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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Building Inspection Services

Overview of the U.S. Building Inspection Services Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Building Inspection Services: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Building Inspection Services industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Specific Element Inspection Services

Structural Component Inspection Services

Roofing Inspection Services

Other Specific Element Inspection Services

All Other Inspection Services

Home Inspection Services (Include Only Buildings With Fewer Than Four Residences.)

Combined Home And Pest Inspection Services

New Home Construction Inspection Services

Commercial Building Inspection Services

Other Services Related To Building Inspection

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Building Inspection Services by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Building Inspection Services company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Building Inspection Services industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Building Inspection Services measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 9%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 50%
Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers 9%
Architects, Except Naval 6%
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 6%
Engineers 25%
Civil Engineers 10%
Civil Engineers 10%
Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians 16%
Drafters 7%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 5%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters 6%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Building Inspection Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Essentia Water trademarks "ESSENTIA NATION" - Purified water with electrolytes; bottled water - 12/26/2017
  • Fire Door Solutions trademarks "FIREDOORSOLUTIONS COMPLIANCE MADE EASY" - Maintenance, installation and repair of fire doors and frames, fire dampers, smoke dampers, fire barriers, smoke barriers, fire and smoke detection and suppressions systems and equipment, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers, including all hardware, parts, and accessories of each of the foregoing - 11/07/2017
  • Quality Built trademarks "HOMEID" - providing an online computer database in the field of home warranties and warranties on products installed in a home - 01/17/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Quality Built
    Advanced Corrosion Technologies & Training

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Greene County restaurant inspections - 01/05/2018 - Inspection. Priority Violations Found: 0. Nonpriority Violations Found: 3. Observed: Single service forks stored in cabinet ... Clean as often as necessary to prevent food debris from building up and attracting pests. Observed: Quad reach ... (01/12/2018)
    • Man who had gun at CR city services building changes plea to guilty - Cedar Rapids police say a man entered the Cedar Rapids City Public Works Department Streets Division building located at 1201 6th ... The city said Howard worked in the permit inspection area of the city services center. Police said the 42-year-old from ... (01/11/2018)
    • Herndon Eatery's Ceiling Sagging Under Rodent Poop: Inspections - RESTON/HERNDON, VA — Fairfax County regularly conducts inspections ... of the building are present along the base of the back door. Non-critical violation: Observation: Observed holes in floor/wall junction (access point for mice/rats), at service ... (01/11/2018)
    • Kids ‘at serious risk’ despite NYCHA’s lead inspections: lawyer - Stern had the company TRC Environmental Corp. shadow eight of the city’s inspections, which were carried out by ATC Group Services, on Dec. 4 and 5 ... and to have the city re-inspect every building built before 1978. The city has already recently ... (01/11/2018)
    • Mount Holly Springs council sets fees for rental unit inspections - The fees associated with the inspection program were rolled into a general resolution that set all the fees for borough services for 2018. This includes such things as building permits and park pavilion rentals. Council member Edgar Kendall cast the only ... (01/09/2018)
    • Fire inspection results for Toronto highrises now online, Toronto Fire Services announces - Toronto Fire Services has launched an online portal where tenants can check the fire inspection results of highrise buildings — but a tenant advocate is questioning if it will really help people find out if their building is a "fire trap." Toronto Fire ... (01/08/2018)
    • Escambia County Waives Permit, Inspection Fees for Freeze-Related Pipe Damage - Please note that this waiver only applies to permit and inspection fees. Permits are still required as usual. The waived fees were proposed by the Escambia County Building Services Department and the Building Services Inspection Fund Advisory Board in an ... (01/07/2018)
    • Four admit using bogus quotations to secure inspection, repair works - The anti-graft agency said a former chairlady of the incorporated owners of an industrial building and three contractors admitted ... company secure over HK$470,000 worth of mandatory building inspection and necessary repair works at the industrial building. (01/04/2018)
    • Sewer Physical Inspection - visual pipe and building inspections. It calculates rehabilitation and repair costs based on industry cost factors and line defects. The software displays graphic schematics of line segment defects and service connections. It also imports TV observations ... (01/02/2018)
    • City of Muskegon moves to privatize its building inspection services with Colorado company - MUSKEGON, MI – Outsourcing building inspection services is not what the Muskegon City Commission wanted to do, but commissioners Tuesday said they have been forced to do so by financial circumstances. With a 6-1 vote, commissioners approved a contract ... (09/12/2012)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $91,895,803 on Building Inspection Services. It has awarded 1,182 contracts to 206 companies, with an average value of $446,096 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Building inspection services, Home inspection services, Inspection services, building or home, Building inspection bureaus, Inspection bureaus, building, Energy efficiency inspection services, Prepurchase home inspection services, etc.

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