Life At Neal Communities

The Neal Team

Whether you’re a seasoned professional, beginning your career or looking for a new opportunity, Neal Communities prides itself on hiring exceptional people at every level. In our commitment to hire the best candidates our interview process is intentionally rigorous, with the duration ranging between 2 and 4 weeks. We thoroughly review every applicant, ensuring all levels of experience, talent, skills, enthusiasm and cultural fit are meticulously evaluated.

By helping one another grow personally and professionally, Neal Communities takes tremendous pride in making a positive difference in the lives of its employees. We want our employees to be empowered to Do The Right Thing, and to feel confident they are set up for success regardless of the tasks that lie ahead. We work closely with you to ensure you receive the necessary training to develop your skills and expertise. Our employees are not just an asset to Neal Communities and its customers; they are essential to our business and are treated as such. Want to learn more about what it’s like to be part of the Neal team? Read on to learn what our employees have to say!


“I have learned so much working at Neal Communities. Each day I am challenged to learn and grow in everything I do. Working at Neal, you are surrounded by people who care about not just the success of the business, but also people who are passionate about every single employee and supporting our local philanthropic organizations. I love that when I go to work every day, I am part of a wonderful company that gives back to the community and helps people achieve their dream of owning a beautiful home in Florida.”

Will Couch, Land Aquisition Analyst

“What I enjoy most about working for Neal Communities is how focused everyone is to create a wonderful product and ensure the homeowner experience is perfect. I chose a career with Neal Communities because their values greatly aligned with my own. One value that stood out to me is ‘“Do the Right Thing.”’ This value is present in everything we do, and I believe this is what makes Neal Communities stand out. From meeting a homeowner for the first time to handing them the keys to their beautiful new home and everything in between, we Do the Right Thing.”

Mike Thomas, Estimator

“What I enjoy most about Neal is getting up and going to work every day knowing that I truly enjoy everyone that I work with on a daily basis.  We ALL share a common goal of taking potential buyers’ dreams and turning them into reality.”

Mathew Lavish, Director of Construction

“What’s impacted me most in my time here at Neal is our commitment to people and doing the right thing. Our Guiding Principles drive how we operate both internally and externally. I love working for a company that is invested in both my own wellbeing and the wellbeing of the community. In my opinion, that’s one of the biggest benefits of working for a family-owned business compared to a larger corporation. When you work here, you’re more than just a number, you’re a valued member of the Neal family.”

Ciara Kilian, Marketing Coordinator

“I absolutely love working for Neal and love the people that work for this outstanding company. It’s a fast-paced environment and no two days are the same. They teach, train, and take care of the people. I couldn’t be happier working here.”

Grover Keltz, Construction Manager

“I was excited to join the Neal Purchasing Team, and I’m so glad I did! Neal Communities provides a very desirable employee experience: quality of life, generous benefits, competitive pay, a comfortable environment and more. All these things allow employees to provide a high level of service to our customers, trades, and between departments.”

Holli Hedden, Job Coordinator

“There are several reasons I truly enjoy working for such a great company but the biggest reason is we get to do the right thing. When we are faced with difficult decisions, we don’t just do what is best for the company, we do what is right. I truly believe it’s one of the reasons we attract such good team members and have such a good reputation in the marketplace.”

Ben Gibbs, Customer Care Coordinator

“I chose to come work for Neal Communities because I was attracted to the feeling of ‘Family’ despite the fact that Neal is a large builder. I would say a true sense of family exists within the company. I absolutely love coming to work every day.”

Melissa Nicoletta, New Home Sales Associate

“Working at Waterscapes is truly a pleasure. Having worked in the pool business since I was a teenager, I can appreciate the professional service we provide. Operating under the Neal Communities umbrella, we make building a pool with the home seamless. We design pools with our client’s input and seeing their expression when they see our creation in 3-D is priceless. We build relationships from design to construction and beyond. At Waterscapes, hard work never goes unnoticed and I am proud to be part of the team!”

Rob LaGasse, Pool Designer

“I researched builders for just over a year before applying with Neal. I quickly recognized the difference in their product and kept coming across the reputable reputation of Mr. Neal. I am happy to now be part of the best Sales Team, at Canoe Creek by Neal Communities.”

Darice Levasseur, New Home Sales Associate

“I honestly love working with our customers! I have the best job: I work in a beautiful gallery that I call my office and learn the latest trends in design! I’m surrounded by talented designers, starting with Charlene Neal and her PureStyle team and our Design Gallery team. I truly learn from the best!”

Nattaly Perez, Design Gallery Coordinator

“#TeamNeal means everything that I have come to know and love about southwest Florida. It means family, taking pride in our work and our community and progressing towards a better future.”

Elayne McKinney, Area Sales Manager

“I am inspired to be working for an established, reputable builder, like Neal. Waking up every morning, I know that I might help someone find their dream home. Being able to serve our potential homeowners makes coming to work that much more significant. We are a great company and it shows in our level of commitment towards growth, team involvement, friendliness, and our passion to do the right thing. I am truly blessed to be a part of this amazing #TeamNeal family!”

Wendi Leatherwood, Online Sales Counselor

“I appreciate working for Neal Communities because we are a family-owned, privately held builder. This makes such a difference on the level of customer service I am allowed to provide. We see the homeowners as individuals, not just a sale. Seeing the smiles on a new homeowners face, and, knowing that they are moving into a quality home is what motivates me. I really enjoy helping customers find the right home for them to create memories for years to come. #TeamNeal means you are part of the Neal family.”

Monica Bishop, New Home Sales Associate

“The opportunity to work at Neal allows me to pursue my career goals and be part of a wonderful team. I work under great mentors who encourage growth and active involvement in the company. The culture promotes being a team player, celebrates successes and provides unlimited potential. I have learned so much at Neal and enjoy being a part of such a great company.”

Kristin Mullins, Accounting Manager