Supply Chain / Production Delays

Feb 10,22 Joe Zieba
Supply Chain / Production Delays

We’ve all heard that the supply chain concerns are causing significant production delays. Unfortunately, we see some of the most considerable delays the industry has ever seen when it comes to home remodels. Let’s look at why this is happening and what you should know going into a remodel of your own.


What Is Causing Supply Chain Issues?

Demand has been relatively predictable in the past, and there haven’t been any significant capacity problems. With the pandemic came tremendous shifts in the supply chain, causing shortages all over. Two of the significant reasons we face such significant issues are demand exceeding supply and the lack of redundancy in the supply chain.


Demand Exceeding Supply

Currently, costs for everything are going up. Part of this is due to a shortage in the workforce, which can be seen from every angle of the supply chain. Naturally, when demand exceeds supply, there are disruptions in the supply chain.


Lack of Redundancy

Supply chains require redundancy to support weak spots and prevent slowdowns or shutdowns. Unfortunately, in the current economy, the supply chain lacks redundancy. As a result, we see supply chain issues and production delays like never before.


What Does That Mean for Zieba Builders?

People have no idea how long lead times are on things and think they could get a project started right away to finish by the summer. In the current market, this is virtually impossible. Sadly, this issue is occurring not only with our company but across the board. 

There are several also contributions that are causing extended lead times on projects, that include:

  • The time it takes to design
  • Go through planning and permitting
  • Complete historic review (if applicable)
  • Lead times on cabinets, flooring, appliances, windows, etc. 

Right now, a lot of lead times are exceeding 4-6 months plus. Some appliances are at least 12 months out!


Trust the Experts at Zieba Builders

At Zieba Builders, we will do our best to stick to the lead times we provide, given the current circumstances. Our trained professionals will constantly communicate with you regarding any possible delays.

We have decades of experience with all kinds and styles of remodels. For more information on our custom carpentry and what else we can do to transform your home to the next level, do not hesitate to call us at 562-439-5294!


Zieba Builders has the experience, expertise, and passion to make your next home project a success. Ready to get started on your design & build project? Give us a call or email us today!