Warm weather helps some local businesses


ELDRIDGE, Iowa (KWQC) — Warm temperatures across the Quad Cities provides an increase of business for construction crews and golf courses.

The Rustic Ridge Golf Course was busy on Thursday as temperatures reached the 70’s. Owner, Kevin Wohlford, said he is thankful he keeps his course open this time of year.

“I staff up the club house and I get the carts lined up because I know, when the weather’s good they come out just without fail,” said Wohlford.

Golfers out on the course said the weather made Thursday a perfect fall day. It was a chance for golfers to hit the ball one last time before the temperatures drop.

Construction crews were also enjoying the sunshine. Todd Gehrls said his construction crew has dealt with more phone calls from customers who want to get home projects done before the winter.

“We have a lot of can we have this done by Thanksgiving,” said Gehrls.

Realistically the construction crews have to finish outdoor projects up soon. Crew members say it’s hard to work after the ground freezes.

The sunshine was motivation for crews who would rather not be working on a nice day. “We’d really like to go golfing today, like most people are, but when we’re behind we’ve got to you know get this siding job done,” said Gehrls.

Both businesses are hoping the warm weather will stick around.

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