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Information, resources, and news from Shepley for building professionals on Cape Cod and Nantucket.

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The Trailing Tail (and Tale) of COVID-19

In the same way that many parts of the effects of COVID-19 have hit us without a recognizable pattern, there also is no clean break, no solid uniform retreat as some symptoms recede but others linger.

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What Goes Up, Must Come Down

No one likes inflation & unpredictability. Both put a lot of extra pressure not only on those who are buying, but also on those who are selling. The rise in lumber prices over the past year was not the result of one thing, but the sum of many things.

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Market Outlook

We’ve all been trying to make sense of the past year with its wild swings. From the doomsday outlook of early COVID a year ago to the gold rush mentality of 2021 with extreme shortages and wild price swings that a shortage creates.

“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any way you choose, you're on your own, and you know what you know, and YOU are the one who'll decide where you go.”

Theodore Geisel (Dr, Suess)
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Distracted Is No Way to Drive

Safe drivers have systems in place that they follow to achieve consistent results and they have the discipline to follow those systems for their safety and ours. Distracted driving is a huge risk on the roads these days. Learn the big three causes.

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Dave Hill—In Memoriam

Recently the world lost a very good carpenter and we lost a great friend. I met Dave Hill as he was framing the first complete house package that our company ever supplied back in 1978.

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Inflation

Inflation like everything else, has its cycles. Experts in matters of the economy have charted the basic pattern of inflation/deflation into roughly 15 year cycles.