Neal Communities Leads 2012 Parade of Homes

Lakewood Ranch-based company and its divisions lauded 32 awards total.

Bradenton, FL, April 04, 2012 --( Lakewood Ranch-based Neal Communities is proud to report another successful Parade of Homes season. Neal Communities received 27 awards, Neal Signature Homes received two awards, and Charlene Neal PureStyle receiving three. Collectively, Neal and its divisions won the most awards of any participant, leading the next closest contestant by over a dozen awards. A variety of Neal’s homes were entered, and awarded, in the 2012 Parade – spotlighting Neal’s skillful understanding of the current housing market demand.

“Our homes appeal equally to industry professionals and homebuyers. Quality and attention to detail are appreciated by all,” notes Neal Communities’ President, Pat Neal. “My team does an excellent job pinpointing the market and creating beautiful homes that people want. We look forward to connecting with new buyers each year during HBA Manatee-Sarasota’s Parade of Homes.”

This year’s winning entries are:
•Gull Cottage at Forest Creek – 4 awards: Best Curb Appeal, Best Master Suite, Best Kitchen, & Overall Winner
•Freedom 2 at Piedmont Park in Central Park – 2 awards: Best Architectural Detail & Best Floor Plan
•Starlight at Woodbrook – 6 awards: Best Curb Appeal, Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Floor Plan, Best Architectural Detail, & Overall Winner
•Windsong at Belleisle in Country Club East – 2 awards: Best Master Suite & Best Curb Appeal
•Stonebridge at Sawgrass – 6 awards: Best Master Suite, Best Architectural Detail, Best Kitchen, Best Curb Appeal, Best Floor Plan, & Overall Winner
•Palm Breeze at Arlington Cove – 6 awards: Best Curb Appeal, Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Floor Plan, Best Architectural Detail, & Overall Winner
•Marbella at Miramar in The Country Club – 1 award: Best Curb Appeal
•Neal Signature Homes’ Westover II at Greystone in The Country Club – 2 awards: Best Curb Appeal & Best Kitchen
•Charlene Neal PureStyle – 3 awards: Starlight at Woodbrook, Windsong at Belleisle in Country Club East, & Sarantino at Secret Harbor in Country Club East

Neal Communities was recently named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine. The company is ranked #1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #94 nationally among home builders by BUILDER Magazine. Neal has built over 8,600 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, John Neal Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, State Street Mortgage, and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. For more information, visit
Neal Communities of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Kelsey Wilson