Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Keeping in check
Demand for building inspection services will get a boost from the economic recovery over the next five years. While the weak housing market has hit industry businesses hard, the revival of housing starts and rising number of existing home sales will contribute to growth. Mortgage lending rates will continue to remain tight and hamper revenue; however, the industry is poised for a recovery... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of building inspection locations throughout the country typically trends in line with regional population percentages. Locations with high population concentrations have the greatest amount of homes and other buildings. Consequently, there is a higher demand for building inspectors.
The Southeast region is home to the most businesses, accounting for 27.7% of all establishments. This is primarily due to the fact that 25.4% of the United States population lives in the Southeast. Within the area, Florida is the biggest source of demand, with 11.0% of nationwide establishments. The region is also exposed to weather related natural disasters, like hurricanes, which creates demand for specialized inspectors... purchase to read more