LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Neal Communities (NealCommunities.com), southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, recently welcomed Carlos Puente to its Lakewood Ranch-based team as the vice president of sales in its north region.
Puente brings over 10 years of experience in the real estate and home building industry to the builder. As the vice president of sales, he will lead a team of more than 30 people – from Tampa to Englewood. Puente’s role will focus on strategic planning for sales, enhancing the sales process and continuing to ensure a structure to help reach goals each month.
Prior to joining Neal Communities, Puente served as general sales manager for a national homebuilder, working with its sales team for nine years. While with the builder, he developed and executed all sales strategies across 11 communities, ranking third among all general sales managers throughout the country.
“We are confident that Carlos is an excellent match for our team and a strong asset to Neal Communities,” said Michael Storey, president of Neal Communities. “His expertise and proven track record of success in residential home building throughout southwest Florida will be invaluable to lead our sales team.”
Puente received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in international business from the University of Florida. He will earn his Master of Business Administration from Indiana University later this year.
Currently, Neal Communities employs 246 people. To date, Neal has built over 13,000 homes in southwest Florida.
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 13,000 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 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.NealCommunities.com.