Who are NAHB’s Builder Members?

Every year NAHB conducts a member census in order to better understand the composition and characteristics of the people who belong to its organization.  In 2012, a third of NAHB’s members were builder members—those directly involved in home building.  The remaining two thirds were associate members—those indirectly involved in home building.  Of the 40,632 builder members, over half (58 percent) were single-family builders (spec/tract, custom, or general contracting), about a quarter (26 percent) were residential remodelers, 5 percent commercial remodelers, 4 percent land developers, 4 percent multifamily builders, 1 percent commercial remodelers, and another 1 percent manufacturers of modular/panelized/log homes.

Member Census

Company Details

NAHB’s builder members work at companies with, on average, 11.5 employees.  Half of these employees are involved in construction work, and the other half non-construction work.  About half, 52 percent, of builder members reported working at companies with between 1 and 4 employees.

Despite having about the same number of employees since 2010, builders both built more units and made more money in 2012.  Builder members report that their company built, on average, 30 units in 2012.  This average is up from 22 units in 2009, 24 units in 2010 and 28 units in 2011.  For the first time since the census started in 2008, NAHB builder members reported their company had median revenue of over $1 million–$1,063,254 to be exact.

Builder Details

NAHB builder members have a median age of 56, and have been a member for, on average, 15 years.  Ninety-three percent of them are male and half of them have at least a college degree.

For more details about NAHB builder members and a profile of each type of member, please visit housingeconomics.com or click here for the full article.

For details on NAHB’s associate members please look out for next month’s article on housingeconomics.com.



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