ST. LOUIS, MO (May, 2013) – A group of St. Louis’ largest home builders has announced a new stimulus program that focuses on putting people back to work and giving consumers a great deal.
The promotion is called The Neighborhoods Built by Your Neighbors Program. It is a fund created by a consortium of local St. Louis Unions to help stimulate new home ownership. The program is exclusive to St. Louis Union Homebuilding Partnership members.
Partnership members are Bridgewater Communities, Dettmer Homes, Fischer & Frichtel, McBride & Son Homes, McKelvey Homes, Payne Family Homes and Simon Homes.
“This program is a testament to the relationship between St. Louis’ leading home builders and its Union trade partners,” said John F. Eilermann Jr., Chairman and CEO of McBride & Son Companies. “And most importantly it shows how the best way to stimulate our local economy and get people working again is to all work together.”
The program, which runs only during the month of May, provides cash to buyers for use at closing. Cash amounts range from $2,000 to $10,000 based on the sales price of the home. It is limited participating builder’s communities in Missouri.
“It’s real cash for use at closing and it’s in addition to St. Louis Union Homebuilding Partnership Builder’s best deal ,” stated Jim Brennan, owner of McKelvey Homes. “It’s really an amazing deal for buyers.”
Eight local unions are contributing to the fund which allows for an average $5,000 per home. Certificates will be distributed on a first come basis.
“Our local Unions have made a big investment in getting people back to work,” said Ken Kruse, president of Payne Family Homes. “They have committed $1,150,000 in cash for use at closing to home buyers. That really says a lot.”
The Union contributions are based upon man hours by trade on an average St. Louis home.
“ “This program is about neighbors coming together to make a difference.,” stated Ted Dettmer president and CEO of Dettmer Homes. “That fact is when Union trades people are working they are buying other goods and services and the economy grows.”
Barry Simon of Simon Homes agreed, “It is a great testament to the ‘can do’ spirit in St. Louis homebuilding. We are excited to be a part of it.”
The Neighborhoods Built by Your Neighbors Program is exclusive to Partnership members, limited to Missouri communities and runs only during May 2013.
“We are proud to be a part of this program; it gets the economy moving and gives unprecedented deals for buyers,” said Bridgewater Communities president Tim Miller.
Participating unions include: Carpenters District Council of Greater St. Louis, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District 2, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1, Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, Greater St. Louis Construction Laborers and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 513.
The Neighborhoods Built by Your Neighbors Program is only during May 2013. See www.STLUnionBuilders.com for details or contact Payne Family Homes directly at 314-477-1218.