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


Thomas C. Schleifer, Ph.D.



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