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.

Florida Top Home Builders – February 2019

An HBW report on the top builders for total new residential construction permits on file during the month of February 2019

When it comes to new home construction in Florida, the top builders are consistent to say the least… While the leaderboard may fluctuate month-to-month, there are two major players in the industry: Lennar Homes and D.R. Horton.  Across the state, and in all regions reviewed, both mega-builders ranked as the top two contractors for housing starts last month.

Throughout the Sunshine State there were approximately 5,540 new residential construction permits added to the HBW database last month, reflecting a 3% month-over-month increase in new residential construction.  Here is a closer look at the construction permit data reports and the leading builders in Florida (Southeast, Southwest, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville) during the month of February 2019:

Tampa

Tampa ranked #1 for total housing starts last month, having approximately 1,440 new permits on file with HBW.  The average value of new home construction was $280,433, and the counties with the bulk of new residential construction activity included Hillsborough (478 permits) and Polk (397 permits).

Out of the nearly 205 active builders in the Tampa area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new residential construction permits:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 322
D.R. Horton 200
The Villages of Lake Sumter 121
M/I Homes 39
Taylor Morrison 35

 

Orlando

In Orlando, there were more than 1,240 housing starts last month.  The average value of new construction in the Orlando area was highest in comparison to other regions reviewed (average value: $316,854), and Orange County held the greatest concentration of new residential construction activity (534 permits).

Out of the more than 180 active home builders on file for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 190
Lennar Homes 159
Minto Builders 72
Meritage Homes 65
M/I Homes 49

 

Southwest Florida

Not far behind Orlando, the southwest region of Florida ranked #3 for total housing starts, having 1,145 new residential construction permits on file last month.  The average value of new home construction was $250,321, and the counties with the greatest concentration of new permits included Lee (280 permits) and Collier (273 permits).

Out of the approximately 220 active home builders on file for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new residential construction permits in the area:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 197
D.R. Horton 131
Pulte Homes 121
Neal Communities of SW FL 79
Taylor Morrison 36

 

Jacksonville

Last month, there were nearly 960 housing starts in the Jacksonville area.  The average value of new construction was $232,260, and the counties with the highest concentration of new permits were St. Johns (367 permits) and Duval (296 permits).

Out of the 142 active builders on file for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new residential construction permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 165
Lennar Homes 151
Dream Finders Home 101
American Classic Homes 54
KB Homes 46

 

Southeast Florida

While the Southeast (756 permits) held the fewest new residential construction permits for the month of February, the area continued to hold a high value of new construction (average value: $291,886).  More than half of all new construction permits originated from two counties at the northern point of region: St. Lucie (288 permits) and Indian River (145 permits).

Out of the 145+ 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 131
Lennar Homes 123
GL Building Corp 40
Synergy Homes 32
Pulte Homes 23

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.

Tip for Improving B2B Marketing

A look at some ways to improve communication and marketing business-to-business

Whether you are in new construction, renovations or landscaping, you probably have a clear picture of your target audience.  Your typical customer probably lives within a few defined areas and is seeking one or a two of your most popular products or services.  Having a clear understanding of your client is essential in crafting a marketing strategy that speaks to their interests and needs.  And while marketing to the individual may be easier for you, business-to-business marketing should not be overlooked.

When creating a B2B marketing strategy, it tends to be a bit more of a challenge to visualize the end-user.  For this reason, our marketing and communications can become stale and lackluster, all in attempt to speak to a general audience and cast a wide B2B net.  The truth is that a business has just as many personal goals and needs as an individual, perhaps just framed and presented differently.  Think about it…. Just as an individual, a business has a budget, vision and goals for their property; it is comprised of individuals who have an end goal for their project and are trying to find the right solution for their construction needs.  For this reason, it is important to get to know the person or people who are seeking your expertise – Get to know them, their concerns and how you can help them reach their goals.

Here are three easy tips for improving your B2B communications and marketing:

  1. Speak Many Languages – Perhaps you have a go-to brochure, flyer or web page that has been the staple to your marketing strategy for years – That’s great, but you should change with the times and speak to your audience in several “languages”. In other words, not every format works for every customer.  For this reason, make sure you change up the formats in which you are communicating to your audience.  From blogs and social posts to infographics, videos and webinars, there are many formats available for conveying the same message.  Get to know the businesses you are targeting to understand what format “speaks” to them.  Keep in mind, there will definitely be more than one.
  2. Network – If you have ever attended B2B events, expos or meetings, you have probably had your fair share of let downs. Not every networking event or experience is going to lead to a closed deal, but that shouldn’t deter you from continuing to put yourself out there.  Keeping your brand visible to business clients is just as important as staying relevant to the consumer.  In addition to networking events, you can’t ignore the importance of social networks geared to businesses.  For example, LinkedIn is the largest business network in the world, and 94% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to share content.  Make sure to create a company page and make the most of targeted advertising, blogs and groups where you can connect with other businesses.
  3. Focus on Results – Unlike your consumer, businesses aren’t looking for the shiny object; they are looking for results and outcomes. In order to market and sell to a business, you must present information on how you are going to improve their operations and offer bottom-line business results.  How will you save them time, energy and money with your design or addition?  How will your product/service make an impact, and how will it be better than the competition?  By staying focused on results, you can more directly communicate how you can help your business client achieve their overall vision and goals.

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.

Texas Top Pool Builders – February 2019

An HBW report on the top pool builders in Texas during the month of February 2019

Every month, HBW reports on the latest construction data on file for subscribers.  From residential permits in Texas to new swimming pool construction in Florida, HBW construction data can be used to find targeted leads at any stage in the construction process.

When reviewing Texas, four major regions are reviewed (Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio), and when it comes to pool construction, the leading companies vary widely depending on the metro area.  Out of the more than 675 new swimming pool permits on file in Texas for the month, the greatest amount of new construction could be found in Dallas, and the highest average value of new swimming pool construction took place in Austin.

In order to gain a better understanding of the construction statistics and leading builders in Texas last month, here is a closer look at the figures and top pool builders by area:

Dallas

Last month, Dallas ranked #1 for total new swimming pool permits on file – In Dallas, there were nearly 320 swimming pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $16.4 million last month.  The average value of new pool construction was $51,719, and the county with the highest concentration of new permits was Dallas County (87 permits).

Out of the 126 active pool builders on file in the area, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits last month:

Builder Total Permits
Riverbend Pools 24
Claffey Pools 16
Gold Medal Pools 12
Hobert Pools 11
Robertson Pools 11

 

Houston

In Houston, there were just over 200 swimming pool starts last month with a total construction value of nearly $12.2 million.  The average value of new construction was on the higher end of the spectrum (average value: $60,033), and the county with the greatest concentration of pool starts was Harris County (82 permits).

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

Builder Total Permits
Anthony & Sylvan Pools 20
Preferred Pools 10
C3 Building Solutions 8
Platinum Pools 7
Premier Pools 6

 

Austin

In Austin, there were 106 swimming pool permits with a total construction value of nearly $7.2 million on file last month.  The average value of new pool construction was highest in Austin (average value: $67,690), and well over half of all new permits originated from Travis County (66 permits).

Out of the 66 active pool builders on file last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
Cody Pools 13
Texas Pools & Patios 7
Premier Pools & Spas of Austin 6
Anthony & Sylvan Pools 6
Preferred Pools 4

 

San Antonio:

Last month, there were 50 swimming pool starts in San Antonio with a total construction value in excess of $2.5 million.  The average value of new pool construction was $50,394, and nearly all new construction activity took place in Bexar County (46 permits).

Out of the 22 active builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits for the one-month period:

Builder Total Permits
Keith Zars Pools 12
Cody Pools 5
Pool Concepts by Pete Ordaz 5
Gary Pools 4
Aquamarine Pools of Texas 3

 

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 Residential Construction Report – February 2019

An HBW review of new residential construction permits on file in Texas for the month of February 2019

Last month, there were approximately 5,070 new residential construction permits added to the HBW database for Texas, reflecting a month-over-month decrease in new residential construction of nearly 3%.  Out of the four major metro areas reviewed (Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio), Houston ranked #1 for total new permits (2,111 permits), while Dallas continued to hold the highest average construction value ($311,820).

The metro area that experienced monthly gains in new construction include San Antonio with a 30% month-over-month increase in new permits, and Austin with a 2% month-over-month increase in permits.  As per usual, when it comes to home builders, D.R. Horton ranked high on the charts and listed as the top builder for total housing starts in three out of four areas reviewed.  Here is a closer look at the latest figures for new residential construction permits in Texas last month:

Houston

Total Permits: 2,111 permits (↓5% month-over-month decrease)

Total Construction Value: $425+ million

Average Value of Construction: $201,371

Top County for Total Permits: Harris County (1,018 permits)

Top Builder for Total Permits: D.R. Horton (385 permits)

 

Dallas

Total Permits: 1,649 (↓8% month-over-month decrease)

Total Construction Value: $514+ million

Average Value of Construction: $ 311,820 (ranked #1 for highest average value of construction)

Top County for Total Permits: Tarrant County (509 permits)

Top Builder for Total Permits: D.R. Horton (268 permits)

 

Austin

Total Permits: 832 permits (↑2% month-over-month increase)

Total Construction Value: $203+ million

Average Value of Construction: $ 244,098

Top County for Total Permits: Travis County (558 permits)

Top Builder for Total Permits: D.R. Horton (167 permits)

 

San Antonio

Total Permits: 477 (↑30% month-over-month increase)

Total Construction Value: $95.5 million

Average Value of Construction: $200,136 (lowest average value)

Top County for Total Permits: Bexar County (352 permits)

Top Builder for Total Permits: Continental Homes of Texas (69 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.

Take Five: A Quick Tip Marketing Fix

A couple of months have passed since we posted some fresh new marketing tips for 2019.  Since the last post: “Upgrade Your Online Marketing in 2019”, we have come up with a few more tips for HBW subscribers that are sure to keep your brand visible and in front of your target audience.  Here are a few more must-haves and refreshers to keep your online marketing momentum going:

  1. Get Mapped – While your contact page and social media profiles probably have your address listed on a visible map, you want to make sure that you are present on “Maps”. When consumers are looking for your business on the go, they often go to apps like Google and Apple “Maps”.  By claiming your local listing and ensuring that the information (address, phone number) is current and accurate, you will be secure in knowing that customers can easily locate you.
  2. Claim Your Google+ Page– Claiming and optimizing a Google+ Local page is vital for your business to show up in Google Maps and Google’s local search results. Additionally, this is where users will be able to view important information such as your hours and contact details, as well as list ratings and reviews.  It is important that after you claim your page, you manage it (and the ratings) as well.
  3. Play the Backlinks – High-quality links to your website, landing pages and social profiles are important, especially those that you develop through and with partners and third-parties. Backlinks, such as those from influencers, are great for building your online identity and credibility. Along with expanding your presence and positive reputation, they signal search engines that your online profiles and pages are credible and can lead to higher ranking of your website and related links.
  4. Start Yelping – Yelp isn’t just for disgruntled workers or dissatisfied customers (not that you have either) to post subpar reviews; it can actually serve as a great hub for hosting information about your business. Yelp can house information including your operating hours and industry to preferred payment methods and positive reviews. A good place to start is to see what may already be on there for your business.  Once you have your business listed, it can serve as a solid way for consumers to find you, as well as a place to send happy customers to post a review.
  5. Start Blogging – You don’t need to be a published author to blog about your own business. We are not talking about writing a novel; short summaries of current projects, industry expos attended or new team members can easily be posted on a blog to reflect important business activity and updates.  By maintaining a blog with one or two stories per month (minimum), you can boost your site’s SEO, and from the content end you can showcase your expertise and industry knowledge.  Blogs can make companies relatable, as well as build their reputation.  Just remember to have a system in place for proofreading and approval prior to publishing; this is especially important if you have more than one blogger on board.

Your business and its online presence provide a “first impression” experience with every new hit or visitor.  For this reason, it is important to give time to review websites and profiles and make some quick fixes that can strengthen your marketing efforts and your authority online.

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 Florida Home Builders – January 2019

An HBW Report on the leading home builders in Florida based on new residential construction permit reports.

You simply cannot look at new residential construction in Florida without seeing D.R. Horton and Lennar Homes.  Out of the five major Florida regions reviewed last month (Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Southwest, Southeast), both mega-builders made the top three list for total new residential construction permits on file with HBW.  Across the state, there were approximately 5,380 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $1.5 billion.  Here is a closer look at new home construction permitting activity by area and the home builders leading the way for the month:

Tampa

Last month, Tampa ranked #1 for new home construction having 1,322 new permits on file with HBW.  The average value of new residential construction in the area was $264,170, and out of the counties reviewed, Polk held the highest concentration of new permits (386 permits).

Out of the more than 190 active home builders in the Tampa area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on file with HBW:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 181
Lennar Homes 178
The Villages of Lake Sumter 131
Pulte Homes 43
Ryan Homes 40

 

Southwest

Coming in close to Tampa, Southwest Florida ranked #2 for new residential construction activity last month as there were approximately 1,315 new permits in the area. The average value of new construction was moderate in comparison to other regions (average value: $265,722), and Lee County held the highest concentration of housing starts (412 permits) for the one-month period.

Out of the nearly 260 active home builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new residential construction permits:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 228
D.R. Horton 177
Pulte Homes 132
Neal Communities of SW FL 56
Taylor Morrison 51

 

Southeast

In the southeastern region of Florida, there were 922 new residential construction permits added to the HBW database for January.  The average value of new home construction was highest in the southeast (average value: $311,232) in comparison to other regions reviewed, and the county with the greatest amount of new construction activity was Palm Beach (326 permits).

Out of the 200 active home builders on file for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new residential construction permits:

Builder Total Permit
Lennar Homes 149
GL Homes 62
D.R. Horton 51
GL Building Corp 42
Standard Pacific Homes 40

 

Jacksonville

Last month, Jacksonville started the year off strong with approximately 920 housing starts.  The average value of construction was lower in Jacksonville than the other regions reviewed (average value: $243,750), and the county with the highest concentration of new permits was St. Johns (327 permits).

Out of the nearly 150 active builders on file for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new residential construction permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 189
Lennar Homes 118
American Classic Homes 64
Dream Finders Home 57
Richmond American Homes 33

 

Orlando

Just behind Jacksonville, the Orlando area had just over 900 housing starts added to the HBW database last month.  The average value of new home construction was $301,449, and the highest concentration of new residential construction permits originated from Orange County (350 permits).

Out of the 150 active home builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 131
D.R. Horton 100
Minto Builders 62
Pulte Homes 39
Mattamy Homes 39

 

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.

The Home Buyer’s Wish List for 2019

As a home builder, it is important to know what home buyers are looking for in their dream home, and a good place to start is the latest survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). 

The most recent survey results from NAHB, “What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 edition)”, were released in a press conference at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.  The survey collected information from approximately 4,000 home buyers; home buyers included individuals and families who had either recently purchased a home or are planning to within three years, and the survey had them rank 175 home features to decipher which ones were most important when making a decision to purchase a home.

The results?  There is a 300-page full report accessible on NAHB’s website, but the top highlights were as follows:

  1. Downsizing – Across the board, downsizing continues to be a trend. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average home size started to decline from its peak in 2015 (2,689 square feet) to the smaller average size in 2018 (2,576 square feet). More new homes have three bedrooms/three bathrooms or less, and it was reported that there has been a decrease in demand for more upscale features including three-car garages and larger. The increase in townhomes appears to have driven the decrease in average home size as townhomes made up about 14% of housing starts in 2018.
  2. Location – The survey also revealed important information regarding the most desired locations and the type of buyer seeking those locations. Coming out on top was the suburbs as approximately 64% of those surveyed listed it as their #1 most desirable home location; second was rural (24%) and third was the central city (11%).  The survey further detailed the type of buyer who would choose those locations, and millennials (23%) were the most likely to purchase a home in central city while baby boomers (8%) and seniors (3%) were less likely to seek property in an urban location.
  3. Kitchen – The kitchen and bath areas are rooms where we continually see a high demand for upgrades and new and preferred design trends and layouts each year. Based on NAHB’s survey, 86% of home buyers prefer a completely or partially open kitchen.  The top choice for countertops was granite or natural stone (57%), and the dominate preference for kitchen cabinet finishes was white (32%) and even gray on white. Storage space also topped the list with walk-in pantries making the top ten.
  4. Bathroom – Just as in the kitchen, white cabinetry (and gray on white) topped the list of preferences in the bathroom. Additionally, higher-end fixtures such as wall-mounted sinks, toilets and faucets appear to be trends on the rise.
  5. Energy Efficiency – Energy efficiency is more than just a trend – it is a necessity. Along with reducing one’s carbon footprint, it saves home owners money on their utility bills.  Popular energy-saving features that are in-demand include installation of Energy Star appliances, energy-efficient windows and whole house green certification.

By staying ahead of the trends and knowing what is popular for home buyers today, construction pros can be proactive in their designs and marketing efforts to speak to their target audience about the home features that may be at the top of their wish lists.

For more information on construction industry trends and business 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.

HBW Report: Florida Swimming Pool Construction – January 2019

An HBW report on new swimming pool construction permitting activity during the month of January 2019

Last month, there were more than 1,680 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database for Florida.  Out of the five major regions reviewed (Southwest, Tampa, Orlando, Southeast and Jacksonville), the highest concentration of new pool construction could be found in the southwestern portion of the state (489 permits), and the highest average value of new construction could be found in Jacksonville (average value: ~$51,400).  Here is a breakdown of the new swimming pool permits on file with HBW for the month of January 2019:

Southwest

The Southwest ranked #1 for new pool construction last month, having approximately 490 new permits with a total construction value in excess of $21.8 million.  The average value of construction was $44,644, and the highest concentration of new permitting activity took place in the counties of Lee (151 permits) and Collier (139 permits).

Out of the more than 110 active pool builders on file for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

#1 – Aragon Pools & Spas LLC
#2 – Pinnacle USA
#3 – Coast to Coast Pools

 

Tampa

Tampa ranked second-highest for new pool construction activity, having 375 pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $18 million last month.  The average value of new pool construction was $48,214, and the highest concentration of new permits originated from Hillsborough County (148 permits).

Out of the approximately 105 active pool builders on file for the month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

#1 – Olympus Pools
#2 – Tampa Bay Pools, Inc.
#3 – Challenger Pools

 

Southeast

Last month, the southeast ranked #3 for new pool construction, having 360 swimming pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $15.7 million.  The average value of new construction was $43,623, and the county with the highest concentration of swimming pool starts was Palm Beach (157 permits).

Out of the approximately 120 active builders in the southeast last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits on file with HBW:

#1 – Pools by Greg, Inc.
#2 – Treasure Pools & Service Inc
#3 – A & G Concrete Pools

 

Orlando

In the Orlando area, there were nearly 290 pool starts with a total construction value of approximately $11.5 million last month.  The average value of new pool construction was on the lower end of the spectrum (average value: $39,823) in comparison to other areas reviewed, and the majority of new permits originated from the counties of Osceola (99 permits) and Orange (71 permits).

There were more than 70 active pool builders with swimming pool starts on file last month, and the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

#1 – Dreamscapes Pools & Spas LLC
#2 – All Seasons
#3 – Bobs Pool Service, Inc.

 

Jacksonville

In Jacksonville, there were more than 170 pool starts last month with a total construction value nearing $8.8 million.  The average value of new pool construction was on the higher end of the spectrum in comparison to other regions reviewed (average value: ~ $51,400), and nearly half of all new permits originated from St. Johns County (76 permits).

Out of the 60 active pool builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits on file:

#1 – Stanley Pools Inc
#2 – Pools by John Clarkson
#3 – Surfside Pools & Spas

 

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 Swimming Pool Construction Review – January 2019

An HBW report on the latest swimming pool permitting data for Texas during the month of January 2019

On a daily basis, HBW is collecting the latest construction permitting data across the South.  From swimming pools and residential construction to commercial projects, there is always a fresh influx of new permits (and leads).  In addition to the data serving as a solid source for leads, it provides a chance to track monthly, quarterly and annual patterns in the various markets.

Based on the new permit data collected during the month of January 2019, here is a look at new swimming pool construction activity in the four major metro areas of the Lone Star State:

Dallas

Last month, Dallas ranked #1 for total new swimming pool permits as there were nearly 310 pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $16.5 million.  The average value of new pool construction landed close to $54k, and the greatest concentration of new permits originated from the counties of Tarrant (85 permits) and Collin (76 permits).

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

#1 – Riverbend Pools
#2 – Gold Medal Pools
#3 – Premier Pools

 

Houston

Last month, Houston ranked second for new pool construction as there were nearly 130 new permits with a total construction value in excess of $7.8 million on file.  The average value of new construction was on the higher end of the spectrum (average value: ~$61.5k), and the bulk of all new permits originated from Harris County (80 permits).

Out of the 85 active pool builders on file for the month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

#1 – Platinum Pools
#2 – Backyard Oasis
#3 – C3 Building Solutions

 

Austin

In Austin, there were nearly 70 pool starts last month, and the majority of all new construction originated from Travis County (46 permits).  Due to several higher value starts, the average value of new pool construction was highest in Austin out of the four areas reviewed, coming in at $78,303.

Out of the 45+ active pool builders on file with HBW for the month, the following ranked as the top three for total permits:

#1 – Cody Pools
#2 – Anthony & Sylvan Pools
#3 – Premier Pools & Spas of Austin

 

San Antonio

New swimming pool construction was slowest in San Antonio last month as there were 30 pool starts with a total value just over $1.3 million.  The average value of new pool construction was lowest in San Antonio (average value: ~$45k), and nearly all new construction activity took place in Bexar County (25 permits).

Out of the approximately 20 active builders in the area, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

#1 – Keith Zars Pools
#2 – Cody Pools
#3 – Blue Haven Pools

 

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