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Meet the Elite Homes team who are helping dreams come true!

Joe Pusateri – President, Elite Homes, Inc.

Joe PusateriA native of St. Louis, Joe has lived in Louisville since 1969. Starting Elite Homes 34 years ago with a $ 5.00 investment, Elite Homes is today a respected builder of custom homes in the Metro Louisville area. The company has become one of the largest locally owned home building company in the Greater Louisville area based on gross revenues. Elite Homes is currently developing 8 subdivisions in the Greater Louisville area and designs, builds or remodels 40 to 75 custom homes a year, ranging in price from $250,000 to over $1,000,000. 

Joe believes in giving back. During the past 20 years, Joe has donated the profits from 14 homes he built, totaling over $800,000, to local charities.

Joe founded the Elite Homes Charitable Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to socio-economic, educational and medical-related charities throughout the greater Louisville, Kentucky region.

While remaining actively involved in the local, state and national home building association, Joe has contributed time, money and in-kind donations to additional groups which include: the Louisville Orchestra; the Fund for the Arts; the Metro United Way; the Salvation Army; Southeast Christian Church; the University of Louisville; the Leadership Louisville Foundation; Cedar Lake Lodge & the Evergreen Foundation.

This is Elite Homes 2nd home for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition T.V. show. Elite Homes built a home in November 2007 for Patrick Henry Hughes and his family.

Rocky Pusateri

Rocky PusateriJoe’s brother and partner Rocky supervises Elite Homes’ construction superintendents day in and day out. It’s quite a job, because Elite is currently building custom homes in eight developments in Jefferson and Oldham Counties.

Rocky also is responsible for acquiring the land necessary for Elite Homes’ future developments. This means he works with local governments, public utility officials and engineers, all to make sure an Elite Home is sensitively placed on a home site, meets all codes and is built to Elite Homes’ high standards.

It’s a big job, but Rocky still finds time to help the industry, having served on many committees through the years. He is a past president of the Home Builders Association of Louisville.




Mike Shanks
Estimating and Purchasing
Mike Shanks
Dale Mowery
Volunteer Coordinator
Dale Mowery
Chris Grosskopf – Elite Homes’
Superintendent (Midnight to Noon)
Chris Grosskopf
Robert Tinder – Elite Homes’
Superintendent (Noon to Midnight)
Robert Tinder

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