Minto Communities wins ten 2016 Aurora and Excel awards

Orlando, FL (August 2, 2016) — Minto Communities was recognized with ten awards, including two prestigious Grand Aurora Awards, at the 2016 Southeast Building Conference presented by the Southeast Building Council (SEBC) in Orlando on July 29. The SEBC presents the largest building industry trade show in the southeast. The 2016 Aurora competition drew 335 entries in 57 categories that were reviewed by a panel of six building industry leaders.

Minto’s Grand Aurora Awards include Best Single Family home in the 2,500-2,999-square-foot category for the Mansfield model at Laureate Park at Lake Nona in Orlando, and Best Interior Merchandising Condominium in the under $1 million category for the Mariner model at Marina Walk at Harbour Isle in Bradenton.

Five Aurora Awards went to Minto for the Beach Club at Harbour Isle in Bradenton for Best Recreational Facility, the Mariner model in Marina Walk at Harbour Isle for Best Interior Merchandising Condominium in the under $1 million category, and the Mansfield model in Laureate Park at Lake Nona for Best Single Family home in the 2,500-2,999-square-foot-category. Two models at Minto’s The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples also received Aurora Awards. These include the Pimento for Best Single Family home in the 2,000-2,499-square-foot category, and the Tamarind Grande for Best Single Family home in the 4,000-5,000-square-foot category.

Three Sales & Marketing Council Excel Awards also were presented to Minto at the conference. These included Best Newspaper Ad and Best Online Marketing Campaign for Festival, a new resort vacation home community in Orlando; and Best Special Event for “Luxury by the Bay,” a grand opening event for the Harbour Isle Beach Club.

“Minto is known for designing unique quality homes that accommodate the active lifestyle of our homebuyers, and for presenting community recreational amenities that equal those found at the world’s finest resorts,” notes Minto Senior Vice President William Bullock. “All of us on the Minto team are gratified to have received this important industry recognition for the third consecutive year.”

Minto’s new home communities throughout Florida include The Isles of Collier Preserve and TwinEagles in Naples, Harbour Isle in Bradenton/Sarasota and Sun City Center in the Tampa Bay area. Minto recently introduced the resort vacation home community of Festival® in Orlando, and is building in the Laureate Park neighborhood at Lake Nona in Orlando.  On Florida’s east coast, Minto communities include LakePark at Tradition in Port St. Lucie, Villas By The Sea in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, and Artesia in Sunrise.  Two new Minto communities are planned to launch in 2017, Westlake in western Palm Beach County and Oasis Daytona in Daytona Beach. For information, visit

About Minto Communities
Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown over the last 60 years into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 80,000 homes built, including 25,000 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 consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys, Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) and multiple national awards in community and home design. For information, visit

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