Neal Communities promotes two

Neal Communities, southwest Florida’s most experienced homebuilder, recently promoted Carl Allen to an area construction manager and Mark Dolan to a builder.

Allen joined Neal Communities as a builder in July 2013. With over 20 years of extensive construction knowledge, he previously worked for national builders in Florida and constructed large-scale military housing in Kansas.

Since joining the Lakewood Ranch-based homebuilder, Allen has built and excelled in Neal Communities’ prominent communities, including Central Park, Milano and Grand Palm. Due to his success, Allen was promoted to a project manager in 2015 and continued to demonstrate his tenacity, leadership and dedication.

“We are pleased to recognize Carl and Mark with these well-deserved promotions,” said Josh Hoot, director of construction for Neal Communities. “Their proven contributions to the team have benefited the culture of Neal Communities as well as our customers. We wish them continued success in their new positions.”

Dolan joined the Neal Communities’ warranty team in September 2013, taking on a key role of lead warranty technician for the Lakewood Ranch-based builder’s most active communities. He brought over 15 years of experience in the construction industry to its team.

In this role, Dolan gained a thorough understanding of managing customer expectations, overseeing repairs and developing customer service techniques, which led to his transition to an assistant builder position in 2015. After several months training, Dolan took on additional construction-related activities and successfully completed several homes for customers.

Currently, Neal Communities employs 264. In 2016, the homebuilder added 97 new staff members to its team.

About Neal Communities

With over 40 years of building award-winning homes, Neal Communities has over 70 successful communities throughout southwest Florida. The Lakewood Ranch-based builder 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 11,000 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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