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Neal Communities was awarded Builder of the Year by Professional Builder Magazine in 2015. Neal was also named one of 2012’s America’s Best Builders by BUILDER Magazine and voted the 2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. Neal Communities was also named 2014 Best Builder in the Best of Venice, awarded by the Venice Gondolier, and the Sarasota Herald Tribune’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Builder. The company is ranked #1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #46 nationally among home builders by BUILDER Magazine in 2018.


To date, Neal has built over 20,000 homes in Southwest Florida. 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. The company’s honors and accolades include 42 Parade of Homes awards, 49 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards, and hundreds of local and regional industry awards.

Other notable recognition includes:

  • Best Master Planned Community Design in America, National Association of Home Builders and Professional Builder magazine
  • Hearthstone Builder Public Service Honor Roll, Builder Magazine and Hearthstone Advisors, 2002
  • Future of the Region Award for Best Community (University Park), Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
  • Best Master Planned Community Awards, Southeast Builders Conference (University Park Country Club, The Harborage on Braden River, Forest Creek and Grand Palm)
  • Seven “Fame” Awards of Architectural Design Excellence