Sarasota, FL (August 12, 2014) - Neal Communities hit another milestone in July, winning its 50th AURORA Award. The record setting, prolific southwest Florida homebuilder also sold 64 homes last month, bringing its year to date total to 509.
Grand Palm – a unique, master-planned community appealing to a multigenerational demographic in Venice, Fla.— was honored with Neal’s 50th AURORA Award for best community over 500 acres in the southeast U.S. The Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) presents these prestigious awards annually.
“We are humbled and extremely proud to have received this recognition from the SEBC,” said Michael Storey, President of Neal Communities. “Grand Palm took seven years of diligent planning and utilized cooperative partnerships with public officials and environmental specialists to create. The result was a beautiful, master-planned community that is intertwined within the natural beauty of the region, and to be recognized for this accomplishment is a testament to our hard working team,” he said.
Grand Palm was also notable in July for 19 home sales. Other standout communities for sales in July include Sugar Mill Lakes in Palmetto with six sales, and Fairfield in Bradenton with five sales. The fast growing, Lakewood Ranch based builder is gearing up for several new community openings over the next few months, including Silverleaf in Parrish, set to open next week.
Neal Communities was 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. The company is ranked No.1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked No.50 nationally among homebuilders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 9,000 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. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm's continued, record-setting local success. The company's honors and accolades include 42 Parade of Homes 2014 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards.