Tuck Tucker, President of Tucker Castleberry

Pulte Group, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, plans to move its headquarters from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., to Atlanta and is seeking 80,000 to 100,000 square feet of office space for about 300 employees, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

Pulte operates in 60 markets nationwide under brand names Centex, Pulte Homes and Del Webb.

Pulte Group which is Atlanta’s largest homebuilder, broke ground in late 2012 on the first phase of “WoodRush,” a project in Marietta that initially will include almost 60 homes and plus… 25 single-family units in the first phase were under contract.

Demand was brisk enough that Pulte in May began developing the second phase of the project.

The company’s website says Pulte was started in 1950 when 18-year-old William Pulte, with the help of five of his high-school friends, built a five-room bungalow near Detroit City Airport using a floor plan from the Home of the Week section of the Detroit Times. The home sold for $10,000.

The company became the nation’s largest home builder in 2009 when it bought rival Centex, Inc., for $1.3 billion in stock.

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