PulteGroup’s Built to Honor Program Surprises Purple Heart Recipient with Mortgage-Free Home in Charlotte, North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, NC, May 17, 2021 – U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Carl Roush received the surprise of a lifetime: he will be the recipient of a brand-new mortgage-free home through PulteGroup’s Built to Honor® program.
SFC Roush was surprised with the big news after arriving at Pulte Homes’ Southstone community in Stallings, North Carolina. Greeted with a police motorcade and friendly faces lining the streets with welcoming cheers, SFC Roush and his family officially broke ground on their future homesite. Built specifically for the Roush family, the two-story 2,500+ sq. ft. single-family home will be ready this year.
“It is a tremendous honor for our team to be able to give back to our nation’s heroes by doing what we do best,” said Steve Francis, president of PulteGroup’s Charlotte Division. “We look forward to working with the Roush family as we build this home suited to their needs, where they will create wonderful new memories together in this next chapter of their lives.”
This will be the second home dedicated in the greater Charlotte area through the Built to Honor program. This home is in partnership with Building Homes for Heroes®, a national non-profit organization strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Carl Roush
After witnessing the events of September 11, 2001 during his senior year of high school, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Carl Roush said he knew he would serve and defend his country. He enlisted in the military in 2002 and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.  
During his years of service, SFC Roush sustained many physical and psychological injuries from combat, including several improvised explosive device (IED) explosions and confrontations that involved direct exchanges of gunfire with enemy forces. Today he suffers from severe PTSD, a traumatic brain injury, damage in his spine, shoulders, knees, ankle and elbow, and burn pit and chemical exposure.
For his service to his country, SFC Roush is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award) and Purple Heart. He was also awarded the Army Commendation Medal w/ Valor Device (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantry Badge and the Army Parachutist Badge.
About Built to Honor®
PulteGroup’s Built to Honor® program recognizes and thanks returning military personnel who have been injured during their term of service by providing mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families. Launched in 2013, the program has built and donated more than 55 homes across the country. Built to Honor works in partnership with nonprofit organizations to identify veteran candidates. For more information about Built to Honor, go to Follow Built to Honor on Twitter: @BuiltToHonor and
About PulteGroup
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s largest homebuilding companies with operations in more than 40 markets throughout the country.  Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, American West 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’s purpose is building incredible places where people can live their dreams.
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