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Specialty Trade 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: Specialty Trade Contractors

Overview: the U.S. Specialty Trade 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 Specialty Trade 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 Specialty Trade 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)

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 Specialty Trade 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 Specialty Trade 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 Specialty Trade 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 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 64%
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 6%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 6%
Construction Trades Workers 54%
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons 7%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 6%
Carpenters 10%
Carpenters 10%
Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installers and Finishers 7%
Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo Workers 10%
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 10%
Construction Laborers 8%
Construction Laborers 8%
Construction Equipment Operators 16%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 14%
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers 12%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 10%
Tapers 7%
Electricians 11%
Electricians 11%
Insulation Workers 12%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 8%
Insulation Workers, Mechanical 11%
Painters and Paperhangers 20%
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 19%
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 7%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 7%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 5%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 5%
Roofers 13%
Roofers 13%
Sheet Metal Workers 7%
Sheet Metal Workers 7%
Helpers, Construction Trades 13%
Helpers, Construction Trades 13%
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 12%
Helpers--Electricians 8%
Helpers--Roofers 7%
Other Construction and Related Workers 15%
Elevator Installers and Repairers 14%
Elevator Installers and Repairers 14%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10%
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 6%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 10%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 10%
Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers 9%
Millwrights 7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12%
Motor Vehicle Operators 7%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 7%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Specialty Trade Contractors Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • M.C. Dean trademarks "MODULARMEP" - Installation of modular mechanical and electrical prefabricated systems for installation in buildings and architectural structures - 03/03/2018
  • Able Roofing trademarks "ROOFRESH" - Non-metal shingles - 03/03/2018
  • Cambridge International Systems trademarks "ADAPTIBRIDGE" - Software as a service (SAAS) services featuring software for maintenance management for the aviation and logistics industries - 03/03/2018
  • Solarcity patents Smart Main Electrical Panel For Energy Generation Systems - 02/22/2018
  • 7ac Technologies patents Methods And Systems For Turbulent, Corrosion Resistant Heat Exchangers - 02/22/2018
  • Southern Wall Systems patents Covering Support System - 02/08/2018
  • Real Goods Solar raises $9 million in funding. - 01/19/2018
  • Entouch Controls raises $5 million in funding. - 10/25/2017
  • Nexamp raises $5 million in funding. - 06/23/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Kellogg Brown & Root138
    Saylite LLC Dba Mobern Lighting128
    Seabrook Wallcoverings

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

    Latest Industry News

    • 148,000 Jobs Created in December - NAHB's Eye on Housing reports: Residential construction employment is now 2.75 million, broken down as 781,000 builders and 1.97 million residential specialty trade contractors. The 6-month moving average of job gains for residential construction is 9,917 ... (01/09/2018)
    • Blue-collar jobs are booming in America - The government said Friday that the construction industry added 30,000 jobs last month, with a big chunk coming from the hiring of more specialty trade contractors, like plumbing and electrical work. Manufacturers added 25,000 jobs. Construction and ... (01/08/2018)
    • Here's where the jobs are – in one chart - On the flip side, the construction industry was the big employment-gain leader for the month with an increase of 30,000 jobs. The government explained that much of those gains came from specialty trade contractors, which added roughly 24,000 jobs. (01/08/2018)
    • Specialty Valuation Group doesn't shy from analyzing 'oddball' properties - Specialty Valuation Group owner Aaron Wright has analyzed commercial ... We looked at death rates in the county and applied it to the subject property’s trade area. We projected future demand based on the demographics. Q: A lot of changes in that ... (01/07/2018)
    • Frampton Construction wins "free enterprise" award from Carolinas contractors - Lithko Contracting, LLC, earned the Specialty Contractor Project of the Year ... Associated Builders and Contractors bills itself as a national trade association claiming 72 chapters representing more than 25,000 members. The association notes that it's ... (01/07/2018)
    • Nonresidential Construction Employment Ends 2017 on a High Note, Says ABC - Although both nonresidential building construction (-1,300 net jobs) and heavy and civil engineering (-700 net jobs) were down for the month, job gains were driven by nonresidential specialty trade contractors (+13,800 net jobs). Year-over-year ... (01/05/2018)
    • Construction Adds 30,000 Jobs in Dec., Jobless Rate Falls Vs. 2016 - The industry posted a strong 30,000 monthly increase in employment, BLS said during the month, but the picture was uneven among various construction sectors. Specialty trade contractors led the way, with a gain of 23,800 jobs in December. The residential ... (01/05/2018)
    • CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 30,000 JOBS IN DECEMBER AND 210,000 IN 2017; HOURLY EARNINGS RISE 3.0 PERCENT AS SECTOR COMPETES TO ATTRACT WORKERS - Residential construction—comprising residential building and specialty trade contractors—added 18,200 jobs in December and 86,400 jobs, or 3.2 percent, over the past 12 months. Nonresidential construction (building, specialty trades, and heavy and ... (01/05/2018)
    • Retail industry was reason behind weak jobs report, but construction jobs still booming - On the flip side, the construction industry was the big employment-gain leader for the month with a gain of 30,000 jobs. The government explained that much of those increases came from specialty trade contractors, which added roughly 24,000 jobs. (01/05/2018)
    • Strong architecture billings point to construction's momentum - point to construction's momentum in the coming months. The industry added another 24,000 net new jobs in November, with specialty trade contractors in the residential and nonresidential sectors once again fueling that growth. Though the heavy and civil ... (01/04/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $3,696,370,718 on Specialty Trade Contractors. It has awarded 36,476 contracts to 10,041 companies, with an average value of $368,128 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount