Lumber surge adds new challenge for Louisville homebuilding industry | In-depth

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Mike Metzkes could sell a lot more new-construction houses – especially in the “entry level” market of $200,000 to $250,000. Demand isn’t his problem. Instead, surging lumber prices and the availability of skilled workers like construction managers leave the Louisville division of Arbor Homes and its local subsidiary Elites Homes throttling