Grayson Avery
Grayson Avery, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Project Manager

Grayson Avery has experience in the construction field with positions including project manager, assistant construction manager, assistant superintendent and assistant project manager. He has exceptional organizational and communication skills, and his experience encompasses both residential and commercial construction in the areas of military projects, educational, automotive and healthcare. Grayson has 15 years of industry experience, including 10 years with Stellar.

Construction Labor Costs: 4 Ways to Avoid Budget Surprises in 2019

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Photo by Matt Harding, Yuma Sun

Photo by Matt Harding, Yuma Sun


As the economy thrives and capital investment grows, the construction market continues to face a labor shortage in 2019. This can especially be a factor when it comes to skilled labor for specialized disciplines, such as refrigeration.

What does this mean for food and beverage companies looking to build or expand? If it’s been a few years since your business has tackled a large capital investment project, you’ll need to manage expectations and plan accordingly. Today’s economy is a different playing field with different challenges.

If you’re planning to invest in a new facility, renovation or expansion, here are four things you can do to avoid budget surprises along the way.