building permit data

Which Businesses Can Benefit From Building Permits?

At Construction Monitor, we collect information from building permits issued throughout the country. We then analyze and compile that information to provide our clients with useful data that they can use to make smarter marketing decisions. Our clients can see which contractors claim the most business in a certain area. They can see which neighborhoods have the …

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Are You Offering the Right Services?

If 2020 were an appliance, it would be a Cuisinart®. Businesses have been processed and pulverized beyond recognition, and construction services are no exception. “Survival of the fittest” was coined by British philosopher Herbert Spencer. We often believe the strongest survive, but that’s not always the case. Those most adaptable to change not only survive; they …

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How to Use Building Permits in Your Solar Business

Green energy was getting an even greater foothold on our country earlier this year. The economy was stable, and we were amid one of the longest-running bull markets as of March 11, 2020. Property owners felt they had the financial security they needed to invest in something all of us feel passionately about; preservation of …

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Can Permit Data Help Your Roofing Business?

As soon as the words, “coronavirus” were spoken, the roofing industry rushed to the forefront of the pandemic with two additional words: “essential business.” Roofing companies like GAF immediately began online-sharing to educate people on best practices; the new best industry practices for job site safety. The roofing industry decided waiting for a hailstorm to …

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Using Permit Data to Uncover Contracting Business Opportunities

Most construction industry companies depend on new business to maintain or increase profits. Using permit data can take your lead generations in surprising directions. But you must use building permit information with intent. Contractors, Subcontractors: Using Permit Data Works Construction contractors and subcontractors fall into basic categories and those include everything from Tom Sawyer painting …

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Using Permit Data to Uncover Swimming Pool Business Opportunities

What’s fun, healthy, and makes at-home quarantining beyond bearable? A swimming pool! This summer, more than ever before, homeowners are considering residential swimming pool installation. The swimming pool business goes far beyond digging a hole in someone’s backyard. It is pool supplies, pool maintenance, outdoor furniture, landscaping…and more. Two months ago, we weren’t sure we’d be …

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3 Ways Building Permits Can Help You This Summer

The residential housing market will rebound this summer. But it won’t look exactly like an outbound airplane, shooting upwards. “Expect a W-shaped rebound,” says real estate professional Dima Williams. July, August, and September should see an increase in home sales. It will be followed by a downturn caused by an anticipated return of the coronavirus …

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Using Permit Data to Uncover Home Services Opportunities

Many business owners and operators think building permit data is valuable information for builders. (It is.) It’s also helpful to construction companies, real estate professionals, and economic forecasters. What they don’t realize is many home services organizations regularly utilize building permit data sorts from Construction Monitor. “Yes, the mailing labels feature is nice, but…” There …

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Using Building Permit Data in a Meaningful Way

It’s no secret: Building permit information is available free to the public. Construction industry company marketers sometimes say, “Why should I pay for something I can get for free?” A few months later, that same construction-industry marketer has utilized – you guessed it – none of that free building permit data. “It’s too hard to …

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