Framing Contractors

Framing Contractors

Overview

The 10,000 framing contractors in the US erect the structural framing and sheathing in buildings, using primarily wood. Single family homes account for 50% of industry sales. Other types of projects include apartment buildings and commercial buildings (stores, restaurants, gas stations, parking garages).

Vulnerability to Trends in the Housing Market

The framing contracting industry is primarily dependent on upstream demand from the residential construction industry, which is cyclical and sensitive to economic conditions.

Dependence on Skilled Labor

Framing contractors rely on a skilled labor force willing to perform physically demanding work in all types of weather conditions.