October 1, 2022
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Lumber shortages drive building costs through the roof

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Justin Shipp, left, a general contractor and CEO of Meridian Design Construction, talks to a subcontractor on a home renovation job site in Ventura. Rising lumber prices have driven the cost of jobs like this one up significantly. (Rob Varela photo) In the past year, the cost of lumber has skyrocketed, creating higher costs and…

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