1. Named a new CEO. After Richard Dugas announced his retirement, PulteGroup’s Board of Directors unanimously named Ryan Marshall as the Company’s next Chief Executive Officer.
2. Grand opened more than 100 new communities. Across all our brands and in all our divisions, PulteGroup opened more than 100 new communities, bringing the total number of communities in 2016 to more than 700.
3. First Zero Net Energy home prototype. In 2016, PulteGroup completed construction of its first zero net energy (ZNE) home prototype in Northern California, becoming the largest builder to participate in a pilot aimed at building new homes to achieve maximum energy efficiency and utility grid load reduction.
4. John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods officially became a brand of PulteGroup. As one of the country’s premier builders of move-up and luxury homes, Wieland’s robust land pipeline provides a great opportunity to increase our market share and operating leverage in five important cities — Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh — while expanding our presence in the luxury segment.
5. 148,000+ fans on social media. From Facebook to Pinterest to Instagram, consumers are engaging with our creative content on all our social channels. Don’t forget to become fans of all our brands.
6. Delivered 10 homes to wounded veterans.The Built to Honor program hit a milestone in July 2016 with its 40th home dedication in Tampa and delivered homes in Charlotte, Coastal Carolinas (Charlotte), Dallas, Jacksonville, Mid-Atlantic (Virginia), San Antonio, South Florida, Southern California, Tampa, and Tucson.
7. 64,000+ employee hours volunteered. From mentoring at Junior Achievement to hosting toy and food drives, PulteGroup employees rise to the occasion to give back to their communities.
8. Carolina Arbors named community of the year. 55Places.com named Carolina Arbors in Durham, North Carolina its active adult community of the year. The title is awarded to a development that makes substantial improvements to the quality of life of its residents, whether it be through opening clubhouses, offering new home models, or substantively expanding their clubs and activities.