Neal Communities and Neal Signature Homes receives 18 accolades

The area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities (, and its luxury brand, Neal Signature Homes (, took home 18 awards at the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association’s Celebration of Excellence – Sales and Marketing Awards.

During the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association (Manatee-Sarasota BIA) event on Oct. 20, 17 of the Lakewood Ranch-based homebuilder’s new home sales associates and one sales manager were recognized with awards.

Chartered in 1983, the Manatee-Sarasota BIA is a professional trade organization comprised of local builders and associated businesses involved in the homebuilding industry. The association is an advocate for the housing industry and affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Neal Communities’ Elayne McKinney took home a Platinum prize in the Sales Manager category for homes sales of more than $91 million. The Individual Sales group had the most action with 16 total accolades.

With sales ranging from over $26 million to more than $9 million, Platinum Individual Sales were awarded to James Archibald, Robin Bowman, Dawna Bruner, Lisa Van Dillen, Bryan Makowski, Jackie Polino, Louise Randazzo and Austin Solari.

Neal Signature Homes’ Michelle Hunt and Dawn Merrill each received Platinum accolades for Individual Sales.

Jon McClay, Aaron Solari, Claudia Wilhelm and Ryan Zimmerman scored Gold honors in Individual Sales while Connie Gortney and Dean Throgmartin took home Silver awards in the same category.

In the Builder Awards category, Neal Signature Homes received acknowledgment for having the Best Magazine Advertisement.

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. For more information, please visit


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