's Director of Inbound Marketing, Danielle Russell. Taylor and Danielle discuss Builder Funnel's internship program, and how construction companies can utilize a similar program to help out those graduating amidst the global pandemic.

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What does a Biden Presidency mean for the construction industry?

This week, Taylor explores how and why the price of lumber has increased so drastically, the bidding wars taking over the housing market, and what a Biden/Harris presidency could mean for the construction industry.

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Top 10 cities for construction workers, Lowes and HomeAdvisor team up

This week, Taylor covers the new Lowes and HomeAdvisor partnership, the top 10 cities for construction workers, and the areas of the country that have lost the most construction jobs since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

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New purifier blocks 99% of virus particles, record profits for home sellers

This week, Taylor covers a few positive stories that have come out of the construction industry, why home sellers have made record profits in 2020, and a new air purifier that is proven to trap and kill more than 99% of the novel coronavirus.

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Seattle's Climate Pledge Arena shines, construction costs decrease

This week, Taylor covers the cost of construction falling for the first time in a decade, how existing home prices shot up 21% in June alone, and how the new Seattle NHL and WNBA arena promises to be the world’s first zero-carbon arena when it is completed in the summer of 2021.

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MLS stadiums push construction industry forward, lumber skyrockets

This week, Taylor covers the stability of the housing market, why prices haven't dropped, and how both the home building and remodeling industries are getting their confidence in the market back. Plus: the skyrocketing cost of lumber, construction on MLS stadiums, and more. 

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