Major Group: 52—Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, And Mobile Home Dealers

This major group includes retail establishments primarily engaged in selling lumber and other building materials; paint, glass, and wallpaper; hardware; nursery stock; lawn and garden supplies; and mobile homes.

It includes lumber and other building materials dealers and paint, glass, and wallpaper stores selling to the general public, even if sales to construction contractors account for a larger proportion of total sales. These establishments are known as retail in the trade. Establishments primarily selling these products for use exclusively by businesses or to other wholesalers are classified in Wholesale Trade.

Establishments primarily selling plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning equipment and electrical supplies are classified in Wholesale Trade.

Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
Industry Group 521: Lumber And Other Building Materials Dealers
5211Lumber and Other Building Materials Dealers41,359
Industry Group 523: Paint, Glass And Wallpaper Stores
5231Paint, Glass, and Wallpaper Stores25,215
Industry Group 525: Hardware Stores
5251Hardware Stores19,996
Industry Group 526: Retail Nurseries, Lawn And Garden Supply Stores
5261Retail Nurseries, Lawn and Garden Supply Stores16,466
Industry Group 527: Mobile Home Dealers
5271Mobile Home Dealers3,866