How Are Rising Costs Impacting Your Bottom Line?


NAHB is seeking data from single-family builders to produce average profit benchmarks for the industry. Specifically, the Economics team is requesting data concerning your company’s 2023 Income Statement and Balance Sheet. This information will remain completely confidential, and only NAHB’s small research team will see the data.

The study produces gross and net profit benchmarks that builders across the country use as reference points when analyzing their own financial performance. Results help builders with resource allocation, budgeting, and target setting for cost and expense lines.

Industry averages will be published in the next edition of the Builders’ Cost of Doing Business Study, which will be released at the 2025 International Builders' Show. You can see a summary of past results here. The book will retail to NAHB members for $79.95, but respondents will receive a free electronic copy. In addition, 10 participants will win a complimentary subscription to NAHB’s housing forecast service (valued at $1,095).* 

Hundreds of single-family builders across the country already received an email from "NAHB Survey" that included a link to the survey with a target deadline of May 31, 2024. If you would like to make sure your data are included in the calculations of national profit averages, please email Rose Quint, NAHB’s AVP for survey research, to receive a confidential link.

*If you do not wish to complete the survey but want to be entered to win, enter your name here.

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