White Paper: Risks and Opportunities for HVAC and Sheet Metal Contractors During the Construction Market Recovery

Researcher(s)

Thomas C. Schleifer, Ph.D.

Topics

Summary

This white paper describes and analyzes contractor risks associated with a recovering economy and market, including the following Threatening Recovery Issues:

  • Aggressive Pricing Continues
  • Growth Creates Cash Flow Needs
  • Financing Will Be Essential
  • Banks’ Reaction Undefined
  • Sureties’ Reaction Unclear
  • Labor Shortages
  • Labor Skill Level Declines
  • Material Shortages
  • Labor and Material Inflations