The local home builders' association, he said, has only half its previous members.
Everyone is coming to Washington with their hands out these days, and the home builders are no exception.
And big home builders are going to be able to operate very well.
Tom points us to a provocative idea for home builders.
Last month, home builders and related businesses cut 11,400 jobs.
Nor has the problem escaped the attention of home builders.
Some home builders also wonder about demand for the product.
The organization had already become one of America's largest home builders and was expanding into other countries.
Home builders and construction companies with Government contracts are doing particularly well.
The average house normally takes about three months to complete, according to an experienced home builder.