Annual Report: Texas New Residential Construction 2019

An annual overview of construction permit data for Texas from January through December 2019

Based on HBW’s latest Building Activity Trend Report for new residential construction in Texas last year, new home construction was slow across the Lone Star State.  In 2019, there were approximately 74,860 housing starts in the combined metro areas of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, reflecting a 4 percent year-over-year decrease in residential construction.  While new home construction was on the decline overall and statewide, not every metro area was slow in comparison to 2018.  For example, the market in Houston remained steady with the previous year, and the Austin area came out ahead with a 4 percent year-over-year increase in housing starts.

Houston – When reviewing permit data for higher concentrations of housing starts, the Houston area carried the greatest total number of new permits in comparison to other metro areas reviewed as there were 31,765 new residential construction permits on file for the one-year period.  While new home construction has been on the rise since 2017 in the Houston area, 2019 marked a stable market as figures are steady with the previous year.

Dallas – While the Dallas area ranked second for total housing starts (24,053 permits), last year was the first year that new home construction was on the decline in five years.  Overall, the Dallas area experienced a 13 percent year-over-year decrease in new home construction in 2019, with counties experiencing annual drops as great as 26 percent.  The only county that appears to be immune to the lows of the residential construction market is Ellis County.  Since 2015, new home construction has been on the rise in Ellis County year after year, and in 2019 there were more than 1,830 housing starts in Ellis, reflecting a 9.5 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction.

Austin – As previously mentioned, Austin is the one metro area out of the four reviewed that demonstrated an increase in new residential construction last year. In Austin, there were more than 11,955 housing starts in 2019, reflecting a year-over-year increase of 4 percent in new home construction.  More than half of all new construction took place in Travis County where there were 7,665 housing starts and a nearly 11 percent year-over-year increase in new residential construction permits.

San Antonio – Although new home construction has been on the rise in San Antonio since 2015, last year the area demonstrated a 3 percent decrease in new residential construction permits.  Out of the nearly 7,090 housing starts on file with HBW for San Antonio, more than half originated from Bexar County; while housing starts were on the decline overall in the San Antonio area last year, Bexar County appears to be holding strong as there were more than 4,660 new residential construction permits on record in 2019, reflecting a 15 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction.

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.

Annual Report: Atlanta Residential Construction 2019

A review of residential construction permit data for Metro Atlanta as recorded by HBW for 2019

Final figures for new home construction in the Atlanta area are now available in the HBW database.  According to the most recent HBW Building Activity Trend Report for new residential construction in Metro Atlanta, there were approximately 23,725 housing starts last year, reflecting a 3 percent year-over-year decrease in new home construction.

Since 2012, the Metro Atlanta area has demonstrated annual growth in its housing market, with the total number of housing starts on record increasing year after year.  In 2018, the high growth pattern began to slow, and based on permit totals recorded by HBW, the market began to even out and hold steady.  After reviewing the latest figures from 2019, it looks like the slowing has continued, resulting in Atlanta’s first year-over-year decrease in new home construction since 2011.

That being stated, there are a few counties where new residential construction spiked last year… For example, in Paulding County there were nearly 1,320 housing starts last year, reflecting a 5 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction.  Additionally, Clayton County climbed out of its two-year decline having a whopping 182 percent year-over-year increase in housing starts last year which resulted in approximately 875 new residential construction permits on record.  Another county that previously demonstrated a declining market since 2017 only to come out strong last year is Coweta County; in Coweta there were nearly 900 housing starts in 2019, reflecting a 29 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction.

When reviewing construction permit data to identify counties carrying the highest concentration of housing starts, the three counties that topped the list include Gwinnett, Fulton and Cherokee.

Although Gwinnett County (3,175 permits) experienced an 8 percent year-over-year decrease in new home construction, it led the Metro Atlanta area by having the highest total number of new permits on record with HBW for the one-year period.

While Fulton County ranked second for total housing starts (2,300+ permits), it was #1 for higher value residential construction (value greater than $500k) as approximately 15 percent (328 permits) of all new permits held values greater than $500k.

Finally, Cherokee County appears to be gaining upward momentum from the minor decrease experienced in 2018 as it demonstrated a 2 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction last year, resulting in 2,163 housing starts on record for 2019.

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.

Texas Swimming Pool Construction Report – December 2019

A review of construction permit data for new swimming pool construction in Texas during the month of December 2019

Last month, there were approximately 630 new swimming pool construction permits in Texas with a total value in excess of $31.3 million added to the HBW database.  Out of the four major metro areas reviewed (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio), Dallas (302 permits) carried the highest concentration of new permits, and Austin held the highest average value (average value: $65,938) of new swimming pool construction.

Here is a closer look at the total permits, average value of construction and leading counties for new swimming pool construction in Texas during the month of December 2019:

Dallas

Last month, nearly half of all new swimming pool construction in Texas took place in the Dallas metro area as there were just over 300 new permits with a total value of approximately $12.9 million.  The average value of new pool construction in Dallas landed mid-range (average value: $42,675) in comparison to other metro areas reviewed, and the county with the highest concentration of new construction activity was Collin County (91 permits).

Houston

Houston ranked second for new pool construction activity during the month of December.  During the one-month period, there were approximately 195 pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $11.8 million.  The average value of new construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum (average value: $60,704) in comparison to other metro areas reviewed, and nearly half of all new construction activity took place in Harris County (98 permits).

Austin

Last month, there were approximately 80 pool starts with a total construction value of more than $5.2 million in Austin.  The average value of new swimming pool construction was highest in Austin (average value: $65,938) in comparison to other metro areas reviewed, and the bulk of all new permits originated from Travis County (59 permits).

San Antonio

In San Antonio, there were 53 new swimming pool permits with a total construction value in excess of $1.4 million added to the HBW database last month.  The average value of new construction was lowest in San Antonio (average value: $27,068) in comparison to other metro areas reviewed, and the majority of all construction activity took place in Bexar County (36 permits).

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.

2019 Report: Metro Atlanta New Swimming Pool Construction

A review of new swimming pool construction permits on record with HBW for Atlanta in 2019Since 2013, the Atlanta area has displayed year-over-year increases in new swimming pool construction ranging from as low as 1 percent to as high as 18 percent, and based on the latest reports from HBW, the growth pattern continued in 2019.  Last year, the Metro Atlanta area experienced a 5 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction; from January 1 through December 31, 2019, there were approximately 2,370 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database, and more than half of all new construction took place in the following four counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb and Cherokee.

Here is a closer look at the Metro Atlanta area counties with the greatest concentration of new swimming pool construction last year:

Fulton County

Out of all Metro Atlanta area counties reviewed, Fulton County carried the highest total amount of new pool construction permits last year (total permits: 385).  That being stated, the area was actually behind figures from 2018 by 8 percent, making it the first time in 5 years that the county has experienced an annual decrease in new swimming pool construction. Since 2015, new pool construction has been steadily climbing in Fulton County with year-over-year increases ranging from 5 percent to 14 percent; last year was an exception and indicative of a fluctuation at this point rather than a pattern.

Cobb County

For the most part, new pool construction in Cobb County has been increasing since 2015.  From 2015 through 2017, the area experienced gains in new pool construction ranging from 6 percent to 35 percent, and in 2018 there was a fluctuation in the form of a 6 percent year-over-year decline.  Based on last year’s figures, Cobb County appears to be back on its upward growth pattern, having more than 300 pool starts on record with HBW, reflecting a 6 percent year-over-year increase.

Gwinnett County

Since 2015, Gwinnett County has experienced annual increases in new swimming pool construction.  That being stated, new pool construction appears to be holding somewhat steady in the area, as there was a a minimal 4 percent decrease in pool starts resulting in 212 new pool permits last year.

Cherokee County

Over the last five years, new swimming pool construction has fluctuated in Cherokee County from year to year, but overall the pattern is making its way upward.  In 2019, the area experienced a 4 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction, resulting in 206 new pool permits being added to the HBW database.

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.

Texas Residential Construction Report – December 2019

A review of construction data for new residential construction in Texas during the month of December 2019

In the last month of 2019, new residential construction in Texas experienced a month-over-month decrease of approximately 5 percent.  From the combined metro areas of Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, there were nearly 5,460 new residential construction permits with a total construction value in excess of $1.35 billion added to the HBW database.  Out of four major metro areas reviewed, Houston (2,074 permits) ranked #1 for total new permits on record, while Dallas (average value: $289k+) carried the highest average value of new home construction for the one-month period.

Here is a closer look at the latest new residential construction data based on permits added to the HBW database during the month of December 2019:

Houston

The Houston area ranked #1 for new home construction last month, having nearly 2,075 housing starts with a total construction value of approximately $434 million.  The average value of new home construction remained lowest in Houston (average value: $209,196) in comparison to the other Texas metro areas reviewed, and nearly half of all permits originated from the County of Harris (907 permits).

Dallas

Not far behind Houston, Dallas ranked second for total new residential construction permits, having more than 2,020 housing starts with a total construction value in excess of $584 million last month.  As previously mentioned, Dallas maintained its lead for higher value construction (average value: $289k+), and more than half of all new home construction took place in the two counties of Tarrant County (646 permits) and Collin County (481 permits).

Austin

Last month, there were more than 850 housing starts with a total construction value of approximately $208 million in the Austin area.  The average value of new home construction landed in the mid-range (average value: $244,269) in comparison to the other metro areas reviewed, and the bulk of permits originated from Travis County (499 permits).

San Antonio

In San Antonio, there were nearly 510 housing starts with a total construction value of $128.5 million during the month of December 2019.  The average value of new home construction was $252,427, and the majority of new residential construction activity took place in Bexar County (368 permits).

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.

Florida Top Swimming Pool Builders – November 2019

A review of the leading pool builders in Florida based on the total number of new permits on record with HBW during the month of November 2019

As reviewed earlier this week in our most recent post “Florida Swimming Pool Construction Update – November 2019”, there were 1,875 new swimming pool permits added to the HBW database for Florida during the month of November 2019.  When looking at the leading pool builders/contractors driving new construction activity, results vary greatly based on region.  For this reason, we have segmented the reports to focus on the top five builders from each of the five regions reviewed (Tampa, Southwest, Orlando, Southeast, Jacksonville) based on the total number of new permits pulled for the one-month period.  The results are as follows:

Southwest

During November 2019, the southwest region of Florida carried the greatest concentration of new pool construction activity in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed.  During the one-month period, there were more than 650 new swimming pool permits added to the HBW database, and out of the approximately 135 active contractors with new pool construction activity on record, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder
1-Aragon Pools & Spas
2-Coast to Coast Pools
3-Pinnacle USA
4-Serenity Pool & Spa
5-Waterscapes Pools & Spas

 

Orlando

The Orlando area ranked #2 for total swimming pool starts during the month of November as there were approximately 400 new permits on record for the one-month period.  Out of the more than 100 pool contractors with permits on record for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder
1-Bob’s Pool Service
2-Intercoastal Pool & Spa Builders
3-Dreamscapes Pools & Spas
4-Atlas Pools of Central Florida
5-Martin Pools

 

Southeast

In the southeastern region of Florida, there were more than 340 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database, and out of the nearly 140 contractors with new construction activity on record for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder
1-A & G Concrete Pools
2-Swimming Pool Contractors
3-Louden Bonded Pools
4-Pools by Greg
5-Crystal Pools

 

Tampa

In Tampa there were nearly 330 swimming pool starts during the month of November, and out of the approximately 100 pool contractors with new construction activity on record for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder
1-Tampa Bay Pools
2-Olympus Pools
3-Gulfstream Pools & Spas
4-T & D Pool & Spa Construction
5-Challenger Pools

 

Jacksonville

In Jacksonville, there were more than 150 pool starts on record for the month of November, and out of the 55 active pool contractors with new permits on file for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder
1-Pools by John Clarkson
2-Kerry Martin Pools
3-All Seasons
4-Pools & Spas of Central Fla
5-Island Pools

 

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.

Florida Swimming Pool Construction Update – November 2019

A review of the latest swimming pool construction permit data on record with HBW for the month of November 2019

Based on the latest construction data reports available from HBW, there were 1,875 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value in excess of $89 million in Florida during the month of November 2019.  Out of the five major regions reviewed (Southwest, Tampa, Southeast, Orlando, Jacksonville), the southwest region (652 permits) held the greatest amount of swimming pool starts, and Tampa carried the highest average value of new pool construction (average value: $53,021).

Here is a closer look at new permit details by region throughout the Sunshine State from November 1-30, 2019:

Southwest

As previously mentioned, the southwest region of Florida carried the greatest amount of swimming pool starts during the month of November 2019, having 652 new permits with a total construction value of approximately $30.4 million added to the HBW database.  The average value of new construction (average value: $46,656) landed in the low to mid-range in comparison to other regions reviewed, and more than half of all new construction took place in the counties of Lee (215 permits) and Collier (142 permits).

Orlando

Orlando ranked #2 for new swimming pool construction in Florida during November 2019, having approximately 400 new permits with a total construction value of nearly $18 million for the one-month period.  The average value of new construction was lowest in Orlando (average value: $44,735) in comparison to other regions reviewed, and more than half of all new construction originated from Orange County (112 permits) and Brevard County (104 permits).

Southeast

In the southeastern region of Florida there were more than 340 swimming pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $15.7 million during the month of November 2019.  The average value of new pool construction was $45,763, and the bulk of all new pool construction took place in the counties of Palm Beach (120 permits) and Miami-Dade (87 permits).

Tampa

During the month of November, there were 328 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value of nearly $17.4 million added to the HBW database for the Tampa area.  In comparison to other regions reviewed, Tampa held the highest average value of new pool construction (average value: $53,021), and the county with the greatest concentration of new pool construction activity was Hillsborough County with 114 new permits on record for the one-month period.

Jacksonville

In Jacksonville, there were just over 150 new swimming pool permits with a total construction value of approximately $7.8 million on record with HBW during the month of November. The average value of new swimming pool construction was $50,684, and the majority of new construction activity took place in the counties of St. Johns (64 permits) and Duval (41 permits).

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.

Florida’s Top Home Builders – November 2019

A review of leading contractors in Florida with the greatest total amount of new residential construction permits on file with HBW during the month of November 2019

As reviewed earlier this week in a post titled “Florida Residential Construction Report – November 2019”, there were more than 5,550 housing starts added to the HBW database for Florida last month.  Across the state, the two leading home builders that led new residential construction were D.R. Horton (693 permits) and Lennar Homes (712 permits), each having approximately 700 or more new permits on record for the month.

Here is a look at the top five leading home builders in Florida last month, based on total number of new residential construction permits and by geographic area:

Tampa

Out of the 190 contractors with new home construction on record in the Tampa area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 297
The Villages of Lake Sumter 157
D.R. Horton 106
Pulte Homes 103
Highland Homes 62

 

Southwest

Last month, there were more than 230 active home builders in the southwest region of Florida with new residential construction activity on record with HBW, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 247
Lennar Homes 152
Pulte Homes 151
Taylor Morrison 70
Neal Communities of SW FL 53

 

Southeast

Out of 145 home builders with new permits on record in the southeast region of Florida for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
G L Building Corp 104
D.R. Horton 84
Lennar Homes 65
Pulte Homes 46
Holiday Builders 34

 

Orlando

Last month, there were nearly 150 active contractors in the Orlando area with new construction activity on record with HBW, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 116
D.R. Horton 112
Mattamy Homes 92
Meritage Homes 63
Ryan Homes 43

 

Jacksonville

Out of the more than 115 active home builders with new home construction activity on record in Jacksonville for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 144
Lennar Homes 82
Dream Finders Home 60
Mattamy Homes 58
Richmond American Homes 56

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.

Florida Residential Construction Report – November 2019

A review of the latest permit data for new home construction in Florida during the month of November 2019

Based on the latest reports from the HBW database, there were more than 5,550 housing starts with a total construction value of approximately $1.5 billion in the Sunshine State last month.   Out of the five major regions reviewed (Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Southeast, Southwest), the Tampa area held the highest amount of total new residential construction permits (1,525 permits), while Orlando held the highest average value of new home construction (average value: $294,616).

Here is a closer look at new construction activity by region, including total permits, average value of construction and counties where new home construction was greatest during the month of November 2019:

Tampa

Total permits: 1,525 permits

Average Value of Construction: $277,058

Top Counties for new construction: Polk County (432 permits); Hillsborough County (396 permits)

Southwest

Total permits: 1,355 permits

Average Value of Construction: $256,378

Top Counties for new construction: Lee County (473 permits); Sarasota County (274 permits)

Orlando

Total permits: 1,107 permits

Average Value of Construction: $294,616

Top Counties for new construction: Orange County (351 permits); Brevard County (226 permits)

Jacksonville

Total permits: 837 permits

Average Value of Construction: $240,140

Top Counties for new construction: Duval County (296 permits); St. Johns County (286 permits)

Southeast

Total permits: 729 permits

Average Value of Construction: $291,223

Top Counties for new construction: St. Lucie County (252 permits); Palm Beach County (177 permits)

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 Top Pool Builders – November 2019

A review of the leading swimming pool contractors by area in Texas during the month of November 2019

Earlier this week, we reported on the latest permit data available for new swimming pool construction in the four major metro areas of Texas (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio).  Based on the same report, today we are breaking down the data even further to identify the leading swimming pool contractors driving new construction in each metro area.

As previously reported in “HBW Report: Texas Swimming Pool Construction – November 2019”, there were nearly 630 swimming pool starts in Texas last month, with approximately 80 percent of all new construction taking place in Dallas and Houston.  When reviewing contractors with new and active pool permits on file with HBW for the one-month period, the results for leading pool builders are widely varied by area.  For this reason, we have extracted the top five pool contractors by metro area based on the total number of new swimming pool construction permits on record during the month of November 2019; the results are as follows:

Dallas

Dallas held the greatest concentration of new pool construction activity last month in comparison to other Texas metro areas.  During the month of November 2019, there were more than 300 new swimming pool permits in the Dallas area, and out of the nearly 120 active contractors with new pool construction on record, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder
1-Riverbend Pools
2-Gold Medal Pools
3-Foley Custom Pools
4-Hobert Pools
5-Puryear Custom Pools

 

Houston

In Houston, there were more than 200 pool starts last month, and out of the nearly 85 active pool contractors in the area for the one-month period, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on record with HBW:

Builder
1-Platinum Pools
2-Anthony & Sylvan Pools
3-Cypress Custom Pools
4-Premier Pools
5-Regal Pools

 

Austin

Last month, there were nearly 70 pool starts in Austin, and out of the more than 35 active contractors with permits on record for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits in the area:

Builder
1-Cody Pools
2-Fun N Sun Pools of Austin
3-Anthony & Sylvan Pools
4-Texas Pools & Patios
5-Reliant Pools

 

San Antonio

In San Antonio there were just over 50 swimming pool starts on record last month, and out of the nearly 20 pool contractors with new construction activity on record for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder
1-Keith Zars Pools
2-Cody Pools
3-Blue Haven Pools
4-Anthony & Sylvan Pools
5-Alamo Pool Builders

 

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.