American West Home’s Company Founder Larry Canarelli is well known for his dedication to Las Vegas, its residents and its neighborhoods. What people might not know is that he’s also been a leader when it comes to installing cutting edge technology in his new homes.
Mike Lemke, President of Nevada’s largest and most recognized home electronic system integration services provider, Progressive Home, recalls that he’s been working with Canarelli and American West for 15 years. “We do a lot of work with American West. I think we’ve worked on around 10,000 homes together. Larry recognized long ago that technology is something that is ever changing. He gave me the directive to always make sure we are offering the latest, most innovative products, but to make it affordable for everyday home buyers.”
The home automation (aka “smart home”) field is exploding world-wide as tech developers have created a variety of different systems and products that work together. Knowing how important this is in today’s homes, each and every American West homeowner has a personalized appointment with a specialist at Progressive Home to not only customize the many standard home automation features in their new home but to also select any additional smart home features.
“For American West homebuyers” notes Lemke, “Larry wanted me to find a way to customize every home, no matter what the buyer wants. So we did. Now, every American West home is completely customizable in terms of security, networking, wi-fi solutions, central vacuum systems, home theater, automation, and virtual reality systems.
With a continual stream of new products and applications, keeping up with the technology is a never-ending challenge. “We always strive to provide systems that are reliable and don’t frustrate the users,” says Lemke. “We stay up to date by going to the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) and learning about the latest and greatest new developments. This is a competitive field, and there are always a lot of new products coming out. Our goal is to figure out what the best new products are, and how to keep everything affordable.”
That goal jibes nicely with Larry Canarelli’s objectives for his homes. “I know our buyers want the latest automated home features, and I want to give them what they want. But I also want to make sure that everything is reliable and affordable. Mike and Progressive Home are great partners to have in this endeavor. He always makes sure we have the best products, expert installation, and great value.”