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Home Inspection Services

SIC 7389 | NAICS 541350

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Home & Building Inspectors  (view report)
Engineering Services  (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. Topics addressed in the reports include:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

Information resources available from this trade association include:

ASHI Reporter
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for industry professionals, with topics covered in each issue including managing the business, marketing professional services, inspection standards and practices, technical reviews of specific systems and components, and industry and association news and events. Digital editions containing selected articles from print edition are available online.

Become A Home Inspector / Requirements By State / state-regulations
Introductory section provides a summary overview of the business, with topics covered in this section including the market for these services, types of services provided, business operating characteristics, and ASHI educational and training opportunities; and state regulations section provides information on licensing, education, training, and experience requirements for professionals in each of the 50 states.

Information resources available from this trade association include:

How to to Run a Successful Home Inspection Business
Startup guide covers the various aspects of starting a business and running it successfully, with topics covered in the guide including setting up the company, creative marketing, getting in front of prospects, converting calls into appointments, writing the agreement and report, reference guides and tools, and continuing education. E-book version is available free online with registration for monthly e-newsletter.

Article Library
Extensive library of articles provides information on various aspects of the home inspector profession from a consumer, business, and technical standpoint, with articles organized by page section into the following subject categories: "General Inspection & Consumer", "Commercial Inspection", "Business Success and Marketing", "Legal & Risk Management", "Articles in Spanish", and "Articles in French".

The Home Inspection Book: A Guide for Professionals
Spada, South-Western Education Publications, 2007

Comprehensive reference guide addresses the home inspection business from both a business and practice standpoint, with the first part of this publication focusing on the management, administrative, and financial aspects of operating an inspection business, and Part 2 providing a step-by-step guide to the inspection process following the professional guidelines established by ASHI and InterNACHI.

Working RE
Home Inspector Magazine / Newsletter

Semiannual print magazine publication and bimonthly e-newsletter provide news and information for home inspection business owners and managers, with topics covered in these publications including business operations, inspection reports, customer service, marketing services, and legal liability risk management. E-newsletters and selected articles from the print publication are available free online.

National Association of Realtors®
Field Guide to Home Inspections

Information resource guide provides links to articles, books, websites, statistics, and other materials, with content categories for this field guide including questions to ask an inspector, understanding the inspection process, the inspection professional, legal and regulatory issues, trade and professional associations, e-books and audio books, and books, videos, research reports, and other resources.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Building Inspection Services  Search for "541350"

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 including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Home & Building Inspectors
(see links for individual reports)

Financial information section of this research report provides an analysis of industry costs and profits as a percentage of net revenue by income and expense category for companies that primarily perform inspections of building structures and component systems, including the roof, foundation, exterior and interior walls, and electrical, plumbing, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Construction and Building Inspectors / oes

Occupational outlook handbook and employment statistics sections provide job outlook and hourly and annual wage data for construction and building inspectors, with positions covered in the wage survey including home inspectors who examine building systems and features including the roof, foundation, exterior and interior walls, attached garage or carport, and electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.

PayScale, Inc.
Home and Building Inspection Services / building

Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for job positions in this service sector, with job positions for which compensation data is provided including office manager, business development manager, marketing representative, home inspector, building inspector, civil engineer, building and construction inspector, building code inspector, and code enforcement officer.

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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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