Payne Offers Options to Match the Needs of Today’s Changing Families

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Offering the right home in the right location for the customer is the key to success for Payne Family Homes.

Payne Family Homes is a “segmented lifestyle builder,” which means the company offers products for customers ranging from first-time buyers in multi-family units to young growing families and retirees.

“No matter what state in somebody’s life — they may be looking for a brand-new home — we try to have something to deliver them,” says Edward Lott, Sales and Marketing Manager for Payne Family Homes.

Building in the St. Louis area since 2006, Payne Family Homes was founded by David Payne, who was already at the helm of one of the largest electrical contractors in the region, PayneCrest Electric and Communications. PayneCrest, formed in 2000, was the result of two separate electrical companies coming together after more than 50 years in business.

Lott says despite the down economy, Payne Family homes nearly tripled its revenue from 2009 to 2010 and has plans to expand into new communities for 2011, including offering homes in both St. Louis and St. Charles counties.

“We went to our customers and started asking them ‘what are you looking for in a home?’” Lott says. “That lead to a brand-new series of homes called the Lifestyle Series, which is composed of 12 separate floorplans that are ranch, story-and-a-half and two-story, configured the way people want to live.”

Lott says Payne Family Homes enlisted the help of Chicago-based architect Paul Knitter. His 12 Lifestyle designs, lead to seven more designs in Payne’s Vision Series, which offers many options for buyers who want smaller homes and lower prices.

The Lifestyle homes provide two to four bedrooms in 1,600 to 3,400 square feet. Each is offered with a choice of five elevations, ensuring curb appeal and a diverse streetscape for the community.

Features include:

  • Open, expandable floorplans with multi-function spaces that can be adapted to owner preferences.
  • Larger garages with versions allowing for three-car tandem or front-load parking.
  • Oversize laundry rooms that can be closed off.
  • Mudrooms separated from family activity areas and conveniently positioned for unloading groceries and storing school gear.
  • Zoned heating/cooling in multi-level plans.
  • Larger windows for more natural light.
  • Kitchens with spacious cabinetry and extensive counter space.
  • Overhead lighting in bedrooms.
  • Elegant master suites with unique closet appointments like six-foot tubs, 48-inch shower enclosures, double-bowl vanities and compartmented water closets.

Lott also says Payne Family Homes can offer floorplans with two owner suites, designed to meet the needs of changing household composition.

“We’re finding people might be bringing relatives back into the home,” Lott says. “They might have the need for a second owner suite.”

He says a homebuyer’s parents may be coming back into a home and they may have special needs and require more space than a buyer might find in an existing home or a conventional home.

As a Bonded Builders member, Lott says the key benefit of the warranty is that it’s offered and administered by a third party, giving customers peace of mind.

“If there is a defect in a home and the builder is self-insured, they may be reluctant to turn over their hard-earned cash on a legitimate warranty claim,” Lott says. “Bonded Builders has an independence from the builder with plenty of money in reserve should a legitimate claim come through.”

Lott says having the Bonded Builders claims department behind Payne Family Homes ensures that homebuyers will get prompt and immediate attention for any warranty issues.

“I can’t think of a better way to get a warranty that gives you the security that you need.” he says.

Bonded Builders Warranty Group is proud to be the home warranty provider for Payne Family Homes of St. Louis.

For more information about Payne Family Homes, call (317) 477-1218 or visit their website.

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