ACE Award Winner

Over 2,000 builders from across the nation compete for it. Only one wins. The ACE (Award for Construction Excellence) Award is the most coveted honor in the home building industry. American West has received this highly-recognized award not only once…but twice! No other builder in the nation has accomplished this feat.

A team of professionals evaluated every facet of our building process, from construction techniques to quality control systems to materials to our people in the field. And American West passed with flying colors.

At American West, we don’t take this kind of recognition lightly. It’s an acknowledgement of the effort it takes to build with high quality standards year after year, home after home. Standards that meet the needs and demands of our homeowners.

With over 200 other national and local awards for design and construction excellence, American West knows that building your new home right is the most important thing. Homes with beautiful architectural features and floorplans that work for families. So rest assured that your new American West home is recognized throughout the country as being superior in both design and construction quality. The awards are nice, but what really counts is the over 16,000 families who have chosen American West to be the builder of their new home.


Handy Home Selling Tips

Do you have a home to sell before moving into your new American West home? We understand that selling your current home is as important as purchasing your new one. To help, we have complied some ideas to create an irresistible home prospective buyers won’t be able to forget.


  • First impressions are very important. A clean and well-maintained front yard can make all the difference in creating that memorable initial impact,
  • Keep all pathways to house clean and well lit.
  • Clean all patio furniture.
  • Replace any necessary flowers and/or plants.


  • Make sure to leave lights on when showing home and that all lights are working properly.
  • Have your carpet cleaned if necessary and vacuumed at all times.
  • Arrange furniture to allow an easy traffic flow. Remove any unnecessary furniture that might clutter the room.
  • All rooms should be cleaned and well organized. Avoid excess clutter.
  • Keep all window treatments open, allowing the natural light to flow in.
  • Clean all kitchen appliances in and out (especially the oven – yes, they will look in there!).
  • Dust and polish cabinetry with wood polish.
  • Keep closets and cabinets cleaned and organized. Prospects will open doors and cabinets.
  • Be sure the garage is clean and organized.

An infographic from ActiveRain showing some of the Biggest Home Seller Mistakes:

American West Homes Finishes Strong in 2013

American West Homes is excited to report that they welcomed 730 families into new American West homes in 2013. “We could not be happier with this achievement”, said Larry Canarelli, American West Company Founder. “2013 has been a great year for American West. We closed 270 homes in 2012 so the fact that we more than doubled our number of closings in 2013 is a huge accomplishment for our entire company.”

According to “The Weekly Traffic/Sales Watch” produced by Home Builders Research, American West was number one in new home sales in Las Vegas for the last week of 2013 and number three in new home sales of all the builders in Las Vegas for the entire year. “Considering that American West is the only private, local homebuilder in Las Vegas and our competition is public builders such as Lennar Homes and DR Horton, we are thrilled to be at the top.”

American West is currently selling at 8 communities located throughout the Las Vegas valley with new home designs ranging from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet.  There are two grand openings of new communities anticipated in April and another one in June. For more information, interactive floorplans, virtual tours and beautiful photography, visit


Happy Holidays!

From all of us at American West Homes, we hope your holidays are merry and bright! We wish you laughter and love as you celebrate with family and friends. After all, the best gifts are happy memories. Enjoy every moment, big and small.

Happy Holidays


We will look forward to helping make your dream of a new home come true in 2014!


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High-Tech Automation in Your New American West Home

American West Homes through its building partner, Progressive Home allows all its home buyers a wide array of innovative state-of-the-art automation features that cater to a family’s in-home sound, security, home theater, and other needs. Your new American West home can be constructed with all the latest technologies.

Progressive Home will introduce you to the world of everyday technology through digital video and music, high-speed Internet access and home networking. A world where convenience, security and comfort are important attributes of our every day lives. They understand the importance of technology. Better yet, they understand how technology works within your new American West home, and the unique benefits it will afford you. With the modern advancements of today, the possibilities are endless.

Imagine the possibilities in your family room, game room, study, den or master bedroom. Your choices include a surround sound system, home theatre, whole home music package, entertainment center built-ins, and so much more.

For safety and convenience, you can choose a video surveillance solution, intelligent burglar alarm, multi-room lighting control system, centralized vacuum system and an energy use management system.

Progressive Home also offers the cutting edge of technology with a smart phone based home control system, tablet based home control system, and browser based home control system.

These are just a few of the possibilities available in your new American West home. For more information about Progressive Home visit

Model Homes For Sale at Brookside

Ever dream of living in a model home designed with a professional interior decorator, filled with numerous custom upgrades and featuring beautiful designer selected flooring? We have 2 models available for sale at our Brookside community in Coronado Ranch. This is a rare opportunity and will not last for long.

The Plan 1608 features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, spacious great room and an upstairs super laundry room. The home measures 1,608 square feet. There are over $11.000 of custom upgrades and over $12,000 in interior decorating and designer selected flooring in this spectacular home. The gourmet kitchen features a center dining island, 36″ side-by-side refrigerator, beautiful empress gold granite countertops with granite backsplash and ambiance lighting package. The front and backyards have both been professionally landscaped.  Other features include exterior stone veneer, upgraded full-height glass front door, soft water loop, tuff-coat interior paint and so much more.

The Plan 1864 features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, den, upstairs laundry and huge great room. The home measures 1,864 square feet. There are over $18,000 in custom features and over $18,000 in interior decorating and designer selected flooring in this beautiful home. The front and backyards have been professionally landscaped. The gourmet kitchen features a center dining island with pendant lighting, stainless steel appliances, upgraded tan brown granite countertops with ceramic tile backsplash, beautiful coffee-stained beech cabinets and display glass in upper cabinets. Other features include natural stone selections for the bathrooms, architectural columns in the great room, exterior stone veneer, upgraded Jacinto glass front door, soft water loop, home wide highlight package and so much more.

The exceptional value stretches far beyond the homes. Services and amenities abound in thriving Coronado Ranch. Area schools are the community’s pride and joy. New facilities provide state-of-the-art resources and a full slate of social and athletic activities. Life at American West Brookside is made even easier thanks to handy shopping, dining, recreation and freeway access. With inventive home designs, attractive amenities and supreme value, it’s easy to see why buyers are excited to make American West Brookside their new home.

Call (702) 853-4584 for more information. Sales office open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mansion in Guard-gated Community

Have you dreamed of living like royalty? Let us help you make that dream come true.

Located in the master-plan community of Southern Highlands in the guard-gated community of Inverness, this beautiful home measures 5,649 square feet. The home features 5 bedrooms with a first floor master suite, 3-car garage and a huge finished basement. We are the only builder in Las Vegas that can provide you with a finished basement – the possibilities of this space are only limited by your own imagination. The home provides the best of formal and casual living space with a living room, formal dining room, family room and nook area. Upstairs you will discover 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a study. There is over $84,000 in custom upgrades in this home – it is a must see!

The best part is that you can be in this amazing home before the holidays. For more information or to view the home, call or text Candee at (702) 308-1111.

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A New Home for the Holidays

How would you like to be spending your holidays in a new home? This beautiful home located at our Highlands Collection community in Highlands Ranch is ready for immediate move-in.

The home measures 2,452 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a front balcony. The living space includes a spacious great room and a first floor family room and bedroom. The fantastic gourmet kitchen is highlighted by a center dining island with pendant lighting, stainless steel double refrigerator, beautiful granite countertops and ebony-stained birch cabinets. Your family and friends will think your kitchen was designed for a master chef.

Other features in the home include: designer selected custom flooring, tankless water heater, soft water loop. and home wide highlight package. There is over $27,000 of custom options in this home so there is much more to see. The front landscaping is already installed so you are ready to receive guest the minute you move in.

We would love to welcome you home for the holidays so contact us today for more information or to view the home. Call (702) 853-4582. The sales office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Watch a virtual tour of the model home:


Ready for Immediate Move-in

Ready for Immediate Move-in

October 31st – Nevada Day

Nevada Day, officially October 31st, is the day Nevada became a state in 1864. Carson City’s Nevada Day parade and celebration is among the oldest ongoing parade activities held in the Silver State and with the exception of Hawaii and West Virginia, is the only admission day activity of its kind in the country.

Nevada entered the union as the 36th state. The first European settlers of the state came for its mineral wealth, and the gold and silver labored out of Nevada’s famous mines created the state’s first boom period.

The state’s name is taken from Sierra Nevada, a mountain range shared by Nevada and California. Nevada which is spanish for “snow covered”, is called the SilverState for its many silver mines, the SagebrushState for its abundant sagebrush and the BattleBornState because it was admitted in the Union during the American Civil War.



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American West – Best Price Per Square Foot

September was a great month for American West. We are thrilled that we welcomed 49 new families into their new American West home and 47 other families purchased a new home from our 7 communities located throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Other good news;  Based on the New Home Closings report produced by SalesTraq, American West is the best price per square foot homebuilder in Las Vegas.  Larry Canarelli, our company founder has always held to the principle that American West builds new homes that represent quality and value. These elements are seen in every new home and community that we have built since 1984.

It is a great time to buy. Interest rates are still at record lows. Home Prices are on the rise but still affordable and American West can give you the best price per square foot.

With 38 new home designs to choose from, you are sure to find the home of your dreams. Our sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information of all our homes along with interactive floorplans and virtual tours can be found on our website,