The wait for that extreme home makeover, or house expansion likely remains longer than you'd want. The culprit is likely the lack of people entering the building trades, even though the Rochester area's done a better job than most at adding general contractor jobs.
New data from the Association for General Contractors places Rochester in the Top 25 in new GC's entering the marketplace over the last year.
Still builders like Sageline Construction of Rochester have to turn away business beyond a Penfield remodeling job they engaged in Friday because there are not enough qualified contractors. Sageline's owner calls it a generational thing.
"There are a lot of people that were pushed to go to college right out the game instead of vocational training. And it's catching up to us," Marcos Ramirez said. "A lot of people want to do the IT jobs and don't want to get into physical labor."
Still, Rochester has added 2,300 general contractors to the workforce over the last year, according to the Association for General Contractors.