AboutActiveWest Builders

Innovative Homes for an Active Generation

ActiveWest Builders was founded in 2007 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Dennis Cunningham, founding member, saw an opportunity to develop urban core neighborhoods and design healthy, green homes for active seniors.

At the time, no other contractor in the area was providing production-build LEED and Energy Star certified homes, and 55+ communities for active adults were in great demand. Dennis believed that the growing number of retiring baby boomers would seek this type of housing, and the market bore out his prediction. When he started to develop the Meadow Ranch community, he couldn’t build homes fast enough, even during a period when home sales in general were very low.

The Meadow Ranch development garnered 15 national awards for ActiveWest Builders. Dennis has continued applying his innovative designs to additional developments: The Circuit @ Seltice, Riviera Walk, Riviera Court, and Riviera Place. It’s all about Lifestyle, Location, and Livability.



PCBC Gold Nugget Awards

  • Green Sustainable Residential: Gold
  • Campus Housing, The Gee: Gold
  • Senior Housing – Age Qualified: Merit
  • SF Detached Home < 1,700 SF: Merit

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

  • Best For Sale up to 200 Homes
  • Best Detached Home up to 2,100 SF
  • Best Green Community
  • Best Attached Home up to 1,800 SF
  • Best Recognition of Sustainable Features
  • Best in Green Home or Community
  • Best Innovation for Sustainable Features
  • Best For Sale On the Boards
  • Best Detached Home On the Boards

Smart Growth Awards

  • Idaho Smart Growth & Green Building

USGBC National Awards

  • Outstanding LEED-Home Production Builder

NAHB Best of American Living

  • Judge’s Discretionary Award – Gonzaga Student Housing: Rental Dev up to 4 Stories