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), companies still working reported fewer leads but big work on business processes, marketing, sales and in some cases - hiring. Week 4 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.
Sectors Ranked by Least to Most Affected
Business is the same or increasing
Business is decreasing
Multi-Family Exterior Jobs
New Construction Commercial
Residential Exterior Jobs
Entertainment Venue Jobs
Other Commercial Jobs
New Construction Residential
Multi-Family Interior Jobs
Residential 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:
Applying for Gov't Assistance/Disaster Loans
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:
Higher demand after people stare at their walls for a month
Stronger bonds within teams and with employees
Less low-priced competition
Better cleaning/jobsite systems
Better digital tools/skills
Cleaner, better operating vans, shops and equipment