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Central Valley building activity cools
Visalia Times-Delta: John Lind, Tuesday, March 7, 2017

For the first two months of 2017 both residential and commercial permit valuation in Kings, Tulare and Fresno counties is substantially lower than the first two months of 2016, according to the trade website Construction Monitor.

Tulare County permits rise, too
Visalia Times-Delta: John Lindt, Friday, January 6, 2017

There was a big increase in commercial construction value, from $191 million in all of 2015 to $308 million in 2016, better than a one-third increase. Gains were seen in retail and office buildings, according to Construction Monitor.

Taking the business pulse: Kings County renews HSR battle
Hanford Sentinel: John Lindt, Thursday, December 22, 2016

Commercial building permits are way up in value this year so far vs.2015. Construction Monitor reports that so far this year permits valued at $82.4 million have been issued in the county compared to $36.9 million by mid-December 2015. Big jumps come in construction of new commercial/retail building at $16.4 million ( Costco for one), commercial structures other than buildings valued at $7.5 million and major alternative energy projects (solar) valued this year at $27.5 million. In 2015, permits in this class were $10.1 million.

Amid slow-but-steady recovery, Valley builders waiting to shift into higher gear
The Business Journal: George Lurie, Thursday, October 20, 2016

According to the Construction Monitor, Lennar has been the most active Valley homebuilder in 2016, building 453 new homes valued at more than $119 million.

Kings County: Taking the business pulse
Hanford Sentinel: Staff, Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Kings County home builders have taken out permits for 259 new single-family homes so through Sept. 1. That compares to 199 permits for the same period last year, according to Construction Monitor. That is around a 30 percent increase year-over-year. Value of the single-family home permits are also up - to $59 million from $43 million.

Costco promises cheaper fuel
Hanford Sentinel: Staff, Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Home building in Kings County is on the grow, according to Construction Monitor. Permits for 131 new homes have been issued through mid-May 2016 compared to 101 homes this time last year and 86 during the same period in 2014.

Announcing New Episode of Innovations, Exploring Recent Breakthroughs in Technology, Airing Monday, April 25, 2016 via Discovery
DMG Productions: John Ryff, Friday, April 22, 2016

Next, the Innovations team travels to Cedar City, Utah, to learn about Construction Monitor, a company dedicated to helping businesses succeed by providing targeted lead information to the building industry.

Kings County: Taking the pulse
Hanford Sentinel: Staff, Friday, March 11, 2016

To sum up—from 2013 to 2015 the value of all solar projects in the county soared from $7.8 million to $25.3 million, better than a 300% increase. All figures are from Construction monitor. Bringing the solar story up to date, the Hanford Target store is getting solar arrays on its huge span of rooftop this month.

It's All About the Apps, 'Bout the Apps, No Telephones
No Jitter: Irwin Lazar, Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Join Dr. Brent Kelly and me at Enterprise Connect 2016 on Tuesday March 8, from 1:30 – 2:45 PM in Osceola B for "APIs in Action: Demos of Real-World UC/Application Integrations" and hear from Michigan State University and Construction Monitor on how they are using APIs to deliver measurable business value today.

Transforming Business With Comms APIs
No Jitter: Beth Schultz, Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Development work, as we'll see during an "APIs in Action" demo session we have planned as part of the Communications API track, is taking place within enterprise organizations themselves, too. During this session, a telecommunications architecture manager with Michigan State University and the lead developer at Construction Monitor will give us live demonstrations of how their organizations are using communications APIs to better serve their users -- digitally, of course. You'll learn how they integrated communications APIs into their systems, what gotchas they encountered, and what benefits they've realized.

Visalia matches Fresno offer for Nordstrom
Visalia Times-Delta: John Lindt, Friday, December 25, 2015

New single-family home permits number 1,045 in Tulare County, according to Construction Monitor. That’s a 25 percent improvement over the same period last year.

O.C. homebuilding at its highest level in 15 years
The OC Register: Jeff Collins, Sunday, December 13, 2015

Almost half of all new homes in the county this year – and two-thirds of all multifamily homes – are apartments, a separate report by Utah-based Construction Monitor shows.

New Airing of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr. Saturday, October 24, 2015 via Fox Business
DMG Productions: Robert Sikich, Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Innovations will also explore Construction Monitor, which helps businesses succeed by providing targeted lead information to the building industry. Audiences will learn how by collecting and compiling data from thousands of city and county building departments every week, Construction Monitor provides a valuable, quality service to its customers.

Hope for ghost subdivisions
Casa Grande Dispatch: Kevin Reagan, Thursday, September 24, 2015

According to data collected by Construction Monitor, 136 single-family building permits were issued throughout Pinal County in August. The majority of these new homes will be built in the San Tan Valley region.

Construction Monitor Builds on RingCentral Call Data
Ringcentral Case Study: David Carr, Thursday, September 17, 2015

Since 1989, Construction Monitor has been aggregating data on building permits and turning them into sales leads for builders and subcontractors.

Iron County business featured on TV for innovations
The Spectrum: Haven Scott, Monday, August 24, 2015

"We monitor construction activity across the country," said David Mineer, owner of the company. "The essence of what we do is provide targeted sales to our suppliers. Anything from flooring, cabinets, paint, insulation and many others; any company that provides those kinds of products and services, they are our key customers, and we connect them with the people who need those services."

Announcing New Episode of Innovations TV Series Airing Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Via Discovery Channel
DMG Productions: Robert Sikich, Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Known for helping businesses succeed by providing targeted lead information to the building industry, this episode will educate on Construction Monitor's ability to collect and compile data from thousands of city and county building departments every week in order to provide a valuable, quality service to its customers.

Increased home construction a good sign for Spokane housing market
KXLY: John Hendricks, Wednesday, July 22, 2015

According to the construction monitor, building permits for the first six months of 2015 in Spokane County are up 15% compared to the same time period last year. The value of the projects behind those permits is also going up by 5%.

Gas prices spike, solar shines
Visalia Times-Delta: John Lindt, Friday, July 10, 2015

Home building in Tulare County has jumped nearly 40 percent so far this year compared to the first half of 2014, according to Construction Monitor.

Dry spell: CA water restrictions inspire homebuilder innovation
Construction Dive: Sharon O'Malley, Thursday, July 2, 2015

Construction Monitor this spring reported that Californians built or rebuilt more residential swimming pools in 2014 than during any year since 2007. One pool installer told The Napa Valley Register that his 35-year-old company had its best-ever year in 2014 and he expects to match it this year.

Swimming pool construction flows ahead despite drought
Napa Valley Register: Howard Yune, Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Statewide, pool building has reached levels not seen since the tail end of the mid-2000s home construction boom. Construction Monitor, a research company that tracks building permits, reported Californians added or renovated about 11,000 pools in 2014, the most in seven years – and that builders are on pace for 13,000 this year.

California Pool Construction In Drought Could Hit Highest Level Since 2007
CBS Sacramento: , Friday, June 19, 2015

The industry took a huge hit during the recession, but business is back. Industry tracking firm Construction Monitor says there were 11,000 pools installed in California last year, the highest since 2007. The state is on track for 13,000 this year in a drought.

California Pool Construction Soars During Drought
Jefferson Public Radio: Ben Adler, Monday, June 15, 2015

Deal is hardly alone in building a pool during the drought. According to the Utah-based industry tracking firm Construction Monitor (see below), Californians built or rebuilt well over 11,000 residential swimming pools last year – the highest since 2007. This year, the state is on track for more than 13,000.

Pools are not the drought enemy
The San Diego Union-Tribune: Karla Peterson, Thursday, June 11, 2015

In a recent poll by the Public Policy Institute, Californians named water and the drought as their most important state issue. But according to the Construction Monitor ?industry tracking firm, more than 11,000 pools were built or rebuilt in the state last year, the highest number since 2007. The state is on track to build or rebuild more than 13,000 pools this year, with the city of San Diego receiving 180 applications for new pool projects just since January.

CA drought fails to dampen demand for pools
Construction Dive: Sharon O'Malley, Monday, May 18, 2015

Construction Monitor, which tracks building permits, reported that Californians built or rebuilt 11,000 residential swimming pools last year, more than any other year since 2007.

Drought? Pool Construction Soars in California
Breitbart: William Bigelow, Thursday, May 14, 2015

Despite the drought, Californians built the most backyard swimming pools since 2007 last year–and this year, the pace is outstripping 2014, according to industry tracking firm Construction Monitor. In 2014, over 11,000 residential swimming pools were built or rebuilt; this year’s pace will carry that number over 13,000.

California Pool Construction Soars During Drought
Capital Public Radio: Ben Adler, Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Deal is hardly alone in building a pool during the drought. According to the Utah-based industry tracking firm Construction Monitor (see below), Californians built or rebuilt well over 11,000 residential swimming pools last year – the highest since 2007. This year, the state is on track for more than 13,000.

There may be a drought, but O.C. is still filling up with new swimming pools
The OC Register: Jeff Collins, Sunday, April 12, 2015

Orange County homeowners have installed nearly 4,500 new swimming pools since 2010, figures from Utah-based research firm Construction Monitor show. In 2014 alone, Orange County homeowners installed 829 new pools, with installations this year on track for just under 900 new pools, which would be the second-busiest year since the economic downturn.

Energy-efficient construction goes mainstream in Amherst area
Amherst Bulletin: Fran Ryan, Thursday, February 19, 2015

According to the Construction Monitor, an industry source for building permit information and green building construction trends, the concept of zero-net-energy use has gone mainstream.

MADERA COUNTY: Hitting its industrial stride
The Business Journal: Ben Keller, Monday, December 30, 2013

According to Construction Monitor, an online tracker of building permits nationwide, a total of $28.5 million in residential permits were awarded in Madera County in the first 11 months of 2013. That compares with $29.2 million over the same span last year.

ADA lawsuits keeps local building professionals busy
The Business Journal: Ben Keller, Friday, November 1, 2013

Throughout Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare counties, there have been around 30 permits awarded over the last year for upgrades to help businesses and nonprofits comply with the ADA, according to building permit aggregator Construction Monitor.

Portland-area housing starts almost double the national average
Portland Business Journal: Wendy Culverwell, Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Construction Monitor notes builders in the region pulled 4,187 permits for single-family homes for the year to date, 19 percent more than the same period in 2012. The total value of the new residential construction was nearly $1.07 billion, 26.8 percent greater than the $843.4 million value recorded a year ago.

Spanish solar firm leaves heavy Valley footprint
The Business Journal: Ben Keller, Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Construction Monitor, an online tracker of building permits nationwide, had no listing for ImMODO just a few short months ago. By midyear, the company had topped the list of commercial builders throughout Fresno, Tulare, Madera and Kings counties with eight permits valued at $29.7 million. Jo's Handyman and Remodeling was a distant second with two permits of $13.3 million followed by Graycor with two permits for $11.9 million.

On top for 20 years, Ivory builds more than homes
The Salt Lake Tribune : Paul Beebe, Monday, May 13, 2013

Building trust • Ivory Homes has been the top homebuilder in Utah since at least 1991, according to Construction Monitor, a building industry data aggregator. (Clark Ivory believes his company reached No. 1 three years earlier.) Since 1983, the Murray-based company has built 15,000 homes, with an average price over the years of $200,000 (its average this year is $324,000). Over the past 30 years, the total value of all those homes comes to about $3 billion.

New-home construction permitting slows in March, but exceeds year-ago levels
The Oregonian: Elliot Njus, Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Builders have vacuumed up many of the existing lots left over from the housing bubble. The housing downturn allowed firms with the deep pockets to build up big supplies of land on the cheap. As a result, building-permit aggregator Construction Monitor reports national builders Lennar Corp., D.R. Horton Inc. and Centex Homes are all among the top contractors in the Portland area so far this year.

Building a house? Odds are you're in Lehi
Daily Herald: Cathy Allred, Saturday, April 20, 2013

According to a quarterly report issued by Construction Monitor, Lehi was ranked second by looking at the number of residential units actually built, with 1,021 for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Remodelers' confidence growing; in Portland, jobs are bigger, but fewer
The Oregonian: Elliot Njus, Wednesday, March 6, 2013

According to numbers from Construction Monitor, a building-permit aggregator, the number of permits for remodeling jobs in the Portland area has fallen three years in a row. But the dollar value of the projects rose in 2012 from the year before. Permit numbers show fewer jobs this year through March 1 than last year in the same period, but the average project valuation is again up 35 percent, reaching $64,000.

Architecture firm Office 52 finds inspiration in post-recession economy
The Oregonian: D.K. Row, Saturday, March 2, 2013

The numbers for new construction permits compiled by Construction Monitor, which tracks building permits across the country, are less clear. Residential permits for the Portland-Vancouver-Salem area have climbed steadily since 2008 with the exception of 2011. And commercial permits have actually increased since 2006 despite the recession. David Mineer, a partner and chief information officer for Construction Monitor, believes there's a willingness now to invest more money in real estate and that "things are better -- but not dramatically so. They're just slowly better."

Private projects drive construction boost
The Spokesman-Review: Tom Sowa, Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Last year private commercial projects accounted for close to 78 percent, according to Construction Monitor, a national data aggregator.

Portland homeowners opt to stay put and spiff up the home they're already in
The Oregonian: Bridget A. Otto, Saturday, July 21, 2012

In the Portland area, remodel spending, which hit a high of $304 million in 2007, fell to $210 million at the close of 2011, according to Construction Monitor, a building industry data aggregator.

New-home construction on rise across region after dismal 2011
The Spokesman-Review: Tom Sowa, Thursday, July 12, 2012

And in Kootenai County new- home construction permits are up 23 percent, according to data collection company Construction Monitor.

Broadband, bridges and solar panels
Our Valley Business: John Lindt, Saturday, June 9, 2012

Stimulus money may be a dirty word to some, but government funding and incentives seem to be making a difference in Tulare County's economy.

The List: Top residential remodelers
Portland Business Journal: Tam Jenkins, Friday, June 1, 2012

The information included on the Business Journal’s list of top 25 residential remodelers comes from the Construction Monitor, which was founded in 1989 by David B. Mineer Sr. The company compiles data from city and county construction licensing departments each week.

New-home activity up in Utah, U.S.
The Salt Lake Tribune: Staff And News Services, Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Builders locally took out permits for the construction of 583 single-family homes, up from 357 in April 2011, according to Construction Monitor, a service that tracks homebuilding in the West.

Permits for new Portland-area houses up in February
The Oregonian: Elliot Njus, Monday, March 26, 2012

J.T. Smith Cos., which pulled the fourth-most permits in February according to data company Construction Monitor, has signed sales contracts on about 20 homes in the past month. That's a strong showing compared with last year, said Jeff Smith, the Lake Oswego company's president.

February has most building permit requests since October 2008
The Salt Lake Tribune: Staff And News Services, Monday, March 12, 2012

In Utah, builders along the Wasatch Front took out in February 404 permits for the construction of new single-family homes, up more than 42 percent from 284 permits in February 2011, according to Construction Monitor, a service that tracks building activity throughout the West.

Clark Ivory: Building houses and a community
Deseret News: Doug Robinson, Monday, March 12, 2012

Last year Ivory Homes, the company Clark's father Ellis started, built 521 units worth $101.5 million, making it Utah's largest homebuilder, according to data from Construction Monitor. That's larger than Ivory Homes' next two competitors combined. That lead could widen. By 2030 the company forecasts building 10,000 apartments. It's the latest example of how Ivory Homes is adapting to a changing residential economy after boing the state's top homebuilder for more than two decades.

Cedar city company plans to expand
The Spectrum: Cathy Wentz, Saturday, March 10, 2012

The atmosphere was festive Friday at the Cedar City headquarters of Construction Monitor, a company that moved to the area in 2000, as employees and members of the business community celebrated the company's announcement of its expansion plans.

Portland-area remodelers expect stronger year, bigger projects
The Oregonian: Elliot Njus, Thursday, March 8, 2012

Remodel spending in the Portland area has been in a steady decline since a 2007 peak of $304 million, according to building data aggregator Construction Monitor. Last year, homeowners spent $210 million on home improvement projects.

County permit values increase
The Spokesman-Review: Tom Sowa, Saturday, January 21, 2012

Kootenai County enjoyed a modest increase, up from $154.3 million to $159.5 million in total permit values in 2011. Modest gains were seen in Kootenai County both for residential and commercial permits, according to data aggregator Construction Monitor.

2011 shapes ups as a $2.8B year for construction
Portland Business Journal: Wendy Culverwell, Friday, December 23, 2011

About two thirds of the projects were residential in nature and the balance was for commercial work, according to the last report of the year from Construction Monitor LLC, a Cedar City, Utah firm that monitors permit activity.

2011 drop in U.S. new-home sales could be worst yet
The Salt Lake Tribune: Staff and News services, Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Builders took out the permits for the construction of 586 single-family homes in July, up from 317 last year, according to Construction Monitor, which tracks building activity along the Wasatch Front. The numbers are up from last year, but the month's total is still dramatically off July 2006, a peak year for home construction when builders took out 1,128 permits for the construction of new single-family homes. Building permits, although not an exact comparison with housing starts (which are not measured locally), are a gauge of future construction.

Bulldog and Gardner form successful homebuilding team
Denver Business Journal: Dennis Huspeni, Thursday, July 14, 2011

According to a June 17 Construction Monitor LLC report, Gardner was the fourth-biggest metro Denver multifamily home builder with 12 units worth $1.2 million in 2011. Construction Monitor compiles building-permit information for the western United States

Choose wisely for home additions — some can be a subtraction
The Salt Lake Tribune: Lesley Mitchell, Saturday, May 21, 2011

Taken as a whole, remodeling activity along the Wasatch Front has fallen in the first quarter to about 650 projects valued at $22 million, down from a peak of 860 projects valued at $30 million in 2006, according to Construction Monitor, a service that tracks home building in Utah and throughout the West. In fact, the decline in remodeling has roughly tracked the decline in home sales, from a peak in 2006.

Record Year Places Henry Walker Homes Among Industry's Top 5
Real Estate News Utah: Staff, Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Henry Walker Homes has been ranked as one of the top five single-family homebuilders in Utah from the most recent report by Construction Monitor, the leading source of building data for the state of Utah.

Fred Ball Speaks about Construction Monitor
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