Top Home Builders in Texas – March 2018

Every month, thousands of new construction permits are added to the HBW database; from new homes to new pools and even commercial construction, there is a plethora of data about the latest builds, and builders.

Last month, there were approximately 6,560 new residential construction permits added for the four major metro areas of Texas (Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio).  When taking a look at the home builders leading construction figures for the month, D.R. Horton has and continues to be front-and-center statewide (ranked #1 in 3 out of 4 metro areas), but there are also some notable builders in each area that are making their mark in the residential construction market.

So, what exactly is a “top builder”?   When assessing the top builders for HBW’s purposes, we look at the total number of new permits each builder has pulled for any given month.  From there, it is filtered by total construction value.  In essence, “top builders” are those with the most housing starts on file for the one-month period.  Here is a look at the builders leading each metro area in the Lone Star State last month:


In Houston, there were just about 270 active home builders in the area last month, resulting in more than 2,500 housing starts with a total construction value in excess of $506M.  Leading builder, D.R. Horton, ranked #1 for total permits having 260 housing starts and a total construction value of approximately $40.7M on file with HBW.  The top five builders in Houston were as follows:

#1 – D.R. Horton

#2 – Perry Homes

#3 – K. Hovnanian Homes

#4 – Lennar Homes

#5 – David Weekley Homes



D.R. Horton also led in Dallas having more than 480 housing starts with a total value in excess $110M last month.  More than 245 builders are on record for the one-month period and contributed to a total of nearly 2,450 new residential construction permits with a total value of $727.5M.  The top five builders in Dallas are as follows:

#1 – D.R. Horton

#2 – Lennar Homes

#3 – Pulte Homes

#4 – First Texas Homes

#5 – Darling Homes



In Austin, more than 105 active builders contributed to nearly 1,080 new permits and more than $252M in construction value last month.  D.R. Horton took the lead having nearly 120 housing starts with a total value in excess of $19M on file.  The top five builders in the area for the one-month period are as follows:

#1 – D.R. Horton

#2 – Pulte Homes

#3 – KB Homes

#4 – Lennar Homes

#5 – Meritage Homes


San Antonio

Last month, there were nearly 520 housing starts with a total value in excess of $113M in San Antonio.  Out of the 135 active builders on file for the month, Continental Homes of Texas took top spot for total permits, having 65 housing starts and more than $13M in total construction value last month.  The top five builders were as follows:

#1 – Continental Homes of Texas

#2 – Camillo Properties

#3 – KB Homes

#4 – Fieldstone Homes

#5 – Havenbrook Homes

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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