TAMPA, Dec. 14, 2017 – PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) was honored as a finalist in the 2017 Corporate Philanthropy Awards from the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
The Corporate Philanthropy program is designed to spotlight the many corporate sanctioned giving and volunteer programs that stand out in the Tampa community. A panel of judges reviewed all nomination packets, and selected finalists and winners based on leadership and achievements. PulteGroup was recognized in the category of more than 500+ employees.
“Our goal in the short term is to make as much of an impact on our local communities as possible in as many ways as possible,” said Sean Strickler, division president for the West Florida operations of PulteGroup, which builds homes under the Pulte Homes, Centex, and Del Webb brands.
“For over 30 years, we have been a part of this community. Our responsibility is not just to build homes, but to build and improve communities and positively impact the lives of our neighbors.”
At the local level in the Tampa Bay area, PulteGroup is focused on volunteering and charitable work for a few programs, including hosting its “Building to Make Lives Better Charity Golf Tournament” to benefit the Children’s Home Network in Tampa, rolling up its sleeves to volunteer, and building and donating a mortgage-free home to a military veteran through the Company’s Built to Honor program.
Over two years, the Building to Make Lives Better Charity Golf Tournament has raised in total more than $167,000 to benefit the Children’s Home Network. The proceeds raised successfully funded the renovation of its vocational building, which can now be used for continued learning by Kids Village, a residential treatment program, specializing in children ages 6 to 18, who are victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. The organization recently named the remodeled building the Pulte Promise Center.
Additionally, employees have also volunteered their weekend time partnering with Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay, a local nonprofit dedicated to repairing homes of those in need with the intent of preserving and revitalizing homes and communities in the Tampa Bay area. Employees painted, cleaned, installed home health and safety kits and improved the lives of homeowners in need.
The Company has built and donated 50 homes for military veterans wounded in combat, with two families benefitting in the Tampa Bay area. More than 2,500 volunteer hours were contributed to this program with just the West Florida team.
PulteGroup, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, currently has 14 actively-selling communities in the Tampa Bay area with closings of 659 in 2016, employing 88 people.
About PulteGroup, Inc.
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, 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, DiVosta Homes and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, 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.
For more information about PulteGroup, Inc. and PulteGroup brands, go to pultegroupinc.com; www.pulte.com; www.centex.com; www.delwebb.com; www.divosta.com and www.jwhomes.com. Follow PulteGroup, Inc. on Twitter: @PulteGroupNews.