The 50 States of Construction: Vermont’s small size means big opportunities for contractors

Vermont may be small, but construction companies in the state are doing big work, according to Jay Fayette, executive vice president and chief operating officer of South Burlington, VT–based PC Construction. Founded nearly 60 years ago, the company specializes in a range of categories, from commercial mixed-use developments to large higher-education projects.

Despite facing harsh winters that necessitate a short construction timeline, the state’s building industry is home to loyal workers who want to see “Vermont build Vermont,” Fayette said. And while contractors in Vermont may have to worry less than those in other areas about workers leaving the state for busy markets beyond its borders, they still must seek out the next generation of skilled workers.

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