Florida Residential Construction Report – July 2020

A review of the latest permit data on record with HBW for new home construction in Florida during the month of July 2020

In Florida, there were nearly 5,600 housing starts with a total construction value of approximately $1.5B during the month of July 2020.  Out of the five major regions reviewed (Tampa, Southwest, Orlando, Jacksonville, Southeast), Tampa held the highest volume of new permitting activity (1,252 permits), while the highest average value of new home construction could be found in Orlando (average value: $314,922).

Here is a closer look at the total permits, average value of construction and leading counties for new home construction in Florida by region for the month of July 2020:

Tampa

As previously noted, Tampa took the lead last month for new home construction, having more than 1,250 housing starts with a total value in excess of $317 million.  The average value of new home construction landed mid-range (average value: $253,294) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and the majority of new permits originated from the counties of Polk (503 permits) and Hillsborough (363 permits).

Orlando

Not far behind Tampa, the Orlando area had 1,235 housing starts with a total construction value of approximately $389 million during the month of July 2020.  The average value of new home construction was highest in the Orlando area (average value: $314,922) in comparison to other regions reviewed, and just about half of all new home construction took place in the counties of Orange (399 permits) and Osceola (217 permits).

Southwest

Last month, there were 1,228 new residential construction permits with a total value of $302.5 million added to the HBW database for Southwest Florida.  The average value of new home construction was $246,336, and the county with the highest concentration of new permitting activity was Lee County (428 permits).

Jacksonville

In Jacksonville, there were 1,127 housing starts with a total construction value of approximately $238 million last month.  The average value of new home construction was lowest in Jacksonville (average value: $211,243) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and the bulk of all new residential construction activity took place in the counties of Duval (565 permits) and St. Johns (318 permits).

Southeast

Last month, there were more than 750 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $228 million in the southeastern region of Florida. The average value of new home construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum (average value: $303,398) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and the county with the greatest concentration of new residential construction activity was St. Lucie County (297 permits).

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Texas Swimming Pool Construction Review – July 2020

A review of the latest permit data on record with HBW for new swimming pool construction in Texas during the month of July 2020

Last month, there were more than 1,040 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database for Texas, reflecting a 2 percent month-over-month increase in new pool construction.  Out of the four major metropolitan areas reviewed (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio),Dallas carried the greatest volume of pool starts (454 permits), while the highest average value of new pool construction could be found in Austin (average value: $65,571).

Here is a closer look at new swimming pool construction activity in Texas based on construction data on record with HBW for the month of July 2020:

Dallas

As previously noted, Dallas carried the highest volume of pool starts last month, having nearly 455 new permits with a total construction value of more than $19 million.  The average value of new swimming pool construction landed on the lower end of the spectrum (average value: $41,921) in comparison to other Texas areas reviewed, and more than half of all new permits originated from the counties of Tarrant (161 permits) and Collin (101 permits).

Houston

Last month, there were approximately 390 pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $21.5 million in the Houston area.  The average value of new pool construction was $55,185, and the greatest concentration of new swimming pool permits originated from Harris County (201 permits).

Austin

In the Austin area, there were approximately 125 pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $8.1 million last month.  The average value of new swimming pool construction was highest in Austin (average value: $65,571) in comparison to other Texas areas reviewed, and the majority of all new permits originated from Travis County (97 permits).

San Antonio

Last month, there were 75 pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $2.6 million in San Antonio.  The average value of new pool construction was lowest in San Antonio (average value: $35,306) in comparison to other areas reviewed, and the county with the greatest concentration of new swimming pool construction activity was Bexar (48 permits).

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Texas Top Home Builders – July 2020

A glance at the leading home builders in Texas based on the total number of new residential construction permits on record with HBW for the month of July 2020

Earlier this week, we reported on the latest permit data for new home construction in Texas and discovered approximately 5,925 new permits on record with HBW for the month of July.  Today, we are taking a closer look at the figures for last month to reveal the contractors leading in the four major metropolitan areas of Texas (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio). 

Across nearly all regions, D.R. Horton led for highest volume of housing starts last month, carrying more than 1,150 new permits for the one-month period and landing in the #1 spot in Dallas, Houston and Austin.  Following D.R. Horton, Lennar Homes carried the second-highest load of housing starts in July, having nearly 375 new permits on record with HBW.

Here is a closer look at the five leading contractors in each metro area based on the total number of new residential construction permits generated during the month of July 2020:

Dallas

In Dallas and surrounding areas, there were nearly 200 home builders with new construction activity on record last month, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 297
Lennar Homes 130
First Texas Homes 68
Meritage Homes 67
Bloomfield Homes 54

Houston

Last month, there were nearly 250 contractors with new residential construction permits on record with HBW for the Houston area, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 689
K Hovnanian Homes 193
Pulte Homes 127
Perry Homes 109
LGI Homes 94

Austin

Out of the more than 85 home builders with new construction activity on record in Austin last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 143
Lennar Homes 96
KB Homes 57
Gehan Homes 56
Meritage Homes 51

San Antonio

Out of the 100 contractors with new permits on record in the San Antonio area for the month of July, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

Builder Total No
Continental Homes of Texas 66
Lennar Homes 64
Bella Vista CMI 45
Meritage Homes 29
Fieldstone Communities SA 25

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Texas Home Construction Review – July 2020

A review of permit data for new residential construction in Texas during the month of July 2020

Last month, there were approximately 5,925 new residential construction permits with a total construction value in excess of $1.3 billion added to the HBW database; this total is reflective of a 13 percent month-over-month decrease in new home construction in the Lone Star State.  Out of the four major metropolitan areas reviewed (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio), the highest volume of housing starts could be found in Houston (2,661 permits), while the highest average value of new home construction took place in Dallas (average value: $265,174).

Here is a closer look at the total permits, average value of construction and leading counties by each Texas metro area during the month of July 2020:

Houston

As previously noted, there were more than 2,660 housing starts in the Houston area last month.  The average value of new home construction was lowest in Houston (average value: $181,268) in comparison to other metro areas reviewed, and more than half of all new permits originated from Harris County (1,574 permits).

Dallas

Last month, Dallas ranked #2 for volume of housing starts, having nearly 1,660 new residential construction permits on record with HBW for the one-month period.  The average value of new home construction was highest in Dallas (average value: $265,174) in comparison to other metro areas reviewed, and the bulk of new permits originated from the counties of Tarrant (622 permits) and Collin (346 permits).

Austin

In Austin, there were more than 1,010 housing starts during the month of July.  The average value of new home construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum (average value: $251,863) in comparison to other Texas areas reviewed, and more than half of all new construction activity took place in Travis County (601 permits).

San Antonio

Last month, there were more than 590 housing starts in the San Antonio area.  The average value of new home construction was $242,961, and nearly all new permits originated from the County of Bexar where there were more than 400 housing starts for the one-month period.

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HBW Report – Florida Swimming Pool Construction Q2-2020

A look at the latest permit data for new swimming pool construction in Florida from January through June 2020

Over the last five years, new swimming pool construction has been on a steady climb in the Sunshine State.  Since 2015, the market has demonstrated year-over-year increases ranging from 4 percent to 14 percent, and the pattern appears to be holding true so far this year.

Through Q2-2020, there has been a 13 percent year-over-year increase in pool starts in Florida, resulting in more than 14,050 new swimming pool construction permits being added to the HBW database.  Out of the six Florida regions reviewed (Central, Southeast, Southwest, West, Northwest, Northeast), the highest volume of new swimming pool construction permits could be found in the southwestern region of the state, as there have already been nearly 3,850 pool starts resulting from a 20 percent year-over-year increase in new construction activity.

All areas reviewed have exhibited year-over-year spikes in new pool construction ranging from 3 percent to 20 percent, with areas like Central and Southeast Florida appearing to be recovering from annual dips in swimming pool construction last year.

Here is a breakdown of total permits, YOY growth rates and leading counties by region:

Southwest Florida

As previously mentioned, there has been a 20 percent year-over-year increase in pool construction in the southwest region of Florida, resulting in nearly 3,850 pool starts on record with HBW through the second quarter of this year.  Out of the five counties reviewed, the county with the highest concentration of new pool permits was Lee County where there has been a 35 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction that resulted in nearly 1,290 new permits for the six-month period.

West Florida

From January through June 2020, there have been approximately 2,510 pool starts in West Florida, reflective of a 3 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction.  Out of the seven counties reviewed, more than half of all new permits originated from the two counties of Hillsborough (772 permits) and Pasco (527 permits), where there were year-over-year increases in pool construction ranging from 1 percent to 8 percent respectively.

Southeast Florida

In the southeastern region of Florida there have been approximately 2,440 pool starts since the start of this year (thru June 2020), reflecting a 7 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction.  Out of the seven counties reviewed, the greatest concentration of pool starts could be found in Palm Beach (925 permits) and Miami-Dade (671 permits), with both areas demonstrating year-over-year increase in permits of 13 percent and 20 percent respectively.

Central Florida

Through Q2-2020 there have been approximately 2,280 pool starts in the Central Florida area, reflecting a 17 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction.  Out of the six counties reviewed, well more than half of all new pool construction originated from the counties of Orange (741 permits) and Osceola (550 permits), with both areas demonstrating year-over-year increases 7 percent (Orange) and 24 percent (Osceola) in new pool construction.

Northwest Florida

In the northwestern region of Florida, there have been more than 1,530 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database through the second quarter of this year, reflecting a 20 percent year-over-year increase in pool starts.  Out of the 18 counties reviewed, the highest concentration of new pool construction could be found in Santa Rosa County (305 permits), where there has been an 18 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction.

Northeast Florida

Through Q2-2020, the northeastern region of Florida has experienced a 14 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction, resulting in more than 1,450 new permits on record with HBW.  Out of the eight counties reviewed, more than half of all new permitting activity took place in the counties of St. Johns (569 permits) and Duval (329 permits).  While Duval County’s market appears to be holding somewhat steady with last year, St. Johns appears to be continuing its growth pattern as there has already been a 32 percent year-over-year increase in swimming pool construction.

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Florida Residential Construction Quarterly Review – Q2-2020

A review of permit data for residential construction in Florida from January through June 2020

Since the start of this year (thru Q2-2020), Florida has experienced a 12 percent year-over-year surge in new residential construction, resulting in approximately 45,560 new permits on record with HBW.  Out of the six regions reviewed (Central, West, Southeast, Southwest, Northeast, Northwest), five demonstrated year-over-year increases in new home construction ranging from 8 percent (West Florida) to 19 percent (Northwest Florida).  The only area that is slightly behind last year’s figures is Southeast Florida with a 2 percent year-over-year decrease in new permitting activity.

Here is a closer look at total permits and leading counties for each Florida region at the mid-year point:

West Florida

With more than 10,450 housing starts through the second quarter of this year, the western region of Florida is carrying the highest level of new residential construction activity in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed.  Since 2016, the area has exhibited annual increases in new home construction ranging from 9 percent to 23 percent, and since the start of this year (through June 2020) western Florida is ahead last year’s figures by 8 percent.  In the first half of 2020, more than 57 percent of all new home construction took place in the counties of Hillsborough (3,123 permits) and Polk (2,898 permits) with both counties experiencing year-over-year increases in new permits of 11 percent and 10 percent respectively.

Southwest Florida

Since the start of this year (thru Q2-2020), the southwestern region of Florida has experienced a 14 percent year-over-year increase in housing starts, resulting in approximately 8,460 new permits on record with HBW.  Out of the five counties factored into the equation, Lee County carried the highest volume of new construction activity with more than 2,770 new permits, reflective of a 35 percent year-over-year increase in housing starts.

Northeast Florida

The northeastern region of Florida ranked #3 for new home construction having a 17 percent year-over-year increase in housing starts that resulted in nearly 7,800 new permits through Q2-2020.  Out of the eight counties reviewed, more than half of all new home construction took place in Duval (2,393 permits) and St. Johns (2,226 permits), with both areas demonstrating year-over-year increases of 19 percent and 7 percent respectively.

Central Florida

In the first half of this year, the Central Florida area experienced a 9 percent year-over-year increase in housing starts, resulting in more than 7,230 new permits on record with HBW. Out of the six counties reviewed, Orange County held the highest concentration of new home construction (2,287 permits), while Lake County demonstrated the greatest year-over-year increase (+122%) in residential construction.

Northwest Florida

In the northwestern region of Florida, there were nearly 6,690 housing starts through the second quarter of this year, reflecting a 29 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction.  Out of the 18 counties reviewed, two of which are on the Alabama border (Mobile and Baldwin), more than 56 percent of all new construction originated from the counties of Baldwin (1,491 permits), Santa Rosa (1,345 permits) and Escambia (944 permits).

Southeast Florida

The southeastern region of Florida was the only area out of six reviewed to show a slowing in new home construction.  Since the start of this year (through June 2020), the area has demonstrated a 2 percent year-over-year decrease in housing starts, resulting in approximately 4,935 new permits being added to the HBW database.  Out of the seven counties reviewed, the bulk of new home construction took place in St. Lucie (1,905 permits) and Palm Beach (1,287 permits), with both areas experiencing year-over-year increases in new residential construction permits ranging from 14 percent to 17 percent respectively.

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 Quarterly Report Q2-2020: Swimming Pool Construction

A review of the permit data on record with HBW for new swimming pool construction in Texas through the second quarter of 2020

Based on the latest Swimming Pool Construction Activity Trend Report for Texas (thru Q2-2020), new pool construction in Texas is maintaining a similar growth pattern to last year.  Since the start of this year (thru June 2020), there have been 4,300 pool starts from the combined areas of Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, reflecting a 3 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction.  Out of the four metro areas reviewed, the greatest gains in the market could be found in Houston (+16% YoY), while the highest concentration of total permits remains in the Dallas area (2,022 permits).

Here is a closer look at permit totals, leading counties and growth rates in new swimming pool construction in each of the four major metropolitan areas of Texas:

Dallas

Since the start of this year (thru June), there have been 2,022 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database for Dallas and surrounding areas.  While Dallas carried a greater amount of pool starts for the six-month period in comparison to other regions reviewed, pool construction has been on a slow but steady decline since last year; in 2019 the market took a 4 percent year-over-year dip, and so far this year has demonstrated a 5 percent year-over-year decrease in pool starts.  Out of the six counties factored into the equation, more than half of all new pool construction activity took place in Collin County (543 permits) and Tarrant County (533 permits), where there were year-over-year increases of 10 percent and 4 percent respectively.

Houston

The Houston area has seen the greatest gains in pool construction since the start of this year, having a 16 percent year-over-year increase in pool starts that resulted in approximately 1,385 new permits on record with HBW (thru Q2-2020).  Out of the five counties that make up the Houston area, the majority of new swimming pool construction activity took place in Harris County (880 permits) which has experienced more than a 25 percent year-over-year increase in new permits.

Austin

While Austin has reflected a growth pattern in new pool construction from 2017 through 2019, so far this year things appear to leveling off.  From January through June 2020, the Austin area has exhibited a nominal 1 percent year-over-year decrease in pool starts, resulting in more than 535 new swimming pool construction permits on record for the six-month period.  Out of the four Austin-area counties reviewed, nearly all new pool construction took place in Travis County (377 permits) and Williamson County (136 permits).

San Antonio

Through the second quarter of this year, San Antonio has exhibited gains in new swimming pool construction activity in the form of a 12 percent year-over-year increase that has resulted in nearly 360 new permits.  Out of the three counties that make up the San Antonio area, Bexar County carried the highest volume of new construction activity, having experienced a 3 percent year-over-year increase that resulted in nearly 270 new permits on record with HBW for the 6-month period.

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 – June 2020

A review of new residential construction in Florida based on permit data added to the HBW database during the month of June 2020

Last month, Florida experienced a 38 percent month-over-month surge in new home construction – Across the five major regions of Florida (Southwest, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Southeast) there were more than 6,570 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $1.8 billion during the month of June 2020.  Out of the five regions reviewed, Tampa carried the greatest volume of new residential construction (1,601 permits), while the highest average value of construction could be found in the southeastern region of the state (average value: $312,795).

Here is a look at the breakdown of new home construction in the Sunshine State by region, inclusive of total permits, construction values, and leading counties for the month of June 2020:

Tampa

As previously noted, the Tampa area held the highest concentration of housing starts out of the five Florida regions reviewed, having just over 1,600 new permits with a total construction value of approximately $450 million on record with HBW during the month of June.  More than half of all new construction took place in the counties of Polk (522 permits) and Hillsborough (485 permits), and the average value of new home construction was $280,877.

Orlando

In Orlando, there were more than 1,475 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $429 million last month.  The average value of new home construction landed on the higher end of the spectrum (average value: $290,581) in comparison to the other regions reviewed, and the county with the greatest concentration of new residential construction activity for the one-month period was Orange County (532 permits).

Southwest

Not far behind Orlando, the southwestern region of Florida had approximately 1,440 new residential construction permits with a total value of nearly $358 million on record with HBW for the month of June.  The average value of new home construction was close to $249k, and the majority of permits originated from the counties of Lee (475 permits) and Sarasota (359 permits).

Southeast

Last month, there were more than 860 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $270 million in Southeast Florida.  As previously noted, the average value of new home construction was highest in the southeast (average value: $312,795) in comparison to other Florida regions reviewed, and the bulk of all new residential construction activity took place in the counties of St. Lucie (342 permits) and Palm Beach (296 permits).

Jacksonville

In the Jacksonville area, there were approximately 1,195 housing starts with a total construction value of nearly $265 million on record with HBW last month.  The average value of new home construction was lowest in Jacksonville (average value: $222,077) in comparison to other regions reviewed, and the majority of all new permits originated from the counties of St. Johns (464 permits) and Duval (438 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 Mid-Year Residential Construction Report

A review of construction permit data for new home construction in Texas thru Q2-2020

Since the start of this year (through June 2020), new home construction has been steadily on the rise in the Lone Star State.  Based on the latest data available from the HBW database, there has been a 10 percent year-over-year increase in new residential construction from the combined metro areas of Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, resulting in 40,164 new permits added to the HBW database for the 6-month period.  Across all areas, there has been a spike in housing starts, with year-over-year increases ranging from as low as 6 percent to as high as 18 percent through June 2020.

Here is a closer look each metro area, total permits and leading counties for new home construction through the second quarter of this year:

Houston

If you have been following the HBW blog, it should come as no surprise that Houston continues to carry a higher volume of new home construction month after month.  Since the start of this year (through June), there have been approximately 16,500 housing starts in the Houston area, reflecting a 6 percent year-over-year increase in new residential construction.  Just about half of all new construction permits originated from Harris County (8,225 permits), and the county with the highest percentage of growth in housing starts so far this year is Montgomery County (3,429 permits) with a 20 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction.

Dallas

While Dallas and surrounding areas ranked #2 for volume of housing starts (13,682 permits) through the second quarter of this year, the area demonstrated a greater level of growth in the market in comparison to other areas reviewed as there was an 18 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction.  More than half of all new residential construction activity took place in the counties of Tarrant (4,285 permits) and Collin (3,420 permits), and in comparison to other Texas metro areas reviewed, Dallas is leading for higher value home construction (value >$500k), having more than 700 new higher value residential construction permits on record for the 6-month period.

Austin

In Austin, there were 6,375 housing starts on record with HBW through Q2-2020, reflecting a 6 percent year-over-year increase in residential construction.  Out of the four counties reviewed, Travis County (3,483 permits) and Williamson County (2,288 permits) carried the greatest concentration and bulk of new home construction activity for the 6-month period.

San Antonio

Through the second quarter of this year, there have been 3,608 new residential construction permits added to the HBW database for the San Antonio area, reflecting a 10 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction.  Out of the three counties reviewed, Bexar and Comal both reflected year-over-year increases in housing starts of 10 percent and 16 percent respectively, and the bulk of all new home construction in the San Antonio area took place in Bexar County (2,313 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.

HBW Report: Texas Swimming Pool Construction – June 2020

A review of construction permits data on record with HBW for new swimming pool construction in Texas during the month of June 2020

Last month, there were approximately 1,020 new swimming pool construction permits with a total construction value in excess of $52 million added to the HBW database for Texas.  Out of the four major metropolitan areas reviewed, Dallas (478 permits) carried the highest volume of pool starts for the one-month period, while the Austin area carried the highest average value of new pool construction (average value: $71,636).

Here is a closer look at the total permits, construction values, leading counties and top contractors on record with HBW for new pool construction in the Lone Star State during the month of June 2020:

Dallas

As previously mentioned, nearly half of all new pool construction recorded for Texas last month took place in the Dallas area; during the month of June, there were 478 pool starts with a total construction value of nearly $20 million.  The average value of new pool construction was lowest in Dallas (average value: $41,404) in comparison to other Texas areas reviewed, and just about half of all new construction took place in the counties of Tarrant (116 permits) and Collin (121 permits).

Out of the nearly 170 contractors in the Dallas area with pool starts on record with HBW last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
1-Gold Medal Pools 22
2-Riverbend Pools 21
3-Foley Custom Pools 19

Houston

Houston ranked #2 for new pool construction last month, having more than 350 new permits with a total construction value of approximately $20.8 million on record with HBW.  The average value of new pool construction in Houston landed mid-range (average value: $58,993) in comparison to other Texas metro areas reviewed, and the bulk of all new permits originated from Harris County (235 permits).

Out of the 155 contractors with new swimming pool construction activity on record in the Houston area last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
1-Platinum Pools 38
2-Anthony & Sylvan Pools 31
3-Premier Pools 15

Austin

In Austin, there were nearly 115 pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $8 million on record last month.  As previously stated, the average value of construction was highest in Austin (average value: $71,636) in comparison to other Texas areas reviewed, and more than half of all new swimming pool construction took place in Travis County (67 permits).

Out of the more than 50 contractors with new pool construction activity on record last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
1-Cody Pools 14
2-Premier Pools & Spas of Austin 8
3-Anthony & Sylvan Pools 8

San Antonio

Last month, there were nearly 80 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value of approximately $3.6 million added to the HBW database for the San Antonio area.  The average value of new pool construction in San Antonio (average value: $46,568) landed on the lower end of the spectrum in comparison to other areas reviewed, and the majority of all new permits originated from Bexar County (69 permits).

Out of the approximately 30 active pool contractors with new construction activity on record in the San Antonio area last month, the following ranked as the top three for total new permits:

Builder Total Permits
1-Cody Pools 17
2-Keith Zars Pools 11
3-Blue Haven Pools 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.