Durable Homes

The Midby Companies’ start in the homebuilding industry was born of necessity; a creative solution to closing on land that was assembled for other homebuilders who ultimately weren’t able to fulfill their contracts.  As Broker, The Midby Companies restructured the transactions to bring in outside financial partners and created a new homebuilding company, Durable Homes in 1973.

The newly launched Durable Homes, which was jointly managed by The Midby Companies and a homebuilding partner that Midby was able to recapitalize was exceedingly successful in Southern Nevada.  By 1979, the company was listed by Builder Magazine as one of the nation’s 100 largest home building companies.

Durable Homes built over 5,000 homes in Southern Nevada before being sold in 1985.

Palm Hills

Palm Hills and Palm Canyon were a master planned residential neighborhood that represented the last part of a 6,000 acre assemblage acquired by the Midby Companies during the 1970’s.

Also, the company developed the last phase of the massive 1,600 acre master plan it first put together in the 1970’s though a joint venture with Rhodes Homes in Henderson, Nevada.  This 1,200 single family home development was known as Palm Canyon and Palm Hills.

1 Voltaire Ave

Henderson, NV 89002

Gold River Hotel

The Midby Company’s initial entry into the gaming industry came in 1984 with the development of The Gold River Hotel & Casino, located on the Colorado riverfront in Laughlin, Nevada.

The project was initially built with just 225 rooms, but grew to 1,000 rooms and public spaces were doubled with a $120 million expansion in subsequent years.

The property now operates as The River Palms Hotel & Casino.

  • 1000 rooms
  • 25 story hotel tower
  • 72,000 SF of gaming space
  • 1,100 slot machines
  • Poker and Bingo Rooms
  • Table Games
  • 4 Restaurants
  • Meeting and Banquet Space?

2700 Casino Drive
Laughlin, Nevada, U.S. 89029


Early in the 1990’s the Midby Companies expanded its gaming interest into Missouri with the development of the only riverboat casino in Central Missouri- Gold River’s Boonville Resort.  The property was later sold to Marvin Davis and currently operates under the name Isle of Capri.

  • Stationary boat casino and hotel
  • Over 900 gaming machines and 20 table games
  • 3 restaurants
  • 140 hotel rooms
  • 12,000 Square Feet of meeting and banquet space

100 Isle of Capri Blvd.
Boonville, MO 65233


Late in the 1970’s Midby embarked on a massive undertaking contracting for over 1,600 acres in Henderson, Nevada.  The Midby Companies worked to put in place entitlements, master plan and infrastructure required by regional homebuilders.

Homebuilders who purchased and developed single family homes within the master plan included:

  • Durable Homes
  • Lewis Homes
  • Gem Homes
  • Pulte
  • DR Horton
  • Rhodes Homes

The build out of the final 300 acres of the master plan occurred in the 1990’s with the development of the Palm Canyon and Palm Hills neighborhoods.  The Midby Companies joint ventured with Rhodes Homes to build 1,200 single family homes in these neighborhoods.


The Midby Companies bid for and was awarded by the Colorado River Commission an opportunity to acquire and develop 1,000 acres of government owned land.  The award was conditioned with a strict development plan that first required the development of 600 acres of community and residential infrastructure before development of the remaining prime 400 acres of riverfront property for a resort casino.

  • Midby Companies completed the engineering and construction of water and sewer facilities in a remarkable 9 months.
  • The residential component included 540 housing units, which were constructed in just 7 months.
  • Residential units included single family homes, condominiums, and apartments.
  • Schools sites?  Parks?
  • 400 acre site reserved for Emerald River.


An early 1980’s 100 acre land assemblage developed by The Midby Companies into a mixed use office, and commercial development project.

Located in the heart of Las Vegas’ Sahara financial corridor, the master plan stretched one half mile along Sahara Avenue from Rancho to Richfield.

  • Approximately 1.7 million SF of office and  commercial space
  • Numerous restaurants
  • Lushly landscaped with courtyards throughout
  • Headquarters to US Bank, Bank West of NV, and Bank of the West

2800 West Sahara
Las Vegas, NV 89102


Golden Nugget Award for the best Commercial Development from Builder Magazine and the Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference.


  • 18 hole golf course
  • Large Shopping Center
  • 800,000 SF of gaming
  • 4,400 Hotel Rooms in 4 towers
  • Pads Developed for 2,200 residential condominium units
  • Over 1 million square feet of public space for restaurants and entertainment

Best Storage – Robindale

Midby Companies’ 2nd self-storage facility developed and operated under the Best Storage brand. Construction completed in 2007.

  • 631 Units
  • 86,000 SF
  • Drive Up Ramp, all units accessible without stairs or elevators.
  • Drive Up and Air Cooled Units
  • State of the Art Security, individually alarmed units, access control gate.
  • On Site Manager’s Quarters and Office
  • Uncovered Parking
  • RV Garage Parking
  • On Site Cell Phone Tower

6960 West Robindale Road
Las Vegas, NV 89113

Located in SW Las Vegas off the highly trafficked Rainbow corridor at Robindale Road.  Location strategically selected for its convenient location immediately adjacent to two large master planned communities.

Best Storage – Serene

  • 636 Units
  • 81,000 SF
  • Drive Up and Air Cooled Units
  • 2 Phases of Covered Parking
  • State of the Art Security, individually alarmed units, access control gate.
  • On Site Manager’s Quarters and Office
  • 2 On Site Cell Phone Towers

3290 E. Oleta Avenue
Henderson, NV 89074

Located in Henderson, NV, site is viewable and easily accessed from the I-215 Freeway.