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North Dakota has become the land of opportunity for many people who are looking for work.

Together these brothers have more than 50 years of experience in the contracting business. But they weren't getting as much work as they wanted while living in Wisconsin.

"The economy's not as strong, and people don't have the disposable income. They're settling for what they have rather than to remodel and do something new," says Larry Visner.

But with the lowest unemployment rate in the country that's not an issue here.

"In Wisconsin I had up to 18 employees at one time, and then it just got to be me, and it was hard to keep myself busy. So, I decided I would go where the work was, and my brother and I decided to team up and make a go of it," says Michael Visner.

Michael stayed in Wisconsin to finish up some jobs and made the move to North Dakota in December. But his brother, who had been doing some work in Minot, came up to the capital city in October.

And while they can do a wide range of construction projects they say they have been focusing on remodels, like this kitchen project in Goodrich.

"Were getting some designs going for a couple of other addition projects and hopefully the word of mouth just keeps going and we'll stay nice and busy," says Michael.

But regardless they say they just enjoy working together to get the job done.

"It can be a little challenging, but we get along real well, great chemistry, and a great deal of mutual respect," says Larry.

In addition to home remodels they also will work on business expansions. For more information visit http://www.mvp-contracting.com/

 

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