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Will Oversee Sales, Marketing, and Design Studio at Leading St. Louis-based Homebuilder – 

ST. LOUIS, MO (August 11, 2020) – Todd Lesher has joined Payne Family Homes as vice president of sales and marketing. Lesher brings over 20 years of homebuilding experience in both single-family and multifamily residential homebuilding. He has a strong passion for helping individuals and families obtain their dream of homeownership. In his new role, Lesher will be instrumental in spearheading Payne’s sales and marketing strategies, and management of their design studio.

“We are thrilled to welcome Todd to the Payne family,” said Ken Kruse, Payne Family Homes president. “Todd has a very successful history in both sales and marketing in the residential home building sector. He will be invaluable in leading our sales, marketing, and design studio teams and helping us to continue to provide the most positive home buying experience for our customers.”

Most recently, Lesher served as Area Sales Manager for national homebuilding giant, DR Horton. Lesher was responsible for all facets of Sales and Marketing for 20 communities, including 50 employees, in the southern part of the Chicago market.

“Todd is a proven leader, coach, and mentor who achieves results and is a strong cultural fit with Payne Family Homes and its core values,” said Kruse.

Prior to DR Horton, Lesher was director of sales at Lexington Homes, a Chicago based homebuilder. Before this, he was an associate sales manager for the Chicago division of Taylor Morrison Home Corp. where he earned the “Certified Sales Coach” award in 2015 and 2016, an award given to only one employee who is a top seller each year. He was also previously a sales representative for 14 years at Ryland Homes (now part of CalAtlantic Homes, a national homebuilder), where he sold more than 500 single-family homes and townhomes in the Chicago area.

Payne currently has 21 new home communities in various stages of development and/or construction throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Most recently, Payne broke ground on The Streets of Caledonia, a new $400 million mixed-use project in O’Fallon, Missouri, at Highway 64/40 and Route DD. The new community will include 657 single-family homes and townhomes on 153 acres along with a mix of retail development, entertainment, office, medical and hospitality space located to the north and east of the homes.

For more information,  call 314-477-1218.

About Payne Family Homes

Established as one of the Payne family of companies in 2005, Payne Family Homes has quickly risen to be the St. Louis metro region’s second largest homebuilder and was recently named one of the area’s fastest growing companies by the St. Louis Business Journal. With communities in some of the most desirable areas of St. Charles, St. Louis, and northern Jefferson counties, Payne Family Homes builds memorable estate homes, villas, condos, and single-family homes in nearly every price range. For more information, call 314-477-1218.