COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - "It's South Florida. Welcome to South Florida," said Charles Abraham.
Summertime rains are expected, but for Charles Abraham, owner of Kyle Construction, it doesn't make his work any easier.
"Grin and bear it," said Abraham.
That's because the rain make the job much more difficult to complete.
"Everything's wet,. It's a safety issue. The water table in the ground comes up, so when we dig, instead of being able to dig down 2 or 3 feet, we now hit water, at you know, 2 feet."
And it makes the job more expensive.
"It costs us more. You really don't want to send your men home, but it costs us more to get the job done," said Abraham. "When you buy your rock, material you pay by the ton, its wet, you're paying for water."
Abraham said his crews install water and sewer lines for the city of Naples and Collier County. And because of all the rain we receive during the summer months, they are forced to work during the busy tourist season.
"They wonder why we do work in the wintertime when the tourists are here, but you know, we've got short days and you've got nice days. Here we've got long days, but they're not really nice."
Of course all of this impacts their bottom line.
"You don't make what you want to, but you try not to lose any."