“We will wind up with a very good year. This year, billings are up about 50 percent, which is approximately to the same point they were in 2010. We see strength in our core markets and a lot more activity for us in the commercial sector. I think this comes from some renewed confidence in the overall economy as it relates to Michigan.
"We expect any growth to be geographic beyond Michigan and in our commercial/industrial work. Historically low interest rates on financing are making projects more viable. I think the biggest trend (in the design and construction industry) is toward energy efficiency. Many people have done the low-hanging fruit kinds of things like changing out lighting fixtures. LEED has raised some awareness of operating cost of a building, but energy costs continue to rise.”