Unclogged: The industry will continue to accelerate as residential and nonresidential construction rises

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Plumbing Service Franchises provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for plumbing services is expanding rapidly as construction activity accelerates
  • Demand for industry services has widened due to increases in residential construction
  • Continued construction activity is expected to boost industry revenue

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Plumbing Service Franchises industry has experienced strong growth as the US economy and the residential construction market began their recovery in 2011. As construction activity started to rise and more homes and commercial buildings began to be built, the industry's pool of customers expanded from its recessionary low. Moreover, the industry is expected to continue expanding in the five years to 2021, supported by the need for new housing, as well as strong demand from the commercial and industrial building construction markets. A growing US economy alongside higher construction activity will translate into more pipes, drains, sinks and toilets that need installation and repair services...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    IBISWorld estimates that in 2016, the top four players will account for 72.5% of available market share, giving the Plumbing Service Franchises industry a high level of concentration. Over time the industry's concentration has increased. During the recession, several large competitors sold their operations to larger companies. This caused an increase in market share concentration. Furthermore, as the US economy rebounded many major plumbing service franchises expanded their franchise locations and embarked on strong advertising campaigns to increase brand awareness among prospective clients. In fact, certain industry operators experienced rapid, double-digit growth in the number of franchise units as well as in overall revenue. For..

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    Additional Insights for the Plumbing Service Franchises Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plumbing Service Franchises Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Business expertise of operators
  • Aggressive marketing/franchising - given the high level of competition
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of private nonresidential construction and Value of residential construction in the Plumbing Service Franchises industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Plumbing Service Franchises Industry?

    This industry operates franchised plumbing service companies. Reports in our Business Franchise collection focus solely on the operation of franchised outlets and exclude non-franchise data. They show the total number of franchise outlets, total franchise revenue and the average profit margin earned by franchisees.

    Industry Products
    General plumbing services
    Sprinkler installation services
    Mechanical contracting services
    Steam and pipefitting services
    Industry Activities
    Drain construction, cleaning or repairing
    Repair of installed plumbing
    Septic tank installation
    Gas plumbing
    Solar hot water systems installation
    Steam fitting and piping contracting services
    Interior and outdoor sprinkler system installation
    Hot water systems installation

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction
  • Housing starts
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Repair work
  • Downstream construction markets rebound
  • The franchise appeal
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Expanding construction activity
  • Industry structure
  • Going green
  • Table: Plumbing Service Franchises Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plumbing Service Franchises Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
  • Remodeling
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricians
  • Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling
  • Tool & Hardware Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • General plumbing services
  • Mechanical contracting services
  • Sprinkler installation services
  • Steam and pipefitting services
  • Other
  • Chart: Plumbing Service Franchises Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Existing Residential Building Market
  • Healthcare, Educational and Public Safety Buildings
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Buildings
  • Other
  • Office Buildings
  • Retail and Storage Spaces
  • New Residential Building Market
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plumbing Service Franchises Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesFranchise fees, marketing costs, and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plumbing Service Franchises

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plumbing Service Franchises Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Chemed CorporationThe Dwyer GroupClockwork Home Services, IncRooter-Man
  • Table: Chemed Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: The Dwyer Group - financial performance
  • Table: Clockwork Home Services, Inc - financial performance
  • Table: Rooter-Man - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plumbing Service Franchises Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Plumbing Service Franchises Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Housing Starts (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • The party in a franchising agreement that is purchasing the right to use a business's trademarks, associated brands and other proprietary knowledge in order to open a branch.
  • Hydronic
  • The use of water as the heat-transfer in heating and cooling systems.
  • Leadership In Energy & Environmental Design (Leed)
  • An environmental building certificate program that was established under the US Green Building Council and certifies buildings that meet energy-efficiency and green requirements.
  • Nonemployer
  • An establishment without payroll employees, typically a sole proprietorship or partnership.
  • Nonpotable
  • Water that has not been treated, examined or approved by authorities as safe for consumption.
  • Plumbing Fixture
  • An apparatus for distribution, storage and flushing of water and waste, designed for the end user (e.g. toilets, showers, sinks and more).
  • Royalties
  • Ongoing fees paid to the franchisor by franchisees in respect of ongoing training and support services provided, usually a percentage of revenue
  • Steam Fitting
  • The installation and maintenance of equipment for ventilating, heating or refrigerating.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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