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Minto is an international real estate development company and builder of preeminent homes and communities throughout North America. View our latest awards and achievements for our award-winning homes and communities in Florida and South Carolina.

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Eliant HomeBuyers' Choice Awards 2019

2019 Eliant Homebuyers' Choice Awards

  • First Place - Design Representative of the Year
  • Second Place - Design Experience
  • Second Place - First Year Quality
  • Third Place - Overall Home Purchase & Ownership Experience
  • Third Place - Construction Representative of the Year
  • Honorable Mention - Construction Representative of the Year
  • Honorable Mention - First Year Customer Service Awards
  • Customer Experience Leader of the Year

The Nationals 2019 Gold

2019 Best of 55+ Housing Awards (NAHB's 55+ Housing Industry Council)

Gold Award
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – Best Integrated Marketing Strategy or Campaign
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach Antigua Model  – Best Attached Home up to 1,700 sq. ft.
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – Best Sales Center
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – Best For-Sale Community over 200 Homes
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – 55+ Community of the Year
  • Minto Communities – Builder of the Year

The Nationals 2019 Gold

Silver Award
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – Best Design Center
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach Aruba Model  – Best Interior Merchandising of a Model 2,001-2,500 sq. ft.
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach Trinidad Model – Best Interior Merchandising of a Model 2,501-3,000 sq. ft.
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach Coconut Model – Best Detached Home up to 2,000 sq. ft.
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach Aruba Model – Best Detached Home 2,001 – 2,500 sq. ft.
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – Best Landscape Design
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – Best Brochure
  • Model Grand Opening Event at Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – Best Marketing Event
  • LatitudeMargaritaville.com – Best Website

The Nationals 2019 Gold

The Nationals 2019 (NAHB's National Sales and Marketing Council)

Gold Award
  • Westlake – Best Sales Center

The Nationals 2019 Silver

Silver Award
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – Best Video
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – Best Brochure

BEST of the BEST 2018. IDEAL-LIVING

2018 Best of the Best Ideal-Living Magazine Awards

  • One Particular Harbour – Best Water Views
  • One Particular Harbour – Top 100 Planned Communities
  • LakePark at Tradition – Top 100 Planned Communities
  • Twin Eagles - Top 100 Planned Communities
  • Sun City Center - Top 100 Planned Communities
  • The Isles of Collier Preserve - Top 100 Planned Communities
  • The Isles of Collier Preserve – Best Tennis & Pickleball
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – Best New Communities
  • Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head – Best New Communities

2018 Eliant Homebuyers' Choice Awards

  • First Place – Overall First Year Quality
  • First Place – Construction Representative of the Year
  • Second Place – Design Representative of the Year
  • Second Place – Design Selection Experience
  • Third Place – Overall Home Purchase & Ownership Experience
  • Honorable Mention – Construction Representative of the Year
  • Honorable Mention – First Year Customer Service Experience

BEST of the BEST 2017. IDEAL-LIVING

2017 Best of the Best Ideal-Living Magazine Awards

  • Harbour Isle – Best Sunset
  • Isles of Collier Preserve – Best Kayaking
  • Lake Park at Tradition – Best Neo Traditional Community
  • Minto – Best Floorplans for Age 50+
  • Minto – Best Innovative Designs
  • Latitude Margaritaville – Best New Communities

2017 Homebuyers' Choice Awards

  • Second Place – Design Selection Experience
  • Third Place – Construction Representative of the Year
  • Honorable Mention – Overall Home Purchase & Ownership Experience
  • Honorable Mention – The Construction Experience
  • Honorable Mention – Overall First Year Quality

BEST of the BEST 2016. IDEAL-LIVING

2016 Best of the Best Ideal-Living Magazine Awards

  • Best Floor Plans for 50+
  • Best Multi-Community Developers
  • Best Eco-Friendly Designs
  • Best Nature Preserves at The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Best Neo-Traditional Communities at LakePark at Tradition

2016 Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards

  • Seven 2016 Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards Received
  • Second Highest Ranking Builder in North America – High Volume Builder Category for Customer Construction Experience, Purchase Experience, Design Selection Experience, and First Year Quality
  • Rated as one of the Top 10 Builders in North America – Overall Purchase & Ownership Experience, Pro-Active Communication of Construction Progress, and Percent of Sales from Referrals
  • Four Premier Awards Received

2015 Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Premier Awards

  • One of three winning builders to receive the most Premier Awards
  • Tied for second place for the most awards received
  • Premier Award - High volume builder category for customer purchase experience
  • Premier Award -  Design selection experience
  • Premier Award - Construction experience
  • Premier Award - Overall first-year quality and customer service experience.

AURORA Silver Winner

2019 AURORA Awards at the Southeast Building Conference

  • Silver Award – Best Single Family Detached Model Home under 2,000 sq. ft. – Coconut Model
  • Silver Award – Best Single Family Detached Model Home 2,000 – 2,999 sq. ft. – Aruba Model

Excel award winners

2019 Excel Awards at the Southeast Building Conference

  • Best Video – Over 1 minute
  • Best TV Commerical
  • Best Radio Commercial
  • Best Billboard
  • Best Sales Office

Aurora Awards. Golden Aurora. Award Winner

2018 AURORA Awards at the Southeast Building Conference

  • Grand Award – Best 55+ Living Community For Sale
  • Silver Award – Best Community Site Plan

Parade of Homes 2018

2018 Volusia Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Pinnacle Award – Barbuda Model
  • Grand Award – Parrot Model
  • Grand Award – Barbuda Model
  • Reserve Grand Award – Coconut Model
  • Reserve Grand Award – Breeze Model
  • Reserve Grand Award – Trinidad Model
  • Merit Award – Nevis Model

Grand Award

2019 AURORA Awards at the Southeast Building Conference
  • Grand Award – Best 55+ living community
  • Silver Award – Best Single Family Detached Model Home 2,000-2,999 sq. ft. – Trinidad Model

Aurora Awards. Golden Aurora. Award Winner

2018 AURORA Awards at the Southeast Building Conference

  • Grand Award – Best 55+ Living Community On-The-Boards

Home Builders Association

2018 Lighthouse Awards

  • Best Community
  • Best Landscape Design
  • Best Exterior New Home - Parrot Model
  • Best Exterior New Home - Nevis Model
  • Best Exterior New Home - Aruba Model
  • Best Bath New Home - Barbuda Model
  • Best Bath New Home - Jamaica Model
  • Best Bath New Home - Coconut Model
  • Best Kitchen New Home - Barbuda Model
  • Best Kitchen New Home - Jamaica Model
  • Best Overall New Home - Barbuda Model
  • Best Overall New Home - Jamaica Model
  • Best Overall New Home - Coconut Model
  • Best Overall New Home - Aruba Model

Parade of Homes. Treasure Coast

2019 Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Best Overall Development – One Particular Harbour Margaritaville
  • Best Entranceway – One Particular Harbour Margaritaville
  • Best Amenities – One Particular Harbour Margaritaville
  • Best Overall Multi-Family Home – Mariner Model
  • Best Overall Multi-Family Home – Oceana Model
  • Best Curb Appeal – Mariner Model & Oceana Model
  • Best Kitchen – Mariner Model & Oceana Model
  • Best Master Suite – Oceana Model
  • Best Floor Plan – Oceana Model
  • Best Architectural Detail – Oceana Model

Aurora Awards. Golden Aurora. Award Winner

2018 AURORA Awards at the Southeast Building Conference

  • Grand Award – Residential Community of the Year (Multifamily)
  • Grand Award - Best Multifamily Housing Community (Up to 5 Stories)

Parade of Homes. Treasure Coast

2018 Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Best Overall Development – One Particular Harbour by Margaritaville
  • Best Overall Multi Family Home – Mariner Model
  • Best Overall Multi Family Home – Oceana Model

eXcel Industry Awards

2019 Excel Awards at the Southeast Building Conference

  • Best Design Center

eXcel Industry Awards

2018 Excel Marketing Awards

  • Best Sales Office Information Center – Westlake
  • Best Radio Commercial – Westlake (Showcase of Homes)

Aurora Awards. Silver Aurora. Award Winner

2018 AURORA Awards at the Southeast Building Conference

  • Silver Award – Residential Community of the Year (Single Family)
  • Silver Award – Best Single Family Detached Home 2,000-2,499sf – Persimmon Model
  • Silver Award – Best Single Family Detached Home 2,500-2,999sf – Azalea Model
  • Silver Award – Best Single Family Detached Home 3,000-3,499sf – Kingfisher Grand Model
  • Silver Award – Best Single Family Detached Home 3,500-3,999sf – Kestrel Grand Model

Parade of Homes. TREASURE COAST

2018 Treasure Coast Builders Association Parade of Homes

  • Platinum Award – Buttonwood Model
  • Platinum Award – Isle Model

2017 Treasure Coast Builders Association Parade of Homes

  • Grand Award: Magnolia
  • Platinum Award: Magnolia
  • Gold Award: Mahogany

2016 Treasure Coast Builders Association Parade of Homes

  • Grand Award: Coral Reef
  • Grand Award: Spruce
  • Platinum Award: Coral Reef
  • Platinum Award: Spruce
  • Gold Award: Isle
  • Silver Award: Buttonwood

Aurora Silver Award

2019 Aurora Awards at the Southeast Building Conference

  • Silver Award – Best Recreation Facility for the Overlook Bar & Grill

CBIA. Parade of Homes

2019 Collier Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Winner – Tamarind Grande Model
  • Merit Award – Hibiscus Grande Retreat Model

CBIA. Parade of Homes

2018 Collier Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Winner – Copperlily Model
  • Merit Award – Mimosa Model

The Nationals 2017

2017 Collier Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Overall Excellence in Construction and Design for the Alamanda Model

The Nationals 2017

2017 National Association of Home Builders: International Builders Show

  • Silver Award: Nationals Award: Best Clubhouse and Community Facility
  • Silver Award: Best in American Living Award: The Isles Club

Design Lens

2016 DesignLens Excellence Awards

  • Coach Homes Cypress Collection
  • Single-Family Homes Palmetto Collection

2016 Sand Dollar Awards

  • Community of the Year $500,000-$1,000,000 – The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Best Special Event for Residents – Isles Club Grand Opening
  • Best TV Commercial – The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Best Specialty Feature $50,001-$75,000 – Tamarind Grande Casitas

The Aurora Awards 2016. Award Winner

2016 AURORA Awards at the Southeast Building Conference

  • Best Single Family Home 2,000-2,499 sq. ft. – Pimento model at The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Best Single Family Home 4,000-5,000 sq. ft. - Tamarind Grande model at The Isles of Collier Preserve

Best In American Living AWARD

2016 Best in American Living Awards (BALA)

  • Best Mixed Community

Grand Aurora Award Winner 2015

2015 Aurora Awards at the Southeast Building Conference

  • Grand Award: Best Residential/Mixed Use Land Development for Residential Only Development Over 501 Acres
  • Best Residential/Mixed Use Land Development for Residential Only Development Over 501 Acres

Sand Dollar Winner 2015

2015 Sand Dollar Awards

  • Best Brochure - The Isles of Collier Preserve Brochure
  • Product Design of the Year-Single Family Homes $1,750,000-$1,999,999 -Tamarind Grande
  • Product Design of the Year-Multi Family Homes $700,000-$799,999 - Mimosa
  • Best Outdoor Living Area $30,000-$50,000 - Tamarind Grande
  • Best Sales Center By a Developer/Community - Discovery Sales Center

parade of homes

2015 Collier Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Overall Excellence in Construction and Design for the Petunia Model
  • Overall Excellence in Construction and Design for the Fresia Model
  • Overall Excellence in Construction and Design for the Jasmine Grande Model
  • Merit Award Winner for the Mimosa Model

The Nationals 2015

2015 National Association of Home Builders The Nationals Awards

  • Silver Award: Best Welcome Center at The Isles of Collier Preserve

Grand Aurora Award Winner 2014

2014 Aurora Awards at the Southeast Building Conference

  • Detached Single Family Home $750,001-$1 mil - Jasmine Grande at The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Landscape Design Pool Design Residential Development – The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Green Construction New Construction $500,001-$1 mil – Hibiscus Grande Retreat at The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Grand award: Site Planning Categories Best Community Site Plan – The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Site Planning Categories Best Community Site Plan – The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Grand award: Recreational Facility Special Amenity – Discovery Sales Center at The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Recreational Facility Special Amenity – Discovery Sales Center at The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Grand award: Kitchen $500,001-$1 mil – Jasmine Grande at The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Kitchen $500,001-$1 mil – Jasmine Grande at The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Grand award: Attached for sale home over $500,000 - Hibiscus Grande Retreat at The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Attached for sale home over $500,000 - Hibiscus Grande Retreat at The Isles of Collier Preserve

Sand Dollar Winner 2014

2014 Sand Dollar Awards

  • Best Green Home - Hibiscus Grande Retreat at The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Best Kitchen Design - Jasmine Grande at The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Best Logo for The Isles of Collier Preserve

2014 Excel Marketing Awards

  • Best logo for The Isles of Collier Preserve
  • Best Sales Center
  • Best Magazine Ad
  • Best Direct Mail

CBIA. Parade of Homes

2014 Collier Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Winner for overall excellence in construction and design for the Jasmine Grande Model

Pride of Homes

2018 Greater Orlando Builders Association Parade of Homes

  • Grand Award – Brenner Model
  • 1st Place: Production Multi Family $300K-$385K – Brenner Mode

2017 Greater Orlando Builders Association Parade of Homes

  • Merit Award for Multi-Family Homes for the Brenner Model
  • Merit Award for Single Family Homes for the Mansfield Model

The Aurora Awards 2016. Grand Award Winner

The Aurora Awards 2016. Award Winner

2016 AURORA Awards at the Southeast Building Conference

  • Grand Award: Best Single Family Home 2,500-2,999 sq. ft. - Mansfield model at Laureate Park at Lake Nona
  • Best Single Family Home 2,500-2,999 sq. ft. - Mansfield model at Laureate Park at Lake Nona

2015 Greater Orlando Builders Association Parade of Homes

  • 1st place for Single-Family Homes for the Mansfield Model

2014 Greater Orlando Builders Association Parade of Homes

  • 1st place for Multi-Family Homes for the Brenner Model
  • 1st place for Single-Family Homes for the Cormack Grande Model

Parade of homes

2017 Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Best Overall Community Winner
  • Best Amenities
  • Best Entranceway

The Aurora Awards 2016. Award Winner

2016 AURORA Awards at the Southeast Building Conference

  • Grand Award: Best Interior Merchandising Condominium Under $1 Million - Mariner model at Marina Walk at Harbour Isle
  • Best Interior Merchandising Condominium Under $1 Million - Mariner model at Marina Walk at Harbour Isle
  • Best Recreational Facility – Beach Club at Harbour Isle

eXcel Awards 2016: Complete, Achieve, Excel

2016 Excel Marketing Awards

  • Best Special Event “Luxury by the Bay” at the Harbour Isle Beach Club

The Aurora Awards 2016. Award Winner

2016 Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Best Overall Community Winner
  • Best Amenities

The Aurora Awards 2016. Award Winner

2015 Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Best Overall Community Winner
  • Best Entranceway
  • Best Amenities
  • Best Overall Multi-Family Winner for the Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Curb Appeal for the Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Kitchen for the Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Master Suite for the Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Floorplan for the Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Architectural Detail for the Harbour Grand Retreat

The Aurora Awards 2016. Award Winner

2014 Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Best Overall Community Winner
  • Best Entranceway
  • Best Amenities
  • Best Overall Multi-Family Winner for the Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Curb Appeal for the Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Kitchen for the Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Master Suite for the Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Floorplan for the Harbour Grand Retreat
  • Best Architectural Detail for the Harbour Grand Retreat

2014 Treasure Coast Builders Association Parade of Homes

  • Grand Award for “Development of Excellence”
  • Grand Award for the Coral Reef Model
  • Platinum Award for the Coral Reef Model

2014 Lee Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Winner for overall excellence in construction and design for the Prestwick Grand Model

Pride of Homes

2018 Greater Orlando Builders Association Parade of Homes

  • Merit Award – Elation Model

2017 Greater Orlando Builders Association Parade of Homes

  • Merit Award for Multi-Family Homes for the Imagine Model

eXcel Awards 2016: Complete, Achieve, Excel

2016 Excel Marketing Awards

  • Best Newspaper Ad for Festival
  • Best Online Marketing Campaign for Festival

Pride of Homes

2016 Greater Orlando Builders Association Parade of Homes

  • Merit Award Winner for the Jubilee Model

2015 Excel Marketing Awards

  • Best logo for Festival