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Frequently Asked Questions

What would you like to know about Arthur Rutenberg Homes…Contact Us! Read about it here on the ARH Blog.

Q: My husband and I are interested in seeing the Bermuda home. Is there one near by that we might be able to tour?

Thank you for your interest in Arthur Rutenberg Homes, where You Dream We Build.

To find and visit all our models, please click on “Visit Our Model Homes Now” on the ARH website.  Select a region using either the interactive map or the check box menu (i.e. West Coast). You can also select “All of Our Model Homes”. A list will appear of all our communities organized by region. Select any model by clicking for contact, directions, and community information.

Also, all our models are available thru the ARH Mobile app. Visit anytime with model tours, events, and GPS directions to our model homes.

You can also use the interactive map below.

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Meet Blue Ocean Luxury Homes

Blue Ocean Luxury HomesBlue Ocean Luxury Homes, LLC is your Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise builder in Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, and Low Country of South Carolina. Blue Ocean Luxury Homes builds On-Your-Lot and in Hampton Lake.

Blue Ocean Luxury Homes brings a wealth of experience to the South Carolina market.  Blue Ocean Luxury Homes is owned and operated by franchisees, Doug Durrant and Mark Refosco,  who have established a reputation for building exceptional homes of enduring quality and lasting value for over 50 years. Doug Durrant has expertise in system development, architectural design, construction supervision, quality control, and most importantly customer satisfaction. And, Mark Refosco has expertise in both architecture and civil engineering. He also has a long tradition of building in Jacksonville through Marcus Allen Homes, another independent franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes, which has received numerous awards including the coveted Builder of the Year.

Their alliance with Arthur Rutenberg Homes offers homebuyers in Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, and Low Country of South Carolina the opportunity to build with a respected name in homebuilding.

So, like, follow, and build by learning more about Blue Ocean Luxury Homes! Now available on Live Chat and the Blue Ocean Luxury Homes blog.

Unveiled Trends in Outdoor Living Spaces

Unveiled Trends in Outdoor LivingLike the kitchen, outdoor living design can be both exciting and challenging. There are several things you can do to create your outdoor dream for both comfort and entertainment. Here are some current trends in outdoor living design.

  • Outdoor kitchen – Use your fully equipped outdoor kitchen on the Fourth of July Barbeque and other events on the patio to grill up favorites.

  • Seating area – Creating space for sectional sofas and lounge chairs makes accommodating small and large parties easier.

  • Fire Feature – A well placed fire feature like a fireplaces or fire pits creates warmth gathering place for conversation and camp fire favorites.

  • Water Feature – A well placed water feature like a pond or pool creates soothing and peaceful gathering place for contemplation and relaxation.

Need ideas? Arthur Rutenberg Design Studios can help you create a home that is comfortable. That fits your style. All within your budget. Find the design studio nearest you using the interactive map below.

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You can also “Visit Our Model Homes” on the ARH website or Get the ARH Mobile app and visit anytime with GPS directions to our model homes.

Arthur Rutenberg Homes Welcomes New Franchise, High Ridge Custom Homes

Arthur Rutenberg HomesArthur Rutenberg Homes is pleased to announce High Ridge Custom Homes, LLC as the newest member of its franchised building family. Owned by John and Nancy Thompson and managed by Jason Norton, Building Company President, the company is located in Fletcher, NC and will focus on building in the greater Asheville area in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Yancey Counties.

Both John and Nancy have earned a reputation for providing superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, and outstanding customer service in Western North Carolina since 1995. Jason brings over 18 years of construction experience to the team. Together their rigorous quality standards and excellent client communication will make building with High Ridge Custom Homes a rewarding and worry-free experience for clients. It is John, Nancy, and Jason’s goal to not only build beautiful homes for their clients, but also build lasting friendships in the process. They are currently planning their first model home in the beautiful Southcliff Community close to downtown Asheville.

We’re excited to have John, Nancy, and Jason on-board and representing the ARH brand as we expand our footprint into Asheville’s growing housing market. To learn more about building an Arthur Rutenberg home in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Yancey Counties, please call High Ridge Custom Homes at (828) 367-1610.

About Arthur Rutenberg Homes
Arthur Rutenberg is celebrating 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. For further information, contact Gabriella Nelms at 727-536-5900.

New Trends in Kitchen Design

New Trends in Kitchen Design

Designing the home of your dreams can be both exciting and challenging. The kitchen design is no exception according to a recent remodeling survey by Houzz of more than 7,500 users. Arthur Rutenberg Homes wants to help. Here are some new trends in kitchen design to help you create your dream home.

  • Size is not everything. Open spaces are higher in demand over increased square footage in the kitchen.

  • Countertops are key. Though you can mix and match materials from island to countertop, Granite and quartz are still king.

  • Can’t go wrong with stainless. Stainless appliances remain the favorite. New look in kitchens includes integration with the cabinetry.

  • Let’s keep it conservative. Conservative color styles that are “soft and neutral” are in high demand over “bright and colorful” or “bold and dramatic”.

  • Be green. Growing trend in preferring “eco-friendly appliances and materials”.

Need ideas? Arthur Rutenberg Design Studios can help you create a home that is comfortable. That fits your style. All within your budget. Find the design studio nearest you using the interactive map below.

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You can also “Visit Our Model Homes” on the ARH website or Get the ARH Mobile app and visit anytime with GPS directions to our model homes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What would you like to know about Arthur Rutenberg Homes…Contact Us! Read about it here on the ARH Blog.

Q: I very much liked the Carrington 1151 project. Beautiful facades. Is it possible to show me other facades of this house. Thanks!

Thank you for your interest in Arthur Rutenberg Homes, where You Dream We Build.

Professional photography is available of all our model homes.

To find and view photography and all our floor plans, please click on “View Our Plan Collection” on the ARH website.

Select a plan by name or by different search criteria (i.e. Carrington 1151). After clicking start search, you’ll be taken to the plan page where you can find plan features and the floor plan. Also, you can view different elevations by simply clicking on the exterior elevations listed. You can also view the plan photo gallery and plan movie.

Please contact the model home location for additional photos not shown on the web.

To find and contact any open model home location, please click on “Visit Our Model Homes Now” on the ARH website.
Select “All of Our Model Homes”. A list will appear of all our communities organized by region. Select any model (i.e. Carrington 1151) by clicking for contact, directions, and community information.

Also, all our models are available thru the ARH Mobile app. Visit anytime with model tours, events, and GPS directions to our model homes.

You can also use the interactive map below.

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Meet Lyons Heritage Tampa

Lyons Heritage Tampa Lyons Heritage Tampa, LLC is your Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise builder in Lutz. Lyons Heritage Tampa builds On-Your-Lot and in the following communities: Champions Club, Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club, Outlaw Lake Estates, Southern Hills Plantation, Stonelake Ranch, and Watergrass-Summerglade.

Lyons Heritage Tampa brings a wealth of homebuilding success, industry knowledge and experience to the Tampa market.  Lyons Heritage Tampa is owned and operated by franchisee, Bobby Lyons, and Building Company President, Lori Garton,  who have established a reputation for building exceptional homes of enduring quality and lasting value. Bobby Lyons has long been associated with the Arthur Rutenberg name, beginning his career in the building business in 1968 upon graduation from the University of Florida. He became the first Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchisee and has been building in Tampa since 1980. He also owns another ARH franchise in Fort Myers, Lyons Housing, LLC.

Lori has been with ARH for more than 20 years, bringing in-depth knowledge of the homebuilding process and a longtime commitment to her customers. She has served the company in many management positions over the years, including Vice President of Finance and Administration and President of ARH Interiors. Honored with the 2008 Builder of the Year award, Lori is the 2nd woman in Arthur Rutenberg Homes history to earn this achievement.

Their alliance with Arthur Rutenberg Homes offers homebuyers in Tampa the opportunity to build with a respected name in homebuilding. So, like, follow, and build by learning more about Lyons Heritage Tampa! Now available on Live Chat and the Lyons Heritage Tampa blog.

We Deliver

We Deliver: Arthur Rutenberg Homes

At Arthur Rutenberg Homes, if you can dream it, we can build it. We deliver. We want you to choose us to build your home.  Here are 5 great reasons why:

[service title=”Location” icon=”icon: check” size=”22″]We are flexible about location. We will gladly build on a lot you own. Although many of our model homes are located within gated communities, you are not forced to build within a specific community. Shop around; find a community or acreage that fits your needs. Better yet, let us help you. Many of our builders were raised in the area where they build so they can assist you in picking the right home site whether you are looking to raise your children or begin retirement.[/service]

[service title=”Craftsmanship” icon=”icon: check” size=”22″]We feel quality craftsmanship is essential to the survival of our brand. So much so that we guaranty, in writing, that your home will have craftsmanship equal to or better than the craftsmanship you see in our model homes. We believe the difference is in the details. Our construction practices demonstrate this. From the way the pocket doors slide to the placement of the roof vents, our goal is to ensure your home will be both easy to maintain and a pleasure to live in for years to come. [/service]

[service title=”Personal Attention” icon=”icon: check” size=”22″]By choosing an Arthur Rutenberg, you are choosing to build with a small builder that not only builds a quality home but provides you with the personal attention you deserve. Before construction starts you will have made all the decisions required to build your home. To assist you in this process you will be assigned a Customer Care Specialist who will walk you through the process. Once construction has begun, you will be assigned a Construction Manager who will oversee the construction and scheduling of your home to ensure it is delivered to your satisfaction and on time. What’s best? The President of the franchised builder you selected is only one phone call away. [/service]

[service title=”Design Studios” icon=”icon: check” size=”22″]Before you purchase an Arthur Rutenberg Home, you are invited to visit one of our Design Studios where you will be able to preview the quality building products we use in our homes. You can also begin to dream about the colors, textures and finishes you want for your new home. After purchasing the Arthur Rutenberg Home which best fits your needs, you are entitled to a complimentary Color Selection session where you receive professional advice from our certified interior designers. Not only is there a large variety of choices in each showroom, but you will receive personal attention from interior designers who know the plans in our Design Collection better than anyone else. Want to duplicate the tile detailing you saw in a Naples model as well as the cabinets from the model in Jacksonville? No problem. Our interior designers have computer access to help them identify any of the products used in any of our model homes. [/service]

[service title=”Guaranties” icon=”icon: check” size=”22″]Your home is guaranteed against defects in the original workmanship for one year. Further, the structural components of your home are guaranteed against structural defects for ten years. A Gold Standard Home has five or less minor items needing additional work at the time of closing. Arthur Rutenberg’s franchised builders accomplish this more than two thirds of the time. Before closing we ask you to walk your home with your construction manager to prepare a list of any deficiencies to be corrected. We will then inspect the home with you again to assure both of us that all corrective work has been satisfactorily completed before closing. [/service]

Choose Us

Choose Arthur Rutenberg Homes

Arthur Rutenberg Homes wants to build your new home. We want you to choose us! Here are 5 great reasons why:

[service title=”Brand Recognition” icon=”icon: check” size=”22″]Many people ask if Arthur Rutenberg is retired. Never. He still works six days a week. Why? His name is placed on over 750 new homes each year. He has too much pride to let his name be associated with anything less than perfection.[/service]

[service title=”Design” icon=”icon: check” size=”22″]This is what built our brand. We have created an impressive portfolio of award winning designs. We work hard to create fresh designs, replacing one-third of our product line each year. We balance refined, functional design with excitement which brings pride of ownership to a new level. We visit model homes throughout the country to ensure you receive the best anyone has to offer. Did you know we furnish each proposed plan on paper before accepting it into our Design Collection just to make sure it is functional?[/service]

[service title=”Custom Design” icon=”icon: check” size=”22″]You dream, we build. Just when we think a plan is perfect, one of our customers suggests a modification which would work better for their lifestyle. No problem. Our Custom Design Department will make changes to the original plan maintaining the same level of quality you have come to expect in an Arthur Rutenberg design. Your suggestions will be presented to you in a computer drawn Personalized Floor Plan so you can be sure we have understood your vision, before we build. [/service]

[service title=”Interior Design” icon=”icon: check” size=”22″]Our Design Collection is alive. It lives in over 20 furnished model homes throughout Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. We invite you to visit as many as you can to extract ideas for your own home. To keep our professionally certified interior designers fresh, we encourage sophisticated outside design firms to do an occasional Arthur Rutenberg Homes model to stimulate new thought. Our Interior Designers also attend interior showcases in other areas of the country each year to look at new lines and ideas.[/service]

[service title=”Support” icon=”icon: check” size=”22″]Our job as the Franchisor is to support your Franchise Builder so they can focus on your needs and building your dream home. Therefore, we have spent the time and resources to create systems to assist your Builder with anything from obtaining quality bids on construction materials to maintaining a real time statement of account outlining any changes you may have made to date. We also host an in-house Advertising Department, Sales Support Team and Back Office functionality so your builder is able to minimize his expenses. What does this mean to you? You enjoy the resources of a large builder without having to absorb the cost in the base price of your home.[/service]

Happy New Year

We at Arthur Rutenberg Homes send you our warmest wishes for the Holidays and for a happy and prosperous New Year.

Let us help you start this new year in an Arthur Rutenberg Home custom designed for you and your family.

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