Industry Surveys

Quarterly Benchmark Surveys

Starting in 2018, SBCA will be performing shorter versions of the previous Financial Performance and Wage Surveys for Component Manufacturer (CM) members. On a quarterly basis, the surveys will track financial, wage, operations and industry trends. CMs will have the opportunity to participate on a quarterly basis to measure their company benchmarks against other companies in the industry.

  • User-friendly online data entry form
  • Tracks Profit & Loss data
  • Compares Wages & Benefits
  • Provides Operating Metrics

Darren DeKeyser, our independent CPA consultant from DDK Strategies, LLC will provide member locations with a customized link and confidential login information tied only to your company (one ID per location) for entering data into the online survey form.


Financial Performance Survey for Fiscal Year 2017

Participation in SBCA’s Financial Performance Survey for fiscal year 2017 is currently open to component manufacturers! SBCA’s Management Committee has continued to refine and simplify our surveys to make them as user-friendly as possible and limit your time spent completing them.

As in the past, your responses will be confidential and not available to any member of SBCA or SBCA staff. Darren DeKeyser, CPA of DDK Strategies, will maintain the confidentiality of your data. Contact Darren to receive your Login ID and Password. Please note that if you received this information from him last year, it will still work.

The deadline to submit your online survey was March 2. If you need more time, please contact staff.

Participate in the 2017 Financial Performance Survey


Industry Climate Survey

Conducted in December of 2017, SBCA is pleased to provide the results of its Industry Climate Survey, which gauges component manufacturer members’ key business concerns and expectations for growth in 2018.

Download the Industry Climate Survey


Operational Benchmark Survey (OBS) Results for Fiscal Year 2016

The goal of this survey is to provide you with financial and operational benchmarks that can be used in making comparisons of your operations with benchmark information generated from all survey participants.

In 2017, SBCA’s Board of Directors tasked a committee with reviewing the current FPS and providing recommendations to help increase participation. The subcommittee determined that it was important to:

  • Make the online survey as user-friendly as possible
  • Simplify the survey to limit the amount of time that members would have to spend filling it out
  • Not require balance sheet information
  • Ask for feedback from participants at the end of the survey to determine what parts of the questionnaire were valuable, confusing or missing

After reviewing the feedback from participants and the results of the data received from both 2016 and first quarter of 2017, the subcommittee determined that there was not enough variation in the trends to warrant a quarterly survey that asks for the same information. Going forward, surveys will be conducted regularly to focus on different aspects of business operations, including financial, wages/benefits, operations and industry trends.

Thank you to subcommittee members Jeff Taake (Mead Lumber Co.), Jeff Smith (Trussway), John Herring (A-1 Roof Trusses) and Dave Green (Carolina Structural Systems) for their time and efforts on this 2016 survey (conducted in 2017).

We look forward to continual improvement and increased participation in the years to come.

Download the OBS Results for Fiscal Year 2016


Wage & Benefit Survey for Calendar Year 2015

Wage & Benefit Survey logoThe Wage and Benefit Survey is a biennial survey that collects data on SBCA Component Manufacturer Regular Members' personnel compensation and benefits.

The Wage & Benefit Survey compiles industry information on:

  • Wages
  • Bonuses & Promotion
  • Vacation/Personal/Holiday Pay
  • Insurance
  • Retirement Plans
  • Time Policies

Survey Pricing
Component manufacturer members who participated in the survey will be provided access to the data free of charge. SBCA members who do not participate can purchase the results for $1,600. Survey results are not available to non-members.

SBCA members who did not participate in the survey for calendar year 2015 but who commit to participating in the survey for calendar year 2017 can purchase the 2015 results for $200.

Download the Wage & Benefit Survey Results

Contact SBCA staff with questions.


Financial Performance Survey (FPS) for Calendar Year 2014

Financial Performance Survey logoThe Financial Performance Survey (FPS) provides financial and operating information presented in balance sheet and income statement format, along with key data for use in evaluating your company’s sales and benchmarks.

FPS industry information includes:

  • Income Analysis
  • Regional and Company
  • Size Breakdown
  • Key Ratios for Benchmarking Purposes

Download the FPS Results

Contact SBCA staff with questions.

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