AboutActiveWest Builders

Preserving the Past & Planning for the Future

The roots for ActiveWest Builders were planted when Dennis and Sharon Cunningham pursued their vision for a 55+ active adult community in the Coeur d’Alene urban core. Dennis’s background in landscape architecture, land use, urban planning, and development coupled with Sharon’s diverse experience in corporate marketing and public relations were the fruitful seeds for AWB. Preserving the past and planning for the future was their motto, personified when they purchased the property for Meadow Ranch – sitting high on a plateau, complete with a 75-year-old dairy barn to set the scene.

Restoration of the barn and the addition of a 100-year-old windmill, now cornerstones of this unique urban oasis, set the scene for the development and creation of a community comprised of 80 ENERGY STAR® and LEED® certified homes. 15 national awards later, ActiveWest Builders didn’t look back, only forward, with continued innovation in design and locational fortitude. Riviera Walk, Riviera Court, and Riviera Place are now all testaments to the growing interest and demand for AWB homes and communities. 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