Florida Swimming Pool Construction Report – January 2020

A review of permit data on record with HBW for new swimming pool construction in Florida during the month of January 2020

Last month, there were approximately 1,855 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value in excess of $91 million added to the HBW database for Florida.  Out of the five major regions reviewed (Southwest, Southeast, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville), the southwest region ranked #1 for new pool construction, having 604 new permits on record for the one-month period, and Jacksonville took top spot for highest average value of new pool construction (average value: $61,059)

Here is a closer look at the total new permits, construction values and leading Florida counties for new swimming pool construction by region during the month of January 2020:

Southwest

During the month of January, the southwestern region of Florida carried the greatest amount of new swimming pool construction in comparison to other regions reviewed, having nearly 605 pool starts with a total construction value of $28.4 million.  The average value of new swimming pool construction in the area was $47,063, and the county with the highest concentration of new permits on record with HBW was Lee County (220 permits).

Tampa

Tampa ranked #2 for new swimming pool construction last month, having 366 new permits with a total construction value of nearly $19.5 million on record with HBW.  The average value of construction landed mid-range (average value: $53,248) in comparison to other regions reviewed, and the county with the greatest amount of new permits on file for the month was Hillsborough County (116 permits).

Orlando

In line with Tampa’s figures, the Orlando area had 365 pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $18 million last month.  The average value of new pool construction was $49,107, and more than half of all new permits originated from the counties of Osceola (125 permits) and Orange (108 permits).

Southeast

In the southeastern region of Florida, there were 328 pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $13.6 million last month.  The average value of construction was lowest in the southeast (average value: $41,421) in comparison to other areas reviewed, and the county with the greatest concentration of new pool construction was Palm Beach County (131 permits).

Jacksonville

While Jacksonville continues to hold the lowest volume of new swimming pool construction each month, the average value of construction tends to land on the higher end of the spectrum.  Last month, there were more than 190 pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $11.7 million on record for Jacksonville and surrounding areas.  As previously noted, the average value of new swimming pool construction was highest in Jacksonville (average value: $61,059) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and the majority of new construction took place in the counties of St. Johns (97 permits) and Duval (52 permits).

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Florida Top Home Builders – January 2020

A review of the leading home builders in Florida based on total new permits on record with HBW during the month of January 2020

As reported in HBW’s most recent blog post “Florida Residential Construction Report – January 2020”, there were 5,885 housing starts with a total construction value of $1.6 billion in Florida last month.  Across the state, a few home builders led for having the greatest amount of residential construction permits on record for the month.  Out of the hundreds of contractors with new permit activity, the following ranked as the top three for total new residential construction permits statewide for the one-month period:

#1 – Lennar Homes – 915 permits

#2 – D.R. Horton – 781 permits

#3 – Pulte Homes – 429 permits

When looking at specific Florida regions, home builders driving the new residential construction figures varied by location.  Out of the five regions reviewed (Southeast, Southwest, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville), Lennar Homes ranked #1 in two out five areas, while D.R. Horton and GL Building Corp took top placement in the remaining regions reviewed.

Here is closer look at the contractors with the greatest amount of new residential construction activity in Florida, by region, for the month of January 2020:

Southwest

In Southwest Florida, there were more than 230 active contractors with new home construction activity on record for the month, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 272
D.R. Horton 195
Pulte Homes 170
Neal Communities of SW FL 59
Taylor Morrison 43

 

Tampa

Out of the more than 230 home builders with new residential construction activity on record in Tampa last month, the following ranked as the top five for total permits on file with HBW:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 361
D.R. Horton 225
Pulte Homes 130
The Villages of Lake Sumter 127
Highland Homes 59

 

Orlando

In Orlando, there were 155 home builders with new construction activity on record with HBW last month, and the following ranked as the top five for total new residential construction permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 139
Lennar Homes 84
M/I Homes 57
Pulte Homes 53
Meritage Homes 53

 

Southeast

Out of the 160 home builders with new construction activity on record in the southeastern region of Florida last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
GL Building Corp 119
Lennar Homes 63
D.R. Horton 56
Pulte Homes 39
Ryan Homes 32

 

Jacksonville

Last month, there were more than 110 contractors with new residential construction activity on record in the Jacksonville area, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits for the one-month period:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 166
Lennar Homes 135
Mattamy Homes 76
Dream Finders Home 59
Richmond American Homes 51

 

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Florida Residential Construction Report – January 2020

A review of the latest permit data available for new residential construction on record with HBW for Florida during the month of January 2020

Last month, there were 5,885 housing starts with a total construction value in excess of $1.6 billion in Florida.  Out of the five major regions reviewed (Southwest, Southeast, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville), Tampa (1,768 permits) took the lead for having the greatest amount of housing starts on record for the month, while the southeastern region of Florida carried the highest average value of new home construction (average value: $302,891)

Here is a closer look at total permits, values and leading counties for new home construction in the Sunshine State during the month of January 2020:

Tampa

As previously mentioned, the Tampa area led Florida in new home construction last month, having 1,768 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $497 million on record.  The average value of new residential construction in the area was $280,916, and the county with the highest concentration of new permits on record for the month was Hillsborough County (619 permits).

Southwest

The southwestern region of Florida ranked #2 for housing starts last month, having 1,436 new residential construction permits with a total value of approximately $379.6 million on file with HBW.  The average value of new home construction in the area (average value: $264,332) landed mid-range in comparison to other regions reviewed, and more than half of all new permits originated from the counties of Lee (472 permits) and Sarasota (307 permits).

Orlando

In Orlando, there were approximately 1,025 housing starts with a total construction value in excess of $307.5 million last month.  The average value of new home construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum (average value: $300,408) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and the county with the highest concentration of new permits was Orange County (344 permits).

Jacksonville

Not far behind Orlando, Jacksonville had more than 930 housing starts with a total construction value of approximately $205.5 million on record with HBW last month.  The average value of construction was lowest in the Jacksonville area (average value: $220,447) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and the bulk of all new residential construction activity originated from Duval County (431 permits) and St. Johns County (324 permits).

Southeast

Last month, there were 725 housing starts with a total construction value in excess of $219.5 million in Southeast Florida.  The average value of new home construction was highest in the southeast (average value: $302,891) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and the county with the greatest concentration of housing starts was St. Lucie County (305 permits)

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Texas Swimming Pool Construction – January 2020

A review of swimming pool construction data based on new permits added to the HBW database for the month of January 2019

Based on the latest construction data reports from HBW, there were more than 540 pool starts with a construction value of $27.4 million in Texas (Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio) last month.  Out of the four major metro areas reviewed, Dallas held the highest concentration of new swimming pool construction activity (271 permits), while Houston carried the highest average value of new pool construction (average value: $66,648).

Here is a closer look at the total permits, average value of construction and leading contractors in each of the four major metro areas of Texas during the month of January 2019:

Dallas

As previously mentioned, Dallas ranked #1 for swimming pool construction last month, having more than 270 pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $12 million.  The average value of construction landed mid-range in comparison to other Texas metro areas reviewed (average value: $43,806), and the county with the highest concentration of pool starts was Collin County (91 permits).

Out of the nearly 115 pool builders with new construction on record for the month, the following ranked as the top three for total new swimming pool construction permits on file with HBW:

Builder
1-Riverbend Pools
2-Robertson Pools
3-Venture Custom Pools

 

Houston

The Houston area ranked #2 for swimming pool construction last month as there were nearly 150 pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $9.7 million.  The average value of new swimming pool construction was highest in Houston in comparison to other metro areas reviewed (average value: $66,648), and more than half of all new permits originated from Harris County (99 permits).

Out of the 80 active pool builders with new construction activity on record last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new swimming pool construction permits:

Builder
1-Platinum Pools
2-Anthony & Sylvan Pools
3-McKinney Custom Pools

 

Austin

In Austin, there were nearly 80 pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $4.2 million on record with HBW last month.  The average value of new pool construction was $54,938, and the bulk of new permits originated from Travis County (55 permits).

Out of the nearly 45 contractors with pool starts on record last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new construction permits:

Builder
1-Cody Pools
2-Anthony & Sylvan Pools
3-Aquamarine Pools of Texas

 

San Antonio

San Antonio had the lowest rate of pool construction activity last month, having less than 50 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value of approximately $1.6 million on record with HBW.  The average value of new pool construction was lowest in San Antonio (average value: $33,762) in comparison to other regions reviewed, and more than half of all new construction took place in Bexar County (26 permits).

Out of the nearly 25 pool contractors with new construction activity on record for the month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

Builder
1-Keith Zars Pools
2-Blue Haven Pools
3-Aquamarine Pools of Texas

 

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 Home Builders – January 2020

A list of the top home builders in Texas, based on new permit data for the month of January 2020

Earlier this week, we reviewed new residential construction permit data on record with HBW for Texas during the month of January 2020.  As previously published, there were approximately 5,850 new residential construction permits with a total value of nearly $1.4 billion added to the HBW database last month.  Out of the hundreds of leading home builders with housing starts on record in the Lone Star State, there were two major players who landed on the leader board in nearly all metro areas reviewed…

D.R. Horton led Texas metro areas, having approximately 980 new residential construction permits on record for the month and ranking #1 in three (Houston, Dallas, Austin) out of the four areas reviewed.  Following D.R. Horton, Lennar Homes led in San Antonio and landed #2 in all other areas reviewed, having more than 435 new residential construction permits on file statewide for the one-month period.

Here is a closer look at the leading builders (by metro area) with the greatest concentration of new residential construction permits on record in Texas during the month of January 2020:

Houston

In Houston, there were nearly 285 home builders with housing starts on record for the month of January, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on record with HBW:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 382
Lennar Homes 176
Perry Homes 154
K Hovnanian Homes 148
KB Homes 94

 

Dallas

In Dallas, there were 215 home builders with housing start on record last month, and the following ranked as the top five for total new residential construction permits for the one-month period:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 468
Lennar Homes 79
Highland Homes 70
First Texas Homes 63
Pulte Homes 54

 

Austin

Last month, there were 115 home builders with new residential construction permits on record in the Austin area, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits for the one-month period:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 128
Lennar Homes 107
Pulte Homes 63
KB Homes 56
Meritage Homes 41

 

San Antonio

Out of the 65 active home builders with new construction activity in the San Antonio area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on record with HBW:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 74
Continental Homes of Texas 57
Meritage Homes 35
Pulte Homes 28
KB Homes 26

 

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Texas Residential Construction Review – January 2020

An overview of new construction data on record with HBW for new home construction in Texas

In the first month of 2020, there have already been approximately 5,850 new residential construction permits with a total value of nearly $1.4 billion added to the HBW database for Texas.  Out of the four major metro areas reviewed (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio), Houston (2,515 permits) held the highest concentration of new permits in January, while Dallas has and continues to hold the highest average value of new home construction (average value: $268,749).

Here is a closer look at the total permits, average value and leading counties for new residential construction in Texas during the month of January 2020:

Houston

Last month, Houston led Texas for new home construction, having 2,515 housing starts with a total construction value of approximately $491 million on record.  The average value of new residential construction was lowest in Houston in comparison to other areas reviewed (average value: $195,209), and nearly half of all new permits originated from Harris County (1,106 permits).

Dallas

Dallas ranked second for new home construction having 1,960 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $527 million last month.  As previously mentioned, the average value of construction was highest in Dallas (average value: $268,749) in comparison to other Texas metro areas reviewed, and the county with greatest concentration of new home construction activity was Tarrant County with approximately 790 housing starts on record for the one-month period.

Austin

In Austin, there were 925 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $236 million last month.  The average value of construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum in comparison to other areas reviewed (average value: $254,883), and more than half of all new permits in the Austin area originated from Travis County (516 permits).

San Antonio

In the San Antonio area, there were approximately 450 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $109 million last month.  The average value of construction was $242,583, and the majority of new permits originated from the County of Bexar (~300 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 Residential Construction Report – 2019

An overview of Florida permit data for new home construction in 2019

Residential construction has been booming in Florida for years.  According to HBW records, the market has been on an upward trajectory since 2011, reflecting annual increases as high as 16 percent or more.  While the residential construction industry is still growing in the Sunshine State, last year showed signs of slowing in the rate of growth.  From January 1st to December 31, 2019, there was a 2 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction in Florida, resulting in 84,500 new permits on record with HBW.

Out of the six major regions reviewed (Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast, West, Central), the two areas that exhibited growth in residential construction were the northwestern and western portions of the state with year-over-year increases of 7 percent and 16 percent respectively.  The areas with the highest concentration of new permits on record for the one-year period include West Florida (20,110 permits) and Southwest Florida (15,738 permits).

Here is a breakdown of the total residential construction permits, annual comparisons and leading counties by Florida region in 2019:

West Florida

Total permits: 20,110

% change in total permits (in comparison to 2018): +16 percent

Top county for total permits: Hillsborough (5,945 permits)

Percentage of Permits representing “high value” (>$500k) properties: 5 percent

 

Southwest Florida

Total permits: 15,738

% change in total permits (in comparison to 2018): N/A

Top county for total permits: Lee County (4,668 permits)

Percentage of Permits representing “high value” (>$500k) properties: 4 percent

 

Northeast Florida

Total permits: 13,872

% change in total permits (in comparison to 2018): -5 percent

Top county for total permits: Duval County (4,155 permits)

Percentage of Permits representing “high value” (>$500k) properties: 3 percent

 

Central Florida

Total permits: 13,866

% change in total permits (in comparison to 2018): -8 percent

Top county for total permits: Orange County (4,988 permits)

Percentage of Permits representing “high value” (>$500k) properties: 8 percent

 

Northwest Florida

Total permits: 11,086

% change in total permits (in comparison to 2018): 7 percent

Top county for total permits: Santa Rosa (1,551 permits)

Percentage of Permits representing “high value” (>$500k) properties: 5 percent

 

Southeast Florida

Total permits: 9,828

% change in total permits (in comparison to 2018): -1 percent

Top county for total permits: St. Lucie (3,451 permits)

Percentage of Permits representing “high value” (>$500k) properties: ~10 percent

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 Review – Florida Swimming Pool Construction 2019

An HBW report on new swimming pool construction permits in Florida from January 1st through December 31, 2019

In Florida, new swimming pool construction is on the rise.  According to HBW’s latest Swimming Pool Construction Activity Trend Report, the Sunshine State experienced a 5 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool permits in 2019, resulting in more than 26,000 new permits on record with HBW.

This growth pattern is not new – Since 2011, swimming pool construction has been steadily climbing year after year in Florida, with annual increases ranging from 4 percent (2018) to as high as 14 percent (2015).  Last year, four out of the six major Florida regions reviewed (Central, West, Southeast, Southwest, Northeast, Northwest) experienced annual spikes in new pool construction, with the greatest increase in new pool permits taking place in Northwest Florida (+13%) and the highest concentration of new permits originating from Southwest Florida (7,045 permits).

Here is a closer look at swimming pool construction permit data on record with HBW for Florida last year:

Southwest Florida

In comparison to other regions reviewed, the southwestern region of Florida carried the greatest total amount of pool starts last year, having 7,045 new permits on record and reflecting a 7 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction.  More than half of all new construction took place in the counties of Lee (2,137 permits) and Collier (1,553 permits), with both counties demonstrating year-over-year increases in new pool permits of 2 percent and 12 percent respectively.

West Florida

The western region of Florida ranked #2 for swimming pool construction last year, having more than 4,920 pool starts on record and reflecting a 10 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction.  More than half of all new permits originated from Hillsborough County (1,542 permits) and Pasco County (1,004 permits), reflecting year-over-year increases in new construction of 4 percent and 20 percent respectively.

Southeast Florida

Not far behind the western portion of Florida, the southeastern region ranked #3 for new pool construction, having more than 4,740 pool starts last year and demonstrating a nominal 1 percent decrease in new swimming pool construction activity.  The bulk of new construction took place in the counties of Palm Beach (1,650 permits) and Miami-Dade (1,234 permits), and while overall the southeast did not exhibit any notable gains, Indian River County experienced a 16 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction.

Central Florida

Last year, Central Florida experienced a 3 percent year-over-year decrease in new swimming pool construction, resulting in 4,155 new permits on record.  The county with the greatest concentration of new construction activity was Orange County (1,454 permits) which was one of the few counties exhibiting growth in the form of a 10 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction.

Northeast Florida

In the northeastern region of Florida, there were 2,578 pool starts on record last year, reflecting a 6 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction.  Approximately 60 percent of all new construction took place in the counties of Duval (656 permits) and St. Johns (870 permits).

Northwest Florida

Last year, the northwestern region of Florida experienced a 13 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction, resulting in more than 2,560 new permits on record with HBW.  Santa Rosa County carried the highest concentration of swimming pool construction activity in the area, having more than 515 new permits on record and demonstrating a 17 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool 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.

Florida Top Pool Builders – December 2019

A review of construction activity and leading builders on record with HBW for new swimming pool construction in Florida during the month of December 2019

In Florida, there were 1,630 swimming pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $74 million last month.  Out of the five major regions reviewed (Tampa, Southwest, Southeast, Orlando, Jacksonville), Southwest Florida held the highest concentration of new construction activity (total permits: 522), while Tampa held the greatest average value of construction (average value: $52,554).

When reviewing the leading contractors behind the figures, we found that most were regionally focused, with several builders taking the lead for total pool starts in each area during the one-month period.

Here is a closer look at new swimming pool construction by region and based on the total number of permits on record with HBW, along with the top five leading contractors in each area:

Southwest

The Southwest region of Florida carried approximately 32 percent of all new swimming pool construction in the Sunshine State last month, having 522 pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $24 million last month.  The average value of construction landed mid-range (average value: $45,689) in comparison to other regions reviewed, and out of the more than 130 active pool builders with permits on record last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
Aragon Pools & Spas 53
Coast to Coast Pools 41
Pinnacle USA 23
Superior Pools of SW Florida 22
Waterscapes Pools & Spas 20

 

Tampa

In Tampa, there were more than 335 swimming pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $17.5 million last month.  The average value of construction was highest in Tampa (average value: $52,554) in comparison to other regions reviewed, and out of the approximately 105 active pool builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
Olympus Pools 25
Tampa Bay Pools Inc 18
T & D Pool & Spa Construction 16
Holiday Pools of West FL 14
Gulfstream Pools & Spas 12

 

Southeast

Last month, there were nearly 330 swimming pool starts with a total construction value of approximately $12.8 million in the southeastern region of Florida.  The average value of new pool construction was lowest in the Southeast (average value: $38,968) in comparison to other regions reviewed, and out of the 120 active pool builders on record last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
Swimming Pool Contractors 28
A&G Concrete Pools 17
Fountain Blue Pool Service 14
Pool Builders Inc. 13
Louden Bonded Pools 13

 

Orlando

In Orlando, there were approximately 265 swimming pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $11 million last month.  The average value of new pool construction in the area landed on the lower end of the spectrum (average value: $41,083) in comparison to other regions reviewed, and out of the nearly 65 contractors with new construction activity on record for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
Bobs Pool Service 53
All Seasons 17
Atlas Pools of Central FL 13
American Pools & Spas 13
Legacy Pools 13

 

Jacksonville

Last month, there were just over 180 swimming pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $9 million in the Jacksonville area.  The average value of construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum (average value: $50,231) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and out of the approximately 65 active contractors in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new swimming pool construction permits:

Builder Total Permits
Blue Haven Pools 23
Crystal Pools & Spas 9
Pools by John Clarkson 7
Agua Pools & Spas 6
Backyard Designs 6

 

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 Review – December 2019

A review of the latest permit data on record with HBW for new home construction in Florida during the month of December 2019

Based on the latest permit data available from the HBW database, there were more than 5,100 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $1.4 billion in Florida last month.  Out of the five major regions reviewed (Tampa, Southwest, Southeast, Orlando, Jacksonville), Tampa (1,476 permits) held the highest total number of new residential construction permits, while Southeast Florida carried the highest average value of new home construction (average value: $296,427).

Here is a closer look at total permits, leading counties and top builders by area in Florida last month:

Tampa

As previously mentioned, Tampa led Florida for new home construction last month, having 1,476 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $435 million.  The average value of construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum in comparison to other regions reviewed (average value: $294,635), and the county with the highest concentration of new permits was Hillsborough County (427 permits).

Out of the 195 active home builders with new construction activity on record last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 241
The Villages of Lake Sumter 162
D.R. Horton 155
Highland Homes 68
Pulte Homes 60

 

Southwest

Southwest Florida ranked #2 for new home construction last month as there were 1,273 housing starts with a total construction value in excess of $315 million.  The average value of new residential construction landed mid-range in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed (average value: $247,702), and more than half of all new construction took place in the counties of Lee (371 permits) and Sarasota (308 permits).

Out of the 235 active builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new residential construction permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 211
Lennar Homes 155
Pulte Homes 136
Taylor Morrison 80
Neal Communities of SW FL 51

 

Orlando

In Orlando and surrounding areas, there were nearly 1,000 housing starts with a total construction value in excess of $292.6 million last month.  The average value of construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum coming in at $294,112, and the county with the highest concentration of housing starts was Orange County (328 permits).

Out of the more than 150 active builders in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on record with HBW:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 176
Lennar Homes 137
Meritage Homes 64
Starlight Homes Florida 40
Ryan Homes 39

 

Jacksonville

Last month, there were 713 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $148 million in Jacksonville.  The average value of construction was lowest in Jacksonville (average value: $207,236) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and the bulk of all new construction took place in the counties of Duval (314 permits) and St. Johns (199 permits).

Out of the nearly 100 active home builders with new construction activity on record for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 160
American Classic Homes 64
Lennar Homes 49
Dream Finders Home 47
Mattamy Homes 47

 

Southeast

In the Southeast, there were 646 housing starts with a total construction value of approximately $191.5 million during the month of December 2019. As previously mentioned, the average value of new home construction was highest in the southeastern region of Florida (average value: $296,427) in comparison to other areas reviewed, and the bulk of all new construction took place in Palm Beach County (214 permits) and St. Lucie County (203 permits).

Out of the 115 builders with construction activity on record for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
GL Building Corp. 116
Lennar Homes 110
D.R. Horton 50
Pulte Homes 30
Kolter Signature Homes 26

 

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.