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

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

Old Louisville Victorian home sports eclectic collections, furniture

Old Louisville Victorian home sports eclectic collections, furniture

When Sherry and Harry Jacobson-Beyer moved into their Old Louisville home in 1976, the third floor of the 1903 Victorian was an empty shell. “The (former owner’s) son was (living) on the third floor,” Harry said. “He had a household extension cord running from the second floor to the third floor, with a probably 200-amp stereo set