This category covers establishments primarily engaged in specialized repair services, not elsewhere classified.
Septic Tank and Related Services
Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings
Other Support Activities for Water Transportation
Sporting Goods Stores
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
Support Activities for Animal Production
Computer and Office Machine Repair and Maintenance
Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
Home and Garden Equipment Repair and Maintenance
Appliance Repair and Maintenance
Footwear and Leather Goods Repair
Other Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance
Miscellaneous repair shops service a plethora of items, including motorcycles, bicycles, leather goods, lawn mowers, window shades, camping equipment, pianos and organs, septic tanks, surgical instruments, surveying equipment, and bowling pins. The industry encompasses taxidermists, locksmiths, and office machine repairers, among other miscellaneous services. While many companies, such as furnace cleaning firms, specialize in one type of activity, other industry participants are general maintenance companies that supply a variety of repair and related services.
General maintenance workers are jacks-of-all-trades, and they work as plumbers, carpenters, and mechanics. They repair and maintain machines and equipment, for example, and fix air-conditioning systems, repair roofs and floors, maintain cafeterias, restore tools, refurbish furniture, inspect mechanical systems, and perform many other services. They are often self-employed, will travel to a work site, and work for governments, institutions, and private industry.
Representing the diversity of repair occupations, which encompass several million workers, in...