User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

47° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.


[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news


Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Building Permits Start Year Down

February 3, 2014, 10:04 PM by Angela Kennecke

Building Permits Start Year Down

Dusty Rallis is working on several new high-end custom built homes right now--all priced more than $600,000. 

“We could not possibly handle another house--that's how busy we are,” Rallis said

If there is slow down of construction due to our cold winter, Rallis isn't seeing it.  His guys are pushing through. 

Builders say while they've been working as much as possible during this cold, cold winter, they think the demand is even more pent up than last year and those who want to build homes need to start the process now.

"We had the housing demand in 2013, but there wasn't enough guys to actually physically pound nails to build the houses.  There's more guys getting back into the industry that we've lost and we're training more guys so we're able to keep up with the demand better." Rallis said.

“No one ever expects we're going to have a record year every year, so we don't expect 2014 to be a record year.  We're going to have a really good year again and it's going to be right in that ball park," Jeff Schmitt said.

Last year developers added a thousand new apartments to the city and permits have dropped for new multi-family housing considerably.

“How long is it going to take to fill 1,000 housing units? It's going to take a while, but then they're going to start building them again.  But it doesn't stop,” Schmitt said

3600 new people called Sioux Falls home in 2013 and as long as the city continues to add jobs, the sound of construction will fill the air.

"In Sioux Falls when construction is good, everybody's doing well,” Schmitt said.

Previous Story

Next Story


Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

National Pizza Franchise Coming To Sioux Falls

4/22/2014 4:24 PM

The South Dakota franchise owner of Marco's Pizza plans to open a third location in Sioux Falls at 5007 S. Louise Avenue, next to Noodles &am...

Full Story
Headliners For JazzFest Announced

4/17/2014 10:54 AM

Plans are in place for JazzFest 2014 in Sioux Falls.

Full Story
It Looks Like A Credit Card, But It's Not

4/22/2014 10:01 PM

Small businesses often are short on cash or credit and in need of funding.  A California company is offering local businesses financing through t...

Full Story | Watch
Eric Church Concert Near-Sellout Within Minutes

4/18/2014 5:55 PM

The first ticket sale to an event at the new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center proved to be a boon at the box office Friday

Full Story | Watch
City Of Worthington: Dilapidated Mall Is Due To Neglect From Ownership

4/21/2014 10:07 PM

The Northland Mall has been a mainstay in the Worthington community for over 35 years. The dilapidated shopping center has a leaky roof, which could l...

Full Story | Watch


KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED