The field of construction does not seem to have suffered too much during the pandemic. Large suppliers of building materials announce even higher turnovers than last year.
Contractors were directly and indirectly affected by the pandemic, although not all of them were affected evenly. However, 70% of contractors are not visibly affected and continue to work while respecting the necessary protection rules. They typically work with existing stocks of materials. The overall uncertainty, the duration of the crisis, delays/ cancellations of deliveries or a potential illness of an employee are the risks recognized by most building supplies Denver businesses and contractors.
The main reasons why contractors manage to stay busy during the pandemic:
- Given the fact that many companies now allow their employees to work from home and some offices are empty, they take advantage of this situation to start renovation/ remodeling works.
- Infrastructure and civil-engineering projects are very important to every community, even during the pandemic, so contractors that deal with sewers, water, pump stations, drainage etc. will keep having lots of work to do.
- For residential contractors, business is also still up and does not seem to slow down with the pandemic. That`s because roofing, plumbing and other projects are too difficult to be performed by inexperienced home owners. Besides, considering that people stay at home more, they tend to do more projects, so they contact more specialists to do their work.