Nelson Homes, Inc. an independently owned and operated Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise, sold 15 homes in the first quarter of 2013, almost half of all the sales reported in 2012.
After opening the new home building franchise in 2010, the company reported 12 sales in 2011 and 33 sales in 2012.
In addition the builder doubled the size of its Lakewood Ranch office space this year and is growing its staff quickly. Seven people were hired near the end of 2012, three more came on in 2013 and Nelson expects to add even more jobs over the next few months in all areas.
After selling all three of its model homes in Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch, The Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch and The Concession, Nelson Homes will begin construction on three new models this summer with brand new floor plans. The new home builder has already experienced two price increases this year. The average sales price at Nelson Homes is $711,253.