In 1953, 26-year-old Arthur Rutenberg left his appliance sales job in Chicago and moved to sunny Florida, where he invested in ten homesites in the town of Clearwater. Right from the beginning, Arthur built his business upon the four cornerstones he believed were absolutely essential: responsibility, service, craftsmanship, and design.
His vision paid off. By consistently demonstrating his interest in providing homebuyers with a streamlined, honest experience coupled with his commitment to bringing their dreams to life through fully customizable floor plans, AR Homes (then called Arthur Rutenberg Homes) rose to become the largest homebuilder in the country in 1973. In 1978, AR Homes brought a team of top-quality home builders into the fold who lived and worked by the same exemplary standards Arthur did.
In 1986, Professional Builder magazine awarded Arthur the prestigious National Builder of the Year award and in 2017, the year Arthur passed away, he was inducted into the National Housing Hall of Fame.
AR Homes builders bring their industry experience and intimate knowledge of the Florida landscape to Bella Collina's gently rolling hills, velvet fairways, and glistening lakes. When you are ready to build, you can choose from over 300 award-winning AR Homes designs, each of which can be adjusted to perfectly suit your lifestyle and your family's needs. AR Homes employs the latest in technology to provide you with a virtual immersion into your new home before it's even built.
In addition, AR Homes builders continue to uphold one of Arthur's concrete beliefs: that homebuyers should be given a firm price upfront, with no unexpected surprises as building commences. You'll know what you'll pay before you break ground for your new dream home. It's all a part of remaining true to the standards Arthur created nearly 70 years ago.