Concrete Work Special Trade Contractors

Industry 1771

Establishments classified in this industry are primarily engaged in concrete work including portland cement and asphalt, surfacing of concrete floors, constructing culverts and curbs, pouring concrete foundations, construction with gunite and stucco, and constructing private driveways and walks of all materials. For additional examples, refer to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual: 1987 (SIC) published by the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President.

During 1992, the establishments with paid employees classified in this industry accounted for $14.6 billion in total dollar value of business. Of this amount, $14.4 billion were for the value of construction work. These establishments paid out $5.3 billion for materials, components, and supplies and $1.2 billion for construction work subcontracted to others. Costs for selected power, fuels, and lubricants for the industry were $367 million. Value added for 1992 was $7.7 billion.

There were 26,123 establishments with total employment averaging 192,539 during the year. Total payroll for 1992 was $4.0 billion.

Larger establishments with 20 employees or more, while representing only 7.1 percent of the total number of employer establishments in this industry, accounted for 46.8 percent of all business done.

                (Dollar values are in thousands)

Construction Workers, average                        160,750
Other Employees, average                              31,789

Fringe Benefits, all employees                       956,198
Selected Purchased Services Cost                     397,194
Rental Costs                                         312,771

Total Building Construction Value                  9,002,047
   Single-Family Houses                            4,173,892
Total Nonbuilding Construction Value               5,299,003
   Private Driveways and Parking Areas             2,930,267

Concrete Contractors Construction Value            6,373,732
Concrete Foundation Contractors Value              2,439,985
Asphalt Contractors Value                          2,196,906

Data are also available from the 1987 Census of Construction both on CDRom and in printed reports.