Three more team members advance at Neal Communities

Neal Communities (, the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, recently advanced Josh Hoot to director of construction, Brandon Johnson to area construction manager and Katie Lozuke to area sales manager.

Hoot joined Neal Communities in September 2011 as a builder and was promoted to an area construction manager in July 2013. He has extensive firsthand knowledge in the construction process and management systems that make him an integral part in the success of Neal Communities construction department and business plan.

In his new role, Hoot will provide field leadership for all construction activities, including hiring, training, managing and motivating those who directly report to the construction team. He will work collaboratively with all parties and departments to ensure that all safety and regulations are adhered to and a high-level quality product and supreme level of customer service and satisfaction are achieved.

Johnson came to the Lakewood Ranch-based company in February 2016 as a builder with proven and extensive construction and leadership experience. Before joining the team at Neal Communities, he taught construction standards and inspection methods to over 150 students and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

As an area construction manager, Johnson will provide leadership throughout the homebuilder’s communities and managing the construction process to ensure customer satisfaction and a timely completion that meets financial, quality and safety standards.

Lozuke has six years of experience in the real estate and construction industry. She joined Neal Communities in June 2015 as a new home sales associate and helped launch Neal Communities into the Tampa market. Originally from Florida, Lozuke is a licensed Realtor and has extensive background in interior design, architecture and fine arts.

In her new role, she will be managing and building the homebuilder’s Tampa team to achieve optimum sales goals and further the presence in the Tampa market.

Prior to joining Neal Communities, Lozuke was the community sales manager at a residential real estate company and helped train all new sales counselors on sales and community management within the company.

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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