Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The five years to 2016 marked an inflection point for the Glass and Glazing Contractors industry. Rapidly recovering residential construction markets as well as growing corporate profit and consumer spending helped to finally boost industry revenue after it struggled to grow in the early years of the period. The industry's largest contractors specialize in installing glass curtain walls and exterior facades on office buildings and other commercial property, which usually constitute lucrative contracts. Smaller operators specialize in residential markets and emergency glass repair. Thanks to solid recoveries in most of these markets, operators were able to raise prices, and thus, profit margins over the period... 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 7.4% 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