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The Report on HVAC & Plumbing Contractors contains key information used by Marketing Departments in many of the Fortune 1,000 companies and beyond. The report helps identify industry changes, trends, key players, and growth opportunities.

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Market Forecast (5-year projection)   .
Products/Services Breakdown   .
Revenue per State . .
Financial Metrics . .
Salary & Compensation Statistics . .
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2015 Market Research Report on HVAC & Plumbing Contractors Industry

Current Research on the HVAC & Plumbing Contractors Industry

Advanced and green technologies are combining for HVAC and plumbing contractors to change standards, education, manufacturer and buyer relationships, and competitive factors.

HVAC and plumbing contractors are adapting to major technical change from both manufacturers and end users. Utility companies are integrating technology to monitor and control systems. Within commercial or industrial buildings, the HVAC and plumbing systems are also part of the buildings’ monitoring system, which is also using technology to diagnose and repair problems in the system. Manufacturers are seeking competitive advantage and therefore are designing products with increased technological depth and functionality. For contractors, this means more training and recruitment than ever before—not only must they understand their trade, but they must be proficient with the latest technologies being used by utilities, building managers, and manufacturers.

This section provides answers to the fundamental and commonly-asked questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size ($ millions)?
  2. Has the market grown or declined?
  3. What is the market growth rate?
  4. Are long term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the industry size and average company size?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size Statistics

The total U.S. market size for the HVAC & Plumbing Contractors industry: statistics cover all companies, both public and private. In addition to total revenue, the industry research provides details on employees, companies, and average firm size in the sector. Use this market information to research and analyze growth rates and the HVAC & Plumbing Contractors industry trends and market outlook based on quantitative research and economic data.

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Statistics 2009        2010        2011        2012        2013        2014
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of US Census and government market data

Market Forecast - HVAC & Plumbing Contractors[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook & HVAC & Plumbing Contractors future growth trends. The following five-year forecast utilizes advanced econometric techniques that project both short-term and long-term market growth outlook. The industry outlook can be used to set a strategy applicable to economic realities.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2014 20152016 2017 2018 2019
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Construction Services Breakdown

The following products and services account for the largest source of revenues in the HVAC & Plumbing 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


Farm buildings, nonresidential


Amusement, social, and recreational buildings


Other building construction


Nonbuilding construction, total


Sewers, water mains, and related facilities


Sewers, sewer lines, septic systems, and related facilities


Water mains, storage, wells, and related facilities


Oil and gas pipelines, pumping stations, storage tanks, and mains


Power and communication transmission lines, cables, towers, and related facilities


Power plants


Power and cogeneration plants, except hydroelectric


Power plants, hydroelectric


Chemical (except petrochemical) complexes/plants, blast furnaces, and mining appurtenances


Sewage and water treatment plants


Petrochemical plants and petroleum refineries


Outdoor recreational areas, such as outdoor athletic fields, courts, golf courses, and camp grounds


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 market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

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

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
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 - HVAC & Plumbing Contractors

Financial ratio information can be used to compare how a company in the industry is performing relative to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation Ratios - HVAC & Plumbing ContractorsIndustry 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 HVAC & Plumbing 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 HVAC & Plumbing Contractors measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity Ratios - HVAC & Plumbing ContractorsIndustry 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 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 50%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 29%
Sheet Metal Workers 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 23%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 19%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Companies in HVAC & Plumbing Contractors and Similar Industries[PREMIUM]

HVAC & Plumbing Contractors market research identifies top companies with the largest estimated market share. Information includes corporate earnings and public company ticker symbols where available.

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Public HVAC & Plumbing Contractors Company News

Web scan for recent news about public companies. HVAC & Plumbing Contractors market research on key company news, and HVAC & Plumbing Contractors statistics.

The market size analysis identifies the overall sales data within the industry. Statistics break down facts about companies within the market.

Government Contracts Related to HVAC & Plumbing Contractors

In 2014, the federal government spent a total of $533,921,302 on HVAC & Plumbing Contractors. It has awarded 8,126 contracts to 2,210 companies, with an average value of $241,593 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Duct work (e.g., cooling, dust collection, exhaust, heating, ventilation) installation, Exhaust system (e.g., kitchens, industrial work areas) installation, Sewer hook-up and connection, building, Bathroom plumbing fixture and sanitary ware installation, Dry heating equipment installation, Water softener installation, Commercial refrigeration system installation, Central cooling equipment and piping installation, Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contractors, Drinking fountain installation, Oil burner installation, Furnace humidifier installation, Steam fitting contractors, Furnace, forced air, installation, Chimney liner installation, Process piping installation, Household oil storage tank installation, Chilled water system installation, Air vent installation, Commercial freezer installation, Warm air heating system installation, Radiant floor heating equipment installation, Water heater installation, Sprinkler system, Fuel oil burner installation, Snow melting system (e.g., hot water, glycol) installation, Heating equipment installation, Cooling tower installation, Lawn sprinkler system installation, Gas fitting contractor, Hot water heating system installation, Furnace conversion (i.e., from one fuel to another), Pipe fitting contractors, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) contractors, Heating and ventilation system component (e.g., air registers, diffusers, filters, grilles, sound attenuators) installation, Fireplace, natural gas, Plumbing fixture installation, Furnace installation, Air-conditioning system (except window) installation, Central air-conditioning equipment installation, Pumping system, water, Gas line installation, individual hookup, contractors, Heating boiler installation, Blower or fan, cooling and dry heating, Mechanical contractors, Air system balancing and testing, Heating contractors, Boiler, Hydronic heating system installation, Sheet metal duct work installation, Fire sprinkler system installation, Central heating equipment and piping installation, Sanitary ware installation, Heat pump installation, Dust collecting and bag house equipment installation, Natural gas piping installation, Warehouse refrigeration system installation, Plumbing contractors, Water meter installation, Scrubber, air purification, Plumbers, Kitchen sink and hardware installation, Plumbing and heating contractors, Drain, waste and vent system installation, Ventilating contractors, Sump pump installation, Boiler chipping, cleaning and scaling, Solar heating equipment installation, Hot water tank installation, Water system balancing and testing contractors, Heating and cooling duct work installation, Refrigeration system (e.g., commercial, industrial, scientific) installation, Industrial process piping installation, etc.

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