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Spring 2005

Hearthstone Award Presented to Joe Pusateri • Development News
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Hearthstone Award Presented to Joe Pusateri at 2005 National Homebuilders Convention

 


In 1999, Hearthstone Advisers, a national firm that provides financing to home builders, and Builder Magazine established the Hearthstone Builder Lifetime Public Service Award to pay tribute to builders who improve their communities through their dedication to charitable work. This past January, during the National Association of Homebuilders annual convention in Orlando, Fl., Elite Homes President Joe Pusateri received one of the two Hearthstone awards given for 2005. Thanks to this year’s 45 Hearthstone sponsors, the award came with a check for $100,000 to be given to charities of his choice. This will allow Joe to continue to help many local charities.
This prestigious national award is open to all builders and developers. In order to be considered for the award, the builder must submit their portfolio of charitable activities they have initiated during their lifetime. The judges, who are past recipients of the Hearthstone Awards, were asked to measure the nominees’ charitable activities against these six criteria:

• Lifetime commitment
• Depth of commitment
• Significance of contribution
• Inspiration value
• Significance of charity
• Ability of charities to use the reward

Joe’s charitable work over the years has included: The Family Place, The Evergreen Foundation, The Louisville Orchestra, Metro United Way, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts, University of Louisville, Habitat for Humanity, Channel 15 Public Television.

TO SEE THE BUILDER MAGAZINE FEATURED ARTICLE ABOUT JOE AND THE HEARTHSTONE AWARD, CLICK ON THE “AWARDS” LINK TO THE LEFT, GO TO THE BOTTOM AND THEN CLICK THE LINK NEXT TO THE HEARTHSTONE AWARD LISTING.

 
Rocky Pusateri Wins Kentucky Builder of the Year


On February 17th—19th, builders and associates gathered in Lexington for HBAK’s annual Commonweath Builders Conference. During the conference, Elite Homes Vice President Rocky Pusateri was awarded with the Martin Conrad Builder of the Year Award. Rocky has been involved in the local, state and national associations for many years.
Rocky was instrumental in bringing about changes in the development plan reviews that were taking 15 to 25 weeks. Before his involvement, the plans sometimes were held up at the Division of Water throughout a building season. Rocky has also served as chairman for many of the committees for the Home Builders Association of Louisville.