Arthur Rutenberg Homes Blog

Arthur Rutenberg/SandStar Awarded

2011 has been a banner year for SandStar. Along with celebrating 30th year building and remodeling in Charlotte County, FL, they have been recognized for the work they've done in their hometown. The Florida Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce awarded Arthur Rutenberg/SandStar Homes the "2011 Small...

Arthur Rutenberg building in Springfield

Arthur Rutenberg, a national custom home builder, has recently entered the local housing market with the addition of Paragon Homes, Rutenberg's first franchise in the Carolinas. Because Paragon homes is new to the Charlotte market, they don't have their money tied up in spec houses...

Arthur Rutenberg awards SandStar Homes, LLC of Punta Gorda, FL the 2011

Jim Sanders and Larry Sandles of SandStar Homes, LLC, Arthur Rutenberg Homes Charlotte County franchisees, were named "2011 Builder of the Year" at the Rutenberg 20th annual Pride in Partnership Conference at the Hilton Carillon in St. Petersburg, FL. In a field of over 30...

Builder's eye on design 'stunning'

In 1953, Arthur Rutenberg relocated to Florida from Chicago. He was 26 years old when he built the first Rutenberg Home in 1954 on an $800 lot in Clearwater, and in 1978 he sold his first franchise. Today there are franchises in Florida, Georgia and...

Testimony of Barry Rutenberg

Barry Rutenberg and Associates, Inc. Press Release: 2011-05-25 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Testimony of Barry Rutenberg on Behalf of the National Association of Home Builders before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity Hearing on "Legislative Proposals to Determine the Future Role of FHA, RHS, and...

Refined Designs in Lakewood Ranch

Nelson Homes, Inc. Press Release: 2011-05-21 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Raja Jaghab or Eric Swanson 13922 58th Street Clearwater, FL 33760 727-536-5900 ext 317 rjaghab@arhomes.com eswanson@arhomes.com The master paid a visit to the student last week at Lakewood Ranch. Arthur Rutenberg, nearly 60 years removed from his first home-building experience, was being escorted around a...

The Family Business

In business, as in real estate, timing is critical -- especially when you mix the two. Derek Nelson was feeling the pressure of timing last summer, when the local Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise was coming available with the retirement of M. Pete McNabb. Derek Nelson has...

Parade of Homes showcase zero-energy options

Barry Rutenberg and Associates, Inc. Press Release: 2011-04-09 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Raja Jaghab or Eric Swanson 13922 58th Street Clearwater, FL 33760 727-536-5900 ext 317 rjaghab@arhomes.com eswanson@arhomes.com Members of the Builders Assosiation of North Central Florida will host the 53rd annual Parade of Homes, which will boast new homes for prospective buyers beginning April...

Custom homes leader shows strong belief in south Charlotte's future

Arthur Rutenberg Homes is putting its faith and money behind the Queen City's housing market, as the custom home builder continues to expand its presence in south Charlotte. After moving regional offices to Ballantyne and opening a franchise in nearby Matthews, the national developer is making...