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Drywall & Insulation Contractors Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Drywall & Insulation Contractors

Overview: the U.S. Drywall & Insulation Contractors 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 Drywall & Insulation Contractors: 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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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

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 Drywall & Insulation Contractors 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)



Building construction, total


Single-family houses, detached and attached


Single-family houses, detached


Single-family houses, attached


Apartment buildings (2 or more units), such as rentals, apartment type condominiums and cooperatives


Dormitories and barracks


Manufacturing and industrial warehouses


Other manufacturing and light industrial buildings, such as factories, assembly plants, and industrial research laboratories


Hotels, motels, and tourist cabins


Office buildings


Stores, restaurants, automobile service stations, parking garages, and other commercial buildings


Commercial warehouses such as distribution buildings and mini-storage


Religious buildings


Educational buildings


Health care and institutional buildings


Public safety buildings such as prisons, police, and fire stations


Amusement, social, and recreational buildings


Other building construction


Nonbuilding construction, total


Other nonbuilding construction


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 Drywall & Insulation Contractors 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 Drywall & Insulation Contractors 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 Drywall & Insulation Contractors 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 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 84%
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 5%
Construction Trades Workers 77%
Carpenters 14%
Carpenters 14%
Construction Laborers 5%
Construction Laborers 5%
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers 39%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 32%
Tapers 7%
Insulation Workers 11%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 8%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 5%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Drywall & Insulation Contractors Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • Augusta Food Bank closes after water seeps into new building - Contractors “are very confident they’ll have ... He said some ceiling tiles and insulation will have to be replaced, but the drywall walls don’t appear to have been damaged. Some water leaked onto an electrical box, but did not cause any damage ... (01/10/2018)
  • 10 Common Mistakes Made by New Home Builders - Fiberglass batts can be an excellent choice for insulation, but they’re often installed incorrectly. If you are the owner, there are a few possible solutions: If you’re hiring an installation contractor ... them before the drywall is installed ... (01/09/2018)
  • CertainTeed® Sparks the Conversation Around Why Materials Matter at 2018 International Builders' Show - "We're encouraging builders and contractors to focus on the occupants' needs by ... along with the latest additions to the CertainTeed drywall, insulation, roofing and fence product portfolios: ICON™ – ICON is a polyurethane composite siding that ... (01/08/2018)
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  • 16 Products That Save Time and Labor - ExpressShelf installs quickly, and can be mounted directly to wall framing or attached to drywall using easy anchors with no ... with polyurethane-based insulation between the framing and with a rigid polyiso board that provides continuous insulation ... (01/05/2018)
  • Bespoke Armstrong ceiling stuns in Scotland - Armstrong's Drywall Grid System (DGS) was used to form a curved ceiling ... formed to a radius and using acoustic insulation above, a black acoustic fabric and finished with birch-faced plywood planks 165mm and 225mm wide. This steel-framed facility ... (01/04/2018)
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  • Windsor Locks Family Gets New Home, Thanks To Volunteers - New drywall, insulation, flooring, wiring and plumbing were installed ... For a complete list of businesses and contractors that contributed to the project, visit the Windsor Locks police department’s Facebook page: ... (12/31/2017)
  • The Drywall Contractor Industry in the US Includes about 20,000 Businesses with Combined Annual Revenue of $25 Billion - Acoustic & Insulation Contractors - Industry Profile" to their offering. The drywall contractor industry in the US includes about 20,000 businesses with combined annual revenue of $25 billion. Large companies (all with revenue under $500 million ... (04/26/2006)
  • A Crumbling Drywall Supply - After weathering a year of shortages and price increases in insulation and now possible shortages in roofing materials, contractors are scrambling to find drywall. This has resulted in problems throughout the industry. Prices are increasing monthly ... (03/28/1999)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $6,922,768 on Drywall & Insulation Contractors. It has awarded 181 contracts to 104 companies, with an average value of $66,565 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:
Mineral wool insulation installation, Roof insulation contractor, Blown-in insulation (e.g., cellulose, vermiculite) installation, Gypsum board installation, Glass fiber insulation installation, Drywall contractors, Drop ceiling installation, Polystyrene board insulation installation, Insulation contractors, Drywall finishing (e.g., sanding, spackling, stippling, taping, texturing), Attic space insulating, Firestop contractors, Plastering (i.e., ornamental, plain) contractors, Foam insulation installation, Drywall installation, Ceiling tile installation, Fireproof flooring installation, Finishing drywall contractors, Lathing contractors, Drywall hanging, Styrofoam insulation installation, Panel or rigid board insulation installation, Taping and finishing drywall, Soundproofing contractors, Exterior insulation finish system installation, Fresco (i.e., decorative plaster finishing) contractors, Urethane foam insulation application, Cellulosic fiber insulation installation, Building fireproofing contractors, Acoustical ceiling tile and panel installation, Fireproofing buildings, Suspended ceiling installation, Fabric wall system, noise insulating, installation, Acoustical foam (i.e., sound barrier) installation, Building insulation contractors, Wall cavity and attic space insulation installation, etc.

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