Fulton Hosts Annual “Stuff the Bus” Event

stuff-the-bus-2016Once again this summer Fulton Homes partnered with KEZ 99.9 for the annual Fulton Homes “Stuff the Bus” campaign. This event aids deserving families by helping to collecting school supplies for for kids who could use help getting the things they need for the upcoming school year. This year’s donation drive ran from June 6 to July 10 at Chandler Fashion Center.

“Donations to our Stuff the Bus campaign make a positive difference in the lives of these children,” said Fulton Homes CEO Doug Fulton. “We’re making sure these kids get off to a good start in the first few days of the school year.”

A full-size school bus was parked inside the Macy’s Courtyard with painted paper handprints and the name of each child in need. The handprints contain a list of items each child requires for a successful school year. Supporters donated to a specific child or made a general contribution of requested items, such as pencils, pens, notebooks, backpacks, school uniforms and shoes. Shoppers also had the option to return the handprint with school supplies to the mall’s guest services area.

The campaign benefited the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley Compadre Branch in Chandler. At the end of the campaign thousands of backpacks and tons of supplies were handed out at a July event.

For more details about Fulton Homes Stuff the Bus, visit www.kez999.com.

Fly the Flag and help Wounded Warriors

fulton-flag-photo-webFulton Homes has partnered with KSLX, 100.7 for its third annual “Fly the Flag for Veteran’s Day” campaign. From now until Veteran’s Day – November 11 – any visitor to a Fulton Homes’ community who tours one of the new model homes has the opportunity to buy a full-size American flag kit for only $10.  Fulton Homes will match any $10 donation offered up a maximum of $25,000, with 100 percent of these donations going to the Wounded Warriors Project. Fulton Homes wants to encourage everyone to display a flag on Veteran’s Day and make a difference in the lives of veterans too.

“Fulton Homes honors all of our military personnel who defend our country and protect our freedoms,” Doug Fulton, Fulton Homes CEO, explained. “Displaying our flag on Veteran’s Day is a way we can honor and support our troops and show our gratitude, and the donations collected will support those who have been wounded while in service. We are indebted to our veterans and their families for the sacrifices they make to keep us safer.”

The Wounded Warrior Project provides programs and services to meet the needs of injured service men and women and works to provide more awareness of the needs of those veterans injured in service to our country. It focuses on honoring and empowering wounded warriors, encouraging them to help each other. For more information, visit their website at: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.

We invite you to visit one of our communities to pick up your flag and donate to this good cause.

Proud of our History

ira_fulton_bannerAs Arizona’s largest family-owned and operated homebuilder, it would seem that Ira Fulton was always destined to build homes. Actually he ended up in the homebuilding business by accident!

Ira Fulton has always been a success at whatever he tackled. At age 11, he started a paper route. It grew into a profitable venture that put him through Arizona State College, where he met his wife Mary Lou.

In the 1950’s he held various marketing positions and then launched his first entrepreneurial venture, a computer leasing company that automated several retailing leaders. This experience led him to buy his first retail establishments, two Eagleson’s Big and Tall Stores that expanded into a 35-store chain.

He then bought the Aston Construction company from his nephews, intending to phase it out. The company began to grow, so Mr. Fulton stuck with it. Under his guidance, Fulton Homes has grown from a small construction company to one of the largest, most profitable private homebuilders in the country.

There’s a reason for Ira Fulton’s success. He says, “Give people the best value, customer service and product within the industry, and you will always be the best.” All his business accomplishments aside, he finds the most gratification in “developing people,” not homes.

Fulton Homes donates over 60% of its profits every year to many worthwhile causes around the country. Some of the benefiting recipients of these investment dollars include Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute, as well as numerous local organizations in and around the Phoenix area.

Mr Fulton said, “When you look at history, you realize we are here for just a second, a twinkle of time and you learn we can do things to make the world a better place.”

Fulton Home’s Noon Salute

noonsaluteThe team at Fulton Homes is proud to build homes here in the United States.

In honor of our nation and those who serve it, Fulton Homes and 94.5 KOOL FM offer an opportunity for Valley high school bands to represent their schools by demonstrating their skills and their patriotism on the air. The Fulton Homes Noon Salute on 94.5 KOOL FM gives local high school bands a chance to play the national anthem on the radio.

Every day at noon, 94.5 KOOL FM pays tribute to our country and our troops by playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” for its listeners. School bands can audition by sending a recording of their version of “The Star Spangled Banner” on a CD to the radio station. Individuals from Fulton Homes and 94.5 KOOL FM will listen to each CD and pick the best performances. Three schools will be featured every month, with the top submission for the month awarded a $1,000 donation to their music department from Fulton Homes. That school’s version will re-air on 94.5 KOOL FM.

The Fulton Homes Noon Salute recognizes high school musicians and their hard work and dedication to their musical studies, as well as the teachers who develop their talents.

Click here for the Official Rules and here for the User Generated Content Release Form

High Schools that want to participate in the Fulton Homes Noon Salute program can mail their CD and User Generated Content Release Form to: KOOL FM, 840 North Central Avenue Phoenix, Arizona, 85004. We look forward to receiving – and listening – to your submissions!