| fla heli boy|
cape coral, florida
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been designing here locally for 25 years now. We've had some ups and downs over the years, but for me it's been a really bad 3 years now, almost 4. For 15 years I worked as lead designer for a few civil engineering firms designing roads, bridges, etc. and had my home design company on the side. Ten years ago I mad the leap and went full time and did consulting for my old eng. firms part time. The first 6 years or so were just plain ridiculous. Made as much as I cared to, turned away a lot of work, played a lot of golf, etc. Man, those WERE the days.
The last 3 have been dreadful. I went to work for one of my GC's I design for as his const. super, which was fun, but then he decided to quit building til things turned around a little.
That being said, this year is starting off with a bang, with a large island home on the boards (in the CPU actually) and a VERY large home in Naples. All of these projects are also wanting me to run the jobs as well, so there may be some hope for the first time in several years.
We've been especially hurt in my area. Construction is our ONLY industry to speak of here.