Summer on the Upswing

Todd Abrams

Publsher’s Message

We always look forward to summer here in St. Louis. The season for families to spend more time outdoors, open up our homes and enjoy more recreation and relaxation. It’s nostalgic to remember all those great summers we lived as kids, enjoying barbecues, outdoor sports, hiking and biking in our neighborhoods.

This year, I am happy to report that the economy is continuing to improve, both in the US and in the St. Louis region. Companies are expanding and hiring here, and home values are coming back. In fact, according to a report from the St. Louis Association of Realtors, the median home sales price in the St. Louis area increased 17% in April compared with April 2015.

As a result of these positive trends, more homeowners are starting those remodeling and landscaping projects they have put off the last few years. And that means that many of the companies whose work you see featured in these pages are getting busier. So, if you are looking to get your kitchen or bathrooms updated, refresh you exterior, put on a new roof, garage door, patio or landscape lighting, you may want to make your call sooner rather than later.

Have a great summer.

-Todd Abrams