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Excavating and Demolition Contractors – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 1794 & 1795  |  NAICS 238910

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Excavating Contractors  (view report)
Demolition & Wrecking Contractors  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Endeavour Business Media, LLC
Grading & Excavation Contractor

Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for earthmoving and excavating professionals, with topics covered in each issue including industry news and events, business operations, project profiles, construction equipment, safety and training, and technology implementation. Articles from archived issues are available to subscribers only, with free subscription available to qualified parties.

National Utility Contractors Association
Utility Contractor

Monthly publication features news and information for the excavation and underground utility industry, with topics covered in various issues including field operations, construction equipment, equipment financing and leasing, fleet management, insurance, software and technology, and legislative and regulatory developments. Selected articles from current and archived editions are available online.

KHL Group
D&RI Magazine

Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for the demolition and recycling industry, with topics addressed in each issue including industry news, site reports, equipment reviews, and trade events, and special reports including the "Top 100 Demolition Contractors" report (May/June issue) which ranks firms by revenue on a global and regional basis (e.g., North America, Europe).

National Demolition Association
Resources available from this trade association include:

Demolition 101 / F.A.Q. / frequently-asked-questions
Introductory sections provide a summary overview of the demolition process and address frequently asked questions regarding the process, with topics covered in these sections including equipment and technology, interior demolition, structural dismantlement, deconstruction, usage of explosives, construction waste and demolition debris recycling, industrial recovery, and regulatory environment.

Demolition Magazine
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for demolition industry professionals, with topics addressed in various issues including company and project profiles, business management techniques, new product information, emerging technologies, and regulatory developments. Current and archived digital editions of the publication are available online in both flipbook and PDF formats.

Demolition: Practices, Technology, and Management
Comprehensive reference guide addresses various aspects of the demolition business from both a technical and management standpoint, with topics covered in this guide including types of projects, operational practices, regulatory environment, contracts, project safety, typical types of equipment, use of explosives, debris handling and recycling, disaster response role, and project management.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Excavation Contractors / Wrecking and Demolition Contractors  Search for "238910" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Excavation Contractors / Wrecking and Demolition Contractors  Search for "238910" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Excavation, Wrecking, and Demolition Contractors
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Excavating Equipment Operators / Explosives Workers / explosives

Annual employment and wage surveys provide hourly and annual wage data for equipment operators who operate earthmoving, excavating, and loading equipment such as excavators, scrapers, graders, bulldozers, backhoes, and front-end loaders, and explosives workers who use explosives to demolish buildings and other structures and to loosen, displace, or remove earth, rocks, and other materials.

PayScale, Inc.
Compensation information available from this organization includes:

Excavation Contractors
Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage rates for selected job positions such as project estimator, project manager, foreman, heavy equipment operator, truck driver, and laborer for contractors that use earthmoving and excavating equipment to clear and grade land, prepare sites for building and structural foundations, and dig trenches for utility line and drainage system installations.

Explosives Worker / Ordnance Handling Expert
Free online service provides compensation data for explosives workers by level of experience and for selected locations, with personnel included in this occupational category commonly employed in the construction and mining sectors and primarily engaged in assessing sites to determine quantity, type, and placement of explosives, securing the blast radius, and detonating blasts and evaluating results.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Codes 1794 and 1795 - Excavation, Wrecking, and Demolition Contractors
  NAICS Code 238910 - Site Preparation Contractors
Types of establishments included in these codes
Site preparation contractors - establishments that prepare construction sites for new building projects. This includes excavation, grading, leveling, and the installation of drainage and other utilities. Site preparation contractors also provide services such as soil stabilization and erosion control.
Wrecking and demolition contractors - establishments that specialize in demolishing buildings and other structures, including site preparation work such as asbestos and hazardous material removal.
Excavating contractors - establishments that specialize in site preparation activities that involve digging or removing earth, rock, or other materials to prepare a site for construction. These contractors may also provide services related to soil stabilization, slope protection, and erosion control.
Foundation digging and drilling contractors - establishments that specialize in excavating and drilling the holes needed for building foundations, such as footings, piers, and pilings.
Underground tank removal contractors - establishments that specialize in removing and disposing of underground storage tanks (USTs) used for storing hazardous or non-hazardous materials, such as petroleum, chemicals, or wastewater.
Septic system installation contractors - establishments that specialize in the installation, repair, and maintenance of septic systems, which are used to treat and dispose of wastewater in areas where public sewage systems are not available.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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