As published on the HBW blog last week, there were approximately 6,060 new residential construction permits with a total value of $1.65B added to the HBW database for Texas during the month of August – This figure represents a 23 percent month-over-month decrease in new residential construction from the combined metropolitan areas of Texas (Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio).
Since we previously took a dive into the permit data and leading areas for new home construction, today we are going behind the reports to identify the leading contractors driving new residential construction across the Lone Star State. During the month of August, D.R. Horton continued to be a major driver in new home construction, having 867 new permits on record with HBW for the one-month period and ranking #1 for volume of housing starts in the areas of Houston and Dallas. Following D.R. Horton, Lennar Homes also carried a heavy presence in Texas residential construction last month, having 580 new permits on record and ranking #1 in San Antonio and #2 in Houston and Dallas for total new permits.
To gain a better understanding of the leading contractors from a regional perspective, we pulled the top five home builders by major metropolitan area (based on total new permits) during the month of August – The results are as follows:
Out of 310 active contractors with new construction activity on record in the Houston area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:
|4-David Weekley Homes||112|
|5-K Hovnanian Homes||96|
In Dallas, there were approximately 245 home builders with new construction activity on record last month, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:
|3-David Weekley Homes||99|
Last month, there were more than 90 home builders with new construction activity on record in the Austin area, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits for the one-month period:
|1-Milestone Community Builders||43|
In the San Antonio area, there were 85 home builders with new construction activity on record last month, and the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:
|3-Continental Homes of Texas||56|
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.