Electrical Connection Partnership Advances Work on St. Jude Dream Home


Tickets to Win the 4,100 SF Home Sell at a Record Pace on June 11, 2020 

Payne Family Homes reports that tickets for the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home® in O’Fallon Mo. are selling at a record pace. The annual free home giveaway to benefit the renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® sold half of the tickets to win the home on the June 11, 2020 opening day of sales.  The goal is to raise more than $1.1 million for the hospital.

To kick off the opening of ticket sales, Payne Family Homes had building partners, include the Electrical Connection, sign the floor of the home.  Dave Roth, business representative, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 joined Josh Grasser, a third generation manager at family-owned Grasser Electric, in signing the floor.  Grasser is a member of St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) which partners with IBEW Local 1 to form the Electrical Connection.  The labor-management partnership is donating services and materials to build the home.

The 2020 St. Jude Dream Home broke ground on January 30, 2020 at 318 Old Forester Drive in Payne Family Homes’ Legends Pointe subdivision.   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 4.5 baths, plus a three-sided sculptural fireplace, interior stone wall, spacious loft area, cozy reading nook and more.

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.

According to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the families it serves never receive a bill for treatment, travel housing or food – because all they should worry about is helping their child live.

Tickets to win the home can be reserved for $100 each and only 11,500 will be sold. 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 www.paynefamilyhome.com to join the VIP list for updates and more info. Illinois ticket buyers call 800-667-3394.  The winner of the home will be drawn on August 20, 2020.

The 2019 St. Jude Dream Home, which was also built with donated services from the Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA partnership earned numerous honors. It 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. Zero Hero is a title exclusively awarded to builders that deliver a 100% 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 largest homebuilder and recently was named one of the area’s fastest growing companies by the St. Louis Business Journal. Payne Family Homes was also just voted Best Home Builder in St. Louis by readers of St. Louis Magazine.  For more information, visit www.paynefamilyhomes.com  or call 314-477-1218.

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. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).

The Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA partnership includes more than 5,000 highly skilled and safe IBEW 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 www.electricalconnection.org.

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