Colorado Homebuilding Academy Helps Ease Construction Labor Shortage

Houses along the Front Range can’t be built fast enough.

Part of the problem is a booming population. There’s also a shortage of construction workers to get the job done. The Colorado Homebuilding Academy is an effort to get more people to work. That’s what Pat Hamill, CEO of Oakwood Homes, had in mind when he contacted Smith with the vision for the construction school. And that vision is growing — the school has doubled its class sizes since its start in January, adding more instructors and courses. Hamill says his company has invested a few million dollars to get the academy running.

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