Building Materials and Products

The global building materials market, which had sales of $700-800 billion in 2012, is known for cyclicality. The industry is highly dependent on the health of the construction sector, which spans residential, commercial and industrial segments. The fastest-growing market recently has been China- although that market has began cooling in 2012. In North America and Western Europe, the fast-growing segment of the building materials market has been green building materials: a segment which is expected to reach $250 billion over the next 5-7 years. While there is a degree of fuzziness in the definition of what makes a building material green, it typically means that the product requires fewer resources to produce, reduces building energy needs and water consumption, or is manufactured with post-consumer or post-industrial product content.

Geo Strategy Partners understands the dynamics of the building materials industry and serves clients in this sector with customized research and analysis, strategy consulting, and M&A support.

We Work In
Basic materials- glass, cement/concrete, aggregates, lumber Building products- insulation, windows & doors, roofing materials, flooring materials + floor coverings, Electrical/wire & cable
Distribution Plumbing products
We Work With
Building materials and products manufacturers Builders
Distributors Companies selling to the building materials industry
Recent Building Materials and Products Projects

Market opportunity study and concept test for a product that processes supplementary cementitious materials- North America and South America

Path to purchase and branding study for a manufacturer of carpet fiber- US, China

Market entry study for a foreign manufacturer of wire and cable evaluating US manufacturing of building and specialty wire

Multi-client study of vinyl window and doors in the US and Canada

Divestiture study for a volume homebuilder resulting in the decision to sell their windows manufacturing company. Geo Strategy Partners identified the buyer as part of the analysis.

For a building technology company, we facilitated a joint venture with a global construction firm and developed a strategy to commercialize the technology

For a marble products company we conducted several market opportunity studies to guide their entry into new sectors

Large ticket market opportunity study (credit card use) with building materials manufacturers- Canada

Clients who have engaged Geo Strategy Partners in projects targeting the building materials sector:
  • Building Technology Associates
  • Canadian Consulate
  • Ecore
  • FLSmidth
  • Imerys
  • INVISTA
  • Ram Technologies
  • Skanska
  • Visa Canada
  • Walter Industries
Leading companies which have participated with us as thought leaders:
Andersen Argos/Ready-Mix Cavco
Cemex Georgia-Pacific Holcim
JELD-WEN Lafarge Louisiana-Pacific
Lowe's Owens Corning Pella
Stora Enso The Home Depot Universal Forest Products
West Fraser Timber Weyerhaeuser  
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Geo Strategy Partners' project success in the building materials and products industry comes from our ability to access hard-to-reach professionals, and our long experience in this space. To learn how Geo Strategy Partners can help you in this sector, contact us.