O’Fallon, MO – A very special home is going up here to help kids served by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The amenity-laden St. Jude Dream Home is being built with the support of the Electrical Connection, a partnership of IBEW Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
NECA contractor Grasser Electric, the Electrical Connection and IBEW are donating services and materials for construction of the luxury home, which is being built by Payne Family Homes.
“Our IBEW/NECA partners are called upon to skillfully install electrical systems and fixtures in countless homes in our region, but the St. Jude Dream Home has a far-reaching impact,” said Dave Roth, IBEW business representative. “This community-giving initiative advances St. Jude’s critical research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”
Families of children being helped by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital never receive a bill for treatment, travel housing or food – allowing them to focus on helping their child.
SEVENTH DREAM HOME; MORE THAN $6.1 MILLION RAISED
This is the seventh St. Jude Dream Home built by Payne Family Homes with the help of IBEW/NECA. Grasser Electric has donated services to build five of those homes. The seven-year-long charitable endeavor has raised more than $6.1 million locally for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“We are grateful to all of our vendors and partners like the Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA partnership who donate skills and services to deliver outstanding luxury living, optimizing the value of the St. Jude Dream Home giveaway” said Dawn Walter, director of marketing for Payne Family Homes.
The 2020 St. Jude Dream Home broke ground on Jan. 30 at 318 Old Forester Drive in O’Fallon. The 1.5-story, 4,100 square-foot-home will feature a number of amenities including a home cinema and security system, four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, a three-sided sculptural fireplace, interior stone wall, spacious loft area, a cozy reading nook and more.
ENTER THE DRAWING
Tickets to win the home can be reserved beginning June 11 for $100 each. Only 11,500 will be sold. The St. Jude Dream Home will be open to the public for free tours beginning with the grand opening on July 11. Tours will continue on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m. through Aug. 16. The winner will be drawn on Aug. 20.
For more information about the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home, call or text 314-477-1218 or visit the St. Jude Dream Home page at paynefamilyhomes.com to join the VIP list for updates and more info.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center devoted solely to children. You can donate and learn more by visiting stjude.org.
The Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA is a partnership of more than 5,000 highly skilled and safe IBEW Local 1 electricians and the more than 150 NECA electrical contractors who employ them.
For more than 75 years, the partnership has trained more electricians/communication technicians than any education program in Missouri. Its award-winning work provides safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world. Learn more at electricalconnection.org.
Payne Family Homes Dream Home was recognized at the annual St. Jude Dream Home Builder Summit in Memphis as one of the best in the country, winning awards for Best Master Suite, Best Special Features and Zero Hero – a title exclusively awarded to builders that deliver a 100 percent donated home to the fundraising effort.
Payne Family Homes has received the title Zero Hero every year it has participated in the Dream Home Giveaway campaign.
Established as one of the Payne Family of companies in 2007, Payne Family Homes has quickly risen to be the St. Louis metro region’s second fastest-growing homebuilder and recently was named one of the area’s fastest growing companies by the St. Louis Business Journal.