Florida’s Top Home Builders – April 2018

HBW’s report on new residential construction permits in Florida for the month of April 2018.

Last month, there were just over 6,600 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $1.8B added to the HBW database for Florida.  Out of the five major regions reviewed (Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Southeast, Southwest), Tampa ranked #1 for total housing starts (1,562 permits), while Orlando moved to the top of the charts for average construction value at $307,929.

When looking at the top home builders, statewide there were the usual mega builders topping the charts including Lennar Homes, D.R. Horton and Pulte Homes.  Lennar Homes actually took top spot in four out of five areas reviewed, having the greatest total number of housing starts for the one-month period.

Here is a closer look at top home builders by area:

Tampa

As previously mentioned, Tampa ranked #1 for total housing starts having 1,562 new residential construction permits with a total value in excess of $424M on file for the month.  The highest concentration of new permitting activity took place in Hillsborough County, and out of the 210 active builders in the area, Lennar Homes ranked #1 for total starts.  The top five builders in Tampa for the month are as follows:

Builder Total Permits Average Value
Lennar Homes 219 $297,243
D.R. Horton 185 $193,447
Highland Homes 76 $200,305
The Villages of Lake Sumter 74 $289,259
Pulte Homes 66 $250,970

 

Southwest Florida

The southwestern region of Florida ranked a close second for the month having nearly 1,550 housing starts with a total construction value just over $396M.  Just about half of all new construction originated from the counties of Lee and Manatee, and out of the 245 active builders on file, Lennar Homes ranked #1 for total permits for the one-month period.  The top five builders for the month are as follows:

Builder Total Permits Average Value
Lennar Homes 218 $234,086
Pulte Homes 183 $238,034
D.R. Horton 174 $213,542
Taylor Morrison 129 $283,942
Neal Communities 110 $170,181

 

Orlando

Last month, Orlando ranked third for total housing starts having 1,358 new residential construction permits with a total value in excess of $418M on file for the month.  The Central Florida county with the highest concentration of new construction activity was Orange County (563 permits), and out of the 180 active builders in the area, Lennar Homes ranked #1 for total starts.  The top five Orlando home builders for the month are as follows:

Builder Total Permits Average Value
Lennar Homes 201 $177,518
D.R. Horton 166 $273,890
Pulte Homes 69 $354,030
Taylor Morrison 67 $411,331
Meritage Homes 51 $393,538

 

Jacksonville

In Jacksonville, there were 1,262 housing starts with a total value of nearly $288.5M last month.  The majority of new construction (876 permits) originated from St. Johns and Duval County, and out of the 155 active builders in the area, D.R. Horton topped the charts for total housing starts on file for the one-month period.  The top five Jacksonville home builders last month are as follows:

Builder Total Permits Average Value
D.R. Horton 269 $152,830
Lennar Homes 87 $256,840
Dream Finders Construction 85 $223,214
KB Homes 84 $140,103
American Classic Homes 82 $81,671

 

Southeast Florida

In the southeastern region of Florida, there were 870 housing starts with a total value of more than $266M last month.  The county that experienced the greatest number of housing starts was St. Lucie (229 permits), and out of the 215 active builders on file for the month, Lennar Homes ranked #1 for total new residential construction permits.  The top five builders in the southeastern region of Florida last month are as follows:

Builder Total Permits Average Value
Lennar Homes 105  $ 256,532
G L Homes 76  $ 405,153
D.R. Horton 65  $ 212,006
Pulte Homes 36  $ 319,527
Holiday Builders 34  $ 243,651

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