Neal Communities Named 2012 America’s Best Builder By BUILDER Magazine
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 by Laura Hope
Southwest Florida – Finishing out what has been one of the company’s best years ever— with a total of 403 sales and 376 closings in 2011— Neal Communities has earned top honors from BUILDER magazine by being named the 2012 America’s Best Builder in the 100-500 closings category.
Neal was only one of four builders selected across the U.S. for the 2012 honors. The company was recognized for its attention to detail and quality commitment to finance/operations, design/construction, customer service, community/industry service, and marketing.
“For nearly two decades, the America’s Best Builder program, sponsored by BUILDER, has honored excellence in home building,” said Denise Dersin, Editor in Chief. “Winning this year is even more special. Despite many housing industry losses, the America’s Best Builder program drew a strong field of candidates, of which Neal Communities was determined to be the best in its class,” Dersin added.
“To say we’re honored is an understatement,” said Pat Neal, President of Neal Communities. “The combined efforts of our outstanding team of builders, sales and marketing staff, design team, and contractors have helped Neal Communities expand its leading, regional position beyond Southwest Florida. We are proud to be among the most respected home builders in the nation,” Neal added.
America’s Best Builders are selected from an open call for nominations and reviewed by a panel of industry experts. Honorees will be profiled in the March 2012 issue of Builder magazine and on Builder’s website. To learn more about America’s Best Builders, or to view profiles of previous winners, visit www.builderonline.com. For more information about the competition or the entry process, please contact Denise Dersin at 202-736-3341.
About Neal Communities
Neal Communities is ranked #1 locally by MetroStudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #94 nationally among home builders by BUILDER Magazine. As the area’s largest and most established locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, John Neal Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, and First Continental Mortgage all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting success. With over 8,000 homes built in Southwest Florida, Neal Communities’ honors and accolades include 37 Parade of Homes 2011 Awards, 48 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards, and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, visit nealcommunities.com.
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[Pictured below, L to R:
John Neal, President of John Neal Homes;
Charlene Neal, Owner of Charlene Neal PureStyle;
Pat Neal, President of Neal Communities;
Mark Sochar, President of Neal Signature Homes;
Michael Storey, President Building Division]