Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Having made it through the recession and its aftermath, glass and glazing contractors now have a recovery to look forward to. Both the residential and nonresidential building markets are forecast to grow over the coming years, and demand for glass and glazing services will consequently follow. Demand from institutional buildings like hospitals and educational facilities will continue to be solid, while renewed demand from the residential sector will significantly benefit the industry's many small contractors, which were hard-hit by the housing slump... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Glass and Glazing Contractors industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four companies (Apogee Enterprises, Enclos Corporation, Walters & Wolf and W & W Glass LLC) holding a combined 6.6% of total revenue. Overall, the industry is characterized by many small companies. About three fourths of all operators are nonemployers, meaning they employ only themselves with the occasional help of family members or other unpaid workers. Contractors who do employ other people are also largely small-scale, with over half hiring less than five people.
Industry operators, many and fragmented, typically serve their surrounding geographic market and operate in tight local regions... purchase to read more