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Remodeling and Restoration Contractors

SIC 1521 & 1540 | NAICS 236118 & 236220

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Residential Remodeling Contractors  (view report)
Commercial Remodeling Contractors  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key ratios and statistics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Publications available from this trade association include:

Business Pulse Survey
Quarterly survey provides information on current business conditions for remodelers in terms of sales, number of job inquiries, request for bids, conversion of bids to jobs, and sales value of jobs sold and expectations for the quarter ahead, and also includes comments from survey participants regarding factors affecting current and future sales trends. Current and prior surveys are available free online.

NARI Member Profile Study
Annual study provides a detailed profile of NARI remodeler members, with information provided in the study including type of organization, ownership structure, number of years in business, number of locations, number of employees, types of work performed, types of services offered, number of projects completed, average project size, annual gross sales, and outlook for next twelve months.

First Research
Residential Construction Contractors

First Research profiles provide analysis, statistics, and forecasts for a wide range of industries, with content sections including industry overview, recent developments, issues and challenges, business trends and opportunities, leading companies, executive insights, financial benchmarking information, and 5-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated monthly; sample report is available online.

Hanley Wood, LLC
Remodeling Magazine

Monthly trade publication features news and information for business owners and managers, with special features including the annual "Top 550 Report" which ranks the top firms in four categories (e.g., full-service remodeler, replacement contractor, insurance restoration firm, and franchise) by annual sales and also includes information on number of jobs and average job size for each firm.

Grand View Media Group
Publications available from this organization include:

Cleanfax Magazine
Monthly trade journal features news and information for cleaning and restoration professionals, with topics covered in the magazine including business management, field operations, marketing and advertising, and equipment and tools, and special features including summary highlights and data from the "Carpet Cleaning Benchmarking Survey" and "Restoration Benchmarking Survey" reports.

Restoration Benchmarking Survey
Annual survey provides a statistical overview of this service sector, with topics covered in the survey including business demographics, services offered, commercial and residential mix, most profitable services, and charges per hour and unit. Survey highlights are included in Cleanfax magazine with the full report which includes summaries of participant responses available online with registration.

Restoration Industry Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:

C&R Magazine
Monthly technical journal features news and information for cleaning and damage restoration industry professionals, with topics covered in various issues of the magazine including business management, marketing insights, new products and services, technical information, new technology, environmental and health issues, legal and regulatory issues, and safety, insurance, and risk management issues.

RIA Glossary  Select "Glossary" from "Resources" dropdown menu
Comprehensive glossary of fire and water damage restoration terms developed by the RIA Restoration Council provides standard definitions for words and phrases commonly used by industry professionals in preparing job estimates, contracts, scopes of work, reports, and invoices. Complete publication is downloadable in a PDF format that also works well on hand-held devices as an easy reference tool.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Remodeling Contractors / Fire and Water Damage Restoration Contractors  Search for "236118"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

National Association of Home Builders
Remodelers' Cost of Doing Business Study

Cost of doing business study provides financial and operating performance measures for remodelers by type of operation (e.g., all, general, design-build), with data provided in the study including cost of sales, operating expenses, owners compensation, net profit, profit margins, balance sheet data, and key financial ratios. Detailed table of contents with a list of tables and figures is available free online.

Compensation Surveys

Grand View Media Group
Restoration Benchmarking Survey

Annual benchmarking survey provides a statistical overview of this service sector, with compensation data provided in the survey including owner compensation and starting and average hourly wage rates for technicians by geographic region. Survey highlights are included in Cleanfax magazine with the full report which includes summaries of survey participant responses available free online with registration.

Residential Remodeling / Fire and Water Damage Restoration / restoration

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage rates for residential remodeling and fire and water damage restoration contractors, with job positions for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including project estimator, project manager, office manager, interior designer, job foreman, crew chief, lead carpenter, general carpenter, finish carpenter, field service technician, and laborer.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Home Improvement Contractors / Fire and Restoration Contractors

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses that provide home improvement and remodeling services for single-family homes and multi-family housing units and fire and water damage restoration services for residential and non-residential properties.