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Payne Family Homes is delighted to introduce our Community Team assigned to our newest Carefree Neighborhood, Amberleigh – coming soon to O’Fallon.

Community Sales Manager, Char Richards

Char Richards, Community Sales Manager Payne Family HomesQ: Char, how did you land at Payne?

A: I have been selling new homes for over 25 years and a little over 8 years ago I joined Payne Family Homes as a community sales manager. I had heard of Payne’s excellent reputation in building quality homes with innovative floor plans so of course I was excited to part of the Payne Family Homes team! It has been an excellent experience which I have totally enjoyed.

Q: Any training, school, certifications, awards?

A: I am a Certified New Home Sales Professional and this past year I became a Lifetime Member of the Seven Figure Sales Circle Award from the Home Builders Association of St Louis Sales and Marketing Counsel.

Char and GrandbabyQ: Hobbies outside of work?

A: In my spare time I like to garden and outdoor activities such as hiking in local parks which gives me time to take in the surroundings. This past year we welcomed our first grandson into the world so I have been enjoying time spent with him.

Q: Favorite part of your job?

A: I really enjoy getting to know our buyers throughout the process and beyond to make this a fun experience. I have to say it is very rewarding and it is so exciting to see how happy they are when they walk through their completed new home that they will enjoy for many years to come.

Q: What do you want buyers to know about Payne?

A: Payne Family Homes really cares about their homeowners and want to make sure building a home is an enjoyable experience. From the time they walk into our display homes, throughout the selection process, the attention to detail in the construction of their home, and warranty service after they close, we strive to go above and beyond their expectations.

Design Services Manager, Stephanie Russo

Stephanie Russo-Design ServicesQ: What about you, Steph? How did you land at Payne?

A: Hard to believe, but it’s been almost 10 years ago already. I love new home construction and I was thrilled to earn the chance to work for Payne Family Homes. I started as a community sales manager working with future homeowners. Today, I manage our Design Studio and help Payne Family Homes’ buyers make color selections to personalize their new home.

Q: How long have you been in home building?

A: I am a licensed real estate broker with over 12 years’ experience.

Q: Stephanie, what do you enjoy doing outside of work?

A: I like to keep busy working on DIY projects, decorating, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.

Q: What do you love most about your job?

A: I love taking part in the buyer’s journey. To me, the home building experience a fun and exciting. I love working with new buyers to help them through the process and really enjoy working with them to make our house their home.

Q: What do you want buyers to know about Payne?

A: Our customer experience is #1. We put family first and it shows in everything we do.

Construction Superintendent

Ben Robinson is the construction superintendent assigned to Amberleigh.

Amberleigh Carefree Living

Community Highlights

Amberleigh is a stunning new community in a nature-like setting, featuring a walking trail, stocked lake, and beautiful sprawling common ground. Payne Family Homes will offer fifty-seven carefree home sites spanning one long cul de sac street. A number of these desirable home sites will back to common ground and towering mature trees. Homeowners will enjoy peaceful, serene views in this sought after O’Fallon location.

Schedule Your Private Consultation Now

Base pricing and featured floor plans have already been announced. Visit Amberleigh online to learn more.

Amberleigh neighborhood information release is scheduled for Saturday, January 9th beginning at 10 am. This is the first chance future Amberleigh homeowners are invited to meet one-on-one with Char to discuss home sites, featured floor plans, floor plan options, price detail, community amenities, and carefree living with HOA-provided lawn care, landscaping, mulch, irrigation, and snow removal services.

Now is the time to consult with your mortgage lender or a Payne Family Homes preferred lender for mortgage pre-approval. First contracts will be accepted at Amberleigh by Payne Family Homes starting at 10 am on Saturday, January 16th.