Construction Woes: What’s happening with the availability of labor in metro Phoenix?

National reports indicate a lack of qualified construction workers in the greater Phoenix market. What does this mean for developers and their new projects?  Valley Partnership led the panel of experts discussing the labor pool for commercial and residential projects, as well as the industry’s training pipeline for new talent.

Other panel members included:

Jerry Barnier, Founder, Suntec Concrete

Jeff Eschliman, V.P. of Operations, Maracay Homes

Fred Ingersoll, Director of Apprenticeship & Training, Arizona Builders Alliance

Brad Nelson, Project Superintendent – Construction, Hensel Phelps

John DiVall, Senior V.P. and City Manager, Liberty Property Trust (Moderator)