Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Jay Gillilan

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Jay Gillilan, 39
President, New Mexico and Colorado divisions
PulteGroup, Albuquerque, N.M.

Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Jay Gillilan

Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Jay Gillilan

July 25, 2011

Jay Gillilan, 39
President, New Mexico and Colorado divisions
PulteGroup, Albuquerque, N.M.

EDUCATION
BS, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University; MBA, Indiana University

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Oversees profitable division with more than 60 employees and multiple sub-markets and products mixes (single-family detached, townhomes, condos, and active-adult homes)
Successfully integrated Centex and Pulte Homes systems and processes at the division level
Repositioned existing active-adult community to Del Webb brand
Division among national leaders in cycle-time improvement, profitability, and customer satisfaction

EXTRACURRICULAR
Member, New Mexico HBA, Santa Fe Area HBA, HBA of Central New Mexico, and National Association of Office and Industrial Properties

OFF THE CLOCK
Fave food: all types of pizza, from Chicago deep dish to New York thin crust
All-time flick: “Shawshank Redemption”
Getaway spot: Breckenridge, Colo.
On the nightstand: anything on military history, especially Vietnam War and WWII, and Sports Illustrated
Hobbies include swimming, riding his Harley-Davidson Road King, and golf

SECRET LIFE
Played varsity tennis at Purdue
Aspiring chef who plans to attend culinary school with his wife after retirement

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