Construction Monitor Fills A Need
David Mineer Sr. worked in commercial architectural design for 18 years. His work experience led him to understand the value of the information provided on building permits. Suppliers, subcontractors, and industry professionals began to see that building permit information was an excellent source to help them find new work.
Upon discovering this niche market, Mineer set out to provide construction permit information to contractors and others, and Construction Monitor was born in 1989. It first began as a printed publication mailed out to subscribers, but with the rise of new digital technologies in the 1990s and a new way for instantaneous delivery, quality building permit information quickly became available to customers.
The company was able to meet the needs of a growing customer base as thousands of construction professionals responded to a service that had never been available to them before.
David Mineer Jr. purchased the business from his father in 2014 and the business has steadily expanded over the years, relocating corporate headquarters in Cedar City to accommodate their expansion. They also have an additional office in Parowan, Utah, and have increased their remote workforce.
Mineer Jr. says Construction Monitor employees quickly learned to collect and compile massive amounts of data from thousands of city and county building departments every week so they could deliver information to their customers in a timely manner.
“The SBDC has tools, resources, and knowledge that can save you years. We have worked with Joni Anderson, Craig Isom, and many others who have made significant contributions to the success of our company. Words cannot express our deep gratitude for their knowledge and efforts assisting us. They have helped us succeed, and that benefits our small community as well as the state.”
– David Mineer Sr.
“Our goal is to give our customers the best chance to succeed both professionally and personally,” he says.
Construction Monitor was first established in the Salt Lake City area covering just a few jurisdictions along the Wasatch Front and has grown to collecting data from over 2,800 cities across the United States. The amount of data collected has increased from just a few hundred documents per week to over 50,000 documents per week. Construction Monitor started in 1989 with just one employee and they now have 42 employees and over 150 additional team members located throughout the United States.
Mineer’s business was well established before he and his father began working with SBDC, but he says his advice to new business owners is that they make the SBDC their first stop.
“The SBDC has tools, resources, and knowledge that can save you years,” he says. “We have worked with Joni Anderson, Craig Isom, and many others who have made significant contributions to the success of our company. Words cannot express our deep gratitude for their knowledge and efforts assisting us. They have helped us succeed, and that benefits our small community as well as the state.”
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