Communities Designed for Family Living

At American West, we believe in the importance of family. We realize your new home will be a reflection of your family’s personality and values, so it’s with a sense of commitment, honor and pride that we build every American West home.

American West has accumulated numerous local and national awards including the national ACE Award, which recognized us as the Number One Home Builder in America in terms of construction excellence. We are the only builder in the nation to have been given this coveted award TWICE. From innovative design and superior construction, to homeowner satisfaction, the new homes built by American West are recognized as the BEST BUILT HOMES IN AMERICA.

Lasting valley and American West’s commitment to excellence make a new American West home a safe and secure investment for you and your family. Our homes are located in the most desirable neighborhoods in the Las Vegas valley. You are minutes from the neighborhood conveniences, state-of-the-art schools and either the I-15 or 215 Beltway giving you easy access to anywhere in the valley.

Over 16,000 families call a home built by American West their own. American West has been building in Las Vegas since 1984 and as a local homebuilder, we look forward to helping make the dream of a new home come true for families just like your own. American West  – where dream homes come true!

American West is currently selling at 8 communities with new home designs ranging from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet. For more information on our homes and communities, visit


Commitment to Excellence

As one of the nation’s most successful locally owned homebuilders, American West under the leadership of Larry Canarelli, has been providing homes for the families of Las Vegas since 1984. We are extremely dedicated to our homebuyers and to the Las Vegas community. Our commitment and dedication shines through in everything we do.

Our neighborhoods are the best masterfully planned in the valley. Homebuyers see the beauty and quality of our homes in every nook and cranny. We have a proven track record of success and are a new homebuilder you can trust. American West has built over 100 new home communities in Las Vegas and we have welcomed more than 16,000 homeowners into a new American West home.

With 8 communities ranging from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet, our large variety of new home designs mean that there is something for everyone. Each of our communities is a little different and appeals to different types of buyers. First-time buyers, growing families, empty nesters and those seeking luxury are all discovering homes that meet their personal needs.

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“We are what we repeatedly do, therefore excellence is not an act but is a habit.” – Aristotle

commitment to excellence

NOW Is The Time To Buy

On a daily basis, more and more people fall in love with an American West home and can’t see themselves living anywhere else. With 8 communities and new home designs ranging from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet there is a variety of homes to choose from and something for everyone. It’s not a matter of whether or not homebuyers fall in love with our homes and communities, it’s a matter of whether or not they take advantage of the incredible opportunity of buying NOW and not missing out.

It there was ever a time to partake in this incredible home buying opportunity, this is it! Interest rates are still at historic lows. In 5 years, everyone is going to look back and say those homebuyers that bought now really knew what they were doing.

With our Preferred Lender program, buying a new American West home may be easier than you think. Don’t let your doubts stop you from finding out whether or not you can finance a new home. Partnering with our Preferred Lenders allows us to make the dream of owning a new home come true.

Our prices are still incredible. More importantly, as the demand for our homes grow, so will the equity of our existing homebuyers.

NOW is the time to act and make your dream of a new home a reality.

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Reasons to Buy American West – Part 2

American West is proud that we are the largest local, family owned builder in Nevada. We are the only locally owned builder that can say they have been building new homes in Las Vegas since 1984. We were recently ranked 53 on the Builder 100, an annual ranking of the nation’s top homebuilders. The list was comprised mostly of national building companies who build throughout the United States.

There are many elements that make up the American West Difference. A “difference” that sets us apart from other builders. One of the main elements is that our company founder, Larry Canarelli puts his heart and soul into every home that American West builds and has since the start of the company in 1984. How do other homebuilders know how Las Vegas homeowners live in their homes if they live out of state? We know because Las Vegas is our home too. American West takes such pride in our homes and communities because we are a part of the city that is our home. Everyone at American West lives, plays and works in Las Vegas and most of us live in an American West home.

American West’s neighborhoods are the best masterfully planned in the valley and located in the most desirable locations. We understand that today’s families spend more time at home and place a greater importance in the community in which they reside. Our company is committed to designing masterfully planned communities and neighborhoods according to the wants and needs of our homebuyers. Since 1984, American West has been operating with a straightforward philosophy – to build spacious, beautiful, and affordable homes in the best areas for the families in Las Vegas.

Our commitment to excellence is evident in everything we do and is the reason why we hold the reputation for the “Best Built Homes in America“. So when you buy a new home built by American West, you can take comfort in knowing that you have bought a home built by Southern Nevada’s Number One Homebuilder.

For more information on our new homes and communities, visit

A small sampling of our new homes.

A small sampling of our new homes.



Top Reasons to Buy A New Home

Some reasons why you should choose not only to buy a NEW home but to buy a new home built by American West:

ENERGY EFFICIENCY – New homes have the latest environmentally-friendly, cost-saving, advanced technology materials and appliances. The energy conservation features in all of American West’s homes are numerous and included in your new home. If you did not get the chance to experience all that American West’s eHome program has to offer when visiting our models, stop back by and let us demonstrate them to you.

SAFETY – New homes are built with the latest materials, have passed inspections, and conform to current building codes. The same cannot be said for a resale home.

YOUR CHOICES – Choose your own flooring, finishes, appliances and colors. Who wants to spend time changing someone else’s taste? And with American West, you also get to choose your homesite, exterior style and color and front yard landscaping.

LOW INTEREST RATES – Rates remain at historic lows. Our Preferred Lenders can help you lock in a payment that fits your budget.

GREAT SELECTIONS - American West offers a wide variety of new home designs in our 8 communities located throughout the Las Vegas valley with new home designs ranging from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet. As a company, we believe you should have all the benefits of master plan living without extra fees associated with it.

IT’S YOUR HOME - It’s more than a house.  It’s a place to raise your family, build a sense of pride, make memories to call your own.

Let’s make your dream of a new home come true today. Our sales office are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit for more information on our new homes and communities.

The Importance of Drowning Prevention

It’s that time of year when more and more families are spending time in swimming pools. Unfortunately, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional deaths in Southern Nevada for young children. There was a total of 96 fatal drownings in Southern Nevada between 2000 and 2012. That’s an average of 7 child drownings each year.

Constant adult supervision is essential to preventing childhood drowning. These tragedies often occur while a caregiver is at home and there is a brief lapse of supervision.

A drowning can occur in seconds, in any water that cover’s a child’s nose and mouth including pools/spas, inflatable pools, bathtubs, toilets, buckets or natural bodies of water. It is extremely important for everyone to remember the simple rules to stay safe around the water.


A is for Adult Supervision

B is for Barriers (for your pool)

C is for Classes (Swim Lessons & CRP)

D is for Devices (PFD’s/Life Jackets and Rescue Tools)

It is also a smart idea to make sure you have a phone by the pool. In the case of an emergency, you do not want to have to run back into the house to look for a phone.

The ABC & D’s of Drowning Prevention

Have a safe and happy summer!

Reasons to Buy American West

  •  Your home, not ours

Unlike other builders, American West let’s you choose the home you want, on the homesite you want with the exterior style and color you want. You also get to choose your front yard landscaping. This feature is usually only found in custom homes.

  • Quality Craftsmanship & Construction

Your new home is brand new and is built by a builder who is the only one in the nation to be awarded the ACE (Award for Construction Excellence) Award twice. We don’t have to build to the highest standards. We just do.

  • A Beautiful Neighborhood

As a company, we believe you should have all the benefits of master plan living without extra fees associated with it. Today’s families spend more time at home and place a greater importance on the community in which they reside than ever before. Understanding this importance has led American West to pioneer communities in the most desirable Southern Nevada locations. Our neighborhoods encompass state-of-the-art schools, convenient shopping and dining and easy access to the main highways.

  • Energy Efficiency

American West offers homebuyers energy-efficient designs and uses energy saving materials and products in all our homes. Your new home is better built, uses less energy which reduces your carbon footprint and more importantly reduces your monthly energy costs.

  • Confidence and Reassurance

Purchasing a new home is one of the biggest investments that you will make in your lifetime. Today’s home buyers are seeking homes constructed by quality builders with established track records, who stand behind their homes. American West is a local, privately owned business that has been building in the Las Vegas valley since 1984 with thousands of happy homeowners. Dollar for dollar, square foot for square foot, no builder offers more value than American West.

  • Unbeatable Investment

Purchasing a new home is still one of the best long term investments anyone can make today. Even in down markets, over the long term home prices still appreciate more than the stock market.

American West is currently selling at 8 communities located throughout the Las Vegas valley. The new home designs ranges from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet. With a wide array of variety in the home designs, there is sure to be a home that fits your new home needs. For more information, interactive floorplans and beautiful photography, visit  



Benefits of A Tankless Water Heater

One of the custom features that American West offers to our new homebuyers is a tankless water heater. Are you aware of the benefits of a tankless water heater?

Comfort & Convenience:

A tankless water heater allows you to enjoy a continuous flow of hot water. There is no more having to compromise on hot water usage – no more cold showers. There is a constant supply of hot water. It also allows you to run more appliances at the same time as you do not need to worry about running out of hot water.

A tankless water heater will also save you space. They take up significantly less space than traditional tank water heaters.


A tankless water heater only heats water when you need it. You are not wasting energy heating unused water sitting in a tank. A traditional tank style water heater heats and reheats water all day long.

Safe & Clean:

A tankless water heater does not use water that has been stored in a tank.

Fewer Worries:

The lifespan of a tankless water heater is longer than a typical tank water heater. Their life expectancy is typically 20 years. And with a tankless model, the risk of water leaks and water damage is a thing of the past.

For more information or to see a tankless water heater in person, visit any of our 8 communities located throughout the Las Vegas valley. Information of all our communities and homes can be found at


Discover our ACE Award Winning Homes

For 30 years, American West has held the reputation for being the Best Built Homes in America. We are the only builder in the nation to have been awarded the industry’s most coveted ACE (Award for Construction Excellence) honor TWICE!

As you tour through our models, you will notice all the elements that make a new American West home an ACE Award Home – custom gourmet kitchens, superior craftsmanship, award winning designs, green living and energy efficiency, signature master suites and so much more. These are features you will not find in all new homes but you will find them in a new American West home.

With over 200 other national and local awards for design and construction excellence, American West is recognized throughout the country as being superior in both design and construction quality. We are known for our beautiful architectural details, home designs that work for all types of families and features that are found in the best custom homes. 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.

Let American West help make your dream of a new home come true today. Discover all our communities and new home designs at

Your ACE Award Winning Home



Reasons to Buy – Price Stability and Building Equity

Are you unsure about whether or not now is the best time to purchase a new home? Have you been “playing it safe” in regards to making a decision?

The best way to “play it safe” when it comes to buying a home is to actually buy a new home. And here’s why:

Studies show that owning a home is the best way to build household wealth. The sooner a person owns a home, the faster they begin to build up equity and wealth. When you buy a home, you are also purchasing price stability, knowing that you will pay the same monthly payment for the life of your 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.

Building equity, price stability, buying from a homebuilder who holds the reputation for the Best Built Homes in America, how much safer can you play it?

Let us help you find the new home of your dreams. Visit our website for more information on all our new home designs and communities.