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Pulte Homes

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Since its founding in 1950 by William J. Pulte, PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM) has delivered more than 650,000 homes and is one of the nation’s largest homebuilders with operations in approximately 50 major metro markets. Through its unique multi-brand strategy, PulteGroup serves all major consumer groups: Centex for entry-level buyers; Pulte Homes for move-up buyers; and Del Webb for active adults age 55 and over.

Through its Value Creation program and related initiatives, PulteGroup is focused on earnings growth and delivering superior returns on invested capital over the housing cycle.


  • Founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1950 by Bill Pulte.
  • The company went public as Pulte Home Corporation in 1969 and has delivered more than 650,000 homes nationwide during the past 60+ years.
  • PulteGroup is headquartered in Atlanta.
  • As of December 2015, the company employed more than 4,500 people nationwide.
  • Major acquisitions: DiVosta Homes (1998), Del Webb (2001) and Centex Homes (2009).
Built to Honor – 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. Since 2013, the company has built more than 30 homes across the country. PulteGroup has become one of the largest and most active homebuilding companies providing mortgage-free/cost-free homes to veterans and their families.

Sustainability - PulteGroup incorporates many energy efficient practices and “green” products in our new home communities across the country. For new homebuyers of all types, greater energy efficiency translates into lasting savings, a comfortable home environment, and smart use of natural resources. Pulte homes are up to 30% more energy efficient than the average resale home.
  • Delivered 17,196 homes
  • Home sale revenues of $5.7 billion
  • Net income of $474 million, or $1.26 per share
  • Average selling price of $329,000
  • Gross margin from home sales of 23.3%
  • Net debt-to-cap of 27%
  • Controlled 130,793 lots at year-end
Richard J. Dugas, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
James R. Ellinghausen, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Robert T. O’Shaughnessy, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Ryan R. Marshall, Executive Vice President, Homebuilding Operations
Harmon D. Smith, Executive Vice President, Field Operations
Steven M. Cook, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary