Founder, President / CEO, Chairman of the Board
Andy Pujol is a successful business owner, and the founder and president of Building Homes for Heroes®. The organization is rooted in Pujol’s personal involvement following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Pujol was among the thousands of volunteers who aided in the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center. That experience moved him to continue helping others, focusing his efforts on the severely wounded men and women of the U.S. military.
In 2006, Pujol founded Building Homes for Heroes®. The national nonprofit organization exemplifies the patriotic spirit of charity that brought an entire nation together following 9/11. As president, Pujol oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization. He receives no compensation. Drawing on his business acumen, he has guided Building Homes for Heroes® to extraordinary success including 232% growth in 2012 and nearly 1400% since 2010. Additionally, Pujol is determined to safeguard a vast percentage of contributions for the direct benefit of deserving veterans, as evidenced by the organization’s most recent 93% program rating.
Building Homes for Heroes® benefits from his 30 years of leadership and business success. Since 1999, he has owned and operated VIP International. The company provides a complete line of logistics expertise, including international air cargo handling services for brand name importers across the United States.