Builder Brand Study - Home Building Product Ratings

Every year, for its Guide to Building Products special issue, Builder magazine commissions an in-depth study surveying what brands builders recognize most, use most, how they rate the products' quality, and which companies are best at communicating with builders. The study is conducted by Readex, an independent research company.

2014 BUILDER Brand Use Study

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The complete results of the Brand Use Studies from previous years are available in PDF format. To download the study sections, just click on the link.

Two items to note:

These PDF files are fairly large, and will take time to download on anything less than a high-speed Internet connection. They're worth the wait, however, if you want detailed information on the brands builders know, trust, and use.

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Download the 2014 Brand Use Study PDF files

Summary : Charts detailing builders' awareness of and use of the top three brands in each of 69 categories.

Results : Detailed statistical analysis of builders' opinions of building product manufacturers and their products, including recognition of brand, use of brand, opinion of brand quality, and opinion of manufacturers' quality of communication with builders.

Download the 2013 Brand Use Study PDF files

Summary : Charts detailing builders' awareness of and use of the top three brands in each of 70 categories.

Results : Detailed statistical analysis of builders' opinions of building product manufacturers and their products, including recognition of brand, use of brand, opinion of brand quality, and opinion of manufacturers' quality of communication with builders.

Download the 2012 Brand Use Study PDF files

Summary (91 pages; 3.08 MB): Charts detailing builders' awareness of and use of the top three brands in each of 70 categories.

Results (338 pages; 1.09 MB): Detailed statistical analysis of builders' opinions of building product manufacturers and their products, including recognition of brand, use of brand, opinion of brand quality, and opinion of manufacturers' quality of communication with builders. 

Overview (13 pages; .45 MB)

Download the 2011 Brand Use Study PDF files

Summary (92 pages; 3.09 MB): Charts detailing builders' awareness of and use of the top three brands in each of 70 categories.

Results (349 pages; 1.07 MB): Detailed statistical analysis of builders' opinions of building product manufacturers and their products, including recognition of brand, use of brand, opinion of brand quality, and opinion of manufacturers' quality of communication with builders.

Index (17 pages; .16 KB): Index of manufacturers covered in the study.

Appendix 1 (58 pages; 12 MB): Methodology of the study.

Download the 2010 Brand Use Study PDF files

Summary (92 pages; 3.61 MB): Charts detailing builders' awareness of and use of the top three brands in each of 70 categories.

Results (338 pages; 1.06 MB): Detailed statistical analysis of builders' opinions of building product manufacturers and their products, including recognition of brand, use of brand, opinion of brand quality, and opinion of manufacturers' quality of communication with builders.

Index (17 pages; .15 KB): Index of manufacturers covered in the study.

Appendix 1 (58 pages; 11.04 MB): Methodology of the study.

For the 2009 Builder Brand Study click here.

Download the 2008 Brand Use Study PDF files

Summary (92 pages; 1.57 MB): Charts detailing builders' awareness of and use of the top three brands in each of 70 categories.

Results (340 pages; 1.22 MB): Detailed statistical analysis of builders' opinions of building product manufacturers and their products, including recognition of brand, use of brand, opinion of brand quality, and opinion of manufacturers' quality of communication with builders.

Index (16 pages; 151 KB): Index of manufacturers covered in the study.

Appendix 1 (5 pages; 9.75 MB): Methodology of the study.

Download the 2006 Brand Use Study PDF files

Summary (92 pages; 1.57 MB): Charts detailing builders' awareness of and use of the top three brands in each of 70 categories.

Results (340 pages; 1.22 MB): Detailed statistical analysis of builders' opinions of building product manufacturers and their products, including recognition of brand, use of brand, opinion of brand quality, and opinion of manufacturers' quality of communication with builders.

Index (16 pages; 151 KB): Index of manufacturers covered in the study.

Appendix 1 (59 pages; 9.75 MB): Methodology of the study.

Download the 2005 Brand Use Study PDF files

Summary (91 pages; 907 KB): Charts detailing builders' awareness of and use of the top three brands in each of 70 categories.

Results (350 pages; 1.05 MB): Detailed statistical analysis of builders' opinions of building product manufacturers and their products, including recognition of brand, use of brand, opinion of brand quality, and opinion of manufacturers' quality of communication with builders.

Index (18 pages; 101 KB): Index of manufacturers covered in the study.

Appendix 1 (27 pages; 2.7 MB): Methodology of the study.

Appendix 2 (32 pages; 4.27MB): Survey questionaires.

Download the 2004 Brand Use Study PDF files

Summary (85 pages; 1.72 MB): Charts detailing builders' awareness of and use of the top three brands in each of 70 categories.

Results (405 pages; 6.64 MB): Detailed statistical analysis of builders' opinions of building product manufacturers and their products, including recognition of brand, use of brand, opinion of brand quality, and opinion of manufacturers' quality of communication with builders.

Index (17 pages; 462 KB): Index of manufacturers covered in the study.

Appendix (51 pages; 7.04MB): Methodology of the study.

Download the 2003 Brand Use Study PDF files

Summary (94 pages; 223 KB): Charts detailing builders' awareness of and use of the top three brands in each of 70 categories.

Results (399 pages; 1.27 MB): Detailed statistical analysis of builders' opinions of building product manufacturers and their products, including recognition of brand, use of brand, opinion of brand quality, and opinion of manufacturers' quality of communication with builders.

Index (18 pages; 60 KB): Index of manufacturers covered in the study.

Appendix (50 pages; 4 MB): Methodology of the study.

Download the 2002 Brand Use Study PDF files

Summary (87 pages; 636 KB): Charts detailing builders' awareness of and use of the top three brands in each of 69 categories.

Results (469 pages; 2.29 MB): Detailed statistical analysis of builders' opinions of building product manufacturers and their products, including recognition of brand, use of brand, opinion of brand quality, and opinion of manufacturers' quality of communication with builders.

Index (18 pages; 143 KB): Index of manufacturers covered in the study.

Appendix (51 pages; 577 KB): Methodology of the study.