Builders snapping up lots in Atlanta

Can’t say that I  blame them, seeing how the price is right: Ryland Homes and D.R. Horton are buying.

This more or less squares with what I heard from many of our Contractor of the Year finalists this year. While the mainstream media keeps feeding us stories of people forced to sell their worldly possessions on eBay and grow potatoes in the backyard, there are plenty of smaller businesses that are weathering the storm.  These are companies that don’t carry much debt, they don’t take foolish risks, they know their markets and their customers and they surround themselves with great employees. Their business is down too, but they’re not begging for handouts. I wish we had more people like this in Washington D.C.