Minto Communities receives recognition at 2014 Aurora and Excel awards during Southeast Building Conference in Orlando

Naples, FL — Minto Communities won eleven Southeast Building Council (SEBC) Aurora Awards and four Florida Sales & Marketing Council Excel Awards for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida. Awards were presented at the SEBC’s 2014 Southeast Building Conference held in Orlando, Florida on July 24 and 25. The SEBC is the largest building industry trade show in the southeast.

Minto received four Grand Awards for Best Community Site Plan, Best Recreational Facility/Special Amenity for the Discovery Sales Center at The Isles of Collier Preserve, as well as Best Kitchen for the Jasmine Grande model home and Best Attached Home for the Hibiscus Grande Retreat model. Additional awards recognized Minto for detached single-family home design, landscape design, and green construction.

Excel Awards presented to Minto and United Landmark Associates, Minto’s advertising agency, recognized The Isles of Collier Preserve for Best Logo, Best Direct Mail Piece, Best Magazine Ad, and Best Sales Office Information Center for the Discovery Sales Center.

“All of us on the Minto team are gratified by this industry recognition,” notes Minto Vice President William Bullock. “Every aspect of The Isles of Collier Preserve has been meticulously planned by Minto to protect the spectacular lands and waterways that surround it, and to create a sustainable community that is in harmony with nature.”

Grand Award winner, The Jasmine Grande single-family home was recognized for kitchen design and best overall design. With 2,933 square feet under air, The Jasmine Grande features a stunning gourmet kitchen, and includes two bedrooms, 2.5 baths, den, sitting room, covered lanai and two-car garage. It is priced from $595,900. Single-family homes at The Isles of Collier Preserve range in price from the $400s to the $700s.

Grand Award winner, The Hibiscus Grande Retreat, is three stories with 2,960 square feet under air. It includes three bedrooms, plus den, sunroom, retreat, observatory and three full baths, and is priced from $617,900. One, two and three story luxury Coach Homes at The Isles of Collier Preserve are from 1,621 square feet under air to 2,960 square feet under air, and are priced from the low-$400s to $600s.

Also a Grand Award winner, the 7,330-square-foot Discovery Sales Center at The Isles of Collier Preserve features a 14-foot cypress tree replica at the center of a recreated natural cypress wetland that is encircled by a rustic boardwalk and museum-style presentations on Naples Botanical Garden, Rookery Bay Reserve, The Conservancy, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club and Naples cultural organizations.

The Discovery Sales Center’s interactive stations and touch-screen monitors provide virtual tours of the community. Selections of cabinetry, counter tops, flooring, bath and kitchen fixtures, lighting and more are presented in the Inspiration Design Center. A wrap-around veranda overlooks views of the 140-foot Cypress Waterway bridge and blueways, and a winding path through a botanical garden exhibit leads to a boathouse, dock, kayak launch and electric boat that is available for free tours Saturday, 10 a.m. -4 p.m., and Sunday, Noon-4 p.m.

“The Discovery Sales Center was thoughtfully designed to depict the magnificent lands that surround The Isles of Collier Preserve and to reflect the Old Naples ambiance and lifestyle that residents will experience here. It will eventually be turned over to the community to be used as a gathering place.”

Bordered on the south by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the north by Naples Botanical Garden, and the west by Naples Bay, more than half of The Isles of Collier Preserve’s 2,400 acres is dedicated to natural habitat and preservation areas that are connected by eight miles of scenic recreational trails for biking and hiking, and blueways for exploration by kayak or canoe.

The Isles of Collier Preserve is located at 5445 Caribe Avenue 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
In addition to The Isles of Collier Preserve, Minto’s new home communities on Florida’s west coast include Bonita Isles in Bonita Springs, TwinEagles in Naples, Harbour Isle in Bradenton and Sun City Center in the Tampa Bay area. In addition, Minto is building in the Laureate Park neighborhood within Lake Nona in Orlando, TownPark at Tradition in Port St. Lucie, PortoSol in Royal Palm Beach, Boca Reserve in Boca Raton, and Villas By The Sea in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.

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

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