Jacksonville property owners doing renovations deal with delays, shortages

Jamie Cuneo, a maker for the Pratt Guys, and crew leader Mark Ruel Jr. install an artificial boxwood wall covering behind a hot tub on a home-renovation project in the Deerwood neighborhood of Jacksonville in June. The project includes a pool with a hot tub and sunken fire pit, a large covered outdoor kitchen, marble tile and a basketball court, all covered by a towering screened-in enclosure.

Lots of 1st Coast inhabitants who were stuck at household in the course of the pandemic are upgrading their home, which has prompted backlogs in parts of the dwelling enhancement business.

“Right now, if you want to get a backyard [project] by way of us, you have to wait around in line,” claimed Derek Pratt, co-proprietor of Pratt Guys Inc., a Jacksonville organization that builds outdoor residing spaces, cabanas, kitchens and swimming pools.

Pratt explained desire has hardly ever been larger for his company’s expert services as lots of space people were confined at residence through the coronavirus pandemic. Pratt Fellas, positioned on Philips Highway, they’ve experienced calls for the most jobs considering that they opened in 2004.

“Most undoubtedly,” Pratt claimed. “Nowhere in our company’s historical past have we viewed this kind of desire with the amount of money of projects we’re providing and the amount of money of projects we’re making.