Jeff & Carolina Neal


Neal Group Construction, LLC
204 South Joplin Ave.
Joplin, Missouri 24801

Direct: 417-529-2902

Jeff and Carolina Neal are pioneers in the revitalization of Joplin’s Historic Downtown. They received the first City of Joplin Façade Grant in 2005 for the Columbian Building at 418-420 S Main Street. Their construction and development companies have led more than 100 commercial projects and have grown into one of the region’s most experienced historic renovation companies. 

Jeff and Carolina finished the sustainable restoration of two nationally registered historic buildings. These projects are a testimony of acting locally but thinking globally, it generates clean solar energy in downtown, harvests rainwater as part of the irrigation system for the green patio area, and uses the most efficient processes in its operating systems. This green emphasis on historic restoration is a natural outgrowth of what Neal’s have always believed that “the greenest building is usually the one already built” (C.Elefante). Working in conjunction with talented craftsmen, they strive to give 100-year-old buildings a better next century! 

Jeff and Carolina Neal have Masters from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston. Their international and political studies, as well as substantial international work experience, have developed an extensive knowledge of how a government works which they use to their clients’ advantage. Those clients have received over $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds, over $2 million in Brownfield Environmental Tax Credits, $3.5 million in State Historic Tax Credits, and over $3.2 million in Federal Tax Credits for their projects. 

The Neal’s are active speakers educating different audiences about the sustainable benefits of historic preservation. Some of their local talks are – Historic Sustainable Joplin for the Rotary Club of Joplin on July 20th, 2017 and –Celebrating Earth day: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle Historic Buildings for Missouri Southern State University on May 1st, 2019. At a regional level: -Renovating and Re-purposing old buildings for the Community Betterment Conference in St James, MO on April 12, 2018, and – Main Street Redevelopment-21st Century Communities through Infill Redevelopment for USGBC Impact Conference in St Paul, MN on April 1, 2018.