Heard on WJMC Radio:
Demand for new homes is causing a jump in residential construction in Rice Lake.
Commercial development in Rice Lake has been on an upward trend, and now residential construction is picking up too.
Cody Filipczak, owner of C&M Properties and Construction in Eau Claire, says his company became interested in the community of Rice Lake because of the lack of new homes in the area.
C&M properties are building nearly 50 twin-homes on the south end of Moon Lake in Rice Lake, which means brand new housing for over 90 families.
Rice Lake Mayor Mike Dierks says he supports the effort to attract new home buyers to Rice Lake. Another developer, S.V. Swiderski is in phase two of developing and building over 100 new apartments, also on the south side of the city near Moon Lake.
C&M Home Builders and Real Estate is a family-owned Eau Claire real estate agency. Cody and Molly, the founders of C&M Real Estate, started their first business, C&M Home Builders, in 2005 and began building homes in the Eau Claire area. In 2011, they expanded their services to include Eau Claire realty and began C&M Real Estate.