BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Jan. 27,
2012/PRNewswire/ -- PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:
PHM) -- The dream of home ownership will become a reality
for retired U.S. Air Force Captain Jason
Vestwhen he and his family receive the keys to a
brand new, mortgage free home today in the located in
North Fort Worthprogram and donations from
PulteGroup, Captain Vest will now own a house in which he
and his family can feel secure as they return home to
PulteGroup donated the lot and the cost of construction for
the new home through its Centex brand. The local building
community also chipped in by hosting a golf tournament to
raise funds to furnish the home. Thanks to the
generosity and participation of Pulte's contractors,
vendors and housing partners, more than
$35,000was raised for the family.
"We are honored to participate with Operation FINALLY
HOME to help put this brave veteran and his family in a
better place. That is what the Centex brand is all
about," said Steven Langridge, vice
president of sales for the Dallasoperations of
Centex. "We hope this home will help improve the
quality of life for Captain Vest and provide him and his
family with enjoyment and security for years to come."
Vest enlisted in the Air Force in 2000 as an airborne radio
operator and in 2006 was commissioned to serve as a pilot.
He has served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation
Iraqi Freedom and has been recognized with multiple awards,
including expert marksman, AF Outstanding Unit Award with
Valor and the Meritorious Unit Award. Vest recently retired
from the Air Force after being diagnosed with a rare
autoimmune disease, which has limited him in is daily life.
The new home will help him readjust to civilian life as he
and his family return to his native hometown of Fort
"PulteGroup and the Bay Area Builder's Operation
FINALLY HOME are perfect examples of the great American
spirit. They are providing my family with an incredibly
positive return home in the aftermath and midst of very
difficult times," Vest said.
Reliably built, smartly designed and affordable, Centex
homes bring the pride of home ownership to value-conscious
buyers in 20 states. As the leading brand for first-time
and value-conscious homebuyers looking for just the right
home, Centex balances affordability with unique form and
function leading to better living. Buyers put themselves in
a better place by choosing Centex. For more information
about Centex, visit
About Operation FINALLY HOME
Operation FINALLY HOME is an award-winning program created
by Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops whose
mission is to provide custom made mortgage free homes to
wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen
in an effort to get their lives back on track and become
productive members of their communities.
SOURCE PulteGroup, Inc.
Valerie Dolenga, +1-847-230-5266,
[email protected] or Marcie Casas, +1-210-826-8899
ext 229, [email protected]