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Plumbers in the US: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Plumbers Market Research Report | NAICS 23822b | Aug 2016

Piping up: Accelerating housing markets and green building regulations will boost demand

IBISWorld’s Plumbers market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

From unclogging household drains to installing high-pressure industrial steam pipes, the Plumbers industry's activities span a wide range of liquid and gas-conveying pipe work. Since the industry's performance is so closely linked to building markets and consumer spending, which determines the extent to which households renovate kitchens and bathrooms, housing market fluctuations led to a moderate increase in volatility over the past five years. Still, steady increases in the value of residential and nonresidential construction, consumer spending and corporate profit supported industry revenue throughout the period. Furthermore, the industry benefited throughout this period from steady demand for long-term facilities' maintenance and repairs, which consumers generally cannot put off... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entering the Plumbers industry are moderate. The industry is highly fragmented, with no operator accounting for more than 1.0% of industry revenue. There are, however, start-up costs incurred to open a plumbing business other than a vehicle and requisite tools and materials. Operators must obtain permits and contractors must be licensed to work in the industry.

Since plumbers typically compete in a narrow geographic market, already-established operators benefit from a strong reputation, experience and connections with building managers and general contractors. Additionally, facilities management companies, which operate across a number of subcontractor industries (e.g... purchase to read more


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What is the Plumbers Industry?

Industry contractors install and maintain plumbing fixtures, fittings and equipment. Industry activities include work on household pipes and drains, installation of gas cooking and heating appliances and work on bathroom and toilet fixtures and venting systems. Emergency repair work (e.g. unclogging drains or repairing burst water mains) represents a significant source of industry revenue. Contractors may also supply plumbing appliances and coupling products for construction projects.

Industry Products
General plumbing servicesMechanical servicesBuilding sprinkler system installationSteamfitting and piping servicesLawn sprinkler installation
Industry Activities
Drain construction, cleaning or repairingGas plumbingGas appliance repairHot water systems installationRepairing installed plumbingSeptic tank installationSolar hot water systems installationSteamfitting and piping contracting servicesInterior and exterior sprinkler system installation

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