Neal Communities, which has enjoyed record sales in 2009, foresees continued growth and a rebounding local economy. In anticipation of such, the Lakewood Ranch-based company has created a residential swimming pool division. Neal Signature Pools will design and build excellent pools for Neal homes as well as for other existing residences. John Collier has been brought on board as the vice president of Neal Signature Pools. He reports directly to Pat Neal.
“We have been planning to add a pool division to the company, but needed to find just the right person to take on such a task. John shares the Neal Communities’ commitment to excellent customer service, attention to detail and superior quality. We know that under his leadership, our swimming pools will meet the high standards for all Neal homes.”
Neal Communities has an ongoing practice of surveying its homebuyers. For several years they have commented that they would like it if Neal directly handled the pool construction process. With the improving economy and Neal home sales rising rapidly, plus the availability of John Collier, the timing was right.
“By having our own company, we can help simplify the pool construction process for our buyers,” states Senior Vice President of Construction Mark Sochar. “We will be able to improve the efficiency while improving the quality of the swimming pools in each Neal home.”
Collier will design all new pools, using the most advanced CAD software. This enables him to personalize each pool to meet the design elements of the homes and the preferences of the buyers. Collier, who previously co-founded and managed a custom residential pool company, has worked with hundreds of families throughout Manatee, Sarasota and Hillsborough County. He also worked in the operations department in residential construction, delivering more than 800 homes in the award-winning communities of Lakewood Ranch and Fish Hawk Ranch and Westchase in Hillsborough County. Collier earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida. He also holds a Florida State Certified Pool Contractor license, Florida State Certified General Contractor license and is a Florida Green Building Coalition Certifying Agent.
Neal Signature Pools is the newest division in Neal Communities, the area’s largest locally owned and operated private builder. Neal Communities’ innovative home and pool construction, commitment to the environment, quality development and superior customer service all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success stories. With more than 7,600 homes built in Southwest Florida in the past 39 years, Neal Communities’ honors and accolades include 44 Aurora Awards, dozens of Parade of Homes Awards, five Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards, additionally, the company is ranked #135 nationally– based on sales– among home builders in BUILDER Magazine’s 2008 listing. For more information, visit Neal Communities Website.
Briana J. Hockett