Developer: Roanoke contractors’ bids way too high for local project, using Richmond ones instead

Bill Chapman

Bill Chapman

The developer renovating the former Shenandoah building into apartments says he’s mainly using out-of-town contractors because Roanoke ones are much more expensive — a situation, he says, that arose just in the last year and a half. Bill Chapman says even with paying out-of-town workers’ room and board, it is still far less expensive that hiring local contractors. He is the second developer to voice concerns this week about construction costs for a Roanoke project. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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