Building Products

We provide in-depth insight into building products industry conditions, so you can align your strategic decisions with current and forecasted market dynamics.


We help our clients make the most informed and confident decisions possible.

Building Products Companies

Better understand future demand and outperform your competition. Building products manufacturers can gauge housing market conditions and better align their supply chain and sales force with our research and consulting solutions.

Private Equity

Make informed investment decisions. Our building products research package provides detailed industry analysis and spending forecasts within new construction and repair and remodeling to help private equity firms.

Institutional Investors

Understand market conditions by product category across all distribution channels for both new construction and repair and remodeling with our building products research and consulting services.

How We Help

Get timely, reliable, and actionable insights

Our experienced team of analysts and consultants helps our clients identify the best risk-adjusted investment opportunities.

Trends and Industry Drivers

Receive our analysis and forecasts for building product sector trends and industry drivers in terms of both residential repair and remodel spending and new home construction activity.

Product and Channel Insights

Gain access to product and channel insights for your research and development teams.

Local and Regional Insights

Receive local and regional market insights for building products sales and marketing teams.

Building Materials

Access our monthly building material survey that represents $25B+ in annual demand.

Repair and Remodeling

Get our forecast for national repair and remodel spending type (owner-occupied vs. rental) and project size (big vs. small vs. mini).

Kitchen and Bath

Examine current conditions and future expectations in the industry with our Kitchen and Bath Market Index. It gauges the economic pulse of the kitchen and bath market.

Invitation to Client-Exclusive Events and Webinars

Receive exclusive invitations to our hosted events where you’ll get to learn and network with a wide variety of industry experts. Our monthly webinar provides a forward-looking summary of the changing housing market.

Recommended Research & Consulting

Research Memberships

Building Products Package

This package provides current, in-depth insight into building products industry conditions across the country, including a forecast for residential new construction and repair and remodeling spend over the next four years.

included in this package

New Home Trends Institute Membership


Backed by deep-dive research at JBREC and supported by our experts across the nation, the New Home Trends Institute pairs design inspiration with exclusive insights into the “why” behind consumers’ housing choices.

included in this Membership

Building Products Consulting

Building Materials, Interior Fixtures, Prefab Construction, Commercial Construction

Our building products team is comprised of industry experts with diverse sector and functional experience. We partner across organizations to provide custom consulting reports to aid organic and inorganic investment decisions, strategic planning, and marketing.

BID graphic
Included with the Building Products Package

Building Products Demand Meter

This industry-first data product tracks current and historical US residential installed product volumes (final demand) for major building product categories.

Members can access market sizes for 18 building product categories.

Track US residential installed product volume for 18 unique building product categories: lumber, concrete, drywall, paint, bathroom fixtures, lighting, and more.

Three-year forecast of levels and growth rates are available annually and quarterly.

History of changes in product volume back to 2000 for each building product category

Also available in standardized format, enabling easy comparisons of product installation volumes relative to each category’s historical range

Based on JBREC proprietary forecasts and extensive, industry-leading survey data from Home Innovation Research Labs.

In collaboration with

Home Innovation Logo-Horizontal-Color-01

Home Innovation Research Labs

Home Innovation Research Labs (formerly the NAHB Research Center) is a full-service research, testing, and consulting firm determined to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of single- and multifamily homes and home-building products.


Meet our team

Case Studies

Interior view of a new house under construction with an open layout
Study on Adoption of Industrialized Construction Technologies (including Prefab) in New Home Construction
Group electric wires
Buy-Side Due Diligence of an Energy Device Installation Company
Interior view of a new house under construction with an open layout
Study on Adoption of Industrialized Construction Technologies (including Prefab) in New Home Construction
Group electric wires
Buy-Side Due Diligence of an Energy Device Installation Company

Solving today to help you navigate tomorrow.


Completed Consulting Projects
in 2023


Consulting Clients Serviced
in 2023


Metro Areas Visited
in 2023

What our clients say about us

We are very active investors in building products companies and highly value JBREC for their insights and custom studies of specific building product segments in support of our deals. They are critical sources of information in helping us understand the latest housing market trends and outlook for our areas of investment.

Senior Principal, Large-Cap Private Equity Firm

For the past 5 years, the team at John Burns Research and Consulting has been a valued partner, providing us with vital research and market trend information that has allowed us to stay ahead of the curve

CFO, Water Management Solutions

JBREC’s monthly and quarterly reports provide the foresight we need to navigate ambiguous business conditions and adequately prepare for industry downturns or periods of rapid growth.

Senior Analyst, Building Products Manufacturer

John Burns is our primary resource for up-to-date industry trends and has proven their unique value as a trusted partner in evaluating growth opportunities. When we started looking to expand our geographic footprint, there was no question who we would engage with. Working with John and his team was a great decision for our company.

CEO, Public Homebuilder

Our first step on researching new BTR projects is to check John Burns market reports.  It is the “level-set” we need to assess whether or not the project is aspirational or grounded in real-time metrics.

Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Manager

Featured Insights

Flat Kitchen and Bath market growth reflects a struggling middle-market consumer paired with a stable premium K&B customer

Building material spending will grow in 2024. However, demand from new construction end markets will not be the same.

Contact us to maximize your opportunities in the housing market.

If you have any questions about our services or would like to speak to one of our experts about how we can help your business, please contact Client Relations at