American West Named One of the Best Residential Contractors

At American West, we love Las Vegas, it is our city. We’ve raised our families here, made invaluable memories, and created a real sense of home. And we have been able to help do the same for over 18,000 Las Vegas families. That’s why we’re so proud and excited to announce that we’ve been featured as one of the best residential contractors in our amazing hometown by Home Builder Digest!

We’re always grateful to be recognized for our work, and we couldn’t be more proud of the impact that we make on so many lives. A home built in any of our communities located in Coronado Ranch, Silverado Ranch, and Highlands Ranch, is guaranteed to be the place where you can start the greatest chapter of your journey and make lifetime memories.

As one of the largest locally-owned homebuilders in the nation, we take great pride in being named the Best Built Homes in America twice. Our company founder, Larry Canarelli, built American West on the pillars of a commitment to excellence, and we continue to embody this ideal today!

Take a look at our write-up in Home Builder Digest, and see why American West has been the premiere home builder in Las Vegas for decades.

For more information on our stunning homes and communities, visit

Jones Crossing is TOP of the Charts in 2017

Jones Crossing at Coronado Ranch is one of the hottest communities in Las Vegas right now!

According to local housing research experts at Home Builder Research, Inc., Jones Crossing has had the greatest number of building permits so far this year. HBR also reveals that Jones Crossing has averaged 15.7 net sales per month during the last 3 months. HBR’s president, Dennis Smith, says, “In our opinion, Jones Crossing has been the most successful new home community in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.”

The success of Jones Crossing is no fluke. At American West Homes, we plan every detail of this community for maximum style, value and convenience. “While we’re beyond thrilled that sales at Jones Crossing are booming, our dedication to creating the best built homes in Las Vegas is still our primary goal,” notes American West Company Founder Larry Canarelli. “After 33 plus years and over 18,000 homes, we know that the highest achievement we can strive for is building the best homes in the best communities.”

The homes at Jones Crossing range from 1,798 to 3,072 square feet, and start at $286,500. The community’s excellent setting in the southwest valley offers incredible convenience. Residents are just seconds from the 215 Beltway and minutes from Southern Nevada’s recreational sites. There are plenty of shopping and dining choices, and the valley’s best schools are nestled inside Coronado Ranch.

For more information about Jones Crossing, call (702) 323-5403 or visit

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June 6th, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comment

The Homes of the Future are at American West!

American West Home’s Company Founder Larry Canarelli is well known for his dedication to Las Vegas, its residents and its neighborhoods. What people might not know is that he’s also been a leader when it comes to installing cutting edge technology in his new homes.

Mike Lemke, President of Nevada’s largest and most recognized home electronic system integration services provider, Progressive Home, recalls that he’s been working with Canarelli and American West for 15 years. “We do a lot of work with American West. I think we’ve worked on around 10,000 homes together. Larry recognized long ago that technology is something that is ever changing. He gave me the directive to always make sure we are offering the latest, most innovative products, but to make it affordable for everyday home buyers.”

The home automation (aka “smart home”) field is exploding world-wide as tech developers have created a variety of different systems and products that work together. Knowing how important this is in today’s homes, each and every American West homeowner has a personalized appointment with a specialist at Progressive Home to not only customize the many standard home automation features in their new home but to also select any additional smart home features.

“For American West homebuyers” notes Lemke, “Larry wanted me to find a way to customize every home, no matter what the buyer wants. So we did. Now, every American West home is completely customizable in terms of security, networking, wi-fi solutions, central vacuum systems, home theater, automation, and virtual reality systems.

With a continual stream of new products and applications, keeping up with the technology is a never-ending challenge. “We always strive to provide systems that are reliable and don’t frustrate the users,” says Lemke. “We stay up to date by going to the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) and learning about the latest and greatest new developments. This is a competitive field, and there are always a lot of new products coming out. Our goal is to figure out what the best new products are, and how to keep everything affordable.”

That goal jibes nicely with Larry Canarelli’s objectives for his homes. “I know our buyers want the latest automated home features, and I want to give them what they want. But I also want to make sure that everything is reliable and affordable. Mike and Progressive Home are great partners to have in this endeavor. He always makes sure we have the best products, expert installation, and great value.”

June 1st, 2017 Uncategorized 1 Comment

Habits For Keeping Your New American West Home In Great Shape

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.

  1. Replace air filters as recommended.
  2. Test smoke/fire alarms regularly.
  3. Inspect showers and tubs for deteriorating grout or caulk. Repair or replace if peeling, cracked or discolored.
  4. Vacuum window and sliding door tracks to keep them sliding smoothly.
  5. Inspect weather stripping on doors. Replace as needed.
  6. Lubricate garage door rollers, bearing and hinges once a year.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.


March 10th, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comment

Larry Canarelli Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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


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Come Home to American West for the Holidays

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 or call (702) 308-1111.

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December 5th, 2012 Uncategorized Tags: , , 0 Comment

The Rushmore at Silverado Summit

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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May 18th, 2012 Uncategorized 0 Comment

The American West Difference

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

October New Home of the Month – The Nathaniel at Woodbridge

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

 Let us know what you think of The Nathaniel.


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 or call (702) 308-1111.

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