Company sets 2014 goal of building 20 mortgage-free homes for veterans and their families Bloomfield Hills, MI (Feb. 4, 2014) - Today, PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), one of the nation's largest homebuilders, announced the launch of Built to Honor™ with the goal of providing the gift of a new home to 20 wounded veterans and their families in 2014.
Built to Honor is PulteGroup's program for the construction and donation of mortgage-free homes to returning military personnel who have been injured during their term of service. The program works in partnership with Operation Finally Home, a nonpartisan/nonprofit organization that identifies veteran candidates, and helps bring together builders, contractors, manufacturers and sponsors throughout the country.
"We at PulteGroup are forever grateful for the countless sacrifices our service men, women and their families have made defending our freedom," said Richard J. Dugas, Jr. , PulteGroup Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We've long been in business to make lives better, and thanks to our size, expertise and trade partnerships, we can help make a difference for our nation's veterans by simply doing what we do best...building homes."
In 2013, PulteGroup constructed nine homes under its Built to Honor program for delivery to wounded veterans and their families in its Pulte Homes and Centex branded communities in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina and Texas. In 2014, the Company will more than double its effort to provide more than $6 million worth of new homes to deserving veterans. PulteGroup, along with its generous suppliers and partners, will work with each family to help ensure the home best meets their needs.
"We at Operation Finally Home are humbled by the continued support and generosity of the PulteGroup," said Russell Carroll , Executive Director of Operation Finally Home. "PulteGroup's commitment to provide 20 wounded veterans and their families with homes in the coming year is a true testament to their strong belief in supporting America's veterans."
"One in four veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have a service-connected disability, and we view Built to Honor as a way to ease the struggles of these individuals and their families as they return home," said Dugas. "We are excited about expanding this program in 2014, and realize that success can only be achieved through the significant contribution of time, materials and financial resources of our trade partners who have embraced this work wherever it has been initiated."
About PulteGroup, Inc. PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is one of America's largest homebuilding companies with operations in approximately 50 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb and DiVosta Homes, the company is one of the industry's most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better.