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Arthur Rutenberg Homes – Nelson Homes

Arthur Rutenberg Homes – Nelson Homes

Franchise Owner Derek Nelson and Building Company President Jim Grittner bring a vast amount of expertise and a long tradition of building to Sarasota and Manatee counties through Nelson Homes, Inc., an independently owned and operated franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes. Derek has over 29 years of homebuilding experience with Arthur Rutenberg Homes and he has won the prestigious Builder of the Year award seven times, four as Building Company President and three times, including 2018, as Franchise Owner.

Jim Grittner started with Arthur Rutenberg Homes in 2002 in the purchasing department and became the Vice President of Purchasing the following year. He has been and integral part of Nelson Homes since it’s inception and was promoted to Building Company President in January 2015. In his role as BCP Jim manages the day to day operations and is heavily involved with sales, purchasing and the construction management team.


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Model Home

The Laguna

The Laguna

4 Bedroom, 4.5 Baths, Great Room, Bonus Room, Den, and 3 Car Garage

Living Area - 4,433 sq. ft.
Lanai/Cabana - 666 sq. ft.
3 Car Garage - 738 sq. ft.
Entry - 79 sq. ft.
TOTAL 6,134 sq. ft.


Design Features

Design Features
Arthur Rutenberg has been a respected name in home building since 1953. Today, Arthur Rutenberg Homes is the country's largest network of home building franchises. Each franchise is independently owned and locally operated. Our customers get the best of both worlds: they benefit from the history and experience of Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Inc. and the personal service and individual attention of a small custom builder.