ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Realtors reports home sales remain strong. Last month single-family home sales rose 23% compared to last year. In places like St. Lucie County, there's limited inventory and a demand to built.
It's a buyers market in southwest St. Lucie County and Mattamy Homes, the largest privately held homebuilder in North America, is on deadline building inventory.
"Construction is booming and we need people," Steven Dassa, Mattamy Homes vice-president of operations, said. "And more so in Tradition in Port St. Lucie, the third fastest-growing community in the country."
About 172 homes being are being built in the Manderlie community. A 55-and-older community is next, followed by eight others.
"Different ages from young to older communities," Mattamy Homes warranty manager Brian Price said.
The company said it's also seeing more customers from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties take advantage of upwards of 40% off housing costs, which equates to jobs from architecture to construction and accounting.
"We need trades people -- plumbers, electricians, the roofer and concrete masons," Dassa said. "And then we need the managers to take care of them and to schedule them and to get them paid properly on time."
Dassa said as these properties expand, so will the positions.
"We'll need construction managers, new home consultants and warranty technicians," he said.
Mattamy Homes says they’ve secured building 10,000 homes in the St. Lucie County market alone. To learn more about job opportunities, click here.