2015 Contractor Study
HIRI has studied the remodeling professional on a biennial basis since 1991. This current version of this tracking study dates back to 1999. The 1,465 sample included both Generalists, as well as Specialists.
Qualified respondents included purchase decision makers earning their livings doing professional remodeling work in their specified trades. Generalists had 75% or more of their project work from remodeling existing residential structures, Specialists at least 25%.
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What contractors are buying on a regular basis, including more than 100 products
Where they buy their products
Key factors in product and brand selection
Why they choose particular outlets
Satisfaction with outlets
Involvement in installed sales
Importance and effectiveness of various training programs
Importance of having packaging, literature & instructions printed in Spanish
Impressions of retailer & manufacturer loyalty programs
Usage frequency of various sources for product information
Environmentally-beneficial attitudes and behaviors
Kitchen and bath contractors
Heating, Ventilation and A/C (HVAC) contractors
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