Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Plumbing Service Franchises industry suffered over the last five years as construction rates slowed in both residential and non-residential sectors. Even as construction rates picked up after the recession, franchises had to decrease rates, continuing revenue losses. However, the with a rebounding economy and an increase in construction rates, this industry is expected to return to positive growth in 2013, which will continue through 2017.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry is a needs-based industry and companies tend to locate in regions with high populations and cooler weather climates. This includes the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions, which combine for more than half (an estimated 56.6%) of industry establishments. Operators also tend to locate near input sources and are often found near plastic and steel manufacturers.
The Great Lakes region, through the high weather volatility in the region, plumbing pipes tend to freeze during the winter months; therefore, residents of this area require more industry services. The Southeast region has the largest concentration of population relative to any other region in the country. Moreover, industry operators located here take advantage of a large proportion of the population... purchase to read more