Florida’s Top Home Builders – November 2018

An HBW report on the home builders in Florida with the greatest number of housing starts for the month of November 2018

In Florida, there were more than 4,300 new residential construction permits added to the HBW database.  Across the five major regions reviewed (Tampa, Orlando, Southwest, Jacksonville, Southeast), Lennar Homes ranked as the #1 home builder in Florida for total housing starts during the month of November, having more than 600 new residential construction permits on file for the one-month period.

Next in line, D.R. Horton ranked #2 across the Sunshine State with more than 485 new permits last month. Both builders had higher concentrations of new construction in the areas of Tampa and Orlando as both metro areas had the greatest levels of new residential construction activity last month.

Here is a closer look at the top builders leading Florida residential construction by region:

Tampa

Out of the five major areas reviewed, the greatest number of housing starts took place in Tampa (1,170 permits), and out of the 170 active home builders in the area, Lennar Homes took top spot with 140 new permits and an average value of construction nearing $345k.  Based on the total number of permits on file with HBW for the one-month period, the top builders are as follows:

Builder # of Permits  Average Value
Lennar Homes 140  $    344,995.00
D.R. Horton 136  $    223,056.00
The Villages of Lake Sumter 99  $    287,015.00
Pulte Homes 79  $    252,727.00
Highland Homes 41  $    177,395.00

 

Orlando

The Orlando area ranked second-highest for new residential construction activity having approximately 1,000 housing starts last month.  Out of the 165 active builders in the area, Lennar Homes ranked #1 for total housing starts (131 permits), while Meritage Homes held a higher average value of construction (~ $480k).  Based on the total number of permits on file with HBW for the one-month period, the top builders in the Orlando area are as follows:

Builder # of Permits  Average Value
Lennar Homes 131  $    222,033.00
D.R. Horton 87  $    254,512.00
Pulte Homes 55  $    311,836.00
Meritage Homes 47  $    479,634.00
Ashton Orlando Residential 46  $    284,706.00

 

Southwest

Last month, there were nearly 900 housing starts in the southwestern region of Florida.  Out of the 180 active builders on file for the month, Lennar Homes ranked #1 for total new residential construction permits, having 136 housing starts with an average value of construction nearing $241k.  Based on the total number of permits on file with HBW for the one-month period, the top builders in the area are as follows:

Builder # of Permits  Average Value
Lennar Homes 136  $    240,904.00
D.R. Horton 106  $    216,896.00
Pulte Homes 100  $    232,573.00
Neal Communities of SW FL 63  $    206,844.00
Taylor Morrison 22  $    291,897.00

 

Jacksonville

In Jacksonville, there were approximately 720 housing starts last month. Out of the nearly 115 active builders in the area, Lennar Homes took top spot with 130 housing starts and an average value of construction in excess of $238.5k.  Based on the total number of permits on file for the one-month period, the top builders in the Jacksonville area are as follows:

Builder # of Permits  Average Value
Lennar Homes 130  $    238,613.00
D.R. Horton 116  $    123,722.00
KB Homes 49  $    154,736.00
Dream Finders Home 36  $    254,447.00
American Classic Homes 35  $      83,800.00

 

Southeast

During the month of November, there were approximately 520 housing starts in the southeastern region of Florida.  Out of the more than 140 active builders on file for the month, Lennar Homes ranked #1 for total housing starts, having 67 new permits with an average construction value close to $170k on file.  Based on the total number of permits for the one-month period, the top builders in Southeast Florida are as follows:

Builder # of Permits  Average Value
Lennar Homes 67  $    169,676.00
D.R. Horton 41  $    225,007.00
GHO Homes 31  $    386,252.00
Richbuilt Construction 26  $    158,327.00
Standard Pacific Homes 22  $    259,111.00

 

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