NAICS Code for Contractors
What is the NAICS Code for Contractors?
The term “contractor” is for the most part an umbrella term for someone who does business by obtaining and carrying out contracts. Because of this NAICS codes are very much dependent on the type of contractor and what industry they are in. Examples of different types of contractors are electrical contractors, concrete contractors, food service contractors, framing contractors, heating contractors among many others.
NAICS Codes For Specialty Contractors
NAICS Code 238210 – Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
NAICS Code 315210 – Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors
NAICS Code 238150 – Glass and Glazing Contractors
NAICS Code 238310 – Drywall and Insulation Contractors
NAICS Code 238140 – Masonry Contractors
NAICS Code 238910 – Site Preparation Contractors
NAICS Code 238120 – Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors
NAICS Code 238340 – Tile and Terrazzo Contractors
NAICS Code 722310 – Food Service Contractors
NAICS Code 115115 – Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders
NAICS Code 238190 – Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
NAICS Code 238130 – Framing Contractors
NAICS Code 238220 – Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
NAICS Code 238350 – Finish Carpentry Contractors
NAICS Code 238990 – All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
NAICS Code 238390 – Other Building Finishing Contractors
NAICS Code 238320 – Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
NAICS Code 238110 – Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
NAICS Code 238160 – Roofing Contractors
NAICS Code 238170 – Siding Contractors
NAICS Code 238330 – Flooring Contractors
NAICS Code 238290 – Other Building Equipment Contractors
NAICS Code 236116 – New Multifamily Housing Construction (except For-Sale Builders)
NAICS Code 236115 – New Single-Family Housing Construction (except For-Sale Builders)
NAICS Code 562910 – Remediation Services
NAICS Code 236118 – Residential Remodelers
NAICS Code 237990 – Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
NAICS Code 236220 – Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
NAICS Code 314999 – All Other Miscellaneous Textile Product Mills
NAICS Code 237120 – Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
NAICS Code 561421 – Telephone Answering Services
NAICS Code 335314 – Relay and Industrial Control Manufacturing
NAICS Code 236210 – Industrial Building Construction
NAICS Code 561730 – Landscaping Services
NAICS Code 561320 – Temporary Help Services
NAICS Code 813910 – Business Associations
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Contractor Business Types
There are a number of contractor business NAICS codes that may be difficult to find because there’s no official NAICS code named exactly like the commonly used name of the industry category. For example, there is no NAICS Code specifically for “Marketing Contractor.” Marketing Contractors are categorized under NAICS Code 541613 – Marketing Consulting Services. Below are some of the top requested contractor business category codes. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, contact us with questions.
NAICS Code For General Contractors
General contractors that are responsible for residential homes fall under NAICS Code 236115 - New Single-Family Housing Construction (except For-Sale Builders). This industry comprises general contractor establishments primarily responsible for the entire construction of new single-family housing, such as single-family detached houses and townhouses or row houses where each housing unit (1) is separated from its neighbors by a ground-to-roof wall and (2) has no housing units constructed above or below. This industry includes general contractors responsible for the on-site assembly of modular and prefabricated houses. Single-family housing design-build firms and single-family construction management firms acting as general contractors are included in this industry. New Housing For-Sale Builders is included in NAICS Code 236117.
NAICS Code For Commercial General Contractors
When a general contractor is responsible for commercial and institutional buildings and related structures, such as stadiums, grain elevators and indoor swimming facilities the NAICS code is 236220. If the general contractor is responsible for the construction of industrial buildings (excluding warehouses) then the NAICS code is 236210. Examples of industrial buildings include canneries, paper mills, cement plants, assembly plants, steel mills, food processing plants and waste disposal plants.
NAICS Code For Electrical Contractors
The NAICS code for electrical contractors is 238210. Contractor businesses under this code are generally engaged in installing and servicing electrical wiring and equipment. Contractors included in this industry may include both the parts and labor when performing work. These contractors may perform new work, additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairs.
NAICS Code For Painting Contractors
Painters engaged in interior or exterior painting or interior wall covering are included in NAICS Code 238320. Examples of the types of painting that fall within this category are bridge painting, house painting, wallpaper stripping, whitewashing, rustproofing (excluding automotive rustproofing) and electrostatic painting.
NAICS Code For Swimming Pool Contractors
There is no specific NAICS code for swimming pool contractors. The correct code to use is NAICS Code 238990 - All Other Specialty Trade Contractors. Fence installation, sandblasting building exteriors, driveway paving, and billboard erection are other trades that are found under this code.
NAICS Code For Concrete Contractors
The correct code for concrete contractors is heavily dependent on what is being done by the contractor related to concrete. Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors are under NAICS Code 238110, structural steel and precast concrete contractors under NAICS Code 238120, concrete pipe manufacturing under NAICS Code 327332, and concrete block and brick manufacturing under 327331. Masonry contractors are found under NAICS Code 238140, site preparation contractors under NAICS Code 238910, Other Foundation, Structure and Building Exterior Contractors under NAICS Code 238190, Other Building Finishing Contractors under NAICS Code 238390 and All Other Specialty Trade Contractors under NAICS Code 238990.
NAICS Code For Roofing Contractors
Roofing contractors are included in NAICS Code 238160, which consists of businesses engaged in roofing, treating roofs, installing skylights, painting roofs, and similar activities. Installing roof trusses and sheathing attached to trusses are classified in NAICS Code 238130 which is for framing contractors and installing downspouts, gutters, fascia and soffits are within NAICS Code 238170, siding contractors.
NAICS Code For HVAC Contractors
The NAICS Code for HVAC Contractors is 238220. This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in installing and servicing plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning equipment. Contractors in this industry may provide both parts and labor when performing work. The work performed may include new work, additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairs. Installing electrical controls for HVAC systems is not under the same code, but rather under NAICS Code 238210 - Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors and duct cleaning is under NAICS Code 561790.
NAICS Code For Paving Contractors
Concrete paving does not have its own NAICS Code, which places it within NAICS Code 238990 - All Other Specialty Trade Contractors.
NAICS Code For Flooring Contractors
The NAICS Code for most flooring contractors is 238330. There are a few exceptions such as as contractors laying concrete flooring (NAICS Code 238110 - Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors), installing fireproof flooring (NAICS Code 238310 - Drywall and Insulation Contractors), installing stone and ceramic floor tile (NAICS Code 238340 - Tile and Terrazzo Contractors) and selling and installing carpet and other flooring products as retail establishments (Sector 44-45 - Retail Trade).
NAICS Code For Construction Contractors
There are many different NAICS codes for construction contractors. The most commonly used NAICS code for a General Contractor is 236115, if the work is primarily for new single-family residential construction. Specialty contractors, such as roofing contractors (238160), masonry contractors (238140), and framing contractors (238130) fall under NAICS Code 238 - Specialty Trade Contractors, but each have their own unique code. Plumbing contractors (238220) and electrical contractors (238210) fall under NAICS Code 2382 - Building Equipment Contractors, while flooring contractors (238330), drywall contractors (238310), and painting contractors (238320) fall under NAICS Code 2383 - Building Finishing Contractors.
NAICS Code For Demolition Contractors
The NAICS Code for Demolition Contractors is 238910 - Site Preparation Contractors. This can include, blasting/building demolition, concrete breaking and cutting for demolition, house demolishing, and hydrodemolition (i.e. demolition with pressurized water.)
NAICS Code For Excavation Contractors
Like demolition contractors, excavation contractors are classified within NAICS Code 238910 - Site Preparation Contractors. Foundation digging, grave excavation, earthmoving, land clearing and the like are also all under this code.
NAICS Code For Home Improvement Contractors
NAICS Code 236118 is the code for residential remodelers. Businesses that fall within this code are primarily responsible for the remodeling construction (including additions, alterations, reconstruction, maintenance, and repairs) of houses and other residential buildings, single-family and multifamily. Included in this industry are remodeling general contractors, for-sale remodelers, remodeling design-build firms, and remodeling project construction management firms.
NAICS Code For Mechanical Contractors
Mechanical Contractors are found within NAICS Code 238220 - Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning Contractors. The primary purpose of businesses in this industry is to install and service plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment. They may also provide both parts and labor when performing work. The work performed may include new work, additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairs.
NAICS Code For Plumbing Contractors
Plumbing Contractors, like mechanical contractors, are included in NAICS Code 238220 - Plumbing Heating and Air-Conditioning Contractors. Installing septic tanks are not found under this code, but rather under code 238910 - Site Preparation Contractors.
NAICS Code For Remodeling Contractors
The NAICS Code for remodeling contractors is NAICS Code 236118 - Residential Remodelers which comprises establishments primarily responsible for the remodeling construction (including additions, alterations, reconstruction, maintenance, and repairs) of houses and other residential buildings, single-family and multifamily. This also includes remodeling general contractors, for-sale remodelers, remodeling design-build firms, and remodeling project construction management firms.
NAICS Code For Welding Contractors
The NAICS Code for welding contractors is 238190 - Other Foundation, Structure and Building Exterior Contractors as there isn’t a code specifically for welders. Welding and Soldering Equipment Manufacturing falls under NAICS Code 333992, but this code shouldn’t be used for welding contractors.
NAICS Code For Fencing Contractors
There isn’t a NAICS Code specifically for fencing contractors which means it's classified under NAICS Code 238990 - All Other Specialty Trade Contractors. The exception to this is for the installation of electronic containment fencing for pets (NAICS Code 238210 - Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors.)
NAICS Code For Government Contractors
There is no NAICS for government contractors. Instead the correct NAICS code is whatever the code would normally be if the business in question was only performing services for the private sector.
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