Minto Communities wins 2015 National Sales & Marketing Council Silver Award for The Isles of Collier Preserve Discovery Sales Center

Naples, FL — The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto Communities has received a prestigious Silver Award from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) National Sales & Marketing Council. The Silver Award for “Best Welcome Center” recognized Minto’s Discovery Sales Center at The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida. Minto is one of only five recipients in the entire country and the only welcome center in Florida to be recognized with a Silver Award in this category.

For 35 years, The Nationalsâ„ —National Sales and Marketing Awards have paid tribute to superior sales and marketing achievements. It is the nation's largest competition for sales and marketing professionals and communities. Silver Award recipients are finalists for the Gold Award to be presented at the NAHB national gala at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on January 20.

“Every aspect of The Isles of Collier Preserve, including our welcome center, has been meticulously planned to create a sustainable community that embraces nature and an active lifestyle,” notes Minto Senior Vice President William Bullock. “We are honored to receive this significant award that recognizes the extraordinary qualities of this very special community.”

The 7,330-square-foot Discovery Sales Center has been described as more nature center than sales center. A transitional, Old Florida design features a soaring 28-foot reception lobby that opens to a “Neighbors’ Room” with a recreated natural cypress wetland and 14’ tall replica cypress tree handcrafted by world-renowned California-based NatureMaker. The tree’s branches reach upward to a vibrantly hued interpretation of Southwest Florida’s ever-changing sunsets. A rustic boardwalk bordered by displays on neighbors Naples Botanical Garden, Rookery Bay Reserve and others, and a 360-degree photomural of a cypress wetland further enhance the immersive experience.

In another room of the Discovery Sales Center, visitors take a virtual tour of The Isles of Collier Preserve at interactive stations with large touch-screen monitors. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto a charming veranda and expansive views of the Cypress Waterway. New homeowners can choose from a wide selection of cabinetry, flooring, lighting and more in the Inspiration Design Center located within the Discovery Sales Center.

The Isles of Collier Preserve is a magnificent 2,400-acre property bordered on the south by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, on the north by the Naples Botanical Garden, and on the west by Dollar Bay. More than half of The Isles of Collier Preserve — over 1,300 acres of on-site wetland and upland habitats — is dedicated to natural habitat and nature preserve. Preservation areas are connected by a network of recreational trails, bike paths and waterways for kayaking.

Home designs at The Isles of Collier Preserve are inspired by the classic coastal architecture of Old Naples. A recognized leader in green construction, Minto offers 45 coach home, paired villa and single-family home floor plan selections at The Isles of Collier Preserve. Luxury single-family homes range in size from 2,016 square feet under air to 4,327 square feet under air, and are priced from the high $400s to more than $1 million.  One, two and three story luxury coach homes range in size from 1,621 square feet under air to 2,960 square feet under air. Coach homes include two-car garages and private elevators, and are priced from the low-$400s to $600s.  New luxury paired villas range from 1,565 square feet under air to 1,862 square feet under air, and are priced in the mid $300s. 

The Isles of Collier Preserve is located on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail East, south of Thomasson Drive. Discovery Sales Center hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on The Isles of Collier Preserve, call 888-693-4306 or visit

About Minto Communities
Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 70,000 homes built, including 20,000 in Florida. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national awards and recognition that include number one ranking by Eliant Homebuyer Choice Awards for percent of sales from referrals, among others. For information, visit

Paula Robertson
Paula Robertson & Associates
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