PulteGroup and Lennar reward military families with mortgage-free homes

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Gold Star’s wife Maggie Duskin holds the key to her new mortgage-free home in the Rutherford community of Pulte.

PulteGroup and Lennar honored the families of veterans by offering them home ownership. PulteGroup, through its Built to Honor program, offered the family of Green Beret Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Duskin a new home in the Rutherford community of Pulte in Fuquay-Varina, Carolina. North. United States Marine Corps Sgt. Jason Plank and his family have been selected by Operation Finally Home to receive a new Lennar home at the Summit & Discovery at Prevail in Meridian, Idaho.

The Duskin family’s new two-story, over 2,800 square foot single-family home was fully furnished and included a holiday surprise: a Christmas tree adorned with wrapped gifts in the living room.

“It was an honor for our team to build this house for [Gold Star spouse] Maggie, and we were delighted to welcome her just in time for the Christmas holidays, ”said Mikkel Thompson, vice president of construction operations for the Raleigh division of PulteGroup. “We hope this house becomes a place where the Duskin family reunite and spend time together, especially when the two oldest sons in the family, both of whom are active duty army soldiers, come to visit us. . “

The Duskins House was built in partnership with Operation Coming Home, in honor of the military service and sacrifice of Michael Duskin. The house is the fourth in the Raleigh area dedicated under the Built to Honor program and the first for a Gold Star Family recipient to enter the market.

PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program, launched in 2013, recognizes and thanks returning military personnel who were injured in service by providing mortgage-free housing to veterans and their families. The program has built and donated more than 60 homes across the country, including seven mortgage-free homes in 2021 in Texas, Maryland, Minnesota and North Carolina.

U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Jason Plank and his family (middle) were surprised Wednesday morning to learn they were receiving a new mortgage-free home in Meridian, Idaho, from Operation Finally Home and Lennar.  Rusty Carroll, executive director, Operation Finally Home (left) and Jeff Clemens, president of the Boise Lennar division (right) join the Plank family.
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U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Jason Plank and his family (middle) were surprised Wednesday morning to learn they were receiving a new mortgage-free home in Meridian, Idaho, from Operation Finally Home and Lennar. Rusty Carroll, executive director, Operation Finally Home (left) and Jeff Clemens, president of the Boise Lennar division (right) join the Plank family.

In Idaho, the Plank family were surprised at their gift after being initially told they were going through a preliminary interview process with representatives from Operation Last Home and Lennar. Instead, the family were driven to the home site and given a tour of the home under construction by Boise Lennar Division President Jeff Clemens and Operation Final Home Executive Director Rusty Carroll. The house is expected to be completed in early 2022 and a dedication of the house will take place in the coming months.

“On behalf of Lennar, our associates and all of our business partners, we are delighted to provide the Plank family with this mortgage-free home in Meridian,” said Clemens. “The town of Meridian was a huge support and part of the surprise by providing a police escort and having a fire engine on site. Giving back to the communities in which we build is a core value for Lennar, and, as we entered this market, we felt it was important to let the community know that not only are we excited to do business. in the Boise Market, but we’re passionate about giving back and making the community where we work a better place.

Lennar has worked with Operation Finally Home since 2017 and together they have partnered to build 11 mortgage-free homes for veterans and their families nationwide with 10 more homes slated for 2022. With Lennar’s recent entry into the Idaho’s market, the Plank family home is his first project for Operation Finally Home as is. Based in New Braunfels, Texas, Operation Finally Home was established in 2005 and has completed more than 250 home projects in more than 30 states.

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