Meritage Homes Corporation

Starts Coordinator

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From the homes we build to the careers we offer, we’re about doing things that actually make a difference in your life and the way you live. Meritage Homes is a thriving company that believes in building beautiful, incredibly innovative and energy-efficient homes people adore.


We were the first national top 10 homebuilder to have every home we build be 100% ENERGY STAR® certified. And with more than 100,000 homes built, our focus, since day one, has been to build incredible new homes and communities in prime locations for fantastic prices. But more than anything, we build energy-efficient homes and communities for people who appreciate a home being built the way it can, and should, be built. And for the staff at Meritage Homes that make this all possible, we believe in having the same standards of quality and reward that make for an enjoyable career. 


When joining Meritage Homes, you and your career can benefit in a number of ways, including:

  • An entrepreneurial work environment that encourages creativity and innovative ideas from every level
  • A competitive drive to be the best
  • Pride in delivering a quality product that benefits people and the environment, superior service, and exceptional value
  • Top-notch benefits
  • The opportunity to further your career in a growing national organization
  • Team atmosphere where every individual is considered a vital asset




We are looking for a Starts Coordinator I to assist us in getting our homes built!  This person is ultimately responsible for managing the day to day activities to assist & support the Production Department, its initiatives, and company goals. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Obtain sale-specific information such as plan and garage hand swing after each sale and spec package is submitted by Sales Department    
  • Work with Escrow Coordinator to ensure all loan requirements are met prior to starts        
  • Work with Production Manager to ensure starts consistency meets business plan needs        
  • Prepare all required permit documents and submit for permit prior to start        
  • Track and manage the permit packages submitted by outside permit expeditors        
  • Request, complete, document as needed and monitor pre-starts cycle time milestones, plot plan applications and requirements, city applications and any other requirements needed to complete the start process.       
  • Order required checks for permitting and utilities        
  • Track, maintain and ensure timely responses to all city comments.         
  • Pay re-inspection fees when needed       
  • Track permit expiration dates and requests extensions where possible·        
  • Order documents and submit for permit revisions when required   
  • Maintain the starts calendar       
  • Communicate with the Production Manager concerning status of start, and items needed to complete packages        
  • Upload pertinent information to BuildPro and notify trades when information is available·        



  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Two or more years of college preferred.

Knowledge/Technical Skills: 

  • Some knowledge of the homebuilding and construction systems/processes is helpful.
  • Basic computer proficiency, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Interpersonal/Communication Skills:

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Able to simplify issues into concise explanations and communicate them to internal and external customers
  • Ability to explain complex issues in a manner easily understood by industry personnel and customers with limited knowledge of construction processes or terminology
  • Ability to work with contractors, laborers, employees at all levels, and customers with a high degree of professionalism
  • Good problem/conflict resolution skills with the ability to influence others and manage conflict in a positive mannerAbility to set priorities, and manage projects through all phases of completion


  • Sound judgment with the ability to make good decisions under time pressures and the ability to determine when to seek assistance or consult with more senior personnel
  • Accurate; with keen attention to detail while staying clearly focused on the big picture
  • Self-directed; takes initiative, proactively addresses problems; can work with minimal oversight

Mental Abilities:

  • Must be able to deal effectively with outside influences which bring frustration in making everyday business decisions.
  • Highly organized and flexible; with the ability to prioritize numerous details, define schedules, and meet deadlines, with frequently changing circumstances, in a high-volume fast-paced work environment


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