More Informaton About Our Leads Report
New Construction Projects Leads Report details early information on the majority of the area’s proposed residential, commercial, and mixed use construction projects.
The geographical area we cover is the State of Washington but demographics dictate that our coverage is primarily the western portion of the state. 75% plus of all state projects are located in the greater Puget Sound area.
Each of our reports covers the prior 14-day period. New projects are announced (added), and changes in working projects are noted. Changes could include names, phones, hearings, status changes, etc. At any given time, we are tracking between 12,000 and 15,000 projects that are in process in this area. Each report (containing 800 to 1000 projects) details the additions, and the changes that were recorded in the overall project group that we track.
In Planning or SEPA status projects are constantly changing. You will see several follow-up reports on most of them.
Permitted status information is published one time, and then the project is dropped from our reporting process.
Our reports are published and emailed to subscribers 26 times each year (every 14 days, or every other Friday.) Reports are emailed so as to be on your computer the following Monday at 6 am.
The Report Has a Unique Layout:
Our layout gives a unique at-a-glance © review that shows you:
- All key project and contact information,
- Each project,
- The full report
The at-a-glance © Layout Allows You to Quickly Scan the Report For:
- The names of owners, developers, general contractors or architects that you know, or might have worked with before, who are now doing a new project,
- New projects of specific types that you target.
- A second look (be reminded) about projects you may have forgotten.
When you identify a project or builder of interest, we provide the exact key information (the project descriptions, contact names and phone numbers,) that you will need to follow up on each project.
Most (if not all) competing leads reports require that you click-on and open each individual project, in order to find out if you have interest in that project. As such, they tend to be harder to use.
- None of them offer an overview of all of their current projects and information.
- No other service attempts to cover all of the residential, commercial and mixed use construction projects in Western Washington. We do.
- Other reports tend to target specific project types, or coverage areas. One popular report’s coverage is 80% + residential and only reports at permit issuance. Another report’s coverage is 80 % government, with essentially no residential coverage. Others miss or do not report on a very large percentage of the area’s projects.
We invite comparison.
Plan Service Listings Do Not Cover All Projects:
Project lists that are available from plan services are not comparable leads listings. They are great new current bidding opportunities and do work well for immediate bidding.
But each plan service offers their selected list of project plans.None of the plan rooms show plans for all of the area’s projects. Those who use these listings exclusively will miss a substantial percentage of the opportunities in this area.
Our goal is to make you aware of every new project in this area early on.
Our Reports Show Projects at Three Stages:
These stages are: 1, In Planning, 2, SEPA, and 3, Permitted
- The In Planning Stage: Covers all of the many planning stages including: proposed, master planning, design development, preliminary, conception, schematics, working drawings, pending, negotiating, or, any planning stage
- The SEPA Stages: All construction projects (all those that we show In Planning) require a SEPA review. The larger the project, the broader the scope of the EIS (Environmental Impact Study) will be that is required for permitting.All of the projects that are shown in our In Planning stage will go through three basic SEPA stages: 1, application, 2, hearings and 3, the issuance of a determination of the affect(s) the project will have on the environment. The developer’s goal is to be awarded a determination of non-significance (DNS) or a MDNS (Mitigated) or a CDNS (Conditional.) The issuance of any of these three means that the project will not significantly affect the environment, and they can now be built.The majority of the projects we show do (eventually) receive a DNS, MDNS, or a CDNS.
SEPA stage status updates are shown in column ‘I’ under the GC or SEPA Status heading in our reports.
More Information on the SEPA Stages
- Application Stage: These projects are 2 to 4 years from the issuance of the required DNS (Declaration of non-significance.) This SEPA application information is valuable for the early tracking of targeted project types. The contacts given at this stage could be owners, designates, architects, engineers, or SEPA agencies.
- Hearings Stage: This stage can continue on for 1-3 years. Owners-applicants cannot be real specific during this phase, but, many products or services do get specified during this stage.
- Approval Stage: The project is now 2-4 months from permit. Applicants may appoint a contact such as: an engineering firm, the architect, the owner’s agent-contact, or a GC, to receive and review supplier inquiries. Occasionally, the owner is the contact.
- The Permitted Stage:At this stage we will report the date the project is permitted, along with basic project identifying and key contact information.And, we do not track projects after permitting
If Your Goal Is To Get Your Product Or Service Specified:
A proven way to get your product or service into new projects is to present it to builders and their architects early on. To accomplish this, you need to know about these projects early on, then you must make an initial information gathering telephone contact, then closely track and follow-up on your selected new projects opportunities. (The earlier, you do so, the better.)
You need to talk with the architect and/or owner then find out how to locate and review preliminary plans ASAP. This must be done before plans are completed. Obviously, after the project goes to a plan service and is out for bidding, with few exceptions it is too late.
When you target a project we list that is In Planning, the best way (most often the only way) to re-confirm or find the current level of planning, or to learn who the architect is, or will be, and/or to get access to a set of plans, or get other project data, is to call the owner or contact that we list, and inquire as to where and when you might be able to review a set of the projects plans and specs. You will then know the exact project status, and when and/or where plans will be available. We provide contact names and numbers to facilitate this.
Note: unless you are able to contact the architect on the initial call, it is probably not appropriate to try to sell anything then. You are only seeking project timing & plans status and possibly architectural services information. After you get this data, based on your first-hand information, you can track the project as closely as you choose.
After that you can follow-up with more sales information and calls (then, you need to follow-up, and follow-up)
If Your Goal Is To Find More Bidding Opportunities:
You should track every one of the projects we show that fits your selected job profile.
Plan rooms do not have every plan on every project that we report on.
You risk missing many opportunities if you only track through plan rooms.
If we show a project that you target in the In Planning stage, the owner/architect/GC are generally willing to tell you ‘where and when,’ the plans will be available.
You should also avail yourself of what might be the final opportunity that is available for introducing your product when we note that a DNS, MDNS, or CDNS has been issued. At that time, the project is pretty well set, (it’s a go) and is quickly headed for permitting, then bidding.
We give you an early heads-up on these approvals.
The Project Types We Track:
We Track Residential, Mixed-Use, & Commercial Projects.
Project types in our report are sorted alphabetically by project type.
The first sort is into 3 major categories, (Commercial, Mixed-Use, and Residential.)
Each category is further sorted into the following sub categories:
- Commercial: Additions, Community, Education, Government, Hotels, Industrial, Medical, Office, Religious, Remodels, Repairs, Retail, Subdivision, Tenant Improvements, Warehouses
- Mixed-Use: A single category of combined residential and commercial uses
- Residential: Additions, Apartments, Condominiums, Garages, SFD Houses, Remodels, Repairs, Subdivisions, Townhouses
Our Reports Are Formatted And Transmitted In Working Excel:
It is easy to sort & edit them for specific project information
Each report can be sorted on:
Projects: Stage, Type, Description, Size, Address, City,
Contacts: Names & Phone #s of 1, Owner 2, GC contractor 3, Architect
You Can Use The Report To Make Your Custom Prospects List:
The basic information that you will need to track and contact each new prospective project is already inputted, and in format in our report.
Many convert our report into their customized sales prospect list-report.
Most find that it is very easy to edit our reports by deleting/cutting/pasting, and then adding columns or lines for their notes etc.
Many have found that with the necessity to re-input details from other leads reports, they spend more time (money) to input basic information each month, than we charge for our better formatted, easily edited, more complete, report.
We suggest that you continually build a pipeline of future sales opportunities.
Subscribing Is Easy:
- No long term commitment is required
- You can subscribe month to month at $75/month.
- We offer a two free months discount to our annual subscribers ($750/year)
- We will bill by credit card or invoice, your choice.
Please call or email us directly with any questions you might have.
You can contact us at:
New Project News
P O Box 1246
Seahurst, WA 98062
Telephone: 206 444 5960