APC began is conducting a weekly survey in order to keep a pulse on the effect of COVID-19 on contractors and report it back to you. As we move week to week on this survey we will track the individual sectors and the concerns and plans of businesses. In week 3 (results gathered from April 2-April 9), stay at home orders in multiple states hit the industry pretty hard. Week 3 of the survey is now open. Even if you filled out the first survey in the past, we ask that you fill out the survey for week 4 so we can report on the change in the market as events unfold. Take the new survey here.
Business Closing Down
Sectors Ranked by Least to Most Affected
Multi-Family Exterior Jobs
New Construction Residential
Other Commercial Jobs
Residential Exterior Jobs
New Construction Commercial
Entertainment Venue Jobs
Multi-Family Interior Jobs
If your work has slowed or you have closed your doors, what are you working on?
Almost every respondent was working on their business in some way, shape or form. Though we did have a few people note that after years of backlogs, they were taking a much needed break. Here were some of the most cited activities:
What is the biggest positive you hope to come out of this?
There was a very positive theme to most of the responses for this question, many citing a need for our society to be generally more grateful for all that we have. As far as business goes, these were our most cited positives:
Better systems and productivity after a planning period
Higher demand after people stare at their walls for a month