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




Meritage Homes is looking for a Starts Coordinator for our Dallas/Ft. Worth Division.  The Starts Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that new home sales are started in a timely manner to meet division and corporate cycle time goals while managing starts schedule. This position will work with construction, centralized scheduling, mortgage, design studio and municipalities to gather all information required to start homes.


This person will:

  • Track and manage the starts schedule including permit status, design center appointments, lot information and mortgage approvals while maintaining the starts calendar.
  • Request, completed documents as needed and monitor pre-starts cycle time milestones, plot plan applications and requirements, municipal applications and any other requirements needed to complete the start process.
  • Request permit options from Sales team and design center and prepare required permit documents.
  • Review plot plans for accuracy prior to submittal to local municipalities
  • Continuous monitoring of submitted permit applications across all communities and communication of permit status to Production Manager, VP of Operations, and Construction Managers
  • Manage consultant preparing detailed community maps of starts, closings, plans and elevations
  • Provides estimates of permit fees to Finance Department for budgeting purposes
  • Manage and ensure payment of all fees relating to permitting, utilities, and re-inspections
  • Prepares and processes check requests for permits, Forward Planning, and Operations Departments
  • Tracks review and approval of draft plot plans by Sales and Construction Managers
  • Revises and updates Division Starts Tracker with sales and permit status etc. in coordination with SCI Manager and VP of Operations
  • Maintain multiple EXCEL trackers of sales, plots, permits, costs, studio appointments, option selections, etc. status and costs
  • Obtain sale-specific information such as sales date, plan, color choices, and garage handing after each sale while working with the design center to ensure buyers finalize option selections
  • Maintain communication with multiple departments concerning status of start, and items needed to complete packages and upload pertinent information to BuildPro including communicating to trades when information is available


  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent  
  • Experience in an office support position preferred
  • Prefer a construction background and experience/knowledge in the homebuilding industry
  • Strong computer skills with expertise in Microsoft Windows Office applications, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Experience with PeopleSoft or equivalent is preferred
  • Good Oral/Written Communication and Interpersonal Skills, ability to communicate effectively in a professional manner     
  • Ability to gather information and generate documents with accuracy
  • Daily interactions with Trade Partners, construction personnel, Sales, Design Center, and employees at all levels of the organization   
  • Ability to handle the stress of dealing with trades, and react favorably to resolve issues in a positive manner
  • Team Player; and demonstrated ability to work within cross-functional teams  


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