I am considering a move to St Thomas or St Croix in the next 4-5 years and as a current general contractor skilled in new construction and renovation, I am trying to get a feel for the environment. I am very particular about my work and do a majority of it myself, I do however currently have a 2-3 man crew. I understand that the methods of building in the Islands differs from that in Kentucky but projects like renovations shouldn't be that much different. As a contractor that is somewhat ocd about his work and his product....... I am looking for as much input and advice to help me evaluate my success of operating this type of business there.
Current construction climate due to most recent hurricane.
Availability of skilled labor ( with hustle )
Availability of high-end projects
Accessibility of tools, equipment, and material
Thank You for helping me make a more informed decision.