Launches in Northeast Ohio; Provides Access to Building Permits as They're Issued

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Anyone involved in the residential housing market knows that finding new business opportunities often included a trip to a local building department to access the latest issued building permits. As of a few days ago that's all changed. provides real time access to all new residential building permits as they're issued -- in twelve Northeast Ohio counties.

After holding extensive focus group meetings with landscapers, cement, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and other residential housing subcontractors, Sublots formulated its initial go to market strategy. At start up the company planned to provide access to all new building permits in each community allowing subcontractors access to view permits for a monthly subscription fee to its website at

Today, not only offers access to view new building permits as issued, the site includes construction classifieds, construction job boards, the ability to get cash for your invoices within 48 hours, the ability for developers and builders to sell their lots directly, and the first of its kind cash back shopping that allows all members to receive a cash back rebate from shopping at nearly 400 online merchants.

Several weeks after its Northeast Ohio opening, already features 1376 new residential housing starts in 517 communities.

One of the founders, Dan Toth brings over 15 years of experience as an owner of a insulation contracting firm. Mr. Toth says "For years our insulation company as well as every other subcontracting company had sales people out there gathering building permits weekly as part of a standard and ongoing marketing effort for new business. eliminates that sales person for all of these companies. All for about the price of a cup of coffee a day."

According to Mr. Toth, "The initial driving force behind was access to building permits. However, after these focus group meetings we determined that the ability for a subcontractor to get paid within 48 hours, the ability for a member to get potentially thousands of dollars in cash back on building supplies, and equipment, and the other tools we've added to the site make it a complete business suite for residential building professionals." has partnerships with over 400 online merchants that offer its members up to 20% cash rebates on building supplies, construction equipment, and much more. Members have the ability to sort new residential housing builds by square footage, by value, by builder, by community, and more.

The company plans to roll out additional services as it expands throughout the state of Ohio in 2005, and nationally throughout 2006.

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Phone: 877-4-Sublots or 216-573-3734

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