Top Florida Home Builders – August 2019

A review of the top home builders with new residential construction permits on file with HBW for the month of August 2019

Earlier this week, we reviewed the latest construction permit data available from the HBW database for new home construction in Florida in our post “Florida Home Construction Update – August 2019”.  Today, we are taking a deeper dive into the same construction permit data to identify the leading contractors and home builders in the Sunshine State during the month of August.

For our purposes, leading home builders are those with the highest concentration of new residential construction permits on file for a given period.  In Florida, permit data is pulled from five major regions: Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Southwest and Southeast.

Looking at the figures statewide, and as reported in our last post, there were approximately 5,560 housing starts with a total construction value in excess of $1.5 billion on file for Florida last month.  Out of the hundreds of companies with active permits on record for the one-month period, D.R. Horton (768 permits) and Lennar Homes (710 permits) ranked as the leading builders for total new permits.

Here is a breakdown of the top five leading home builders by Florida region during the month of August 2019:


Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 163
D.R. Horton 151
Taylor Morrison 91
Pulte Homes 88
Neal Communities of SW FL 54



Builder Total Permits
Lennar Homes 279
D.R. Horton 173
Pulte Homes 87
M/I Homes 62
Highland Homes 39



Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 188
Lennar Homes 102
Mattamy Homes 98
Taylor Morrison 67
Meritage Homes 44



Builder Total Permits
D.R. Horton 211
Dream Finders Home 97
Lennar Homes 94
KB Homes 87
Richmond American Homes 62



Builder Total Permits
GL Building Corp 111
GHO Homes 39
Lennar Homes 72
D.R. Horton 45
Kolter Signature Homes 36


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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