Anders Lewendal, a general contractor who managed to survive the housing collapse, has hit upon a plan that he thinks will revive the construction industry and help lead the nation out of the economic wilderness: build houses using only American-made materials.
Kat Quinn owns the house Mr. Lewendal is building, and she has reasons of her own for liking his all-American approach.
He is trying to do just that with a new home here on a side street a few blocks from downtown. But it is not as easy as it sounds.