Some of the fastest growing areas of the country can be found right here in central Florida. The growth in population fuels growth in a number of industries, none of which are more important to economic health than the construction industry.
Observers might be puzzled by the rise of scaffolding around relatively new buildings. The metal webs have risen around a combination of apartment buildings and condos where tenants have complained about construction defects such as damaging water intrusion.
Large-scale construction projects come with a big investment -- in time, money and resources. What's more, any number of things can go wrong along the way. Rarely does a project go as smoothly as you'd hope. And when the project really starts to go off the rails, you want to have a strong legal ally on your side.
If you drive northeast of Sarasota for about two hours, you'll arrive in Celebration. The community planned by the Walt Disney Company has deep ties to neighboring Walt Disney World and its resorts. While the emphasis in the company and community is invariably on the positive, not everything in Celebration is as it should be.