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Nonresidential building construction (NAICS 236220) industry trends

July 19, 2013
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The nonresidential building construction industry includes firms providing construction services for industrial and commercial buildings. Industrial buildings include assembly plants, paper or pulp mills, pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, steel mills, food processing plants and waste disposal plants. Commercial buildings include airport buildings, parking garages, farm buildings, fire stations, warehouses, religious buildings, hospitals and schools. General contractors, building for-sale builders, building design-build firms and building construction management firms comprise this industry. These contractors and firms provide services such as new work, additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs for nonresidential buildings.

The Census Bureau’s most recent data indicates that there are approximately 103,393 firms within this industry.

According to Sageworks’ industry data, the industry’s net profit margin during the last 12 months was 2.52 percent. During this time, the average gross profit margin was 15.72 percent.

The graph below shows business statistics for the average company in the nonresidential building construction industry.

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Raleigh, N.C.-based Sageworks, a leading provider of lending, credit risk, and portfolio risk software that enables banks and credit unions to efficiently grow and improve the borrower experience, was founded in 1998. Using its platform, Sageworks analyzed over 11.5 million loans, aggregated the corresponding loan data, and created the largest

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