Neal Communities moves up in Builder Magazine ranking of top U.S. homebuilders

Builder Magazine has named Neal Communities, southwest Florida’s premier homebuilder, No. 45 on its list of the 100 best homebuilders in the United States.

The ranking celebrates excellence in homebuilding, and last year, Neal Communities was ranked No. 47. In 2014, the company was ranked No. 50, meaning this is the third consecutive year Neal Communities has earned a higher ranking.

Every year since 1984, Builder Magazine has ranked the nation’s top homebuilders, evaluating both privately and publicly held companies through direct surveys and basing its results on the number of home closings.

Neal Communities is one of the most dominant homebuilders in the region, and the ranking reflects the company’s tremendous growth. The company was responsible for 989 total home closings in 2015.

“To consistently move up the list on this prestigious national ranking is an enormous testament to our hardworking team of dedicated professionals,” said Michael Storey, president of the Lakewood Ranch-based home building firm. “Our team is second to none in this business, and as we continue to grow over the next five years, we will remain true to our core values of superior customer service, improving the lives of the people we work with and building quality homes,” he said.

Builder Magazine also ranked only the top private builders in the country, and Neal Communities is No. 27 on that list this year, only 26 home closings away from being one of the top 25 private builders in the country.

To date in 2016, the builder has sold 391 homes in southwest Florida spanning from Hillsborough to Collier Counties.

About Neal Communities

Neal Communities was named the Professional Builder national 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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