Little Neck, NY–Pulte Homes, the nation’s largest homebuilder, has committed to making structured wiring a standard feature in its new homes and has signed an agreement with the Leviton Manufacturing Co., designating Leviton as its home networking system supplier. As a result of this agreement, Pulte becomes the first national homebuilder in the U.S. to offer structured media technology as a standard feature instead of an upgrade option.
“Pulte recognizes the significance of structured media to support the lifestyle of the modern homeowner and wants to make it both convenient and affordable,” said Alan Laing, vice president of e-business development for the Pulte Corp. “Through the agreement with Leviton, we can offer new homebuyers what we consider an ‘essential home technology’.”
Bill Marshall, vice president of marketing and product management at Leviton, says his company views structured media as the “fourth utility,” along with electric, telephone and gas service. “We are truly excited that Pulte has chosen to team with Leviton,” he said. “Our goal all along was to make this technology simpler and more affordable so it would be within reach of most new home buyers.”
The rollout will start in Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Indiana and Nevada. Homeowners will choose from three standard packages. They can also customize any package to include upgrade options, such as an Ethernet hub and video distribution unit.
For more information, call 718.281.6155.