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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 market 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. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth 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.

Architectural & Engineering Services

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

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.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • 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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