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Builders primarily engaged in the construction of single-family houses and other buildings for sale on their own account rather than as contractors.


SIC Code 1531 - Operative Builders is a final level code of the “Construction” Division. There are 148 companies classified in this industry in the USA.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within SIC Code 1531 - Operative Builders are:

  • Condominium developers on own account
  • Cooperative apartment developers on own account
  • Operative builders on own account
  • Speculative builders


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to SIC Code 1531 - Operative Builders that is a better classification match.

Establishments primarily engaged in the construction (including renovation) of buildings for lease or rental on their own account are classified in Real Estate, Industry Group 651.

Extended SIC Code Categories for SIC 1531

For business marketing and targeting, SIC Codes have been extended to provide more specific classifications within SIC Code 1531 – Operative Builders. Extended SIC Codes are being continuously updated to reflect the current business environment.

6-digit SIC

  • 153101 Contractors-Panelized Homes
  • 153198 Operative Builders

7-digit SIC

  • 1531001 Operative Builders
  • 1531002 Speculative Home Builders
  • 1531003 Condominium Developers
  • 1531004 Co-Op Apartment Developers
  • 1531005 Speculative Builders
  • 1531006 Townhouse Developers
  • 1531007 Contractors-Panelized Homes

8-digit SIC

  • 15310000 Operative Builders
  • 15319901 Condominium Developers
  • 15319902 Cooperative Apartment Developers
  • 15319903 Speculative Builder, Multi-Family Dwellings
  • 15319904 Speculative Builder, Single-Family Houses
  • 15319905 Townhouse Developers