LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Nelson Homes, Inc., an independently owned and operated franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes, recently received top honors, including the 2015 Builder of the Year and Best Model – Private Collection Series for the homebuilder’s Ravenna model in The Lake Club, at the 24th annual Arthur Rutenberg Homes Pride in Partnership awards dinner.
Held at the Hilton Carillon Park Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla. on June 17, Nelson Homes’ Ravenna model received praise for its location, specifications and furnishings while the company was honored for its first-class internal organization, aggressive and professional marketing and its satisfied customers who speak to the high quality of construction and service.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Nelson Homes has won the prestigious Model of the Year award. The Amalfi model won last year following the successful Bermuda and Marbella models.
“It is truly an honor for Nelson Homes to be recognized by Arthur Rutenberg Homes,” said Derek Nelson, president of the Lakewood Ranch-based franchise. “Our companies strive to create high-quality, cutting-edge homes with the finest architectural details and upscale features. We look forward to continuing that legacy and building models that wow our clients. This award is a direct response to a dedicated team that builds each home as if it were their personal home.”
The Ravenna model features four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms plus a den and clubroom with wet bar. Totaling over 6,500 square feet, the home boasts a 400-square-foot casita, large lanai and cabana, resort-style pool and spa with phantom roll-down screens and a spacious great room and dining area on an estate-sized home site with panoramic lake views.
The Lakewood Ranch-based builder had a sales volume of more than $26 million in 2014, with 22 homes sold at an average price of $1,184,000. To date, the builder has sold 14 homes, with a sales volume of $16,855,000 and an average price of $1,204,000.
The Pride in Partnership awards were presented to Arthur Rutenberg Homes’ franchisees and vendor partners who exhibited noteworthy performances during the past year.
About Nelson Homes
Derek Nelson, a former Arthur Rutenberg Homes building company president and highly regarded second-generation builder, now operates Nelson Homes, Inc., an independently owned and operated Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise. Nelson started with Arthur Rutenberg Homes in 1989 as a building supervisor, working his way up to building company president in 1997. Under Nelson’s leadership, the franchise won the prestigious Builder of the Year award four times and twice won The Gold Cup, an award presented annually to the Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise with the highest customer satisfaction rating based solely on customer surveys. Nelson Homes, Inc. was presented the Builder of the Year award for 2012 based on quality of company and financial management, marketing strategy, customer satisfaction, the contribution to the strength and quality of the Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise system and the building of people and organization. Nelson Homes builds at Lakewood Ranch, The Concession, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key and on customer-owned home sites. For more information, visit ArthurRutenbergHomes.com.
About Arthur Rutenberg Homes
Arthur Rutenberg Homes is celebrating more than 60 years in the homebuilding industry and has been a respected name in Florida homebuilding since 1953, when he built his first home upon the four “cornerstones” that would make him legendary: design, craftsmanship, service and responsibility. Today, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Inc. is one of the largest networks of independently owned and operated homebuilding companies in the nation, with franchised homebuilders throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.