AV Homes began as Avatar Holdings
1970

THE BEGINNING

Avatar Holdings is formed with land holdings in Florida, Arizona and California. During these early years, the company’s primary focus was land development.
1970
1997
1997

HOME BUILDER OPERATIONS

Avatar launches home building operations to supplement its land development business.
Building New Homes since 1997
AV Homes opens 55+ Community in Florida
2000

SOLIVITA OPENS

Avatar’s first master-planned community, Solivita, opens in Kissimmee, Florida. To this day, Solivita is our flagship community in central Florida, offering an award-winning 55+ lifestyle.
2000
2010
2010

JOSEPH CARL HOMES ACQUISITION

With the end of the Great Recession in sight, Avatar in Florida and Joseph Carl Homes in Arizona combine forces to create the foundation for our future.

BELLALAGO OPENS

Bellalago is a gorgeous community for all ages, just down the street from Solivita, and situated on the banks of scenic Lake Toho.
AV Homes opens second 55+ Active Adult Community in Florida
AV Homes opens 55+ Active Adult Community in Arizona
2011

CANTAMIA OPENS

Avatar opened its second 55+ community, CantaMia in Goodyear, Arizona. CantaMia is the only 55+ community in the master plan of Estrella.
2011
2012
2012

AV HOMES, INC. IS CREATED

In 2012, we reorganized the company, and we changed our name from Avatar to AV Homes to reflect our new strategic direction, moving away from land development and more toward our core business of home building. The “AV” in AV Homes is a nod to our former name, “Avatar”.
AV Homes opens 55+ Active Adult Community in Port St. Lucie Florida
2013

VITALIA AT TRADITION OPENS

Our second 55+ community in Florida opens in the master plan of Vitalia in Port St. Lucie.
2013
2014
2014

ROYAL OAK HOMES ACQUISITION

The acquisition of Royal Oak Homes and its approximately 2,500 lots positioned AV Homes as one of the 5 largest homebuilder in Central Florida.

CREEKSIDE OPENS

AV Homes enters the Raleigh market with Creekside at Bethpage, a spectacular 55+ community close to everything and with a gorgeous clubhouse.
AV Homes is one of the largest Home Builders in Central Florida
AV Homes opens second 55+ Active Adult Community in Arizona
2015

ENCORE AT EASTMARK OPENS

Our second 55+ community in Arizona opens in Eastmark in Mesa. Encore quickly becomes one of the fastest selling 55+ communities in the East Valley.
2015
2015
2015

BONTERRA BUILDERS ACQUISITION

This acquisition established AV Homes as one of the largest homebuilders in the Charlotte market.
AV Homes opens with New Homes in Charlotte, NC
2017

SAVVY HOMES ACQUISITION

Savvy Homes closed more than 250 homes in 2016, and controlled over 1,900 lots at the time AV Homes acquired this builder in Raleigh, North Carolina.
2017
2017
2017

BUILDER MAGAZINE

Builder magazine recognizes AV Homes as the nation’s fastest growing public home builders, with much of that growth coming via strategic acquisitions of home builders in diverse geographical locations serving a range of different consumer segments.
AV Homes offers New Home Financing
2018

AVH MORTGAGE CREATED

AVH Mortgage is formed via a joint venture with loanDepot, making it easier than ever for our customers to finance their new home.
2018
2018
2018

OAKDALE HOMES and HAMPTON HOMES ACQUISITION

AV Homes began operations in Texas with the acquisition of Oakdale - Hampton Homes, a regional homebuilder in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas market targeting first-time buyers and move-up buyers. 
AV Homes acquires Oakdale new homes in Dallas, Fort Worth
AV Homes acquires Hampton new homes in Dallas, Fort Worth

TODAY

AV Homes is growing rapidly and has built & closed over 20,000 homes nationwide.
AV Homes now building in Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, North Florida, Central Florida, Phoenix, South Florida, Raleigh-Durham
*All pricing, availability, plans and elevations of our new homes are subject to change without notice. This web site may contain incomplete or out-of-date information. For current information please visit our AV Homes Sales Centers at each individual community.