The residential housing construction industry was as hot in July as the scorching temperatures when the city of Mesquite Building department issued 166 permits valued at $8.259 million.

In July 2018 the city issued 107 permits valued at $5.753 million.

Leading the way were the 34 permits for single family residences valued at $7.646 million.

The city issued Pulte Homes of Nevada, which builds all the new homes in Sun City, 11 permits. Not far behind was Nevada Residential Construction, which received 10 permits for new homes.

Construction West and Catamount Development each took out four permits for new homes. Jackson Contracting took out two permits, Maves Construction received one permit and two private builders each received a permit.

In July 2018 the city issued only 14 permits for single-family residences with a valuation of $3.440 million.

Ten permits valued at $48,673 were issued for residential modifications. That compares to last July’s six permits valued at $44,000.

No permits were taken for new commercial building construction and only one permit was taken out for commercial modifications valued at $67,045

Last year the city issued three permits for commercial buildings for a total valuation of $1.746 million. One permit for a new building for Mayan Storage carried the bulk of that worth at $1.503 million.

Five new business permits were issued in July compared to three issued in July 2018.

There were seven permits issued for swimming pools in July compared to three last year.

Nine permits for block walls, usually an indicator of future home construction, were issued this year compared to 10 in this category last year.

One demolition permit was issued by the city, but no grading permits were issued. Last year the city issued two grading permits and one demolition permit.