Regional Spotlight: Southwest Florida Construction – November 2022

An overview of new swimming pool and home construction permit data for the southwestern region of Florida during the month of November 2022

If you have been following the HBW blog, then you are already aware of how Southwest Florida has and continues to be a hot spot for new construction. Month after month the region is positioned at the top of leaderboard out of the five regions regularly reviewed (Southwest, Tampa, Orlando, Southeast, Jacksonville) for both new home and new swimming pool construction.

With the help of HBW’s construction data reports, we were able to identify and isolate areas across the Sunshine State where new permitting activity levels are on a high, and the result for the southwestern regions is as follows:

New Home Construction

During the month of November, there were more than 1,500 new residential construction permits with a total value of nearly $488.3 million added to the HBW database for Southwest Florida; this figure represents more than 30 percent of all new permits added to the HBW database statewide during the one-month period.

From the five counties that make up the area, nearly 60 percent of all new construction took place in the two counties of Sarasota and Lee where there were 460 and 435 new permits respectively, and out of the 270 home builders that pulled new permits in the area last month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits on record with HBW for the month November:

BuilderTotal PermitsAverage Value
1-Pulte Homes174$227,879
2-Lennar Homes160$268,350
3-D.R. Horton152$199,624
4-Neal Communities of SW FL67$249,437
5-Mattamy Homes50$389,647

New Swimming Pool Construction

Last month, there were approximately 630 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value in excess of $40 million accounted for in the southwestern region of Florida; this figure ranked the area as #1 for new pool construction out of the five regions reviewed. From the five counties in the area, the bulk of new pool construction took place in Lee (180 permits) and Collier (159 permits), and out of the more than 155 pool builders with new construction activity on record for the month, the following ranked as the top five for total new permits:

BuilderTotal PermitsAverage Value
1-Pinnacle USA46$55,304
2-Waterscapes Pools & Spas32$51,807
3-Trusted Pool & Spa22$81,432
4-Contemporary Pools22$75,800
5-Coast to Coast Pools22$45,917

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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