Each year’s roster of Top 50 Builders tells a different story. Some indicate the mild, steady grind of perseverance through a struggle, others show a more confident pulsing through steady times. But you always hope for those that patter with robust growth.
Fortunately, 2016’s group has the latter written all over it. And the story doesn’t stop with the individual companies. Their success often reflects on the industry as a whole, and this year is no exception.
The 2015 data supplied by the Top 50 Builders reinforces the increasingly positive buzz of the past year or so: This group generated a total of $910.5 million, compared with $747 million in 2014, for a 22 percent increase. Of that, $666.1 million came from new residential construction, a 10-percent rise over the year before. Excavations for the group jumped to 12,023 in 2015, compared with 10,198 in 2014. And builders’ commitment to renovation has not waned — this year it rose 27 percent to $52.9 million.
While the revenue story may change, certain things remain bedrock from year to year — this group’s strong commitment to training, community and industry involvement.
Many stats and charts are to be found on the following pages, including a chart tracking the performance since 2007 of nine builders who have been on the list at least that long. But, of course, most companies have their own unique strengths. Turn the pages to find out which of the Top 50 make a splashier showing on the Web, which exercised their Good Samaritan muscles the most and which exhibited the strongest training standards.
Visit poolspanews.com/companies to learn more about these firms, each of which has its own page of statistics and facts. Interactive graphs paint a further picture. Check back often throughout the year, as we will share audio clips featuring Top 50 Builders in our ongoing podcast series Top 50 Builder Bites.
10-Year Revenue Trend
The Top 50 Builders list has been around a while now, so we took a look at how things have changed over the course of the last decade. Here's what we found.
Total Builders: 12
Excavations in 2015: 938
2015 Total Revenue: $130M
2015 Total Residential Construction Revenue: $89M
-New Residential: $76.7M
2015 Average Residential Pool Price: $154,329
Total Builders: 10
Excavations in 2015: 3,506
2015 Total Revenue: $173.7M
2015 Total Residential Construction Revenue: $154.5M
-New Residential: $147.5M
2015 Average Residential Pool Price: $47,491
Total Builders: 19
Excavations in 2015: 4,210
2015 Total Revenue: $369.2M
2015 Total Residential Construction Revenue: $300.2M
-New Residential: $284.5M
2015 Average Residential Pool Price: $95,555
Total Builders: 6
Excavations in 2015: 3,215
2015 Total Revenue: $214.6M
2015 Total Residential Construction Revenue: $160.7M
-New Residential: $145M
2015 Average Residential Pool Price: $51,943
Total Builders: 3
Excavations in 2015: 154
2015 Total Revenue: $23M
2015 Total Residential Construction Revenue: $14.6M
-New Residential: $12.4M
2015 Average Residential Pool Price: $87,166
Once again, Texas builders dominate the Top 50 list. While they hold three fewer spots – 16 compared to last year's 19 – they accounted for 41 percent of the revenue generated by the entire Top 50. The collective Northeast made the next-biggest showing, with 12 companies, including the first Canadian firm to make the list – Gib-San Pools of Toronto. To learn more about each region, hover the cursor over it.
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