Did you know that 70 percent of contractors use between 11 and 30 subcontractors to build a single-family home? The median is 20, and the average is 22.
The top trades, with more than 90 percent of contractors reporting that they subcontract the work to another company:
- Security System, 97 percent
- Carpeting, 96 percent
- HVAC, 96 percent
- Electrical wiring, 96 percent
- Plumbing, 95 percent
- Technology, 95 percent
- Fireplace, 95 percent
- Foundation, 94 percent
- Drywall, 93 percent
- Masonry work, 92 percent
- Concrete flat work, 92 percent
According to the report, two thirds of contractors report contracting out 75 percent of the construction cost of the typical single-family home.
Source: National Association of Home Builders