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2015 Market Research Report on Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors Industry

Current Research on the Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors Industry

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 Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning 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 Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning 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 - Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook & Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning 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 Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning 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.

U.S. map by state

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 - Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning 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 - Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning 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 Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning 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 Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity Ratios - Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning 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 Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors and Similar Industries[PREMIUM]

Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning 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 Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors Company News

Web scan for recent news about public companies. Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors market research on key company news, and Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning 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 Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors

In 2014, the federal government spent a total of $533,921,302 on Plumbing, Heating & Air-Conditioning 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:
Drain, waste and vent system installation, Plumbing contractors, Sewer hook-up and connection, building, Cooling tower installation, Ventilating contractors, Industrial process piping installation, Furnace installation, Central cooling equipment and piping installation, Fireplace, natural gas, installation, Central heating equipment and piping installation, Plumbing and heating contractors, Central air-conditioning equipment installation, Mechanical contractors, Blower or fan, cooling and dry heating, Lawn sprinkler system installation, Bathroom plumbing fixture and sanitary ware installation, Gas line installation, individual hookup, contractors, Boiler, heating, Heating and ventilation system component (e.g., air registers, diffusers, filters, grilles, sound attenuators) installation, Natural gas piping installation, Heating and cooling duct work installation, Kitchen sink and hardware installation, Duct work (e.g., cooling, dust collection, exhaust, ventilation) installation, Water meter installation, Chimney liner installation, Air-conditioning system (except window) installation, Hot water heating system installation, Furnace humidifier installation, Air system balancing and testing, Chilled water system installation, Refrigeration system (e.g., commercial, industrial, scientific) installation, Boiler chipping, cleaning and scaling, Steam fitting contractors, Heat pump installation, Warehouse refrigeration system installation, Heating equipment installation, Hydronic heating system installation, Air vent installation, Snow melting system (e.g., hot water, glycol) installation, Sheet metal duct work installation, Pipe fitting contractors, Heating boiler installation, Hot water tank installation, Commercial freezer installation, Plumbing fixture installation, Water system balancing and testing contractors, Furnace, forced air, Gas fitting contractor, Dry heating equipment installation, Sump pump installation, Household oil storage tank installation, Pumping system, water, Fuel oil burner installation, Radiant floor heating equipment installation, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) contractors, Fire sprinkler system installation, Water softener installation, Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contractors, Commercial refrigeration system installation, Dust collecting and bag house equipment installation, Sprinkler system, Sanitary ware installation, Exhaust system (e.g., kitchens, industrial work areas) installation, Heating contractors, Warm air heating system installation, Solar heating equipment installation, Furnace conversion (i.e., from one fuel to another), Oil burner installation, Scrubber, air purification, Process piping installation, Drinking fountain installation, Plumbers, Water heater installation, etc.

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