The hot, dry summer combined with all the construction activity is making it quite a year for contractors. Erwin Plett with Springwood Homes in Steinbach says he can count on one hand the number of days lost to weather this summer. And Plett says he's had no problems finding workers this year. But, that's not the case for all local contractors. We've heard from at least one contractor who informed us he had to shut down his crew this summer due to a lack of qualified help.