William J Pulte
William John Pulte
May 16, 1932
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||March 7, 2018 (aged 85)|
Naples, Florida, U.S.
|Known for||Founder of PulteGroup|
Karen Koppal (m. 1993)
William John Pulte (May 16, 1932 – March 7, 2018) was a billionaire and the founder and chairman of PulteGroup, one of the largest home construction and real estate development companies in the United States.
Early life and education
In 1956, he founded William J. Pulte Inc.
In 2016, after Richard Dugas Jr., the former chief executive officer of the company, moved the headquarters of the company from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan to Atlanta and initiated a change in direction for the company, Bill Pulte, who owned 9% of the company, pressured Dugas to resign.
- Schuler, Joe (2006). Building a Legacy (The Bill Pulte Story). SangFroid Press. ISBN 978-0917939129.
- PINHO, KIRK (March 7, 2018). "PulteGroup founder William Pulte dies at age 85". Crain Communications.
- PINHO, KIRK (April 4, 2016). "PulteGroup chairman, CEO Dugas to retire under pressure". Crain Communications.
- Kirkham, Chris (March 7, 2018). "Bill Pulte, Who Made Home-Building a Big Business, Dies at 85". The Wall Street Journal.