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Local businesses benefiting from unseasonably warm December temps

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The recent spring like weather means Roger Dillon will be able to move into this house a couple weeks earlier than he expected.

News Dillon was happy to hear.

"Mainly the process will be over. It's a trying process to build. A lot of decisions you have to make and coordinate and planning. We will be ready to be moving in," said Dillon.

The earlier timeline is not only good news for Dillon, but for Dale Koontz Builders construction crews who are working on Dillon's home.

Owner Dale Koontz said most his employees work all year, but they are more efficient when the weather is warmer so they can finish projects faster.

"We're able to keep doing things and the temperature is not so severe. The guys don't have to fight the elements so much," said Koontz. 

Koontz said they are even finishing project that crews wouldn't normally be able to even start in typical December weather.

"We're set here to pour a driveway tomorrow, which normally this time of year it is just not possible," said Koontz.

But Koontz said for some trades like bricklaying, it actually means more hours, and more money in their pockets.

"Brick layers are able to work all day, all week. Normally, they might just be working four hours in the middle of the day," said Koontz.

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