Our Story

Get To Know Payne Family Homes

Payne Family Homes builds clever, yet memorable homes in the St. Louis area that consistently transcend expectations. Founded in 2007 by David Payne, 30 year president and CEO of PayneCrest Electric, the award-winning residential construction company has assembled a stellar team of experts to design and build homes worthy of the Payne name, including experienced residential construction executive Ken Kruse as company president. Under his leadership, Payne Family Homes has grown exponentially and earned numerous industry and business awards, including a spot in the top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in St. Louis  for three consecutive years.


What we do…

Payne starts by thinking from the buyer’s perspective – not our convenience or bottom line - about every single decision we make in creating a home. We pour over elevations and designs to create the best, most ingenious, and stylishly practical layouts that our buyers will love. And, we understand building codes and consistently build well beyond them…because our buyers deserve much better than what most codes require.

Our Secret to Success…

Our team members know that every single choice we make in developing a new community affects the beauty and functionality of family homes for many years to come. We are encouraged to offer up ideas and pay attention to even the smallest detail. At the heart of it all, we love what we do at Payne Family Homes, and we are passionate about the results. 

We are a Family…

With a Focus on the people that make us who we are, the Family Culture we hold dear and the Families – for whom we build cleverly memorable homes to last for generations.


We love the houses that we build, and we look forward to seeing you make it Your Home.

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