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HIRI News

Latest News

Things You Should Know About the HIRI Insights Conference
Past speaker and frequent attendee Grant Farnsworth, director of business development at The Farnsworth Group, caught up with us to share why he thinks the Insights Conference is a can’t-miss event for home improvement industry professionals.  Read what Grant has to say.

What’s stopping home improvement projects from getting done?
HIRI’s Barriers to Home Improvement research details the various factors that contribute to home improvement projects being put on the back burner. From lack of time and financial resources to indecision about the right products to buy or professionals to hire, around 32 percent of projects are postponed or completely disregarded. See which projects top the list in HIRI’s infographic.

What’s on the horizon for the home improvement products market?
After posting strong market growth last year, the home improvement products market is expected to grow by an additional 5.3 percent in 2018. Housing starts are also projected to grow due to rising demand, lean inventories and rising prices.

Who drives brand and product choice on residential projects?
Who makes product and brand decisions on residential projects — the buyer or the remodeler?  Learn what remodelers told HIRI in the recently released Contractor Topic Study.

Life Stages and Home Improvement
Learn how the level of home improvement activity varies by life stage from this infographic.

HIRI Recent Research

Recently Released Research

Retail Selector Study
The Home Improvement Retail Selector Study delivers comprehensive insights on consumer purchasing dynamics in 16 home improvement categories. From ceiling and floor coverings to doors and millwork, HIRI members learn what consumers are purchasing and where, why they prefer one retailer to another and how these numbers compare to the studies conducted in previous years.

U.S. Size of the Home Improvement Products Market, March 2018
The home improvement industry’s only product focused size of market study provides data back to 1992 with 5-year forecasts for the consumer and professional markets.  Product category level detail is provided for the consumer market and new in 2018 for the professional market.  Geographic detail is provided for the 9 Census divisions.

Contractor Topic Study- Second Quarter, 2018
Partnering with The Farnsworth Group and Home Advisor, this study surveys contractors on industry and business sentiment.   Additionally, HIRI asks about a rotating list of topics on contractor activities that are exclusive to HIRI members comprising their own report. First quarter topic: Warranties and Business Expansion.

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