Advice is worth what you pay for it, unless CPN shows up. If that happens, the free advice you’ll get can change everything.
I am a member of the Construction Professionals Network, a NC-based group of… you guessed it, construction professionals. CPN represents all facets of our trade, from construction law, construction management, design, construction, and project development to finance and dispute resolution.
In 2006, the CPN Institute was started to expand its mission of service. The Institute is now incorporated as a non-profit corporation, focusing on research, education and community outreach. What started as a genuinely worthwhile idea has now become (1) certainly the most interesting part of our monthly meetings, and (2) a serious competition among members to get on The Bus. The Bus, full of really intelligent construction professionals, is traveling North Carolina dispensing free, valuable information to towns that really need it.
Welcome to Maysville, North Carolina… home to around 1,000 souls, nestled halfway between New Bern and Jacksonville. Small rural towns have many challenges today, some construction-related, which is why we’re here. CPN members spent a couple days meeting with local officials on matters like economic development, design, construction and solid strategies to better utilize existing buildings. Rural NC towns have old schools, empty stores, struggling downtowns and tight budgets. Our mission is to help them step back from their situation and consider the possibilities.
So, you may be wondering, what do you do with an abandoned Dollar General store? Maysville is about to find out.