Pat Neal is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and has been married for 35 years to Charlene Neal, owner of the successful Manatee County business: PureStyle. Charlene was named Best Interior Designer by Sarasota Magazine in 2011.
Pat's oldest son, John, serves as President of Neal Land Ventures and son Michael is in the building management program at Neal Communities. Pat says one of his greatest joys in life is bringing new family members into his growing business.
A former Florida legislator, serving in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, Pat Neal’s business prowess and proactive vision have successfully guided his companies through several economic upswings and downturns.
In 2012, Neal Communities was named America’s Best Builder by Builder Magazine and the National Association of Home Builders ranked Neal Communities as number 2 in the Tampa Bay area.
Pat served on Governor Rick Scott's transition team, through the Department of Management Services. He is a member and former chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission, was elected Secretary for the Board of Directors of TaxWatch and currently serves on the Center for Governmental Efficiency Committee of TaxWatch. In November, 2018, he will begin serving as the Chairman of TaxWatch.
Formerly, Pat chaired the Florida Commission on Ethics, a state agency sanctioned by the Florida Constitution to oversee the conduct of Florida's 380,000 public employees.
In addition to his successful business endeavors, Pat is also a major philanthropist. Over the past decade, he and his companies have contributed more than $7 million dollars in support of local community organizations such as: the American Cancer Society, Women’s Resource Center, 4-H, Child Protection Center, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of both Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
Pat Neal spearheaded several environmental protection measures as Chair of the Committee on Natural Resources of the Florida Senate. Today, he continually seeks opportunities that follow his philosophy of considering the land first in order to maintain it for future generations.
As a privately held and family run organization, Neal Communities is dedicated to building high-quality homes that enhance people's lives. More than 13,000 families have trusted this dedication in addition to the stability and staying power of Neal Communities.