Pat Neal, president of Neal Communities, is a third generation homebuilder and a successful Florida businessman. His scope of economic savvy, ability to forecast trends and respond to market demands and community interests has enabled him to secure timely approvals for infrastructure, development, and public works projects during the past 40 years that have helped Sarasota and Manatee counties become better places to live, work and play. Responding to market changes and quickly adapting product to meet demand has been the cornerstone of Pat Neal and Neal Communities’ success since 1970 and the benchmark for its ability to remain profitable and outperform the competition amidst economic and real estate downturn. A few honors and accolades for Neal Communities include 24 2010 Parade of Homes Awards, 44 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards.


Pat’s strength and that of Neal Communities comes from a philanthropic commitment to contribute to the greater good. For Pat, this means giving back both in time and resources to community causes, programs and organizations that contribute to quality lifestyle, build a sense of community, help educate residents and support historic and environmental preservation. Over the years, Pat Neal and Neal Communities have championed academic, athletic, cultural, environmental and philanthropic programs that give back to arts, community, non-profit and educational organizations.