United States Army Specialist Christopher Lewis was presented with the keys to his new, mortgage-free Centex home during a special dedication ceremony last month. Located in the Rucker Landing community in Murfreesboro, Lewis was selected to receive the home through PulteGroup’s Built to Honor® program.
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Specialist Lewis, his wife Kayla and their three children cut the ribbon on their new Centex home in the Rucker Landing community. (Photo: Business Wire)
“It was a great honor for us to build this home for the Lewis family and welcome them to the Rucker Landing community,” said Melanie Hemingway, Vice President of Sales for PulteGroup’s Tennessee Division. “We hope this home provides a happy, comfortable retreat for Specialist Lewis, his wife Kayla and their three children as they embark on this new chapter of their lives together.”
During the dedication event, the Lewis family arrived as part of a processional parade, led by first responders and local veterans’ groups, with neighbors and community members lining the streets. Country singer Mindy Miller kicked off the ceremony with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem before representatives from PulteGroup, the city of Murfreesboro and the local chamber of commerce gave brief remarks. Specialist Lewis was then presented with the keys to enter his new home for the very first time.
As an extra surprise for the Lewis family, their new 2,700 square-foot, five-bedroom, three-bathroom home was fully furnished, thanks to Pulte’s interior design team and the generous support of its vendors. The home was dedicated in partnership with Building Homes for Heroes®, a national non-profit organization devoted to bringing renewed hope and service to injured veterans.
This is the second Built to Honor home dedicated in Tennessee. Over the last decade, PulteGroup has worked to thank the nation’s veterans by providing the gift of homeownership. Later this year, the program will deliver its milestone 75th mortgage-free home in Dallas, Texas.
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 75 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 builttohonor.org. Follow Built to Honor on Twitter: @BuiltToHonor and Facebook.com/BuiltToHonor.
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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