Everyone would love it if their homes were in as good condition after a couple of years as they are on the day you moved in. We have some recommendations for good habits to adopt to keep your new home in great shape.
- Replace air filters as recommended.
- Test smoke/fire alarms regularly.
- Inspect showers and tubs for deteriorating grout or caulk. Repair or replace if peeling, cracked or discolored.
- Vacuum window and sliding door tracks to keep them sliding smoothly.
- Inspect weather stripping on doors. Replace as needed.
- Lubricate garage door rollers, bearing and hinges once a year.
- Keep sprinklers from reaching foundation and stucco. It’s also a good habit to check sprinklers on a quarterly basis to make sure they are functioning properly.
- Have roof inspected annually for cracked or broken tiles. Have gutters and downspouts cleaned and checked too.
If you ever need help with any maintenance items on your American West home, you can reach out to Home Service Plus. Their experienced staff of craftsmen have the ability to handle just about any maintenance required for your home.
Larry Canarelli, company founder of American West Homes in Las Vegas, Nevada was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Silver Nugget Awards ceremony. The award was presented to him by Steve Schorr, vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Review-Journal who first met Larry back in 1979. Schorr said the Silver Nugget’s Lifetime Achievement Award “honors those who have given so much to their industry”.
Larry has had the dream of building homes since he was a young child living in a tent by a river in Northern California. The tent burned. “At one point”, he said, “we lived in a migrant worker shack on a dairy farm in the San Joaquin Valley of Central California and took Saturday night showers with a hose used to wet down the cows. All my life I wanted to live in a nice home.” As a fourth-grader Larry found a classified ad in the local newspaper for a house for sale. He presented it to his parents. They accepted his proposal and used his mom’s tip money from her waitress job as a down payment. Finally, the family had their own home.
As an older child, Canarelli, said he used to love to flip through his grandmother’s coffee table book filled with photographs of California mansions.
It’s those experiences, he said, that have driven his career of more than 40 years in the homebuilding industry.
“I work for the enjoyment of work,” he said, over the thunder of applause, as he received the award. “Not only did my childhood dream come true but I also get to help fulfill the dream of a new home for the families of Las Vegas.”
Larry and his family moved to the Las Vegas Valley in the mid-1970’s. While working for Metropolitan Homes, he helped build Green Valley, one of the first master-planned communities in the valley. Since opening his own company, American West Homes in 1984, Canarelli has continued to develop some of the most well known communities in the Las Vegas valley such as: Whitney Ranch, The Lakes, El Capitan Ranch, Silverado Ranch, Coronado Ranch and Highlands Ranch. Under his leadership, American West has built more than 100 new home communities and more than 16,000 homes.
Larry Canarelli and his company has garnered over 200 national and local awards for design and construction excellence. American West is the only builder in the nation to have been awarded the industry’s most coveted ACE (Award for Construction Excellence) honor twice which honors the best homebuilder in the nation. Larry was president of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association in 1987 and in 2010 was honored by SNHBA as a pioneer in the Southern Nevada homebuilding industry. He has also been recognized by NAHB as one of “10 Legends of National Housing”.
Unlike many national, public-owned homebuilders, the staff and leaders of American West are here in Las Vegas. Larry and his wife Heidi have raised all four of their children in Las Vegas. The family, including 11 grandchildren, continue to live in Las Vegas. Being the owner of a private, local company, both Larry and Heidi have always believed strongly about giving back to the city where they live. They and American West are heavily involved in many philanthropic endeavors. “Las Vegas is our city, we love it and have loved being a part of its tremendous growth,” said Canarelli. Larry and Heidi’s commitment to this incredible city was never more evident than with the naming of the Larry and Heidi Canarelli Middle School in Coronado Ranch.
American West is currently selling at 8 new home communities located throughout the Las Vegas Valley with new home designs ranging from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet. For more information, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com
Imagine spending the holidays in a new American West home. Our new homes range from 1,608 to 4,770 square feet with up to 6 bedroooms. For more information on any of our homes or communities visit www.AmericanWesthomes.com or call (702) 308-1111.
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The two-story Rushmore at Silverado Summit measures 3,019 square feet with four bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a mudroom-style laundry room off the garage and an upstairs game room. Options for the Rushmore include a fifth bedroom at the game room and/or a large guest suite with bathroom in lieu of bedrooms three and four.
In addition to versatility, American West offers homeowners energy-efficient designs and uses energy saving materials and products in all their homes. American West’s energy-saving features come standard and include: 14-SEER natural gas heat and electric central air-conditioning with Puron®; energy-efficient radiant-heat barrier roof sheathing; protective house wrap that shields your home against air and moisture infiltration; vinyl-framed dual-paned low-e windows and sliding glass doors; quick-recovery natural gas water heater; and Moen® water-conserving faucets and showerheads.
All homes also feature gourmet kitchens including large dining islands with granite countertops and decorative pendant lighting; Whirlpool® appliances; ceramic tile entries; sculptured stair railings; Moen® faucets with coordinating accessories; Marblestone™ natural stone vanity tops and shower surrounds in bathrooms; and soft water loop.
Silverado Summit is located in Silverado Ranch, one of the valley’s fastest-growing and most-desirable areas. Silverado Ranch is home to award-winning home designs, state-of-the-art schools, neighborhood park, popular dining options and shopping centers featuring the valley’s most popular retailers. Silverado Ranch combines everything a home buyer could want or need in a beautiful, convenient and well-planned community. And with easy access to the 215 Beltway and Interstate 15, residents are minutes from any attraction in the valley.
The sales office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (702) 853-4588.
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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 is with a sense of commitment, honor and pride that we build every American West home. From innovative design and superior construction, to homeowner satisfaction, American West’s homes offer exceptional quality and superb customer service.
Dollar for dollar, square foot for square foot, no builder offers more value than American West. Our homes are in the best neighborhoods with great schools, parks, golf courses and shopping right at your doorstep. The best part is that there are no additional fees such as an LID or SID to live in an American West neighborhood. Our homeowners get the livability of a master-plan community without the high monthly fees.
Every American West home is known for its quality construction, abundance of included features, pool-sized backyards and superior customer service. As one of the nation’s largest-locally owned homebuilders, we have been building homes since 1984.
We are currently selling at 8 communities located throughout the Las Vegas valley. Our innovative new home designs range from 1,216 to 4,770 square feet with up to 6 bedrooms.
Over 15,000 families call an American West home their own. So when you buy a home from American West, you can take comfort in knowing that you’ve bought from the Number One Builder in America. American West, America’s best.
Discover how we can make the dream of owning a new home come true for you today. For more information, call (702) 308-1111. Information on all our homes and communities can be found at www.AmericanWestHomes.com
At 4,770 square feet, the Nathaniel is the largest floor plan available at Woodbridge located in Coronado Ranch. There has never been a split-level home that has had so much space, versatility and style. The beautiful new home features five bedrooms, up to 4.5 baths, 3-car garage and an included elevator. The garden level includes a spacious game room, bedroom, storage, laundry and bathroom. The living level features the main living space including the kitchen, family room, nook, and formal living and dining rooms. The gourmet kitchen is highlighted by a large dining island and butler’s pantry. The sky level is home to the master suite and three additional bedrooms.
“Our split-level home provides homeowners with an amazing 4,770 square feet of beautifully appointed living space. And the best part is – anyone can enjoy these homes. The stairs in this extraordinary split-level plan are not a problem. The three levels are accessible by an elevator that comes with the home. The excitement and interest regarding the elevator has been remarkable. No other builder in Las Vegas is including an elevator in their new homes,” said Larry Canarelli, President of American West. The Nathaniel is priced at $445,500. American West is the only builder to offer a split-level home at this size or price in the Las Vegas valley.
The custom features that are included in the Woodbridge homes are incomparable to any other builder. From the custom paving stones on the driveways, front walks and porches, to the granite-tiled countertops, to the state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens with center islands, to the 3-car garages, to the cultured marble spa showers and the endless list of other custom features, it is easy to see why these homes are perceived as semi-custom homes. However, they do not come with a semi-custom home price tag.
All American West homes are built to Energy Plus and ENERGY STAR® standards. Certified Energy Plus New Homes are built to exceed the energy efficiency of a standard home by 30 percent, double ENERGY STAR® standards. American West’s energy-saving features come standard and include: 14-SEER natural gas heat and central air-conditioning; increased insulation in exterior walls and ceilings; energy-efficient radiant-heat barrier roof sheathing; Prime Wrap® house wrap; vinyl-framed dual-paned low-e windows and sliding glass doors; and water-conserving faucets and showerheads.
Coronado Ranch is ideally located. The community is surrounded by popular shopping centers, great restaurants and state-of-the-art schools. And with easy access to the 215 Beltway, residents are minutes from the airport, Las Vegas Strip and recreation areas such as Red Rock.
To visit Woodbridge, take the 215 Beltway to Rainbow Boulevard. Head south on Rainbow Boulevard. Turn left on Shelbourne and then right on Fox Brook. Turn right on Wigwam. The entrance to the model homes is on the left. The sales office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (702) 853-4590
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Due to the overwhelming demand we have received regarding our new homes at American West Reserve in Coronado Ranch, we are thrilled to announce that we will be doing a Sneak Peek. The sales office will be open starting Saturday, April 17th.
The masterful collection of new homes showcases the best of what American West has to offer new homebuyers. We have drawn upon two plus decades of construction excellence and signature features to create the ultimate American West community.
The three brand new American West home designs offer something for everyone. With innovative home designs, attractive amenities and supreme value, it’s easy to see why buyers are excited to make American West Reserve their new home. Prices for the homes start in the $200’s.
“American West is excited to offer this sneak peek of our newest neighborhood, Reserve at Coronado Ranch. This neighborhood is just an extension of the quality homes that we have been building in Southern Nevada for over 25 years,” Larry Canarelli, president of American West, said. “Reserve’s two-story designs will appeal to today’s buyers who are seeking spacious and affordable new homes.”
Plan 2492 features four bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and a study with 2,492 square feet. The first floor is home to a spacious great room, dining area and gourmet kitchen.
“You will never be at a loss for space when it comes to entertaining in this home,” said Kate Jacobs, American West Internet Sales Manager. “The study in this home is an optional fifth bedroom, giving families plenty of room to grow.”
Plan 2769 features four bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, formal dining and living rooms, a family room, dining and upstairs game room. The home measures 2,769 square feet. This home also features the option for a study and an additional bath.
At 3,019 square feet, Plan 3019 is the largest home available at American West Reserve. The two-story home includes four bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, formal dining and living rooms, a family room and a large upstairs game room.
There are a number of options in this home that allows families to customize it to their wants and needs. Homebuyers can opt for a guest suite that essentially gives the homeowner a second master bedroom. They can also choose an additional bedroom in lieu of the upstairs game room.
“The storage in all three of these homes is incredible. The pantries in the gourmet kitchens are enormous and the master bedroom and secondary bedrooms have closets to die for,” said Jacobs.
All homes at American West Reserve are not only ENERGY STAR® certified but also Energy Plus certified. These certifications mean that your new home is 15% more energy efficient than homes that only qualify as ENERGY STAR® and 30% more energy efficient that current National Home Building Standards.
“Our architects designed Reserve while considering the environment and energy conservation,” Canarelli said. “In addition to including all the energy-efficient features in each home that allow us to achieve both these certifications, home buyers will discover that many highly desired design features are included in each Reserve home that other builders may consider as ‘upgrades.’” We are conscious to provide what today’s buyers really want in their homes. They definitely get more with their money with the purchase of an American West home.”
The exceptional value at American West Reserve stretches far beyond the homes, tree-lined streets and magnificent entries. 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 Reserve is made even easier thanks to a plethora of handy shopping, dining, recreation and easy 215 Beltway freeway access.
As one of the nation’s most successful privately owned homebuilders, American West has been providing homes for the families of Southern Nevada since 1984. From innovative design and superior construction, to homeowner satisfaction, American West’s homes offer exceptional quality and the best value per square foot of any home builder in Southern Nevada.
To visit American West Reserve, take the 215-Beltway to Rainbow. Exit south on Rainbow. Turn east (left) on Wigwam. Entrance to community is on the right side of the street. Sales office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information on American West Reserve or any of American West’s other communities, visit www.AmericanWestHomes.com or call (702) 308-1111.
We all make choices every day about the way we work, live and play, as well as the impact we have on the planet. At American West, every day we choose to build the kind of energy efficient, elegantly designed homes that are the right choice for you and your family.
Your home is the epicenter for your life. American West is committed to making it healthy, energy efficient and comfortable and here is how:
Your new American West home will be both Energy Star® and Energy Plus Certified. These certifications mean that your new home is twice as energy efficient than homes that only qualify as Energy Star®. Your new home is built better and uses less energy which results in reduced energy costs.
Low-E Windows & Sliding Glass Doors
The windows and sliding glass doors in your new home are built with vinyl frame materials and low e-glass coatings that significantly reduce heat transfer. The design and placement of the windows and doors also allow for the utilization of natural light to illuminate your home reducing the need for artificial light.
The material in your fully insulated fiberglass front entry door helps limit heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter.
The faucets in your new home help to conserve resources. These faucets employ water-saving 2.2 gallon per minute aerators to help eliminate wasteful excess water flow. Also included in your home are super-efficient water closets which are designed to perform with 1.5 gallons of water per flush. The plumbing fixtures not only help reduce your monthly utility bills, they also help you conserve our precious water for future generations.
Quick Recovery H20
The high efficiency water heater included in your home was designed to provide more hot water at a lower operating cost than other models.
You can select from many attractive Water Saving professional landscape designs. The natural materials and efficient designs provide beautiful yards, while reducing wasteful watering and promoting a healthier planet.
EFFICIENT AND HEALTHLY
14 S.E.E.R. HVAC
Your comfort is assured in your new home with a certified, engineered, climate control system. Your 14 S.E.E.R. HVAC exceeds the National Standard for energy efficiency. This advance system also utilizes ozone layer-friendly, environmentally sound Puron® refrigerant, which helps protect the air you breathe.
The roof of your new home utilizes a heat transfer inhibitor known as Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing. The advanced energy saving material minimizes the heat gain in your home in the summer by reflecting heat away from the attic. In the winter, the reflective coating reduces energy usage by redirecting the heat back into the attic.
Your new home is sealed with Pro-Installer® MOLDBlocker™ House wrap. This super-tough, recyclable, woven High Density Polyethylene fabric has micro perforations to allow the walls of your home to exchange air, which helps prevent moisture vapor from being trapped inside.
As a builder, we realize that your 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. When you buy a home built by American West Development, you can take comfort in knowing you’ve bought the best quality, choice and value in town.
For more information on our homes, visit our website at www.AmericanWestHomes.com or call (702) 308-1111.