LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (March 31, 2016) – Neal Communities, southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, was recently honored with over two dozen awards from the 2016 Parade of Homes.

The Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association named Neal Communities model homes across the Gulf Coast winners in a variety of categories.

The Bright Meadow model at Eagle Trace in Bradenton was awarded Best Kitchen and Floorplan. Neal also took home Best Kitchen awards for the White Star model at Villages of Milano in Venice and the Costa Mesa model at the Wildgrass community in Sarasota.

Four other Neal Communities model homes each won multiple awards. The Endless Summer 3 model in Manatee’s Woodland Trace community won awards for Best Curb Appeal, Master Suite and Floorplan and was selected as an Overall Winner.

In Lakewood Ranch, the Sea Star model at Indigo won Best Curb Appeal, Kitchen, Master Suite, Floorplan and Architectural Detail awards and was also selected as an Overall Winner.

The Fenwick model in Venice’s Boca Royale Golf & Country Club community won awards for Best Curb Appeal, Kitchen, Master Suite, Floorplan and Architectural Detail. It was also honored as an Overall Winner.

In Bradenton, the Dominica II model won for Best Curb Appeal and Kitchen. The Concession luxury custom-home community was awarded Best Entranceway and Amenities and was named an Overall Winner.

Waterscapes Pools & Spas, the area’s largest pool builder and a member of the Neal Communities family of companies, was also honored by the Parade of Homes. Waterscapes pools were presented with three Best Overall awards – one for the Silver Mist 2 model pool at the Silverleaf community in Parrish, one for the Barbados II model pool at the Highfield community in Lakewood Ranch and one for the Dominica II model pool at The Concession in Bradenton.

Photo: John Collier, vice president Waterscapes Pools and Spas; Liz Reuth, digital marketing manager for Neal Communities; Nicole Brooks, director of sales for Neal Communities; Randy Turkovics, president of Neal Signature Homes; Leisa Weintraub, vice president of marketing and creative director for Neal Communities; Austin Solari, new home sales at River’s Reach; and Jackie Polino, an online sales consultant

About Neal Communities
Neal Communities was named the Professional Builder 2015 “Builder of the Year” and 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 nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 10,000 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, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm's continued, record-setting local success. The company's honors and accolades include 44 Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards.

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