President, Elite Homes
PRESENTATION TOPIC: Extreme Makeover: Leadership Edition
Joseph Pusateri is the president and owner of Elite Homes, Inc. which he founded in 1976. Elite Homes is one of the largest locally-owned home-building companies in Kentucky, and currently developing eight communities in the Louisville metro area. His company also does extensive remodeling, and was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 remodelers by Remodeling magazine in 2010.
Pusateri has been involved in the Louisville community for over three decades. In 1993, he brought Home-a-rama to the Smoketown district, which were the first new homes built in that neighborhood in over 50 years. In 2003, he organized a rescue package to help save the Louisville Orchestra and subsequently served as the president of their board from 2005 - 2008. He is currently campaign chair of the Louisville Fund for the Arts. In 2007 and 2010, his company was featured as the builder for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition television series.
Pusateri is a life trustee of the National Association of Home Builders, and was recognized in 2011 as America’s Best Builder by trade publication Builder Magazine. A graduate of Leadership Louisville, Joe has served as a board member, and in many cases board chair, of over 25 nonprofit organizations over the last two decades. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his community leadership, including the 2010 Philanthropist of the Year Award from the Louisville chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Luncheon presented in conjunction with Leadership Akron Alumni Association.
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