How Do You Become America’s #1 Homebuilder?

Since the day this company was founded, American West Homes has been committed to excellence. It’s a simple philosophy, but one that has allowed American West to become one of the most successful, privately owned homebuilders in the nation.

American West originated with Larry Canarelli, a man who has devoted himself to building new homes with the highest standards and integrity for the families of Las Vegas. Home by home, he built our reputation as “The Best Built Homes in America.” He puts his heart and soul into every home we build.

Since starting American West in 1984, Larry has pledged our commitment to great design, quality construction, superior craftsmanship, excellent customer care, exceptional locations and community involvement. Many companies build homes, but few are as committed to improving the quality of life for the people who live in them as we are. We design and construct homes and neighborhoods that exceed expectations for every aspect of living – comfort, lifestyle, convenience, quality and innovation.

Over 18,000 of our homeowners have experienced the American West Difference for themselves. This “difference” – cutting edge design and quality, unmatched value, the best locations, well-planned communities and the newest amenities – it is what sets American West apart from other homebuilders.

In recognition for this level of dedication, American West has received over 200 national and local awards for design and construction excellence, and is the only builder in the nation to have been awarded the industry’s most coveted ACE AWARD (Award for Construction Excellence) honor twice.

So, the answer to the question “How do you become America’s #1 homebuilder?” is… You need to have an unequaled commitment to total excellence; a leader with a vision and a dedicated team that is devoted to the city where we all live and to each and every one of our homeowners; and a dedication to giving our homebuyers the best value, locations, and features. As the American West family continues to grow, we look forward to continuing to make new home dreams come true for Las Vegas families!


Company founder Larry Canarelli with Malcolm Compton, American West’s Director of Architecture.

American West Offers The Best Price Per Square Foot

Some may believe that a new home with quality custom amenities and spacious floorplans comes with a hefty price tag.  Not true — at least not with a new American West home.

American West builds homes that fit your family and your budget – without taking away a bit of the livability or elegance. These very affordable neighborhoods located throughout the Las Vegas Valley combine second-to-none locations, award-winning floorplans and all the best amenities… all at a superior price value.

“Homebuyers are continuing to discover that they can get more for their money when buying a brand new American West home,” said Larry Canarelli, American West Homes Company Founder. “American West offers more included features than other builders, spacious home designs and incredible architectural features, while also maintaining some of the best prices per square foot in Las Vegas. We believe the families of Las Vegas deserve superior quality, innovative craftsmanship and outstanding customer service in a new home. 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. There is also the reassurance that they move into a home backed by a warranty from one of Southern Nevada’s premiere home builders. Dollar for dollar, our homes offer more value per square foot than any other builder.”

American West’s communities are located in the valley’s fastest-growing and most-popular areas of the Las Vegas Valley. The 9 communities represent what American West has always been known for, the ability to not only build great homes, but the best neighborhoods and communities possible, in which families can live and grow. The wide variety of new home designs range from 1,798 to 5,487 square feet

Compare location, value and features combined with American West’s incredible home designs, and you’ll realize that you’ve found the home of your dreams at a price you can afford!  This is American West. This is home!

For more information on all our new homes and communities, visit


A small sampling of our new homes.

A small sampling of our new homes.


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

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.

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A small sampling of our new homes.

A small sampling of our new homes.



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  



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



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