Companies in this industry set stones, lay bricks and cement and glass blocks, apply stucco, prepare foundations, and perform other masonry work. Major companies, all based in the US, include Western Construction Group, McGee Brothers, C A Lindman, Sun Valley Masonry, and Dee Brown.
China and the US are among the world's largest markets for construction, including masonry contracting. Other major markets include Japan, Germany, Spain, France, and Italy. Demand is increasing in India as urbanization continues. Few masonry contractors operate on a global scale.
The US masonry contracting industry includes about 18,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $20 billion.
Demand is driven by residential, commercial, and government-funded construction activity. The profitability of individual companies depends on accurate cost estimation and efficient project management. Large companies have economies of scale in marketing and purchasing. Small companies can compete effectively by specializing. The industry is fragmented. About 70% of US masonry contractors have fewer than five employees.
Products, Operations & Technology
Major sources of revenue for masonry contractors include single-family homes, as well as educational, commercial, office, multi-family, and institutional
Sales & Marketing
Finance & Regulation
Regional & International Issues
Also includes the following chapters:
Quarterly Industry Update
Trends and Opportunities
Call Preparation Questions
Glossary of Acronyms