Category: Sable in the News

Sable Homes builders explain local impact from hurricane devastation, labor shortage with WOODTV8

West Michigan builders are feeling the impact after three major hurricanes recently barreled into the Gulf Coast, Caribbean islands and southern U.S. The rebuilding effort down south is driving up the cost of projects locally, like Sable Homes’ Paris Ridge development southwest of Caledonia. Fortunately, Sable President John Bitely said the company has what it […]

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Developer starts final building phase in 56-year-old subdivision in the Village of Sparta

SPARTA, MI – Sable Homes recently started building homes in the final phase of Country Meadows, a subdivision on the southeast side of the village that dates back to 1961. The subdivision, located east of Martindale Street at 10 Drive NW, was developed by the Taylor family in 1961. Subsequent phases were developed through 1998. […]

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Skilled home construction laborers needed now more than ever

Home builders throughout the country are finding it difficult to keep up with demand in today’s housing market. A report from the Associated General Contractors of America revealed that 70 percent of contractors struggle to find craft workers in the residential construction industry. Sable Homes General Manager, Karin Kay, explained the labor shortage home builders […]

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Sable Homes hosts job shadow student to inspire next generation workforce

ROCKFORD, Mich. – Dec. 1, 2016 – According to construction trade organizations such as the Home Builders Association of Michigan and the Construction Association of Michigan, the state is facing a shortage of qualified tradesmen and women, which presents a drag on the state’s economic growth. To help create interest in the building trades, on […]

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Sparta sails in downtown Grand Rapids’ wake

Renovation of the ChoiceOne Bank site is part of the resurgence of downtown Sparta. Courtesy Village of Sparta Sable Homes is proud to be a part of the renewal of downtown Sparta where we’re building 45 homes. Read more from the Grand Rapids Business Journal. (Grand Rapids Business Journal) — Downtown Sparta is changing. As a […]

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2016 Fall Parade of Homes features award-winning Sable Homes Bayberry model

Sable Homes will feature its award-winning Bayberry model house in the 2016 Grand Rapids Fall Parade of Homes Oct. 7-22. The house, which features more than 2,200 square feet of finished living space, is located in the Paris Ridge development in Caledonia. In June, the house swept the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids […]

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Sable Homes Hosts GRCC Construction Camp Students

Grand Rapids Community College. CALEDONIA, Mich. — Sable Homes is hosting a Grand Rapids Community College Workforce Training class, which introduces sixth to eighth grade students to careers in skilled labor, including residential construction. According to the Construction Association of Michigan, the state has a shortage of qualified carpenters, electricians, masons, ironworkers and other skilled […]

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