Top Florida Residential Builders – December 2017

From Jacksonville to Miami, the Sunshine State had more than 5,400 housing starts during the month of December.  Orlando proved to be the hot spot for new residential construction, having nearly 1,375 new permits on file with HBW for the one-month period, and southeast Florida continued to hold the higher value for new home building with an average value of construction coming in above $317k.

Out of the hundreds of active home builders throughout the state, D.R. Horton was the leader for total new permits in four out of five areas (all with the exception of Tampa).  Lennar Homes also made its mark last month, landing a spot in the top five builders of all major regions reviewed.

Here is a closer look at December’s top five builders for each region in Florida:

Orlando

As previously mentioned, Orlando had the highest concentration of new residential construction activity out of any region reviewed in Florida last month.  In December, there were nearly 1,375 housing starts with an average value of nearly $288.5k.  Out of close to 150 active home builders in the area, Lennar Homes took top spot for total starts with D.R. Horton and Mattamy Homes ranking second and third.  Here is a closer look at leading builders in the area for total new permits in December:

Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 230
D.R. Horton 113
Mattamy Homes 92
Pulte Homes 92
Meritage Homes 57

 

Tampa

Coming in at second-highest for new residential construction last month, Tampa had 1,269 housing starts with an average construction value just over $268k.  Out of the 190+ active home builders in the area, The Villages of Lake Sumter ranked #1 for total housing starts with nearly 200 new permits on file for the one-month period.  Here is a closer look at top builders in the area:

Builder Total Permits
The Villages of Lake Sumter 198
D.R. Horton 105
Lennar Homes 97
M/I Homes 58
McDowell Construction 52

 

Southwest

Southwest Florida held close behind Tampa for housing starts last month having 1,243 new permits on file with HBW.  Out of the 250+ active home builders in the area, D.R. Horton held top rank with 157 starts and Pulte Homes came in a close second with 153 new permits.  The average construction value in the area was approximately $266.5k, and the leading builders for the month are as follows:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 157
Pulte Homes 153
Neal Communities 110
Lennar Homes 86
Taylor Morrison 68

 

 Jacksonville

In December, there were more than 900 housing starts in Jacksonville, with an average construction value just above $234k.  Out of the 125 active builders on file in Jacksonville last month, the top five for total new permits are as follows:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 172
Lennar Homes 107
KB Homes 41
Dream Finders Construction 38
Mattamy Homes 36

 

Southeast

While Southeast Florida continues to hold the higher value in construction (average value: $317k+), it had the least amount of housing starts out of the major areas reviewed.  There were more than 600 new residential construction permits on file from approximately 170 active home builders in the area last month.  D.R. Horton took top spot for total new permits with 108 housing starts, and GL Homes and Kolter Signature Homes tied for second; here is a closer look at the leading builders and their permits on file with HBW for the month of December:

Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton Inc 108
G L Homes 40
Kolter Signature Homes 40
Lennar Homes 35
Gho Homes Corp 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.

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