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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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100 Best Places to Live

2022 Best of the Best Ideal-Living Magazine Awards

  • Latitude Margaritaville Watersound - Top 100 Planned Communities
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach - Top 100 Planned Communities
  • Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head - Top 100 Planned Communities
  • The Isles of Collier Preserve - Top 100 Planned Communities

The Nationals 2022 Silver

2022 Eliant Homebuyers' Choice Awards

  • First Place - First Year Customer Service Experience
  • First Place - Construction Representative of the Year
  • Second Place - First Year Quality
  • Second Place - Overall Purchase & Ownership Experience
  • Second Place - Construction Representative of the Year
  • Third Place - Construction Representative of the Year
  • Fourth Place - Construction Representative of the Year
  • Fifth Place - Purchase Experience Award

The Nationals 2022 Silver

The Nationals 2022 (NAHB's National Sales and Marketing Council)

Silver Award
  • Best Email Marketing/Web Banners/Rich Media Advertising - Latitude Margaritaville Barefoot Bulletin E-Magazine
  • Best Overall Advertising Campaign - Latitude Margaritaville Watersound

The Best of Housing Award 2022 Gold

2022 Best of 55+ Housing Awards (NAHB's 55+ Housing Industry Council)

Gold Award
  • Best Sales or Marketing Event - Latitude Margaritaville Watersound Virtual Grand Opening
  • Best Community Lifestyle Program - Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head
  • Best Single Family Community Amenity on the Boards - Latitude Margaritaville Watersound Town Center

The Best of Housing Award 2022 silver

Silver Award
  • 55+ Housing - Builder of the Year - Minto Communities
  • Integrated Marketing Strategy or Campaign - Latitude Margaritaville Watersound
  • Best Detached Home - Latitude Margaritaville Watersound Aruba Model
  • Best Attached Home - Latitude Margaritaville Watersound Bamboo Model

Eliant 2021

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty 2021 Builder Achievement Awards

Platinum Builder Award
  • Platinum Builder Awards recognize builders who demonstrate leadership in new construction with innovation in design, marketing strategy and construction technology

Eliant 2021

2021 Eliant Homebuyer's Choice Awards

  • First Place - Construction Representative of the Year
  • Second Place - Construction Representative of the Year
  • Second Place - Purchase Experience
  • Third Place - Design Experience
  • Fourth Place - Construction Representative of the Year
  • Fourth Place - First Year Quality
  • Fourth Place - First Year Customer Service Experience
  • Fourth Place - Overall Home Purchase and Ownership Experience

2020 Best of the Best Ideal-Living Magazine Awards

  • Minto Communities' Latitude Margaritaville - Best Active Adult Developers
  • Latitude Margaritaville Watersound - Best New Community

Eliant 2020

2020 Eliant Homebuyer's Choice Awards

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

The Nationals 2020 Gold

2020 Best of 55+ Housing Awards (NAHB's 55+ Housing Industry Council)

Gold Award
  • Best Design Center – Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head
  • Best Sales or Marketing Event – Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – Town Center Grand Opening
  • Best Outdoor Lifestyle Amenity – Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – Paradise Pool & Changes in Attitude Bar
  • Best Integrated Marketing Strategy/Campaign – Latitude Margaritaville Wheel of Fortune Promotion
  • Best Brochure- Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

The Nationals 2020 silver

Silver Award
  • Attached Home up to 1,700 sq. ft. – Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head Antigua model
  • Best Direct Mail Piece or Campaign – Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head
  • Best Lifestyle Program – Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach
  • Best Indoor Common or Amenity Space – Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach Fins Up! Fitness Center
  • Best Amenity Center On The Boards – Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head – Latitude Town Center
  • Detached Home 2,501 – 3,000 sq. ft. – Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head – Trinidad model
  • Best For-Sale Community over 200 Homes – Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head
  • Best Welcome Center over 200 Homes Community – Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head
  • Best Online Marketing Campaign – Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

The Nationals 2020 Gold

The Nationals 2020 (NAHB's National Sales and Marketing Council)

Gold Award
  • Best Graphic Continuity – Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach
  • Best Special Promotion – Latitude Margaritaville Wheel of Fortune Promotion

The Nationals 2020 Silver

Silver Award
  • Best Sales Center – Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach
  • Best Computer Generated Sales Tool – Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach
  • Best Brochure Master Planned Community – Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach
  • Best Master Planned Community of the Year – Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach
  • Marketing Professional of the Year - Channa Calzone, Senior Marketing Director for Latitude Margaritaville

Best In American Living AWARD

2020 Best in American Living Awards (BALA)

Silver Award
  • Best Single-Family Community 100 Units or Over – Westlake

2019 Ideal Living Best of the Best

2019 Best of the Best Ideal-Living Magazine Awards

  • Minto Communities - Best Active Adult Developers
  • The Isles of Collier Preserve - Top 100 Planned Communities
  • The Isles of Collier Preserve - Best Tennis & Pickleball
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach - Top 100 Planned Communities
  • Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach - Best Social Clubs
  • Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head - Top 100 Planned Communities

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.

2020 Volusia Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

2020 Volusia Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Grand Award - Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach
  • Grand Award - Bamboo Model
  • Grand Award - Camellia Model
  • Grand Award - Dreamsicle Model
  • Merit Award - Aloha Model

2019 Volusia Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

2019 Volusia Building Industry Association Parade of Homes

  • Grand Award - Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach
  • Grand Award - Antigua Model
  • Reserve Grand Award - Jamaica Model
  • Reserve Grand Award - Aruba Model
  • Honorable Mention - Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach Sales Center

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 Commercial
  • 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

2022 Best of Bluffton Community Choice Awards

2022 Best of Bluffton Community Choice Awards Best Retirement/55+ Community

Jasper County Chamber of Commerce Logo

2022 Jasper County Chamber of Commerce Growth & Development of the Year Award

Home Builders Association

2020 Lighthouse Awards

  • Best Overall New Home– Aloha Model
  • Best Overall New Home– Bamboo Model
  • Best Bath New Home – Bamboo Model
  • Best Exterior New Home – Dreamsicle Model
  • Best Exterior New Home – Aloha Model
  • Best Kitchen New Home– Aloha Model
  • Best Kitchen New Home– Camellia Model

Home Builders Association

2019 Lighthouse Awards

  • Best Website for a Community
  • Best Advertising/Public Relations Campaign

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

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

Private Communities Top Community Award

2022 Private Communities Top Community

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

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