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St. Louis Takes Home Builder Summit Awards

The 2019 St. Louis St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway was an enormous success – selling out 11,000 tickets (more than ever before) in less time than ever before. The ticket buying season in 2019 was three weeks shorter than any previous Dream Home season. Even with less time, St. Jude supporters in St. Louis rushed to make their contributions to fight childhood cancer and receive the opportunity to win the most incredible Dream Home constructed to date.

Payne Family Homes graciously thanks the army of trade partner volunteers involved in donating time, expertise, creativity, talent and materials to construct the amazing home. Because of their generosity, the St. Louis builder is once again recognized as one of only 9 builders nationwide to be dubbed Zero Hero. Zero Hero is the title given to builders constructing a home that is fully funded by generous donors. As a net zero home, every dollar raised through ticket sales to win the St. Louis St. Jude Dream Home directly benefits the fundraising campaign.

Additionally, the St. Louis 2019 St. Jude Dream Home was awarded Most Impressive Home Features this week during the annual St. Jude Dream Home Builder Summit in Memphis. Outstanding features recognized include the Hockey Rink, the Master Bath, and the Speakeasy hidden room.

Additional recognition goes to:

Commitment to Excellence Awardawarded to the person who is dedicated to being forward thinking and focuses on continuous improvement. This person is mission-driven, high performing, and committed to consistently producing excellent results so we may fulfill our mission to support St. Jude. EVA FRYAR  

Be Like Danny Award—awarded to the person who is honest, authentic, and true to our mission. This person consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty and is an example of what it means to be a St. Jude ambassador in her local community DAWN WALTER

Mission Possible Award—awarded to the person who has exhibited an influential impact on the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. This person ensured the success of St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway while fostering cooperation and collaboration in their workgroup. SCOTT KERNS  

Extra Mile Award—awarded to the person who goes the extra mile continuously for St. Jude in their Dream Home efforts. This person is always willing to lend a helping hand, champion a project, and is the epitome of a team player. JOSH MUELLER  

Marlo Thomas Award—awarded to the person who demonstrates a commitment to community engagement and education about the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. This person strives to ensure that the community and Payne Family Homes’ partners and clients are involved and engaged with St. Jude in a deep and meaningful way.   MELISSA CLARK  

One Vision Award – awarded to the person whose vision and contribution provided a solid cornerstone for the success of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.  This person delivered a unique (and integral) perspective to the impressive imagination of the Dream Home. VINCE GELEZUNAS
S.T.A.R. (Staff That Are Remarkable) Award—awarded to the talented and creative team behind-the-scenes of a successful campaign. This group played a crucial part in PFH’s spectacular finished product by ensuring the final product was as “shiny as a star”!   STEPHANIE RUSSO + the PFH Design Team

St. Jude Champion Award—awarded to the team who motivates employees and partners to believe in St. Jude.  This team ensures the mission of St. Jude is always the forefront and leaves no stone unturned when sharing Danny Thomas’s vision and St. Jude’s mission. THE ENTIRE TEAM AT PAYNE FAMILY HOMES

Payne Family Homes-built 2019 St. Louis St. Jude Dream Home wins Most Impressive Home Features for its hockey rink, speakeasy and incredible master bath.