Texas Quarterly Review – Residential Construction Q1-2019

An HBW review of new residential construction permits in Texas during the first quarter of 2019

In the first quarter of this year, new residential construction permits in Texas were down by 8% in comparison to the same time last year.  Upon reviewing the four major metro areas in the Lone Star State (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio), it was evident that all areas have experienced a bit of a slower start in new home construction.  From January through March of this year, there have been 16,572 housing starts added to the HBW database for Texas.  Out of the metro areas reviewed, Houston held the highest concentration of housing starts (greater than 7,000), while the Austin area appeared to be the most stable market, having the least amount of year-over-year change (-1 percent) in new residential construction permits.

Here is a closer look (by region) at new home construction permit data added to the HBW database for Texas during Q1-2019:

Houston

The Houston area hasn’t experienced major changes in new residential construction in comparison to the first quarter of last year, and nearly half of all new permits in Texas originated from the area.  Since the start of the year, Houston reflects a 3 percent year-over-year decrease (Q1-2018 vs. Q1-2019) in housing starts, resulting in more than 7,000 new permits on file with HBW for Q1-2019.  Higher value construction also appears to only be slightly behind last year; with approximately 240 higher value (greater than $500k) housing starts on file in Q1, the difference in higher value construction permits is minor at this point in the year.

While the Houston area reflects a lag in housing starts overall, there are a couple of counties that are ahead of last year’s figures… In Montgomery County, housing starts are up by 11%, resulting in approximately 1,525 new permits on file with HBW, and Galveston County has nearly doubled its total housing starts in comparison to Q1-2018.

Dallas

Although Dallas ranks second for total housing starts (~5,350 permits) on file with HBW for Q1-2019, the area has experienced the greatest year-over-year decrease (-16%) in housing starts in comparison to other areas reviewed. Since 2015, Dallas has exhibited a marked year-over-year growth pattern in new residential construction permits, and while the slow start in new home construction appears to be significant, it is still too early in the year to know if the dip in permits is indicative of any real changes in the market.  According to various reports, larger builders have pulled back on their starts due to a number of factors including housing affordability and the surge in mortgage rates during the fourth quarter of 2018.  The total number of unsold homes has increased in recent months, and many builders will be focusing on moving unsold inventory in the coming months.

Austin

The Austin area appears to be the most stable of the metro areas reviewed so far this year.  From January through March, there have been nearly 2,600 housing starts in the area, reflecting a mere 1% year-over-year decrease in new permits on file with HBW, and the higher value (construction value greater than $500k) market also appears to be steady and nearly on target with last year.  Over the last several years, the Austin residential construction market has fluctuated with annual decreases as low as 3% and increases as high as 21%, but with reports of increased economic expansion and job growth, this year the area has potential for growth.  Major tech companies have been fueling job growth in Austin; Apple recently announce its plans to build a campus in the area that will eventually employ 15,000 people, and housing prices in Austin continue to be below other leading tech hubs (Seattle, San Francisco, Denver), making it a desirable location for new and expanding tech businesses.

San Antonio

Since 2015, the San Antonio area has reflected annual growth patterns in new home construction, but in the first quarter of this year, housing starts are down by 7% in comparison to 2018, resulting in approximately 1,630 new residential construction permits added to the HBW database.  New home construction has dropped in all counties with the exception of Bexar County where there has been an 11% increase in housing starts, resulting in 975 new residential construction permits in the first quarter of this year.

To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.

Texas Home Building Report – March 2019

An HBW review of permit data for new residential construction in Texas during the month of March 2019

In Texas, there were 5,820 new residential construction permits added to the HBW database last month, reflecting close to a 15 percent month-over-month increase in housing starts.  Out of the four major metro areas reviewed (Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio), Houston carried the highest amount of new residential construction (2,375 permits), and Dallas remained the area with the highest average value of new home construction (average value: $310,563).  Out of the hundreds of active builders throughout the state, Lennar Homes and D.R. Horton continued to be the leaders for total housing starts on file with HBW.

Here is a closer look at the total permits and leading builders throughout Texas metro areas last month:

Houston

Last month, there were more than 2,375 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $465 million in Houston and surrounding areas.  The average value of construction was on the lower end of the spectrum (average value: $195,603), and nearly half of all new permits originated from Harris County (1,081 permits).

Out of the 287 active home builders in the Houston area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on file with HBW:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 233
K Hovnanian Homes 190
D.R. Horton 181
Perry Homes 137
Pulte Homes 106

 

Dallas

Last month, Dallas ranked second-highest for housing starts having nearly 2,030 new residential construction permits with a total value of approximately $630 million.  The area continued to hold the highest average value of construction (average value: $310,563), and the greatest concentration of new permits could be found in Tarrant County (~600 permits).

Out of the more than 205 active home builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on file with HBW:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 380
Lennar Homes 195
First Texas Homes 113
Pulte Homes 95
Highland Homes 79

 

Austin

In Austin, there were more than 900 new residential construction permits with a total value in excess of $232 million added to the HBW database last month.  The average value of construction was $257,494, and more than half of all housing starts took place in Travis County (586 permits).

Out of the more than 115 active home builders on file for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits in the area last month:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 136
Milestone Community Builders 71
Pulte Homes 59
Taylor Morrison Homes 54
Gehan Homes 54

 

San Antonio

In San Antonio, there were approximately 515 housing starts with a total construction value of $102.5 million last month.  The average value of new home construction was $199,912, and the majority of all new permits originated from Bexar County (334 permits).

Out of the approximately 80 active home builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on file with HBW:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 113
Continental Homes of Texas 92
Bella Vista CMI 47
Meritage Homes 31
KB Homes 27

To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.

Atlanta Residential Construction Overview Q1-2019

An HBW review of new residential construction permits in the Atlanta area during Q1-2019

In the first quarter of this year, there have already been approximately 5,300 new residential construction permits added to the HBW database for the Metro Atlanta area.  While this reflects a 3% year-over-year decrease in comparison to the same time last year, there are counties like Fulton that are already way ahead of 2018 figures.

Since the start of this year, Fulton County has experienced the greatest number of housing starts (716 permits) in comparison to other counties in the area, reflecting a 20% year-over-year increase in new home construction.  This comes as no surprise considering that the actual city of Atlanta is located in Fulton County, and Atlanta just landed the #4 spot on Realtor.com’s list of the top ten cities that are expected to dominate home construction this year.  According to HBW’s files, new residential construction has been on the rise in Fulton County since 2016, and it appears that this year may maintain that trend.  Additionally, Fulton County dominates when it comes to higher value homes (construction value greater than $500k), as nearly half of all high value construction originates from the area.

Other Metro Atlanta counties that have started off ahead of 2018 in the first quarter of this year include Cherokee and Dekalb.  Since the start of this year, there have been nearly 510 housing starts in Cherokee County which is 10% more than the same time last year.  Dekalb County has also experienced a 10% year-over-year increase in new residential construction; in the first quarter of this year there have been nearly 300 housing starts in Dekalb, and although it is still too early to tell, the increase may be indicative of the area coming out of the slump it had in residential construction last year.  Additionally, the Dekalb suburb of Scottdale was listed as one of the fastest growing communities in Atlanta by Realtor.com, and while homes are significantly less than the median in the city, home prices in the area rose 178% in the last five years.

Other Metro Atlanta and surrounding counties that held a higher volume of new residential construction in the first quarter of this year include: Gwinnett County (674 permits); Forsyth County (466 permits); and Henry County (363 permits).

Information utilized for the above listed figures for Metro Atlanta residential construction was directly derived from HBW construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.

Metro Atlanta Swimming Pool Construction – Quarterly Summary

An HBW review of new swimming pool construction permits in the Atlanta area for Q1-2019

New swimming pool construction in the Metro Atlanta area is off to a solid start in the first quarter of this year.  From January through March 2019, there have been 432 new swimming pool permits added to the HBW database, reflecting a 3% increase in new construction activity over the same time last year.

The counties with the highest concentration of new swimming pool construction in the first quarter include:

  • Cobb County (74 permits, 32% year-over-year increase)
  • Fulton County (68 permits, 33% year-over-year decrease)
  • Gwinnett County (38 permits, 12% year-over-year decrease)

 

While the gaps between highs and lows are fairly significant when comparing quarterly (Q1) figures from 2018 and 2019, it is still early in the year, and the total number of permits is still low enough that the percent difference in permits is not telling of any true patterns at this point.  After all, over the last five years the counties of Gwinnett and Fulton have exhibited year-over-year growth in new swimming pool construction ranging from 5 percent to 28 percent, with every year being greater than the last.  And Cobb County had an incremental growth pattern until last year, when it experienced a 6% year-over-year decline in new swimming pool construction.

With the higher levels of construction activity, the above listed counties will remain as areas to watch, and HBW will continue to add the latest permits to its database and report on growth and construction trends as we move further into the year.  Other counties that have proven to be areas to watch for new swimming pool construction are Henry County and Forsyth County.  Since 2016, Henry County has exhibited growth in new swimming pool construction ranging from annual increases of 6 percent to 19 percent, and so far this year, figures have more than doubled which makes it one to watch over the coming months.  On the other hand, Forsyth County experienced a major drop in new pool construction last year (-22% annual decrease), yet every year prior since 2014, pool construction had been on the rise; so far this year, the area is more than 40 percent ahead of last year’s construction figures, and it appears that it could bouncing back from last year’s loss.

Information utilized for the above listed figures for Metro Atlanta swimming pool construction was directly derived from HBW construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.

Give Your Digital Marketing a “Spring” in its Step

Quick tips for giving your digital marketing a spring cleaning and upgrade

Spring is here (as of March 20th), and there is no time like the present to give your marketing effort a little “spring” in its step.  Whether you focus on social media or email marketing, here are a few ways to connect to your target audience this season:

  1. Connect to the Season – Springtime conjures up images of flowers, clean air and improved weather for most of us, so using those images and messages are a great way to connect to your audience. For example, tips for spring cleaning can help your customers and prospects get organized and check their properties for areas that are in need of improvement.  Landscapers and landscape architects can also use this time to share information about gardening trends and the flowers and plants that flourish best this time of year.
  2. Get Local – With the opening of spring, many people are interested in enjoying the weather and getting outdoors. Use this time to share local events and outdoor activities that may be of interest to a certain county or neighborhood that you serve.  You may also consider cross-promotion opportunities with outdoor specialists or other related business partners in the area.
  3. Spring into Savings – Do you have a new product or service you would like to promote? Maybe there is a special promotion that you are running that needs a little more attention. By offering “Spring Savings” or “Spring Specials”, you can reengage your audience with a limited time savings opportunity; it may just be the opening they need to try your services or upgrade their existing ones.
  4. Go Green – Earth Day is right around the corner (Monday, April 22, 2019), and many home owners are looking to make a difference by decreasing their carbon footprint. From energy efficient windows and doors to appliance upgrades and earth-friendly building materials, Earth Day is a great time to highlight your commitment to improving the environment.
  5. Spring into Something New – Although you may already have your social media marketing dialed-in, this time of year may be the motivation you need to spring into a new social network. While it appears that new social networks are popping up constantly, make sure you choose one where your target audience has a presence and you can maintain it for the long run.

For more information on construction business and marketing tips, stay connected with the HBW Blog.  To get ahead of construction activity and gain access to the latest permitting data in Florida, Texas, Georgia, Alabama and Oklahoma, contact HBW for more information on construction data reports and industry leads.

Three More Ways to Use Construction Data Reports

Readers who are already subscribers to HBW know the value of Construction Data Reports; the reports provide comprehensive data, covering all permits for new residential and commercial construction, as well as renovations valued greater than $25k.

Having access to the latest and greatest construction permit data offers subscribers construction leads that can be filtered to target construction project type, location, construction value and more.  And while the first and most obvious way to use such reports would be to gain access to the latest leads for your sales team, there is also much more to be acquired from construction data reports.

Here is a list of three more ways to use HBW’s Construction Data Reports to benefit your business:

  • Market Patterns – By using HBW construction data reports to monitor trends and patterns in certain markets, you can identify areas where your services may be in high demand, as well as chart seasonal fluctuations, average construction value, and more.  This type of information is vital for a growing business to know the latest about its geographic target area and where the greatest potential for new projects exists.
  • Competition Statistics – Staying on top and ahead of the competition is valuable for any construction business, and builder summary reports by HBW provide subscribers insight into the competition’s latest construction activity. This type of information is not only important for knowing what the competition is doing and where, but it also allows for you to know what your customers may be seeing and hearing in their service area. From the number of permits a competitor may have for a given period or area to the average value of their projects, builder summaries strengthen your understanding of the competition.
  • Historical Data – HBW offers a wealth of archived permit data on construction projects going back more than twenty years. In addition to being useful for understanding patterns and trends in construction over time, this type of information can be used for gaining access to the history of properties, enabling you to identify homes, commercial properties and pools that may be in need of your services.

While the weekly reports serve as a solid source for new construction leads, they can offer so much more.  And with access to the online database, subscribers can go beyond reports and search specific records.  From filtering by field to searching for a particular permit number, builder or physical address, you can pinpoint the information you need for any given permit or project.

For more information on construction business and marketing tips, stay connected with the HBW Blog.  To get ahead of construction activity and gain access to the latest permitting data in Florida, Texas, Georgia, Alabama and Oklahoma, contact HBW for more information on construction data reports and industry leads.

Top Spots for Swimming Pools

HBW metro areas that ranked as the top ten in a recent swimming pool value report by Redfin

Every week, HBW updates its database with the latest information on new swimming pool construction (and other types of construction) in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas; and every month, HBW reviews and reports on the permit data to identify where new construction is booming (and shrinking) in the various territories covered.

The figures for new swimming pool construction for the month of March will be coming in the next couple of weeks (check previous blog posts for February), but until then, we turn our focus to the latest report from Redfin which listed the top areas for swimming pool construction based on the value of a pool, ranked by average premium per square foot.  To get to this figure, Redfin calculated the value of private pool construction as a premium to a home’s sale price (per square foot).  The ranking is limited to metro areas that have a minimum of 5,000 homes sold in 2018 and where at least 2% of the homes sold had swimming pools.

The results reflected some of the areas covered by HBW as top places where swimming pools added significant value to a residential property.  While Los Angeles ranked #1 for having homes with pools selling for nearly $100k more than comparable homes without pools, various metro areas in Texas, Florida and Georgia also topped the list.  Here is look at where some of the metro areas covered by HBW ranked within the top ten of Redfin’s report:

Austin, Texas

Just behind Los Angeles, Austin took the #2 spot for swimming pool value.  In Austin, pools were reported to add more than $50k ($52,228.18) to a typical home’s value, and the average pool premium came in at $28.67 per square foot.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Another HBW area that made the top of the list for places where pools add a high premium is sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Located in the southeastern region of the Sunshine State, Fort Lauderdale ranked #5 as swimming pools added nearly $37,000 to the value of a home.  The average pool premium in the area was listed at $19.57 per square foot, and 45.6% of homes sold in 2018 had a swimming pool.

Tampa, Florida

The next metro area in Florida that made the top ten on the report is Tampa.  Coming in at #8, a pool in Tampa reportedly added a value of $29,611.08 to a median-priced home.  The average pool premium was listed as $17.21 per square foot, and in 2018, nearly 30% of homes sold had a pool.

Houston, Texas

The other Texas metro area that made the top ten of the list is Houston.  In Houston, a pool reportedly added $35,736.25 to the value of a median-priced home.  The average pool premium per square foot was $16.42, and out of the homes sold in 2018, nearly 17% had swimming pools.

To learn more about the latest swimming pool permit data in Texas and Florida, keep an eye on the HBW Blog.  To gain information on the builders, homeowners and permits for new residential and commercial construction activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports.

Is Your Social Media Marketing a Success?

Three easy ways to measure your social media marketing efforts

Anyone can try their hand at social media marketing, but how do you know if it has been a success? From the variety of networks to the ever-changing focus on content and analytics, it can be intimidating for most construction business owners, leaving them scratching their heads and wondering why they need to expend so much energy and time on it in the first place.

Some business owners simply want to have a “presence” on social media, and that works for the purpose of making yourself searchable and offering another line of communication, but some marketers want more in-depth information about how that presence is ultimately making a difference in attracting and converting visitors.  While tracking your progress in social media isn’t everything, it is important, and there are numerous ways to gauge and engage your audience. To help you get started, here are a few focus areas and performance-based metrics that can help you determine what is and is not working in your social marketing efforts.

  1. Tracking Content – By tracking content metrics, you have the ability to identify patterns. What percentage of your posts are videos, images, links or text, and what has been the most well-received?  You will also want to determine how much of your content is original and originates from you versus how much is cross-promotion and shares.  For example, testimonials, industry charts and graphs, outside publications and articles are all shared content that isn’t original from your company but can help in connecting you to your industry and highlighting your knowledge of current trends and news.
  2. Tracking Time – If you have ever started an email marketing campaign, you know the importance of time. There are certain days and timeframes where the probability of an “open” or “click” is at the highest point.  The same goes for social media posts.  By taking the time to track “time” you can gain a better understanding of the times of day you most often post to social media and when you are experiencing the highest levels of audience engagement.  If you haven’t been able to determine a pattern yet, start testing by posting at different times to see if your engagement spikes or deflates.
  3. Tracking Engagement – Audience engagement can be tricky. For example, you may find that you have great interaction by posting certain content on one network but completely flatline with the same content on a different network.  This isn’t uncommon and usually worth looking into in order to ensure that you are still engaging the “right” audience.  To simplify the process and focus, the main areas for engagement metrics include:
    1. Number of retweets, shares, etc.
    2. Total number of comments
    3. Amount of link “clicks”
    4. Number and quality of “mentions”
    5. Number of authentic DMs and messages

The list goes on when it comes to ways to measure your company and brand’s success in social media, but if you don’t have anything in place, tracking time, content and engagement is a good place to start.  Tracking metrics is a process, and results aren’t apparent overnight.  The longer you monitor progress, the better you will get at recognizing patterns and developing new content that resonates with your target audience.

For more information on construction business and marketing tips, stay connected with the HBW Blog.  To get ahead of construction activity and gain access to the latest permitting data in Florida, Texas, Georgia, Alabama and Oklahoma, contact HBW for more information on construction data reports and industry leads.

OSHA Provides Fall Protection Resources

There is a reason why fall protection is a hot topic when discussing safety in the workplace; it’s simple – falls remain the leading cause of worker fatalities in the construction industry. With Fall Protection being the #1 most cited OSHA standard, it is important to have not only the proper fall protection equipment, but the proper training; as an employer, it is your duty to be proactive and set up the workplace to prevent employees from falls and injuries.

For this reason, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a variety of compliance assistance resources to raise awareness of common fall hazards in construction, educate employers and workers on fall prevention, and reduce the number of fall-related injuries and fatalities. According to an OSHA News Release published in January 2019, the resources available include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • The sixth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction – This annual event is scheduled to take place May 6-10, 2019. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on “Fall Hazards” and reinforcing the importance of “Fall Prevention”.
  • A series of fall safety videos show how to prevent construction-related fall hazards from floor openings, skylights, fixed scaffolds, bridge decking, reroofing, and leading edge work. The videos review how quickly workers can be injured or killed on the job and are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards. Most of the videos range from two to four minutes in duration and are presented in clear, easily accessible vocabulary, and show common construction workplace activities.
  • OSHA’s Fall Prevention Training Guide provides a lesson plan for employers including fact sheets, posters and several Toolbox Talks. The training guide will help you plan how to prevent injuries and fatalities from falls among your crews, as well as provide training for your workers.
  • Fact sheets on ladders and scaffolding provide guidance on the safe use of these types of equipment while performing construction activities.
  • A brief video, 5 Ways to Prevent Workplace Falls, encourages employers to develop a fall prevention plan and to provide workers with fall protection and training.

For more information on OSHA’s Compliance Assistance Resources for Fall Protection, visit their latest news release and visit OSHA’s Fall Prevention webpage.

To receive the latest updates on construction business and marketing tips, stay connected with the HBW Blog.  To gain access to the latest reports on construction permit data in Florida, Texas, Georgia, Alabama and Oklahoma, contact HBW.

Florida Swimming Pool Construction Update – February 2019  

An HBW Report on the latest permitting activity for new swimming pool construction in Florida during the month of February 2019

Based on HBW’s latest construction permit reports, there were 1,645 swimming pool starts with a total construction value of approximately $77 million in Florida last month.  The Southwest ranked #1 for total new permits (404 permits) on file with HBW for the one-month period, and the average value of new pool construction statewide ranged from as low as $44k (Southeast) to as high as $55.5k (Jacksonville).

Here is a closer look at new swimming pool permits and leading pool builders in Florida for the month of February 2019:

Southwest

In the southwestern portion of Florida, there were just over 400 new pool permits with a total construction value of nearly $18 million added to the HBW database for the month of February.  The average value of new pool construction ran close to $44.5k, and more than half of all new permits originated from the counties of Collier (142 permits) and Lee (124 permits).

Out of the approximately 90 active builders on file for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits in the area:

Builder Total Permits
Aragon Pools & Spas 58
Coast to Coast Pools 30
Pinnacle USA 26
Aquadoc 24
Serenity Pool & Spa 23

 

Tampa

Last month, Tampa ranked second for new pool construction, having just over 370 new permits with a total construction value in excess of $18 million.  The average value of new pool construction was $48,765, and the county with the greatest concentration of new permits was Hillsborough (135 permits).

Out of the approximately 110 active pool builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on file:

Builder Total Permits
Dreamscapes Pools & Spas 31
Olympus Pools 29
Challenger Pools 26
Tampa Bay Pools 18
Gulfstream Pools & Spas 16

 

Orlando

In Orlando, there were approximately 360 swimming pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $16.2 million last month.  The average value of new construction was $45,050, and the county with the highest concentration of new construction activity was Orange (113 permits).

Out of the more than 80 pool builders on file for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
Bobs Pool Service 63
Dreamscapes Pools & Spas 24
Atlas Pools of Central Florida 18
All Seasons 18
Myrick Pools 16

 

Southeast

In the southeastern region of Florida there were nearly 330 new swimming pool permits with a total construction value of approximately $14.5 million added to the HBW database last month.  The average value of new construction was close to $44k, and the county with the highest concentration of new pool construction activity was Palm Beach County (104 permits).

Out of the more than 120 active pool builders on file for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
A&G Concrete Pools 20
Treasure Pools & Service 19
Pools by Greg 14
Louden Bonded Pools 13
RHR Pools 11

 

Jacksonville

Last month, there were 180 swimming pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $10 million in the Jacksonville area.  The average value of new pool construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum in comparison to other regions (average value: $55,520), and the counties with the greatest amount of new permitting activity included St. Johns (67 permits) and Duval (44 permits).

Out of the nearly 65 active pool builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on file:

Builder Total Permits
Island Pools 12
Superior Design Pools 11
Blue Haven Pools 10
Crystal Pools & Spas 10
Watson Outdoor Services 9

 

To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.