American West Homes Dominates Las Vegas Market

According to the Las Vegas Residential Survey (4Q14) produced by Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company,  who is the leading provider of primary research and analysis on residential real estate development and new-home construction, American West is leading the market in sales in the Southwest/Southern Highlands area and also the Southwest/Pinnacle Peaks area of the Las Vegas Valley. American West’s Highlands Ranch communities are located in the Southwest/Southern Highlands area and our Coronado Ranch communities are located in the Southwest/Pinnacle Peaks area.

Our Highlands Ranch communities consist of Brentwood, Bridgewater, Highlands Collection and Stonebridge. The new home designs range from 1,798 to 4,037 square feet.

Our Coronado Ranch communities consist of Jones Crossing, Reserve, SouthBrook and Woodbridge. The new home designs range from 1,798 to 4,770 square feet.

American West is currently selling at 10 communities located throughout the Las Vegas Valley. For more information, visit our website at

American West Homes #1 in New Home Sales

American West is celebrating the success of being #1 in new home sales in all of Las Vegas. Data in the recent “The Weekly Traffic/Sales Watch” from Home Builders Research, Inc., which keeps track of sales from all Las Vegas home builders, shows that American West is number one in net sales. American West has also remained in the top five in new home sales for the entire 2014 year.

“It is a time of year when sales tend to slow for most builders,” said Larry Canarelli, American West Company Founder. “Our company has always been able to maintain a steady pace of sales and closings during the holiday season. Most of the memories in our lifetime are centered around our home and during a season when spending time with family and friends is the most prevalent, the families of Las Vegas are wanting to make these memories in a new American West home. Nothing makes myself and everyone at American West happier than to be able to make the dream of a new home come true for our homebuyers.”

American West is currently selling at 10 communities located throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The new home designs range from 1,798 to 5,487 square feet with up to six bedrooms. For more information, visit . Sales offices are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


December 10th, 2014 Miscellaneous Tags: , , 0 Comment

American West Development Largest Buyer at BLM Land Auction

At the BLM Land Auction held Tuesday for the auction of 40 separate land parcels, American West Development, headed by Larry and Jeff Canarelli, was the largest purchaser, buying 6 separate parcels totaling 37.5 acres of land for a $10,885,000 total purchase price.

In the most heated bidding of the day, American West outbid homebuilder DR Horton for land sale #12, a 15-acre parcel near the corner of Wigwam and Rainbow Boulevards. The two competing bidders put forth more than 42 bids in trying to secure the 15-acre parcel, which ended with American West making a $400,000 per acre bid for a total of $6,000,000 price. This was the second highest priced per acre parcel in the auction.

Lewis Investment Company, headed by longtime Las Vegas builder, Robert Lewis, spent $10,100,000 in total as the second highest purchaser at the auction. Lewis’ purchase included $7,700,000 for the 33.5 acre site in Section 19. This was the highest priced individual parcel sold in the auction. Lewis purchased a total of 48.5 acres in their 3-parcel purchases.

The largest parcel in land size was land sale #31 for a 160 acre parcel purchased by Tomblaine Associates for $5,150,000. Tomblaine is a partnership comprised of 50% by Olympia (Garry Goett) and American West (Larry Canarelli).

There were approximately 516.18 acres available in the 40 parcels put up for auction. All but 5 of the parcels were sold.

For more information on American West’s homes and new home communities, visit

Happy Thanksgiving

At a time of season when we stop and take stock of what we are grateful for, American West would like to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude to each and every one of our homeowners. Our company founder Larry Canarelli started American West based on a childhood dream of being able to make the dream of providing spacious, beautiful homes to families just like his own. American West has been making dreams come true for the families of Las Vegas since 1984.

Over 17,000 homeowners have chosen American West to be the builder of their new home. We are extremely grateful and appreciative to everyone who decides to make an American West home their new home. More memories in a lifetime are made in a home than anywhere else and we love providing the start to so many of these fantastic memories.

American West has continued to be successful at homebuilding for over 30 years because we surround ourselves with the best of the best. The passion and enthusiasm of making one of the biggest dreams an individual or family can have in their lifetime come true can be found in everyone affiliated with American West. Our gratitude reaches out to our employees, fantastic sales team, subcontractors and preferred lenders.

We hope that everyone’s Thanksgiving is filled with love, joy and a grateful heart.

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November 26th, 2014 Miscellaneous Tags: , 0 Comment

Easy Ways to Cozy Up Your Home for Fall

Fall is here – YEAH! It brings with it lots of great things like the start of the holiday season with Halloween and Thanksgiving, cooler weather, pumpkins back in season and so much more. It is also a great time to cozy up your home. Here are some easy ways to do just that…

  • Update your home with new throw pillows.
    • Use different shapes, sizes and patterns.
  • Warm up the room with plush throws.
    • Pull out those blankets and throws that have been stored away since last winter. A throw can add warmth and texture to any sofa or make a bolder statement with a bright throw that contrasts the sofa.
  • Get a new area rug.
    • The perfect way to brighten or change a room and warm up those tile and hardwood floors.
  • Candles, candles, candles. 
    • Fall means cooler weather and shorter days. Take advantage of early nightfall and embrace the darkness by lighting scented candles around your home. There are also a great array of battery operated candles you can utilize. A lot of them come with timers so if set correctly, you can come home to a calm, soothing atmosphere by being welcomed by candlelight.
  • Utilize the Fireplace.
    • As the weather gets colder, fire up that fireplace if you have one. There is nothing cozier than relaxing by a fire.

Happy Fall!

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October 15th, 2014 Miscellaneous Tags: , 0 Comment

Las Vegas in Top 5 Best Markets for Big Homes

American West is known for our big, beautiful homes that we have been building in Las Vegas since 1984. According to The Top 5 Big Cities for Buying Big Homes article in Builder magazine, Las Vegas is ranked fourth for best cities for big homes. The article takes a look at the best markets for new-home buyers who want more space, affordably.

Any homebuyer looking for space, affordability, sophistication and comfort, need to look no further than American West. Our 8 current communities offer a variety of new home designs ranging from 1,798 to 4,770 square feet.

Today’s home buyers are seeking new homes constructed by quality builders with established track records, who stand behind their homes. Every American West home is known for its quality construction, abundance of included features, value, and superior customer service. Our new homes are built to maximize the best use of space, elegance and comfort. There is no other homebuilder in the city who knows better how families in Las Vegas live in their homes. We are a local homebuilder. We live, work, play and raise our children in the same city that our homeowners do.

American West’s homes are in the best neighborhoods, with great schools, parks, golf courses and shopping right at your doorstep. Every American West community is a little different and appeals to different types of buyers. First-time buyers, growing families, empty nesters and those seeking luxury residences are all discovering homes that meet their personal needs at American West’s neighborhoods.

Visit our website for more information on our new homes and communities.

American West Leads New Home Sales In Las Vegas

According to Home Builders Research, American West is #1 in new home sales for the week ending August 17, 2014 in the entire city of Las Vegas. “The Weekly Traffic/Sales Watch” report shows that American West reported 31 Net Sales. There was no other builder in the entire city that came close to this number. Other national builders such as DR Horton, KB Home and Lennar Homes only reported 14 Net Sales.

“The month of August celebrates our 30th Anniversary as a company,” said Larry Canarelli, American West Company Founder, “and it could not be a better time to be number one in new home sales. American West has built over 100 new home communities in this amazing city that we call home and we have welcomed over 16,000 homeowners into a new American West home. I could not be prouder of the fact that the families of Las Vegas continue to fall in love with our homes and chose us to be their builder.”

“We are a local, involved builder who understands and cares about this city because it is our home too. How do other national builders know how Las Vegas homeowners live in their homes? I know because I live here too and so does each and every one of my employees,” said Canarelli. “I personally have been living and building new homes in Las Vegas since 1977 and understand better than anyone what the families of Las Vegas are looking for in their new home design. American West has a proven track record of success and we are a builder you can trust. We are here in the same city our homeowners live in and we are here to stay.”

American West is currently selling at 9 communities located throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Our new home designs range from 1,798 to 4,770 square feet. Additional information, interactive floorplans, virtual tours and beautiful photography can be found at


American West Homes Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

As a company, we are thrilled to be celebrating 30 Years of building new homes in the wonderful city we call home, Las Vegas. American West first started making dreams of homeownership come true for the families of Southern Nevada on August 14, 1984. Our company is one of the nation’s most successful privately owned homebuilders. We are the only local homebuilder in Las Vegas who can state they have been building in this incredible city for 30 Years.

American West’s neighborhoods are the best masterfully planned in the valley. Our commitment to excellence is evident in everything we do and is the reason why we are Southern Nevada’s #1 Homebuilder. Many companies build homes, but few are as committed to improving the quality of life for the people who live in them. To the dedicated professionals at American West, designing and constructing new homes means virtually every aspect of living – comfort, lifestyle, convenience, quality and innovation.

Through the years, we have accumulated over 200 awards from local, regional and national industry peers. Among them are the ACE (Award for Construction Excellence) Award. It is one of the most coveted awards in the industry. American West has received this highly-recognized award twice! No other builder in the nation has accomplished this feat.

Since 1984, we have built more than 100 new home communities throughout the valley and welcomed over 16,000 homeowners to the American West family (we will be at 17,000 by the end of the year). American West strongly believes in the homes and communities that we build. This belief starts and ends with our company founder, Larry Canarelli who has devoted himself to building beautiful, affordable homes for families. He puts his heart and soul into every home that American West builds.

Every American West home is known for its quality construction, abundance of included features, and superior customer service. Our homes and neighborhoods stand the test of time – proof of this is evident in any of our 100 new home communities throughout the valley.

As we celebrate this tremendous milestone, we continue to remain on the cutting edge of innovation and design and we’re continuing to develop many more new home designs and new home communities. Our goal remains the same, provide beautiful homes for the families of Las Vegas and make dreams come true. Looking forward to the next 30 Years!