The board of directors of the Home Builders Association Charitable Foundation today gave final approval to the selection of a builder and lot location for the 2009 St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Dream Home project. Sam Bradley (Sam Bradley Homes) will build the 2009 Dream Home on lot #48 in Lions Gate, just south of Springfield.
The 2009 St. Jude’s Dream Home will be a story and a half French Country style with approximately 2500 finished square footage. The home is planned to be built for appraisal in the $350,000 to $375,000 range. Bradley will donate his services as the builder, and the building site is a 100% donation as well, courtesy of Lions Gate Development, L.L.C. The Prestigious homesites in Lions Gate offer some of the finest views in Southern Greene County. Recreational amenities will include a swimming pool, community pavilion, bathhouse, water slide, wading pool, tennis courts, basketball court, playset, barbecue grills and a picnic area.
A second generation contractor, Sam Bradley has developed a distinguished reputation as one of the most trusted builders in the Springfield area. Sam grew up building homes with his father, Orville Bradley, and started Sam Bradley Homes in 1976. He has been influenced by working with architects Ken Emanuelson and Atlanta’s Stephen Fuller. Recently Sam joined with Design Basics – the country’s largest home plan design company – to become their exclusive Women-Centric Home Builder for the Springfield area.
Sam’s involvement in the local and state HBAs and the National Association of Home Builders has earned him the designations of Graduate Master Builder, Certified Graduate Remodelor, and Certified Green Professional. His professional service and volunteerism are well known. Sam is a past president of the HBA of Greater Springfield and 1997 recipient of the HBA’s Builder of the Year award. In 2006, he was inducted into the HBA of Greater Springfield Hall of Fame. Sam was selected to build the HBA Office Building as a green building demonstration project, which was completed in Spring 2007. He currently chairs the HBA Green Builders Committee.
The kickoff event for the 2009 Dream Home will be the annual Bricks & Sticks luncheon on September 18 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Executive Conference Center 910 W. Battlefield. HBA members seeking to participate in the 2009 Dream Home can contact the HBA of Greater Springfield office by e-mail or by calling (417) 881-3711. Members also can contact Sam Bradley directly via e-mail by clicking here.