Southwest Florida— Michael Rego has joined John Neal Homes as Vice President of Home Building. Rego will spearhead the new home builder’s growth and expansion in the custom home market in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
“Michael Rego brings a solid community reputation and a wealth of experience to our established team,” said John Neal, president of the Lakewood Ranch based new home building company. “His stellar reputation and solid building background in the region will help us continue our rapid growth in years to come,” said Neal.
Rego has more than 30 years of experience in the residential and commercial real estate industries. A Tampa Bay native, he is a second-generation builder who began as a framing contractor for his family business. He’s worked in the Sarasota real estate market for the past 10 years and has built 115 homes in Lakewood Ranch alone.
Rego has worked for other notable builders including Lennar Homes, Pulte Homes, Arthur Rutenberg Homes and most recently John Cannon Homes. He has been involved in every aspect of the home building process from purchasing, sales, and development, to design and construction.
“I am so pleased to be joining John Neal Homes,” said Rego. “The company’s strong reputation for quality and customer service and its deep commitment to the community are values we share. I look forward to helping the company grow into the largest custom home building business in the region,” he noted.
Rego has served in top leadership positions for several public companies where he was involved in building and executing the platform for significant growth, profitability, customer satisfaction and shareholder return. He is also deeply rooted in the community. Rego is Immediate Past President of the Sarasota/Manatee Home Builder’s Association, and served on the Board for five years. In his spare time he is a licensed Soccer coach and an athlete who takes part in triathlons, marathons, and duathlons.
John Neal Homes was the largest custom builder in Lakewood Ranch in 2012 and is currently building in Lakewood Ranch, Legends Bay, The Forest, Riva Isle and on privately owned lots in Bradenton, Venice, Parrish, Siesta Key, and Freeport, Bahamas. The company is completely integrated to benefit its customers, with its engineering and building team, plus PureStyle design services and Waterscapes pools, the fifth largest pool company in the state. Established in 2010, John Neal Homes garners a 99.8% positive customer referral rate and is a testament to the customer service offered by John Neal Homes. John Neal is a fourth generation builder in the Neal family and under his pioneering leadership, the John Neal Homes team builds on more than four decades of experience. John Neal is a dedicated community advocate and philanthropist. He sits on several community boards including the Manatee County Red Cross, the State College of Florida, and is an incoming board member of the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce. John also sits on the Environmental Lands Action Committee for Manatee County and continually takes an active role in advocating for and supporting his community.
The company's honors and accolades include Aurora Awards for models in The Country Club at Lakewood Ranch and Country Club East and several Parade of Homes awards from the Home Builder’s Association. John Neal was named as one of the Gulf Coast Business Review’s 40 under 40 in 2011 and a person to watch by Biz941. John Neal Homes is a custom builder that designs homes in planned communities as well as on your lot. For more information go to www.homesbyjohnneal.com