Cleaning up: An expanding client base will lead to renewed demand for the industry's services

Over the five years to 2017, revenue for the Building Exterior Cleaners industry is expected to modestly increase. Furthermore, demand for exterior cleaning services improved in each of the past five years, as growth in household formation rates expanded the available client base for industry operators and rising per capita disposable income enabled consumers to purchase cleaning services they put off during the recession. Additionally, declining office vacancy rates, increasing nonresidential construction and growth in the number of businesses broadened operators' potential client base, as more office buildings and retail space naturally increased demand for outsourced cleaning services...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth 12-17
5.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
161,677
Businesses
115,987
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising incomes and business numbers will expand demand for specialty cleaning services
  • Weather conditions bolstered demand for snowplowing, salting and de-icing services
  • Improving economic conditions and rising corporate profit levels will lead to business expansion
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Building Exterior Cleaners industry exhibits low market share concentration, as IBISWorld estimates that no single player accounts for more than 5.0% of total industry revenue. The industry is largely fragmented because of low barriers to entry and a high number of nonemployers. Moreover, the highly localized nature of providing such services also lends the industry to be made up of smaller, local operators that serve a specific region...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Management of seasonal production
  • Provision of related services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Number of businesses in the Building Exterior Cleaners industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry?

    This industry provides exterior cleaning services for residential and commercial buildings. Industry services include power washing and other cleaning services for windows, driveways, swimming pools, gutters and ventilation ducts. Operators also offer lighting maintenance and snow plowing services.

    Industry Products
  • Swimming pool cleaning & maintenance
  • Parking lot sweeping
  • Drain & gutter cleaning
  • Snow removal services
  • Ventilation and duct cleaning
  • Chimney sweep services
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Window washing
  • Drain, duct and gutter cleaning
  • Pool maintenance
  • Parking lot and driveway washing
  • Chimney sweep services
  • Providing other outdoor maintenance services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of businesses
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Key services expand
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Greater commercial and residential demand
  • Industry set to expand
  • Table: Building Exterior Cleaners Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Building Exterior Cleaners Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Public Administration
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Pump & Compressor Manufacturing
  • Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Swimming pool cleaning & maintenance
  • Parking lot sweeping
  • Other services
  • Snow removal services
  • Ventilation and duct cleaning
  • Drain & gutter cleaning
  • Chimney sweep services
  • Chart: Building Exterior Cleaners Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Household consumers and individuals
  • Businesses
  • Government and other clients
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Building Exterior Cleaners

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Building Exterior Cleaners Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Architectural Glass
  • A transparent glazing material used in buildings, including windows in the external walls.
  • Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • Homeowners or building management companies that clean building exteriors themselves with rented equipment rather than employing tradespeople to perform the work.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Siding
  • Products for surfacing or cladding the exterior walls of buildings (e.g. timber, vinyl sheeting or shingles).
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