Sarasota, FL (Feb. 15, 2012) - LWR Communities is pleased to announce that Arthur Rutenberg Homes is the newest custom builder in The Lake Club. As the largest franchisor of custom homebuilders in the country, Arthur Rutenberg Homes (AR Homes) brings over 57 years of award-winning customized home designs to the already established respected group of Lake Club home builders.

Arthur Rutenberg Homes in the Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch areas, is based in Lakewood Ranch, and headed by Derek Nelson. “The Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch’s reputation for exceptional custom homes precedes them, and Arthur Rutenberg Homes is excited to be a part of The Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch community,” said Nelson.

“Arthur Rutenberg Homes has been an important part of the Lakewood Ranch builder program from the beginning,” said Rex Jensen, president and CEO of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc., the developer of Lakewood Ranch. “We are very selective about all of the builders in Lakewood Ranch, and AR Homes now joins an exclusive group of highly respected and well-known builders to create custom masterpiece homes in our most exclusive and private community of The Lake Club,” said Jensen.

AR Homes currently builds in Country Club East and just opened a new model home in Secret Harbor. They will begin construction on a new model in The Vineyards section of The Lake Club soon. As the foundation of their business, Arthur Rutenberg Homes stands behind their four “cornerstones” of homebuilding: design, craftsmanship, service and responsibility. These “cornerstones” make it possible for Arthur Rutenberg Homes to deliver high quality, fully customized homes more quickly and reliably.

About The Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch
This Tuscan-inspired, private club community of custom luxury homes features scenic lakes, decorative bridges, a unique one-mile long park and a Grande Clubhouse. The Lake Club is just minutes from the Sarasota Polo Club as well as five premier golf courses, the Sarasota Cricket Club, and the white sand beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast. Envision a unique community, lush landscaping, parks, and wide-open spaces.

About Lakewood Ranch
Lakewood Ranch is the 8,500-acre award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches, and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more 15,000 residents and features A-rated schools, a hospital, the Sarasota Polo Club, a 75-acre sports complex, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and four million square feet of commercial property.

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