POSTED: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 10:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 4:06pm
BULLARD — Local builder Gary Bayless says his new "All-American" home in Bullard is exactly that...
Nails, sheetrock, ceiling fans, everything is made right here in the U.S. of A.
"Everything that's made in America I've found out - it isn't necessarily cheaper. It may be close in cost, but I know that it's made...better," Bayless said.
Bayless says it took weeks of research to figure out which American companies made the products they usually get from other countries.
"This is an imported stud which was an industry standard. This is a stud from Douglas County, Oregon...it's Doug Fir and you can see the difference in it," Bayless said.
Bayless tells KETK that the price of the home will be comparable to any of the other homes in the area. He says the job creation alone is worth the effort.
"The government isn't helping us with jobs and if 5% of the builders just used 5% more American-made goods, it would create 225,000 jobs. And so with that in mind, if you build a house that's 100% American-made, imagine what that would do for the economy," Bayless said.
Cody Baker with C&C Drywall is working on the house. He says the concept "feels good."
"We need to keep supplies coming in America, keep the jobs coming...and it's good that Bayless is doing this. And hopefully he'll be able to build a lot of them," Baker said.
Bayless says he plans to.
He hopes to build "All-American" from now on.
Bayless says they hope to have the "All-American" home on the Parade of Homes this year and that starts in June.