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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Construction of Buildings

Overview: the U.S. Construction of Buildings 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 Construction of Buildings: 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.

market size 2018
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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

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

Construction Services Breakdown

The following products and services account for the largest source of revenues in the Construction of Buildings industry. Note that there are multiple levels of classification, so some line items are contained within other lines.

Type of Construction Total Sales ($ millions) New Construction ($ millions) Additions, Alterations, and Reconstruction ($ millions) Maintenance & Repair ($ millions)

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 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 Construction of Buildings 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 Construction of Buildings 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 Construction of Buildings 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 11%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Other Management Occupations 7%
Construction Managers 7%
Construction Managers 7%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 61%
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 10%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 10%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 10%
Construction Trades Workers 49%
Carpenters 22%
Carpenters 22%
Construction Laborers 15%
Construction Laborers 15%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Construction of Buildings Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Kinsley Construction trademarks "KINSLEY" - Construction services - 03/02/2018
  • Cornerstone Business Holdings trademarks "KINGDOM AT WORK" - Business consultation in the field of business leadership development and business management; Business networking - 03/02/2018
  • Skender Construction trademarks "SKENDER" - Consulting in the field of building construction, building renovation construction and preconstruction all in the nature of construction work estimating and construction scheduling; preconstruction and construction project management services - 03/02/2018
  • Integrated Construction Enterprises patents Paint Overspray Removal Shroud - 01/25/2018
  • Imagine Housing raises $1 million in funding. - 01/23/2018
  • Dream Finders Holdings raises $13 million in funding. - 01/11/2018
  • Rotolo Consultants raises $30 million in funding. - 12/21/2017
  • Jack Walters & Sons patents Friction Fit Composite Column - 10/26/2017
  • Keene Building Products patents Uncoupling Mat - 10/19/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Bilfinger Water Technologies30
    Keene Building Products11
    Alaska Structures
    Calatlantic Group
    KB Home

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

    Latest Industry News

    • Portland landlord hit with $500,000 in fines for multiple violations in 5-unit building - A Portland landlord has been ordered to pay more than $500,000 in fines to the city after refusing to correct life-safety violations at a Woodfords Corner apartment building. Portland District Court Judge Peter J. Goranites on Wednesday ordered landlord ... (01/13/2018)
    • Fire officials reveal cause of building fire on Poinsett Highway - Firefighters in Greenville County responded to a warehouse fire Thursday morning on Poinsett Highway. The fire was reported around 3 a.m. at a large vacant warehouse, Parker Fire Department said. The Parker District Fire Department, Duncan Chapel, Piedmont ... (01/13/2018)
    • President Trump: No trip to London because of building sale - President Donald Trump said he has called off a planned ceremonial visit to Britain because he didn't want to be associated with what he called a bad real estate deal in which the U.S. Embassy is being relocated from central London to "an off location. (01/13/2018)
    • Disabled man rescues a pregnant woman from a burning building - A disabled man in China sprang into action when a pregnant woman was trapped on the third floor of a burning building. Ren Liubin, who reportedly has polio, climbed up and rescued the expectant mother. Retail giant Alibaba awarded him $777 for his heroism. (01/13/2018)
    • Heat Building Toward Playoff Run - TORONTO -- Erik Spoelstra has reached the NBA Finals four times as head coach of the Miami Heat and won two championships, but he had never spoken as emotionally about any of those teams as he did at the end of last season, when the Heat were eliminated ... (01/13/2018)
    • ‘Oprah for President’ Billboard Appears on Top of Downtown LA Building - A huge “Oprah for President” billboard has appeared on top of a downtown Los Angeles building in the wake of speculation that the former talk show host Oprah Winfrey will make a run for the White House in 2020. The sign was seen above Casa Vertigo at ... (01/13/2018)
    • A Coal Executive Switched to Building Solar Plants. Now He's Worried Trump Will Hurt His Business - Rusty Hill- SkyBlue Media By Justin Worland January 11, 2018 Jim Lamon is the kind of businessman that Donald Trump would like. And Lamon is the kind of businessman who likes Trump. The CEO of Depcom Power grew up in Alabama, served in the Air Force for ... (01/13/2018)
    • Bed-Stuy tenants say landlord trying to bully them out of building - BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — An ongoing dispute between a group tenants and their landlord now has the city stepping in to investigate. Tenants said the landlord began using scare tactics— like locking them out of their apartments. “They are trying ... (01/13/2018)
    • Patrick Drahi looks to reboot Altice as his empire-building stalls - Patrick Drahi has a knack for spotting opportunities and making well-timed trades. As a young entrepreneur in France, he dug up streets, put in cable lines for television and flipped the company he built in Paris to John Malone, the US media mogul who is ... (01/13/2018)
    • Seventeen injured, including nine cops, in fast-moving Queens apartment building fire - Seventeen people — including nine cops — were injured by a smoky, fast-moving fire that tore through a Queens apartment building Friday, officials. Residents of the 13-story Rockaway Beach high-rise believe hoarding is to blame for the 11:20 a.m. blaze. (01/12/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $17,716,456,151 on Construction of Buildings. It has awarded 55,311 contracts to 4,258 companies, with an average value of $4,160,746 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount